Hares spring a surprise on Bloaters
Phil Banyard RIDGEONS LEAGUE DIVISION ONE: Great Yarmouth's promotion challenge suffered a jolt with a surprise 4-2 defeat at March on Saturday.The Bloaters paid the price for a poor first half showing and now stand four points behind leaders Newmarket and Godmanchester, who both won.
Great Yarmouth's promotion challenge suffered a jolt with a surprise 4-2 defeat at March on Saturday.
The Bloaters paid the price for a poor first half showing and now stand four points behind leaders Newmarket and Godmanchester, who both won.
Goals from Norman and Ashley Brand gave March a two-goal cushion at half-time and Brand got his second nine minutes after the break.
You may also want to watch:
Woodcock pulled a goal back for Yarmouth a minute later, but Brand soon completed his hat-trick to make it 4-1 to the Hares. Barclay notched the Bloaters' second on 68 minutes, but they were unable to initiate a comeback.
Lee Hunter's hat-trick provided the base for Gorleston's 5-1 thrashing of Saffron Walden at Emerald Park.
- 1 NORWICH CITY ARE PROMOTED TO THE PREMIER LEAGUE
- 2 PROMOTION LIVE: Cherries and red card ruin City's party
- 3 Paddy's Pointers: Five observations from the Premier League-bound Canaries' 3-1 defeat against Bournemouth
- 4 “It was high on Ben and it was a red card' - Giannoulis bang to rights for Woodgate
- 5 Paddy Davitt: Player ratings after Canaries' 3-1 Bournemouth defeat
- 6 City players and fans celebrate promotion on social media
- 7 'Mission Accomplished' - Norwich City fans celebrate promotion
- 8 Farke savours sweet Premier League promotion after rollercoaster ride
- 9 Operation Bounce Back: The story of City's promotion success
- 10 'Amazing' - Buendia hails City's special promotion achievement
Ricci Butler and Harry Maddison completed the scoring for the Greens.
Thetford kept the pressure on struggling Swaffham with a 3-0 win at Shoemakers Lane.
Sam Bryant fired Thetford into the lead on nine minutes and Simon Mann went close to doubling the advantage but his shot rebounded off a post.
Greg Devlin lobbed the keeper on the stroke of half-time to make it 2-0 and Cary Clayton headed a late third.
Diss skipper Danny Partridge hit a first half double to help pile on the misery for bottom club Fakenham.
Partridge lobbed the Tangerines ahead after five minutes then latched onto a long clearance from keeper Ben Nower to fire a second on 22 minutes.
Diss had another strike chalked off for offside just before half-time and Fakenham gave themselves hope as Ben Darby got one back for the Ghosts after 65 minutes.
But within five minutes, substitute Steve Wright had restored Diss' two-goal advantage and with 15 minutes remaining, Alan North skipped past three challenges before sliding home to complete the 4-1 scoreline.
Downham remain in the bottom three following their 2-0 loss at Hadleigh.