Ridgeons: Gavin keeps Wroxham on top

Gavin Lemmon - and the woodwork - kept Wroxham on top of the Ridgeons League Premier Division as the Yachtsmen secured a vital win at Harwich & Parkeston on Saturday.

Wroxham took a major step towards the Ridgeons League Premier Division title with a 3-1 win over closest rivals Mildenhall on Saturday.

Having knocked the Suffolk side off the top of the table in the past fortnight, the destiny of the title is in the Yachtsmen's own hands after opening up a six-point lead.

And with a Norfolk Senior Cup final clash at Carrow Road against Dereham tomorrow night, Damian Hilton's men are on course for a spectacular double.

At Trafford Park on Saturday, Wroxham took the lead when Ben Thompson lobbed the ball into an empty net from 35 yards out in the 14th minute.


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Despite losing leading scorer Lee Gilman to injury just before the interval, the Yachtsmen extended their lead early in the second half.

Gilman's replacement, Andy Key, made no mistake from seven yards out after getting on the end of a Thompson pass.

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And it was another substitute, Gavin Lemmon, who finished off Mildenhall in the 67th minute.

Lemmon drilled the ball home from 18 yards, with the aid of slight deflection to seal the three points, and even a Matty Clements penalty for the visitors could not take the shine off the result.

Wroxham's cup final rivals, Dereham, warmed up for tomorrow's game with victory of their own away at Essex side Halstead.

The Magpies, the current Senior Cup holders, won thanks to a solitary goal a minute before the interval from James Wilson.

Diss Town, under new manager Paul Tong, suffered a 2-0 home defeat to Clacton to put a dent into their hopes of surviving the drop.

Kevin Boon, who left Fakenham Town along with Tong, saw his new team Wisbech Town record a 3-1 win at home to Felixstowe.

Boon has joined the club as assistant to manager Dick Creasey, and saw a brace from Luke Kennedy either side of a goal from Felixstowe and the league's top scorer Danny Phillips give the Fenmen a 2-1 lead.

With the visitors looking to grab an equaliser, home nerves were settled in the 89th minute when Dane Harper unleashed a 25-yard piledriver to secure victory and move Wisbech up to 10th in the table.

King's Lynn Reserves and Norwich United both earned themselves three points with a 2-0 win at Newmarket and a 1-0 win at home to Harwich respectively.

A Russell Stock goal ensured Lowestoft picked up a point in a 1-1 draw at CRC while neighbours Kirkley battled out a tepid 0-0 draw with Needham Market at Walmer Road.

In Division One, Swaffham have been knocked off the top of the table on goal difference by Ely City after losing 3-2 at Debenham LC.

Gorleston picked up an excellent 3-2 win away at Haverhill, while neighbours Great Yarmouth Town lost 3-0 at Whitton thanks to goals from Wright, Swann and Crane.

Thetford Town lost 2-0 at home to high-flyers Walsham-le-Willows, while Fakenham picked up a point with a 2-2 draw away at Stowmarket.

In a bottom-of-the-table clash, Godmanchester won 2-0 away at March Town United to close the gap on the Hares to a point at the foot of the table.

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