High-scoring day in Ridgeons Premier

On a day of high-scoring matches in the Ridgeons Premier Division, Dereham Town netted the most - hitting seven against basement side Wivenhoe to jump up the table to eighth place.

On a day of high-scoring matches in the Ridgeons Premier Division, Dereham Town netted the most - hitting seven against basement side Wivenhoe to jump up the table to eighth place.

Matt Henman's side went on the rampage at Aldiss Park against a young team but the manager felt they could have scored even more.

“Any time you score seven you are pleased, but we will have more difficult tests this season,” he said.

“They were a very young, inexperienced team and we took full advantage of it. We could have got double figures, in all honesty. We missed as many chances as we scored.


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“This continues our run and hopefully we can keep that going on Tuesday away at Mildenhall, on Saturday at Debenham, and Easter Monday Haverhill at home.

Wivenhoe netted first through Luke Rogers but then the Magpies started their goal-scoring spree with Adam Smith firing home.

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Scott Rogers added number two in first-half stoppage time then Nicky Howell headed in the third early in the second half.

Danny Beaumont made it four before Kenny Reeves got the fifth and Smith netted his second. The scoring was wrapped up when Howell got his second.

Also bumping up their goal average were Norwich United who fought back to beat hosts Hadleigh United 4-1.

The goals all came in the second half after going a goal down despite dominating possession.

Paul Atkins levelled the score early in the second half then Ricci Butler fired two goals in under five minutes before Lee Hunter completed a very satisfactory result for the Planters.

It was a case of high five for Kirkley & Pakefield with no reply from visitors Stanway Rovers.

Ally McKenna scored the first and last goals, the first after a one-two with Russell Stock and then he finished from an angle, and the fifth he netted from a cross from the right.

Goal number two was scored by Ian Dawson who ran onto a through-ball and beat the keeper to score. Goal three game was from Stock who volleyed home after a corner.

Liam Harvey-Cooper notched up number four after a flick-on by Stock then McKenna added his second to wrap up the nap hand.

K&P manager Stewart Larter said the result was “very pleasing” against Stanway, who were just two places below them in the table.

“We needed to win to consolidate fourth place. It has brought us back into the pack a bit,” he added.

Mildenhall Town were 1-0 winners over visiting Walsham-le-Willows thanks to an Alan Ross header early in the second half.

Ely City returned from Felixstowe & Walton United without points after a 2-0 defeat.

Wisbech visited Leiston and pocketed the points with a 2-1 win.

The Fenmen scored first through Lewis Thompson, who hit the ball into a bottom corner of the net from 25 yards.

Leiston drew level then the second half was end to end before Rory Harper sealed the win for Wisbech with what secretary Colin Gant described as “a wonderful goal”.

“The ball came into the area, he controlled it, pulled it round the centre-half - left him standing - and blasted it home,” he added.

Histon Reserves hosted Haverhill Rovers and lost 1-0.

In a top-of-the-table clash leaders CRC were beaten by Needham Market 3-0 but although the Suffolk side has narrowed the gap, their respective positions haven't altered as a result of the game.

Newmarket Town hosted Debenham LC and it ended up honours even with a goal apiece.

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