It's unlucky 13 for the Blues
Phil Banyard RIDGEONS LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION: It was unlucky 13 for Lowestoft as their 12-match unbeaten run in the Premier Division came skidding to a halt at CRC.
It was unlucky 13 for Lowestoft as their 12-match unbeaten run in the Premier Division came skidding to a halt at CRC.
The Blues slipped to a 3-0 defeat as goals from Sam Ives, Jordan Patrick and Adam Marriott handed the Cambridge side a comfortable win. Lowestoft remain top, but their lead now stands at just three points, as second-placed Wivenhoe closed the gap with a 5-1 mauling of King's Lynn reserves.
Third-placed Dereham also moved closer to the leaders courtesy of a 4-0 win at struggling Harwich.
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The Magpies had to wait until the 38th minute to open their account as Danny Beaumont curled a free-kick into the net.
Ben Furlong headed a second just before the break and soon after half-time Adam Smith made it 3-0.
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Daniel Buhlemann stabbed home as fourth late on to give Matty Henman's side a comprehensive victory.
Wroxham enjoyed a 3-1 win over Ely at Trafford Park.
The visitors had an early opportunity to take the lead but Robbie Mason's spot-kick was pushed away by Duncan McAnally.
Wroxham went ahead in slightly fortuitous circumstances when Andy Key's corner dipped into the net in the 35th minute.
Gavin Crane doubled the lead in the second half before Paul Cook headed a third in the 65th minute. Dane Archer netted a late consolation for Ely.
Kirkley & Pakefield picked up a 2-1 win at home to Mildenhall.
Nathan Stone gave Kirkley the lead as they dominated proceedings in the first half. Tom Youngs conjured an equaliser after the break, but within a minute Kirkley were back in front, Liam Harvey-Cooper bagging the winner.
Norwich United's trio of new signings were unable to inspire them as the Planters fell to a 1-0 defeat at Felixstowe.
Francis Kumber, Josh Hull and Chris Evans all started for United, but Andrew Claydon's goal proved decisive.
A goal in each half accounted for Wisbech, who were beaten 2-0 at Needham Market.
Tommy Smith scored after 15 minutes for the hosts and Lewis Pemberton made it safe on 53 minutes with the second.