Thurlow Nunn round-up: Wroxham maintain fine form with 5-1 win to keep pressure on leaders
PUBLISHED: 16:48 11 November 2018
Wroxham kept the pressure on Premier Division leaders Histon by reeling off a fifth straight league win - and in some style too.
The Yachtsmen hammered Ely City 5-1 at Trafford Park, with Nathan Stewart scoring two of the goals and Sonny Carey, Mac Gee and Joe Keeley also on target.
The big win kept them just three points behind Histon, who cruised home 4-0 at Hadleigh, having played a couple more games.
Gorleston went into the weekend on an even hotter streak but were unable to make it eight straight victories in all competitions as they went down 4-2 at home to an impressive Godmanchester outfit.
After going into the interval one down the Greens quickly levelled through defender David Shade but the visitors then took over before Peter Lambert scored a consolation in injury-time.
Kirkley & Pakefield remain just above Godmanchester in third position after maintaining their excellent season with a 1-0 over Long Melford at Walmer Road. The Royals scored the only goal after 20 minutes when a cross from the right from Kyle Haylock caused havoc and the ball rolled to Miguel Lopez who made no mistake from 15 yards.
Norwich United fell to another defeat as they went down 2-0 at Framlingham Town.
Simon Poacher put the Castlemen ahead just after the interval when he netted from the spot after referee Jack Willmore adjudged the ball had hit Sam Watts’ arm. Craig Bussens’ header forced a save from home keeper Gary Rose but it was the hosts who netted on the break, with Danny Smith side-footing home with 18 minutes left.
The Planters were reduced to 10 men late on when Watts was shown a straight red after a tussle with Poacher.
Great Yarmouth Town pushed visitors Woodbridge all the way before losing 2-1, a result that left them five points adrift at the foot of the table. The Bloaters took the lead through Aaron Sanders but were pegged back before the break and then conceded an unfortunate second early in the second period that ultimately settled the game.
Thetford Town went down 3-1 at FC Clacton after Volta Rocha had given them a ninth minute lead.
In the First Division leaders Harleston Town lost for only the second time this season as hosts Swaffham Town completed a notable double.
The Pedlars won 4-3 with Alex Vincent scoring twice and Luis Duarte and Matthew Gilchrist also getting in on the act. It was more comfortable than the scoreline suggests, with the visitors scoring twice at the death.
Mulbarton Wanderers kept the pressure on the leaders with a dramatic 2-1 win over Ipswich Wanderers. A late free-kick from Tom Amis settled the game after the hosts had been reduced to 10 men following the dismissal of Liam Brock. Hayden Gibbons had earlier cancelled out a Wanderers opener.