Beccles win could prove crucial

Viv Thomas The top four teams in the Anglian Combination Premier Division were all facing opposition from the bottom half of the table on Saturday - with every result crucial in a very tight race for the Sterry Cup.

Viv Thomas

The top four teams in the Anglian Combination Premier Division were all facing opposition from the bottom half of the table on Saturday - with every result crucial in a very tight race for the Sterry Cup.

Beccles Town's 2-1 victory over Spixworth saw them rise from third to second in the table.

Goals by Alan Remblance and Daniel Compton were enough for a win, with Lee Askew netting for the visitors.


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Beccles therefore leapfrogged Blofield who could only draw 1-1 with lowly Mattishall. Kris Hart scored for the hosts with Graeme Wooden on the scoresheet for Mattishall.

Leaders North Walsham scored the only goal of the game at home against Dersingham through James Clifton.

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Fourth-placed Hempnall were 2-1 winners over hosts Sprowston Athletic. Greg Devlin and Ben Player were Hempnall's marksmen and Daniel Whitman provided the other goal.

Acle United and Loddon swapped places in the table after the former's 2-0 win with goals by Warren Nichols and Lewis Holsworth. Acle are now in seventh with Loddon ninth.

Remaining in between the two are Cromer Town who shared four goals with hosts St Andrews. Darren Terrington and James Pipe were on the scoresheet for the Crabs with Danny Pennell and Alex Taylor providing the St Andrews goals.

Joshua Walsh netted for Wroxham Reserves at Brandon Town which was the only goal of the game.

In a crunch bottom-of-the-league game at Watton, Sheringham were 2-0 winners thanks to Tom Parker and Kristian Gleave.

Meanwhile, Division One leaders Norwich St John's had a goal bonanza, putting a magnificent seven goals past Caister without reply.

Aaron Kay netted three, Graham Carr notched a brace and other goals were by Luke Tuttle and Stuart Howard.

Second-placed Kirkley & Pakefield Reserves were also bulging the net with a 4-0 win at Wells. Paul Highfield scored twice with Rory French and Chris Henderson providing the others.

At Hindringham the hosts' Scott Gray and Corton's Nathan Wilkinson both scored braces in their 2-2 draw.

Tony Edwards scored for Holt United in a 1-1 draw with visitors Poringland Wanderers (Sean Payne).

Horsford were 3-0 home victors over Stalham courtesy of Darren Nichols' brace and a Dale Webster goal.

Long Stratton's Ben Cussons netted twice to leave visiting Bungay 2-0 losers, while no goals were scored at Reepham when Scole paid a visit.

Wymondham Town were 3-1 winners over hosts Sole Bay. Luke Rackham scored twice and an own goal made it three for the Rooks and the Suffolk side's goal was from Darren Jordan.

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