Title chase even tighter as action re-starts

Three top-five sides in the Premier Division took advantage of Norfolk Senior Cup ties and postponements to make the chase for the Sterry Cup even more interesting.

St Andrews are now one point behind leaders Cromer with a game in hand after their 3-0 home win over second-bottom Brandon.

A brace from Matthew Elwin and one goal from Alex Taylor sealed the Saints' win.

Mattishall, 4-2 home winners over Dersingham, are fourth, five points behind the leaders also with a game in hand.

Luke Catchpole and Andrew Fuller each scored a brace for Mattishall, Paul English and Trevor Daniels replying.


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Wroxham Reserves, fifth with seven points fewer than Cromer having played two games more, won 2-1 at bottom club Loddon. Adam Brock and Paul Cook scored for the Yachtsmen, Richard Greenhalf replying.

Hempnall beat visitors North Walsham 6-0 with strikes from Alistair Shearer (2), Vaughan Stevenson (2), Iain Mills and Paul Hunter.

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Division One leaders Wells beat derby visitors Holt 4-2. Scott Sutherland-Gray and Daniel Grocott each notched a brace for the Seasiders, Lee Clarke and Christopher Wright on target for the Owls.

Wymondham stay six points points behind Wells from one game more played after their 7-0 thrashing of visitors Hindringham, who are bottom on goal difference.

Travor Scadden, Chris O'Brien, Tom Seaman, David Ramsbottom and Jamie Speller were among Wymondham's scorers.

Long Stratton in third lost 2-0 at Poringland Wanderers, for whom Joseph Pattison and Gavin Bland were the scorers.

Bradenham Wanderers, with goals from Lee Frost, Thomas Spalding and Karl Bush, beat visitors Corton 3-2, for whom Scott Bellis and Arni Hurn were on target.

Reepham drew 3-3 at home to Stalham. The Robins' goals came from James Page, Kevin Winkworth and Beau Howard, while Stalham's marksmen were Louis Gelinas (2) and David Dockerty.

Sprowston Athletic had a 2-1 home win over second-bottom Bungay. Ben Read and Simon Brighten got the home goals, Kevin Riches the Bungay scorer.

In the Mummery Cup quarter-finals, Kirkley & Pakefield Reserves went out 2-0 at home to Spixworth thanks to strikes from Thomas Wright and Jason Armes.

In the Suffolk Senior Cup quarter-finals, Beccles Town lost 5-4 at home to Achilles after extra time.

Alan Remblance, Tobias Hall, Anthony Martin and Scott Barnard were the Beccles scorers.

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