Blofield make up ground as Cromer are held in race for Anglian Combination crown

Sunday, April 15, 2012
12:04 PM

Blofield United were the big winners in the Anglian Combination Premier Division title race at the weekend.

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The Beavers were 2-1 winners at struggling Wymondham Town on a day when leaders Cromer Town were held to a goalless draw at mid-table Beccles.

Acle remain in second place, despite not playing, but could stretch their one-point lead over third-placed Blofield tomorrow night, when they entertain Cromer in a huge clash at Bridewell Lane.

Cromer have a six-points lead over Acle, who have two games in hand, while Blofield have played one game fewer than the leaders.

Acle needed a cracker from Chris Holmes to secure the points at Wymondham.

Wymondham missed the chance of an early boost when Adam Plumstead blazed wide of an empty goal, but were ahead two minutes later through Chris Priest.

It was all square on 18 minutes – Ben Morgan beat his man on the by-line to knock the ball across for Jo Manning to slot home.

After 38 minutes Danny McKail got up well to flick the ball on for Holmes, who waltzed past Callum Webb to strike a superlative finish into the top right hand corner from 30 yards out.

Norwich St Johns moved up to fifth, 14 points adrift, after a 5-0 home win over Wells Town with two from Luke Tuttle, one each for Graham Carr and Ryan Gray and an own goal.

They leap-frogged Kirkley & Pakefield Reserves, whose match at North Walsham Town was postponed because of a waterlogged pitch. Mattishall missed them chance to overtake them after losing 2-1 at Spixworth, whose goals cam from Adam Ferguson and Ben Welham. Samuel Applegate scored for the visitors.

Two goals – plus an own goal – helped Loddon United to a 3-1 home win over St Andrews, for whom Adam Brock was on target.

In Division One, Dersingham Rovers stretched their lead over Long Stratton, who were without a fixture, to seven points after a 1-0 home win over Holt United – Adam Seal scoring the only goal of the game.

Reepham moved to within a point of Stratton after a brace each from Stephen Drake and Ashley Dearing earned them a 4-0 home win over Bradenham Wanderers.

Scott McKinney, Paul Timm and James Taylor were on target as Horsford United won 3-2 at Hellesdon, whose goals came from Lewis Woods and an opponent.

Stalham Town had the best win of the day, beating bottom side Corton 5-0 – Jamie Long, Paul ward, Darren Patterson, Christopher Fielding and Lawrence Cheese all on target.

Caister also went nap in a 5-2 home win over Sprowston Athletic. Mark Blake, Michael Gislam, Nicky Crawley, Joseph Bryanton and Anton ward scored for Caister with Calvin Pond and Neil Steward replying.

Hindringham beat Poringland 3-2 with goals from Mark Betts, Liam Forge and Ian Bulley. Ryan Cook scored both the visitors’ goals.

Darren Smith and Lewis Allen earned Norwich CEYMS a 2-0 win over Brandon Town.

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