Big shake-up in Premier table

It was a big weekend in the Anglian Combination Premier Division with a series of vital top clashes which have resulted in a big shake-up of the table.

It was a big weekend in the Anglian Combination Premier Division with a series of vital top clashes which have resulted in a big shake-up of the table.

Despite losing to Beccles Town, North Walsham are the only team in the top six to stay put, with the other sides all shifting positions.

Beccles' crucial 4-2 win over the leaders sees them rise two places to second, thanks to a brace by Jason Clarke and one apiece from Sam Barham and Anthony Martin while Lee Clarke netted twice for the Angels.

In a tightly packed top of the table several key games played could have a real impact on the order the teams finish at the end of the season.


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The Cromer versus Brandon game was also an important one with the Crabs winning with the only goal, from Darren Terrington. It sees them rise two places to fifth while Brandon fall two places.

And in the battle between third-placed Wroxham Reserves and Hempnall, two places below, ended with a 4-1 win for the latter. Hempnall's goals came courtesy of Iain Mills (2), Paul Franklin and Robert Browne while James Bullman netted for the Yachtsmen. This result sees Hempnall take Wroxham's place in third and their rivals fall three places to sixth.

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Acle United put three past Sheringham with no reply (Warren Nichols, Daniel Foreman and Nathan Thompson). And Dersingham beat Sprowston Athletic by the same scoreline thanks to Thomas Nicol, Lloyd Drewery and an own goal.

Hosts Mattishall and Blofield shared their game's two goals with Duncan Hewitt netting for the home side and Danny Brown for the visitors.

At Spixworth, an Andrew Hayton brace was not enough for victory as Loddon scored three, two provided by James Majoribanks and one by Philip Squire. Watton United were 2-0 winners over St Andrews with Kevin Bloomfield providing both.

Meanwhile, in Division One leaders Kirkley & Pakefield won their derby with Sole Bay 2-0 (Darren Glynn and Paul Highfield).

This keeps them top on goal difference from Norwich St Johns who had a 2-1 win over Hindringham. Luke Tuttle and Tom Barrett scored for them, and Karl Pask got the reply.

At Bungay, the home side's Shane Ward scored but Poringland netted three through Chris Ault, Scott Casey and Carl Musgrove. James Corke scored for Caister in the only goal in the game against visitors Stalham.

Holt and visitors Corton played out a scoreless draw. Long Stratton's Shaun Flint scored twice and James Barnes once in a 3-0 win over Horsford.

Reepham entertained Wymondham and it ended 1-1, Shaun Belton netting for the Robins. Wells Town's Joseph Harrison was the scorer in the 1-0 victory over Scole.

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