Wilton treble sees Crabs claw their way out in front
Dale Wilton smashed a hat-trick as Cromer moved into top spot in the Premier Division with a 5-3 win over Hempnall.
Scott Woodcock and Matthew Eves added to Wilton's treble, with Damian Didwell (2) and Ryan Haynes replying for Hempnall.
Morning leaders Mattishall were held to a 0-0 draw at home by Spixworth.
Third-placed Blofield United kept pace with a 2-1 victory at Beccles Town. Chris Holmes bagged a brace for the visitors to nullify Neil McMorran's strike for Beccles.
Two goals apiece from Michael Tacon and Alex Holmes allowed Kirkley & Pakefield, in fourth, to cruise to a 4-1 win at Sheringham. Matthew Amis was on target for the hosts.
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At the bottom, Wells Town recorded their second successive win, beating North Walsham 1-0 with a goal from James Frary.
Fifth-placed Acle United, who have games in hand on all the sides above them, maintained their challenge with a 5-1 demolition of Wroxham Reserves. Nathan Thompson scored twice for Acle and further goals from Daniel Foreman, Ross Goodwin and Adam Hipperson completed the rout, with Jordan Mace netting for Wroxham.
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Glen Spooner hammered a hat-trick to give St Andrews a 4-1 success at home to Wymondham. Tom Balls was also on the scoresheet for Saints, with Calum Webb replying for struggling Wymondham.
In Division One, Stalham Town stretched their lead at the top to six points despite being held to a 0-0 draw at home by Holt United.
Dersingham Rovers beat Hellesdon 5-3 to leapfrog them into second place. Lee Hyde found the net twice for Rovers and further goals from Gary English, Stuart Able and Jason Watson secured the points. Mark Cornfield (2) and Lewis Woods netted for Hellesdon, who dropped down to fourth after Poringland Wanderers beat Long Stratton 3-1.
Matthew Elwin scored twice for Wanderers, with Vaughan Stevenson getting the other goal and Jonathan King hitting the target for Long Stratton.
Stephen Drake's hat-trick put Reepham Town on course for a 4-0 home triumph against Brandon Town, with Leon Huckle also scoring.
Nicky Crawley's brace handed Caister a crucial 2-0 win at relegation rivals Hindringham.
James Taylor's strike was just enough for Horsford United as they edged past Sprowston Athletic 1-0.
Norwich CEYMS proved too strong for bottom side Watton United in a 5-1 mauling. Dale Rayner netted twice for CEYMS, with their other goals coming from Ian Bowker, Sonny Atherton and an own goal.