Top-two clash is a cracker

After a break of five weeks, a nearly full Crown Fire Central and South Norfolk League programme was played. The match of the day was in Division One where the top two met.

After a break of five weeks, a nearly full Crown Fire Central and South Norfolk League programme was played.

The match of the day was in Division One where the top two met.

Dereham Town A came out on top, beating Dickleburgh 3-2 to increase their lead to five points. Shipdham are up to fourth following their 4-1 win at bottom club Yaxham.

Swaffham Town A also moved up a couple of places as a result of their 2-0 win at Cranworth and the other match between Hingham Athletic and Rockland United ended as a 2-2 draw.


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The Division Two leaders Thetford Rovers Reserves won 3-1 at West End to maintain their one point lead over Tacolneston who won by the only goal of the match at home to Wymondham Town A.

Third-placed Morley Village went down to only their second defeat of the season in a 3-1 home defeat at the hands of Bunwell. Nostro stay fourth after beating Saham Toney Reserves 5-1 and Shropham United beat bottom team Hingham Athletic Reserves 4-0.

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The Division Three leaders Bradenham Wanderers Reserves did not play as their game was postponed. Castle Acre Swifts moved within five points of them as a result of a 3-1 home win over Wendling and Northwold S&SC move up to third after beating Sporle 3-1.

Gressenhall Reserves move above Sporle after beating Shipdham Reserves 5-1 and bottom club Hindolveston got their first win of the season by beating the club above them, Great Cressingham, 3-2.

In Division Four, the leaders Splitz United were involved in Norfolk Primary Cup action.

Second-placed Thurton & Ashby were held to their first draw of the season in a goalless match at Narborough Reserves and are now eight points behind the leaders.

Third-placed Methwold Rovers also drew, 1-1 at home to Rampant Horse. Breckland Wanderers beat bottom club Beetley United 7-1, Scarning United were 3-0 home winners over Shropham United Reserves and Stoke Ferry beat Colkirk by the odd goal of five.

There were mixed fortunes from the two league teams contesting for a place in the quarter-finals of the Norfolk Primary Cup. Hethersett Athletic bowed out of the competition on the wrong end of a 5-3 scoreline with Lynn Discovery while Splitz United went through with a 6-1 home win over MK United Reserves.

In a replayed second round Sound & Vision Junior League Cup match, Gressenhall beat Bridgham United 1-0 to set up a semi-final visit to Dickleburgh on February 20.

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