Cromer stay top of Anglian Combination after Antoni Fawkes hits hat-trick

Monday, February 20, 2012
3:51 PM

A hat-trick from Antoni Fawkes helped Cromer keep up their Anglian Combination Premier Division title challenge as they came away from St Andrews with all three points thanks to a 4-2 win.

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Dale Wilton was also on the scoresheet for the Crabs although Glen Spooner’s brace ensured it was a difficult afternoon for the visitors.

Second-placed Blofield United kept up the pressure at the top of the table after a 2-1 win at Spixworth. United remain a point behind Cromer as goals from Ben Morgan and Daniel McKail gave them victory. Jason Armes replied for Spixworth.

Daniel Foreman was on target for Acle United as they beat Kirkley & Pakefield Reserves at home while struggling Wymondham Town held Beccles Town to a 1-1 draw at home thanks to a James McCloy strike. Anthony Martin replied for the Wherrymen.

Basement boys Wells’ woes continued as they were well beaten at Mattishall. Ben Gillies, Jake Anema and Duncan Hewitt saw off the vistiors, who remain five points adrift of Wymondham.

Loddon eased their relegation fears with a crucial 2-1 win away at Hempnall as goals from Tom Baylis and Richard Summons gave them the points. Ben Player was on target for Hempnall.

Wroxham Reserves easily saw off North Walsham on the road thanks to goals from Luck Thacker (two), Rio Starkings and Jamie Smith.

Stalham Town’s hopes of promotion took a dent after a 2-0 defeat at Poringland Wanderers in the first division.

Dersingham Rovers took full advantage of Stalham’s slip-up with a 2-0 win at Norwich CEYMS and moved level on points at the top of the table in the process. Chris Jenkins and Gary English getting the goals.

Goals from Sam Page and Ross Potter kept Long Stratton in third place as they claimed all three points at Sprowston Athletic while Holt United had a day to forget as they lost 5-0 at Reepham Town – Stephen Drake (two), Mark George, Ashley Dearing and Nathan Savage getting the goals.

Watton United’s hopes of avoiding relegation received a boost thanks to a 3-2 win at Corton thanks to strikes from Craig Burton, Kevin Bloomfield and an own goal. Jordan Moore and Ritchi High replied for the Whites. Watton closed the gap on second from bottom Bradenham Wanderers, who lost 6-3 at Caister, whose goals came from Nicky Crawley (two), Thomas Rowley (two), Joseph Bryanton and an own goal. Jason Spalding, Karl Bush and an own goal replied for Wanderers.

Hindringham also hit Brandon Town for six in a 6-2 win while goals from Ross Pantry and Kirk Bagge gave Horsford the points at home to Hellesdon.





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