Joy of six for United

JONATHAN REDHEAD A hat-trick from new signing Paul Atkins helped Norwich United cruise through to the FA Vase second qualifying round. Atkins bagged his third goal in second half stoppage time to complete a fine victory for the Planters over Huntingdon Town at Plantation Park.

JONATHAN REDHEAD

A hat-trick from new signing Paul Atkins helped Norwich United cruise through to the FA Vase second qualifying round.

Atkins bagged his third goal in second half stoppage time to complete a fine victory for the Planters over Huntingdon Town at Plantation Park.

Adam Smith had started the ball rolling inside two minutes when he netted from Danny Crane's right wing cross, before Atkins struck after 20 minutes with a shot from the edge of the box.


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Atkins fired his second on 50 minutes and Crane sprung the offside trap to make it four just four minutes later.

Substitute Haynes netted two minutes later, and it was left to Atkins, in his third spell with the club, to complete his hat-trick seconds before full time.

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Dereham Town join United in the next round after a battling 1-0 win away at Stowmarket Town.

Goalkeeper Shaun Marshall helped keep the Magpies in the tie until Nicky Howell struck the only goal of the game in the 67th minute.

Midfielder Howell got on the end of a cross from Olly Willis to plant a firm header in the bottom corner of the net.

The Magpies face Great Yarmouth Town, while Norwich United are at home to Blackstones.

In the Ridgeons League Premier Division, champions Wroxham stay on top with six wins from six following their 4-1 win over Newmarket on Friday night.

Soham Town Rangers move into third with a 4-0 win over Swaffham, while last season's runners-up, Mildenhall Town, had a 1-0 win against Lowestoft Town at Crown Meadow.

Mildenhall stopper Ben Nower was the visitors' hero during the first half, but after the break John Taylor grabbed the winner in the 63rd minute.

Lowestoft's neighbours Kirkley and Pakefield were defeated 2-1 by a last gasp goal at Felixstowe and Walton.

K&P took the lead in the first half through Justin Chenery, but the home side equalised within two minutes through a Liam Scopes penalty.

And the visitors were left pointless just minutes from time as Gavin Frost fired into the top corner to give the hosts an undeserved victory.

Wisbech Town climbed off the bottom of the table with their first victory of the season, 3-1 success at Ipswich Wanderers. James Allen, Grant Rider and Scott Cubberley were on target.

King's Lynn Reserves stay in the bottom half of the table after a 3-0 defeat at Woodbridge Town.

In Division One, Thetford Town slipped from second to fourth in the table after a 1-0 home defeat to Ely City.

Downham Town move above them into third after beating Cornard United 1-0.

Diss Town are in fifth after a 4-0 victory away at Halstead Town.

Alan North bagged a second half hat-trick for Paul Tong's side after Dale Vince had given the Tangerines the lead.

Gorleston slipped to a 4-1 home defeat to March Town United.

The Greens found themselves behind after just 19 seconds, and although Chris Henderson equalised from the penalty spot after five minutes, the Hares ran away with victory.

Neighbours Great Yarmouth Town lost 4-0 at Witton United.

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