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Thurlow Nunn League round-up: Crunch Premier Division title clash is held up by pitch

PUBLISHED: 00:01 02 March 2015 | UPDATED: 00:01 02 March 2015

Damian Hilton. Picture: SEB DALY/FOCUS IMAGES

Damian Hilton. Picture: SEB DALY/FOCUS IMAGES

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Thurlow Nunn Premier Division leaders Norwich United were afforded extra time to prepare for their Norfolk Senior Cup semi-final, after their top-of-the-table clash with Godmanchester was postponed.

Thurlow Nunn Premier Division leaders Norwich United were afforded extra time to prepare for their Norfolk Senior Cup semi-final, after their top-of-the-table clash with Godmanchester was postponed.

The Planters did not have to make the trip to Cambridgeshire due to a waterlogged pitch preventing their clash with second-placed Rovers going ahead. Damian Hilton’s troops remain 13 points clear at the summit and continue their treble hunt at Wroxham in the Senior Cup tomorrow night.

That allowed Thetford Town to steal the Norfolk spotlight, winning 2-1 at fifth-placed Kirkley & Pakefield. Two goals from defender Elliot Smith put the Brecklanders 2-0 ahead at half-time at Mundford Road. Mark Scott’s side then saw out the victory, with a Miguel Lopez penalty for Kirkley in added time making the final score 2-1.

It was a second successive victory for Thetford in the league, keeping them within three points of the top half and surpassing the amount of points they managed last season with 10 games to play.

They are now just five points behind Fakenham, who sit ninth. They slipped to a 1-0 defeat at lowly Haverhill Rovers.

Charlie Sigler gave Haverill the lead in the 37th minute and Fakenham couldn’t find a leveller, with Sam Garner hitting the post late on.

Gorleston found themselves 4-0 down at Newmarket Town but did at least rally late on – despite being down to 10 men.

Thomas Daniels received a straight red card late in the game but Louis Mason scored just before the end of 90 minutes and Luke Bailey added another in the fifth minute of added time, but it was too, little too late, as the Greens fell to a 4-2 defeat.

Struggling Diss prepared for their Senior Cup semi-final at Dereham Town tomorrow night with a 1-0 defeat at reigning champions Hadleigh United.

In the First Division, Swaffham are six points off top spot, and have two games in hand, after a 2-0 win at Halstead Town thanks to goals from Mark Allibone and Alex Vincent.


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