Top three all win to maintain early season form

It's as you were at the top of the Ridgeons League after victories for leaders Dereham and closest challengers Wroxham.

Dereham, looking to bounce back from Saturday's defeat, beat Gt Yarmouth 4-1 at Aldiss Park while Wroxham scraped a 1-0 home win over Norwich United.

But the most astonishing scoreline of the night was recorded by third-placed Mildenhall, who thrashed fourth-placed Wisbech Town 9-0.

It was the most convincing revenge possible for Mildenhall, who had lost 2-1 at Fenland Park in the first week of the season.

The Magpies took until the last minute of the first half to go in front against the Bloaters with a curling shot from Scott Roberts.


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Minutes after the restart they increased their lead when Sam Borrer headed home following a corner but Yarmouth reduced the deficit when Lee Roscoe drilled home from 18 yards after receiving Vide's pass and Miller nearly equalised when his powerful 25 yarder rattled a post.

But Dereham also hit the woodwork through Joe Marsden before Borrer beat Addy from 30 yards for their third goal. And in the dying moments Nathan Howard finished a three man move to add the fourth.

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Paul Cook took advantage of a mix-up in the Norwich United defence to win a tight derby at Trafford Park last night.

The Planters gave a good account of themselves against the title chasers, having two goals controversially disallowed. But they were undone on the hour when a back-pass from Martin McNeil fell short, forcing keeper Ben Nower to charge out of his area in an attempt to clear. He found only Cook, who coolly lobbed into an empty net from all of 30 yards.

United thought they'd equalised three minutes later when Andrew Clayden deflected in a shot from Ross King, only to be flagged offside.

In the first half Thomas Mustafa was also deemed to have committed an offence after back-heeling into an empty net when Robert Woodcock dropped a corner. But the Planters had Nower to thank for two excellent saves to deny Jordan Rocastle and Matt Daniels.

Another derby in the Premier Division ended in a 2-1 home win for Diss Town against Kirkley and Pakefield.

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