Joy for Yarmouth, gloom for Diss
There was joy for Great Yarmouth and gloom for Diss Town after Saturday's Ridgeons Division One games had ended.For the Bloaters have returned to the top of the table but Diss hopes of gaining promotion to the Premier Division were extinguished.
There was joy for Great Yarmouth and gloom for Diss Town after Saturday's Ridgeons Division One games had ended.
For the Bloaters have returned to the top of the table but Diss hopes of gaining promotion to the Premier Division were extinguished.
Despite extending their unbeaten run to eight games with a 5-2 win over Cornard, other results mean the Tangerines will have to stay put.
Yarmouth returned to the top of Division One with a little help from their east coast rivals Gorleston.
The Bloaters beat Stowmarket 2-0 with goals from Gavin Norman and Stewart Roach in the second half while Gorleston won 2-0 at morning leaders Brantham (Peter Lambert, Steve Taylor). Brantham went down to nine men in the first half with two sendings-off.
A disappointing goal-less first half saw Yarmouth have just one shot on goal but Norman struck within a minute of the restart. Sub Stewart Roach doubled the lead just after the hour, heading in a Marcus Saunders cross after a Scott Woodcock corner.
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But Yarmouth's lead at the top may be short-lived, with Brantham and FC Clacton playing each other on Tuesday - a win for either will take the winner to the top.
Diss put five past visitors Cornard, with a hat-trick by Jordan Rocastle.
Craig Skipp opened the scoring and a second followed when Brendan Foley sent Rocastle racing on to a through-ball to float the ball over the keeper. Then a corner from Stuart Garner was headed on by Foley for Rocastle to turn and shoot home.
Rocastle completed his hat-trick after heading past Walker near the edge of the penalty area. With both players in a heap on the ground the ball rolled into the net. The collision meant Rocastle couldn't continue and Walker was shown a yellow card.
Cornard broke quickly to pull a goal back. Jamie Clark hit his shot against a post and Dan Mansa followed up to put the loose ball into the net.
Diss made it 5-1 late on when Mark Shadrack sent a shot low into the net from a free-kick 22 yards out. The ball clipped the wall and went in despite Walker getting a hand to it. Cornard pulled another goal back when Sam Holeman sent a fine low shot home.
Swaffham returned from Team Bury with a 1-0 win after a fast and furious game. A corner was headed in by Stephen Thompson.
Downham lost at home 2-1 to Long Melford, Fakenham were 3-1 losers to visiting Halstead (Jordan Pentney) although the scoreline doesn't reflect the play. Thetford lost at Saffron Walden 2-1 (Matt Dixon penalty).
Godmanchester and Whitton drew 1-1 and FC Clacton beat hosts March Town United 2-0.