Saints nipping at Crabs’ heels

Two of the top four Premier Division teams won and two lost, leaving St Andrews snapping at the heels of leaders Cromer.

The Crabs won 3-2 at Dersingham, Darren Terrington, Shaun Cameron and David Harwood on target, with Paul English and Ben Walker scoring for Dersingham.

The Saints, now four points adrift with two games in hand, beat visitors Hempnall 2-1 with strikes by Matthew Elwin and Alex Taylor, with Iain Mills responding.

Blofield are third, six points behind Cromer but with three games in hand, after a 3-1 home defeat by North Walsham, whose goals came from Darren Miller, James Marsh and Darren Patterson, Blofield's reply from Danny Brown.

Fourth-placed Wroxham Reserves lost 3-2 at Acle, Nathan Thompson (2) and Harry Maddison the home scorers, James Bulman and an own goal giving the Yachtsmen their reply.

Mattishall, with Andrew Fulcher and Luke Catchpole their marksmen, drew 2-2 at home to Kirkley & Pakefield Reserves (Rory French and Adam Bellis).

Sheringham won 3-1 at bottom side Loddon, Tom Balls, Darren Maxey and Sam Mallett their scorers, with James Marjoribanks replying. Norwich St Johns drew 0-0 with visitors Beccles.

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Spixworth went to Brandon and won 6-0 with two own goals and strikes from Duncan Whitlam, Ben Gowing, Jason Armes and Adam Ferguson.

In Division One, Wells remain top despite not having a game.

They have a three-point and two games in hand advantage over Long Stratton who lost to Thomas Spalding's goal at Bradenham.

Third-placed Horsford won 5-1 at home to Sprowston Athletic, Alan Rudder claiming a hat-trick, backed by Darren Nichols and Scott McKinney, with Den Read replying.

Holt, with a hat-trick from Lewis Franklin and a goal from Lee Clarke, won 4-1 at home to Stalham (Lawrence Cheese) while Watton won 4-1 at Reepham.

Xavier Huckle (2), Sam Fincham and Michael Callaghan were the Watton marksmen, the Robins' gifted an own goal.

A goal from Quinn French was enough for Corton to win at Poringland.

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