Acle early leaders in title chase
PUBLISHED: 15:56 06 September 2009 | UPDATED: 16:29 10 September 2010
Acle United are the clear early leaders in the Premier Division after their 4-3 home win over promoted Mattishall, who are an impressive seventh. Ian Morgan scored a brace for Acle, Richard Hodds and Nathan Thompson also on target, while Graeme Wooden, Chris Hall and Christian Harbour were the Mattishall marksmen.
Acle United are the clear early leaders in the Premier Division after their 4-3 home win over promoted Mattishall, who are an impressive seventh.
Ian Morgan scored a brace for Acle, Richard Hodds and Nathan Thompson also on target, while Graeme Wooden, Chris Hall and Christian Harbour were the Mattishall marksmen.
Beccles Town are second, two points adrift, following a 5-0 win at Dersingham Rovers, Alan Remblance bagging four goals, Tom Roberts one.
That leaves Rovers bottom, looking for their first point after four games.
Blofield went down 3-1 at home to Wroxham Reserves and are third to the Yachtsmen's sixth berth.
Roy Bevis was United's scorer as Benedict Carver (2) and James Bulman netted for Wroxham.
Defending champions Sheringham got their first points of the season thanks to a 2-1 win at Loddon. Ben Price and Matthew Hooker were on target for the Shannocks, who are second bottom. Loddon, for whom James Marjoribanks scored, are one place higher on goal difference.
Another side to go nap were North Walsham, 5-1 winners at Watton.
The Angels are fourth thanks to goals from five different men - Dale Wilton, David Hinton, Matthew Lown, Lee Clarke and Craig Piper.
Cromer drew 1-1 at Sprowston Athletic, Darren Terrington the Crabs' marksman, Andrew Palmer finding the net for Athletic.
There was a 2-2 draw at Spixworth where goals from Daniel Allen and Damian Didwell were matched by a brace from John Waites.
Hempnall won 4-2 at home to St Andrews. Robert Browne (2), Kristian Jones and Kelvin Willimott put Hemnall in the points, Alex Taylor and Danny Pennell responding.
Corton lead Division One by two points from Bungay.
Corton won 5-0 at home to Caister thanks to goals from Elliott Dawes (2), Ryan Bloomfield (2) and Joseph Pike.
Bungay matched them with five at Stalham, who replied with a goal each from David Dockerty and Nicholas Meale.
Helping Bungay to a nap hand were Myles Clarke (2), Neil Renaut, Sean Payne and Daniel Bligh.
Poringland Wanderers won 3-1 at Sole Bay, Alistair Shearer netting two and Chris Ault one as Alan Day replied for the hosts.
Kirkley & Pakefield Reserves drew 2-2 at home to Holt. Wayne Twomlow and Daly Palmer scored for K&P, Bryce Pegg and Jack Crane on target for the Owls.
In the Norfolk Senior Cup second round, Reepham, Norwich St Johns, Wells and Scole go through.
Wells won the derby clash at Beach Road against Hindringham who trailed to goals from Craig East, Niall McCallum and Joseph Harrison before Scott Gray with a brace made for a tight finish.
Reepham won 3-1 at Horsford with goals from Jason Hynd, Colin Emberley and Martin Bramble matched by one from Darren Nichols.
Norwich St Johns eased through 5-1 at home to Long Stratton, Graham Carr claiming a hat-trick, Aaron Kay and Darren Watson on target, with John McCluskey replying.
Steven Dunger's lone strike was enough to see Scole through at Wymondham.