Harleston keep pressure on Spixworth, but rain is the big winner

Harleston Town manager, Adam Gusterson. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Harleston Town manager, Adam Gusterson. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

The wet weather conditions were the big winners at the weekend, with just three games able to go ahead in the Premier Division.

With leaders Spixworth inactive, second-placed Harleston Town beat neighbours Long Stratton 4–2.

Brendan Burke, a Scott Robinson brace and Jordan Blythe were on target for Harleston with Danilo Campoli and James Bemrose replying for Long Stratton.

Reepham hosted Blofield united and went down 5-1. Dale Webster was on the scoresheet for Reepham whilst Zak Anwar (2) Issac Mace, Richard Bradley and Ashley Mitchell were on target for the Beavers.

In the only other game played in the Premier Division, Kirkley & Pakefield Reserves and Acle played out a 0-0 draw.


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Four games did go ahead in Division One.

Leaders Bradenham Wanderers lost their match to the weather, but second-placed Aylsham slipped down a place following their 3-0 defeat away to Attleborough Town. Karl Pash (2) and Jay Web were the Attleborough scorers.

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Hellesdon, consequently moved up to second place on goal difference following a 3-0 victory over Loddon United. A Keegan Charlesworth brace and a goal from Jack Love earned Hellesdon the point.

Dersingham lost 4-3 at home to Mundford, with Stuart Deadman, Joshua Walker and an own goal on the scoresheet for Dersingham. But top marksman of the day award went to Mundford's Ben Coe, who scored all four of their goals.

Sheringham travelled to Holt united and poured further agony on their hosts by beating them 3-0. A Jordan Rocastle brace and a goal from Winston Matthews did the trick.

In Division Two, fourth-placed East Harling were held to a goalless draw at home to Poringland Wanderers – failing to take advantage of the fact that all of the sides above them were without a game.

Watton United, are one place below on goal difference only after a 4-1 home win over Hempnall. In the only other game in the division, Acle United Reserves beat Thetford Rovers 3-1.

Third Division leaders Gayton United were 2-1 home winners over third-placed Brandon Town.

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