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The top two in the Norwich Sunday League Premier Division met this weekend when Schoolhouse travelled to Riverside Rovers looking to extend their lead at the top, but it was the home side that took all three points with a 2-0 victory.

Dereham Ladies are under a little pressure at the top of East League Division One North - after looking like nailed on certainties for the title a few weeks back.

Only a handful of Norwich Sunday League games survived the overnight frost even as, in many cases, the grounds were given extra time to thaw.

Harleston Magpies maintained their title challenge in the top flight of East League as they secured a comfortable 4-1 home win over Chelmsford.

Dereham Town moved off the bottom of Bostik League North table in impressive style as they won 4-0 at Basildon United to claim their first victory since early November.

Loans are what friends are for, as Great Yarmouth are proving - that, and a look at the rest of the weekend action, by CHRIS LAKEY

Norwich City finally had something to smile about as they recorded only their second win of the season in the top flight of the East League.

Harleston Magpies showed no mercy on bottom team Letchworth to move to within three points of the Premier Division summit.

Two of the top four dropped vital points in the congested race for Premier Division honours.

Jon Abbott has taken a step up the football ladder to take over as manager of Thurlow Nunn League Division One North strugglers Diss Town.

Great Yarmouth Town maintained their remarkable resurgence by winning 1-0 at Whitton United to move out of the Premier Division's bottom two.

Despite the heavy rain on Saturday evening, most fixtures survived on the last Sunday of games before Christmas in the Norwich Sunday League.

Kirkley & Pakefield's Dylan Blades has been given the all clear after the Royals' Thurlow Nunn Premier Division clash against Histon had to be abandoned.

Goals by Shaun Taylor, Harry Hawthorne, Dan Reynolds and new signing Jack Hurrell helped Schoolhouse return to the top of the Norwich Sunday Premier Division table as they won at The Middle Green.

Swaffham Town and Stowmarket will have to do it all again on Tuesday evening as their FA Vase third round tie ended goalless after extra time.

Over 200 players and officials attended the annual Cecil Amey Opticians Norfolk Alliance dinner at Wensum Valley Hotel.

Harleston Magpies Ladies are at home to leaders Hampstead and Westminster on Saturday (1.30pm) in the East Conference.

Premier Division leaders Acle Rangers suffered their first defeat of the season this weekend when they were beaten 3-0 at Schoolhouse.

Swaffham Town are flying the flag for the region in the FA Vase as Luke Reed's injury time winner saw off May & Baker in the second round on Sunday.

Great Yarmouth Town will be aiming to put another disappointing week behind them on Saturday afternoon when they entertain Godmanchester Rovers in the second round of the FA Vase.

Acle Rangers increased their lead at the top of the Norwich Sunday League's Premier Division.

Harleston Magpies Ladies are off the top of the East Conference table on goal difference only after another excellent win at the weekend.

Lowestoft Town manager Jamie Godbold has a lengthy injury list to contend with as he prepares for another big test on Saturday afternoon.

A mixture of league and the remaining county cup games - and a sunny morning - greeted Sunday football enthusiasts.

Harleston Magpies moved up to fourth in the Premier Division after maintaining their good form with a 3-1 win at Chelmsford.

Harleston Magpies Ladies made it successive away victories in the East Conference when they won 3-1 at Southgate.

Harleston Magpies Ladies start a 20th successive season in the National League on Saturday with a game at Bedford (1.30pm).

Five Norfolk Alliance teams saw their promotion dreams shattered at the weekend when Norwich dropped out of the East Anglian Premier League.

Week two of the Norwich & District Sunday League got underway this weekend on what was a warm but blustery Sunday morning.

A leading Norwich Sunday League official has warned teams that match call-offs will not be tolerated.

Jake Anema's key role in helping Dereham reach the top flight of the Norfolk Alliance has been recognised by sponsors Cecil Amey Opticians.

The new-look Caister side top the early standings in the Premier Division after another big win.

Thetford Town boss Danny White recalls his favourite FA Cup memory to Mark Armstrong ahead of the Brecklanders' extra preliminary round against Fakenham at Mundford Road this evening

It was a baptism of fire for the new Wroxham management team of Jordan Southgate and Adam Drury as the Yachtsmen went down to a 5-0 defeat at Godmanchester Rovers in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division.

Acle turned the formbook upside down on Saturday to breathe new life into the Premier Division title race - and boost their own hopes of avoiding the drop.

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