Partridge has Diss flying off bottom

The post Robert Fleck era at Diss Town began positively with caretaker manager Carl Butler steering his team to a 2-1 victory at King's Lynn Reserves which lifted the Tangerines off the foot of the Premier Division table.

The post Robert Fleck era at Diss Town began positively with caretaker manager Carl Butler steering his team to a 2-1 victory at King's Lynn Reserves which lifted the Tangerines off the foot of the Premier Division table.

They had to come from behind to do it after the Linnets took an early lead through Jason Coe.

Ricci Butler equalised just before the interval and Danny Partridge sealed only his club's second league win of the season after the interval.

The result saw CRC - who were without a game - slip to the bottom while Diss moved up four places.


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Norwich United were one of the teams they leapfrogged following the Planters' 4-2 defeat at Leiston - who scored all their goals in the first half.

Goals from McGlone, Dennett, George and Hammond secured Jason Dozzell's first victory in charge of Leiston while Haynes scored twice for the Planters in the second half.

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At the other end of the table, leaders Wroxham maintained their unbeaten record in some style, winning 4-0 at Clacton.

They did so without strikers Ben Thompson and Lee Gilman. Andy Key and Coren Hardy teamed up as the new strike force - and it was business as usual for the Yachtsmen.

Hardy hammered a warning early on, hitting a post before helping to set up the opening goal for Gavin Lemmon.

Justin Fox made it two from the spot just before the interval after Key had been brought down by Gibson.

And there were two more after the break for the division's top scorers - Lemmon's cross being deflected in for the third before Josh Carus completed the rout with a header from a corner eight minutes from time.

Needham Market remain on Wroxham's tail after winning equally impressively, 5-0 at Woodbridge.

It would have been even more one-sided but for an heroic performance from Woodbridge keeper Marcus Garnham, whose string of saves, included one from a penalty.

That dened Glen Snell a hat-trick but Daniel Thrower also scored twice and James Evans scored once.

Mildenhall remain third after a 2-0 home win over Halstead but don't be foolish enough to dismiss champions Lowestoft, who have games in hand on all of the teams above them and are moving ominously into form judging by a 4-1 win at Felixstowe, with Phillips and Woodrow among the scorers.

Neighbours Kirkley remain fourth after winning the most exciting Premier Division game of the weekend - 3-2 against Soham Town Rangers at Walmer Road.

They received a bizarre helping hand when Soham were forced to make a late reshuffle because Charles Libram had got himself lost in Lowestoft on the way to the ground.

Libram arrived in time to see Joe Jefford give Kirkley a 33rd minute lead with a flashing drive which gave Dean Greygoose in the Soham goal no chance.

Paul Furnell equalised four minutes later but Kirkley were back in front before the interval thanks to a spectacular goal from Justyn Chenery, who controlled the ball and flicked it over his head before arrowing a shot into the top corner.

Kirkley thought they'd made the game safe when Justyn Chenery headed the third 15 minutes from time.

But a tense finish was guaranteed when Furnell snatched his second of the game a couple of minutes later - converting a penalty at the second attempt after his first effort had been saved by David Attridge.

Wisbech Town warmed up for their big FA Cup week by coming from behind to win 2-1 at Harwich with two second half goals. The Fenmen face a much tougher test on Saturday when they travel to Fleetwood.

Newmarket won 1-0 at Ipswich Wanderers thanks to a second half penalty from Abbs.

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