Norwich United go top after George brace

Norwich United shot to the top of the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division table last night thanks to a 2-0 win at Thetford.

Jamie George opened the scoring in the second minute when he rose highest to head home a corner at the far post. It got even better for the Planters in the 26th minute and it was that man George again. Matt Blake got free down the right before picking out George at the back post and he cut inside his marker before drilling home.

George thought he had completed his hat-trick in the 72nd minute when he found the back of the net once again only for the referee to blow up for an earlier infringement.

Thetford were also left to rue a goal being chalked off with Wayne Proctor the unlucky party.

The home side could feel particularly aggrieved as it would have made the score 1-1 at the time.

Great Yarmouth claimed their first home win of the season with a 3-1 win over Dereham Town Reserves in Division One. Scott Woodcock opened the scoring just before the half-hour mark and Joe Bryanton doubled the Bloaters' advantage with a 30-yard effort early in the second half. Sam Pledger pulled one back for the Magpies' second string before Mitch Forbes' penalty seven minutes from time restored Yarmouth's two-goal margin.

Swaffham and Fakenham shared the points at Shoemakers Lane. Joe Jackson put the Pedlars in front after seven minutes before Robbie Harris levelled from the spot after Liam Reed had handled inside the penalty area. The Swaffham defender was subsequently sent off and Fakenham tried to pile on the pressure in the second half in search of a winner.

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However, despite their best efforts, the goal wouldn't come and Swaffham were relieved to share the points.