Wroxham involved in see-saw battle at top

The race for the Ridgeons League title has taken another twist – and not in favour of Wroxham.

The Yachtsmen had only returned to the summit in midweek, but defeat by a single goal at fourth-placed CRC on Saturday saw them leapfrogged, again, by Ely City, who were 3-1 winners at Stanway.

Wroxham dominated the first half, hiting the woodwork and seeing an effort disallowed, but were second best to the young CRC side after the break.

It leaves Ely with a two-point lead, although Wroxham have a game in hand and a superior goal difference.

One issue that was resolved at the weekend came thanks to League Cup finalists Norwich United's 3- 2 win at Newmarket Town, which relegated the Jockeys, who go down alongside Great Yarmouth Town. Jon Lovelock (2) and George Wilson scored the Norwich goals.

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Wisbech Town are a point behind CRC in fifth after Chris Bacon's goal earned them the points at Wivenhoe.

But Diss Town's unbeaten run, which stretched back half a dozen games, came to an end at Mildenhall, who were on target within the opening 10 seconds.

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'We deserved to get something out of the game after a nightmare start,' said manager Robert Taylor. 'We continue to improve and are building for next season.'

Mildenhall got off to a flyer thanks to Steve Holder. Wayne Proctor added a second before Brendan Foley pulled one back on 70 minutes.

Dereham Town drew 1-1 at Walsham-le-Willows, while there were wins for coastal duo Gorleston and Kirkley & Pakefield. The Greens were 2-0 winners at FC Clacton, while Kirkley beat Felixstowe & Walton United 2-1.

Gorleston's fifth clean sheet of the season helped secure the three points that guarantees their survival. Adam Mills scored the opener two minutes into the second half a low, left foot shot from 25 yards through a crowd area and in off a post. The points were secured in the 72nd minute when Gary Williams hit a rocket from 22 yards into the roof of the net.

Kirkley's goals came from Dominic Smith and Ryan DeCoteau.

The race between Thetford Town and Godmanchester for top spot in Division One continues – they each need just nine points from their remaining six matches to be sure of promotion. Whitton – 2-0 winners at Fakenham Town – are the only side that can spoil the party.

Matt Dixon scored another hat-trick for Thetford in a 5-0 win at Cornard, taking his tally to 16 in the last eight league matches.

Steve Harley and Matt Howard were also on target for Thetford, who lead Godmanchester – 2-1 winners at Team Bury – on goal difference.

Downham Town were beaten 2-1 at home by Debenham LC, but Swaffham Town won 2-0 at Stowmarket Town.

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