Cosgrove’s in happy Union

Lee Cosgrove blasted a hat-trick to keep Norwich Union's Anglian Combination: title challenge on track with a 3-2 win at home to Brandon Town.

Anglian Combination: Lee Cosgrove blasted a hat-trick to keep Norwich Union's title challenge on track with a 3-2 win at home to Brandon Town.

Mark Winstone and Tony Wright replied for Brandon, but could not deny Union a victory which keeps them second, three points behind Wroxham Reserves.

The leaders maintained their advantage with a 3-1 success at Blofield United. Ben Morgan, Kane Taylor and Jack Deeley were on target for the visitors, while Kris Hart netted for Blofield.

Acle are third with three games in hand following their 5-0 demolition of Mattishall.

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Sheringham's 2-0 win at home to Halvergate United pushed them up to fifth. Kristian Gleave and Oliver King were Sheringham's scorers.

Lowestoft Town Reserves remain in the bottom three after a 0-0 draw at home to Sprowston Athletic.

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In the third round of the Mummery Cup, Cromer took the honours in the coastal clash against Wells. Karl Horton (2) and Darren Terrington fired them to a 3-0 win.

Watton, of Division One, cruised to a 5-0 win at Beccles, who are second from bottom in the Premier Division. Kevin Bloomfield, Paul Nichols, Karl Harrison and Ben Lomas were on target and an own goal completed the scoring.

Hempnall won 2-0 at Holt and Dersingham beat North Walsham 2-0, courtesy of Nelson Modeira and an own goal.

In Division One, Loddon stretched their lead to four points with a 3-0 success at home to Stalham. Strikes from David Matthews and Chris Hall and an own goal saw them to their victory.

Fakenham Town Reserves finally picked up their first point of the season - at the 15th attempt - when they drew 2-2 at Long Stratton. Steven Hill was on target twice for the visitors, while David Storey and Ricky Braddon scored for Long Stratton.

Kirkley & Pakefield Reserves moved up to fourth with a crushing 5-2 win at Gayton United.

Kirkley's James Bemment hit a hat-trick to go with goals from Adam Bellis and Robert Bunning, with Neil Goodbourn and Simon Bush replying for Gayton.

Attleborough and Wymondham battled out a 3-3 draw. Philip King (2) and Glen Sharp scored for Attleborough, and Christopher Priest, Simon Freemantle and Stuart Catchpole hit Wymondham's goals.

Alex Taylor and David Waters found the net to give St Andrews a 2-0 win at home to Sole Bay.

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