Title chasers are both winners

Crown Fire Central & South Norolk League

The two contenders for the league championship both won.

The leaders, Thetford Rovers Reserves, beat Shipdham 5-1 in their last game while Bridgham United moved up to second place ahead of Dereham Town A as a result of their 2-0 home win over Great Ryburgh.

Bridgham now know that five points from their remaining three matches to make certain of their first-ever championship.

In the other match, Gressenhall won 5-0 at Tacolneston, and two points from their remaining two matches will ensure fourth place.

The Division Two title is between the current two leaders. Northwold S&SC won 7-3 at West End and remain two points clear of Feltwell United, who won by the odd goal of three at Yaxham but still have a game in hand.

Shropham United in third place were beaten 2-1 by Nostro while fourth-placed Morley Village drew 4-4 with Sporle. If Morley win both their remaining games, they will take third place.

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Castle Acre Swifts are certain of at least fifth place after winning 2-1 at Hethersett Athletic, and Saham Toney Reserves continue to move up the table after a comfortable 4-0 win at Wymondham Town A.

In Division Three, the leaders Thurton & Ashby were without a game but North Elmham maintained the pressure with a good 5-1 home win over Methwold Rovers. The destination of the divisional title is likely be settled on Saturday when the two teams meet.

Gressenhall Reserves finished their fixtures with a convincing 8-3 home win over Bawdeswell, and Wendling beat Stoke Ferry 4-2.

The top two in Division Four both won again. Leaders Mulbarton Wanderers Reserves completed their fixtures with a 3-0 win at Tugas United while Diss Town A beat Colkirk 5-1 at home. Diss now know that they will need just four points from their remaining four matches to be certain of the divisional title.

In the other match, North Elmham Reserves and Nostro Reserves fought out a goalless draw.

John Turner

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