Harleston go nap as they prepare for Norfolk Senior Cup challenge

Harleston's Charlie Hitch (red) and Tyler Curran battle for possession. Picture: Densie Bradley

Harleston's Charlie Hitch (red) and Tyler Curran battle for possession. Picture: Densie Bradley - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

Harleston Town put in the perfect preparation for their Norfolk Senior Cup challenge this week with a 5-0 win at Sterry Cup champions Acle United.

Acle's Tyler Curran is sandwiched by Harleston's Kieran Passey, left, and team-mate Jordan Blythe. P

Acle's Tyler Curran is sandwiched by Harleston's Kieran Passey, left, and team-mate Jordan Blythe. Picture: Denise Bradley. - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

Adam Gusterson's men showed that their focus is purely on the game in hand on Saturday, with goals from Connor Delaney, Jordan Blyth, Kieran Passey, Scott Roberts and Cameron Russell.

Next up for Harleston is a Senior Cup semi-final against Fakenham Town at the FDC on Wednesday.

Their win simply maintained the gap between themselves and leaders Spixworth – who are one place and eight points better off, from one game more.

The Spixworth machine showed no signs of slowing on Saturday – they were 3-0 winners at Blofield United, with goals from Luke Tuttle, Scott Woodgate and James Page.


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Waveney lost ground, going down 4-2 at home to Mulbarton Wanderers. Xavier Huckle and Orren Oliver scored for Mattishall as they beat Long Stratton 2-0. Kirkley & Pakefield Reserves lost 1-0 at home to Reepham Town, with a goal from Ashley Dearing. Adam Buckenham scored twice and there was an own goal for Cromer Town but they lost 4-3 to Stalham Town, whose scorers were Jack Child (2), Darren Miller and Jordan Tipple.

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In Division One, the top-of-the-table clash between Beccles Town and Bradenham Wanderers was a 0-0 stalemate.

A hat-trick from Connor Simpson and others from Connor Charlesworth, Kegan Charlesworth and Jack Love gave Hellesdon a 6-0 win over Hindringham. Philip Read and James Oliver scored for Aylsham but they lost 3-2 to Bungay Town, whose goals came from Aiden Lowe (2) and Joshua Knights.

Loddon United beat Mundford 1-0 with an Alan Dunning goal. Dersingham Rovers slipped into bottom place, losing 4-1 at North Walsham Town.

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