Harleston Town close gap on leaders Spixworth after Mulbarton win

Diss Town have a new manager. Picture: Archant

Diss Town have a new manager. Picture: Archant - Credit: Archant

The Anglian Combination Premier Division title race took a swing in Harleston Town's favour as Adam Gusterson's side closed the gap on leaders Spixworth to just eight points.

Harleston, who have played two games fewer than Spixworth, were 1-0 winners away at fourth-placed Mulbarton Wanderers. Nicky Howell struck the all-important winner 12 minutes from time just as Mulbarton looked like they could sneak the points.

Meanwhile Spixworth, who face Mulbarton next weekend themselves, were on the end of a surprise 3-1 defeat at seventh-placed St Andrews.

It looks set to be a fight to the finish for the top two, who will face each other on the final day of the Anglian Combination season on Saturday, May 6.

Elsewhere Acle were 2-0 winners over Blofield to move up to third in the table whilst Reepham beat Norwich Ceyms 5-2.


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