Olly's treble not enough to deny Dersingham

ANGLIAN COMBINATION: A thrilling Premier Division title race produced more twists at the weekend as table-topping Sheringham, having seemingly given themselves some breathing space over their rivals, crashed 4-3 at home to Dersingham.

A thrilling Premier Division title race produced more twists at the weekend as table-topping Sheringham, having seemingly given themselves some breathing space over their rivals, crashed 4-3 at home to Dersingham.

It was a particularly bitter-sweet afternoon for Olly King, who finished on the losing side despite scoring a hat-trick. Dersingham's goals were shared by Paul English, Gary English, Nelson Modeira and Tim Kirby.

The result allowed Acle, who lost 2-1 to rivals Blofield last week, to close the gap to three points by winning by the same scoreline at Beccles with goals from Ben Morgan and Damian Didwell.

Hempnall stayed in third place with as a single Ben Player strike proved enough to see off North Walsham Town. But it is Blofield who are now best poised as they trail the Shannocks by seven points with three games in hand after a comprehensive 3-0 victory over fifth-placed Brandon - Ross Durrant scoring twice and Chris Fielding getting the other goal.


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Cromer are hanging on at the edges of the race after a Darren Terrington hat-trick helped them to a 4-0 win at Loddon.

The relegation battle between bottom club Watton and third-bottom Hindringham ended 2-2 - which suited the visitors more than the hosts as they are four points above the drop zone with games in hand.

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AFCNorwich (Steven Girling) and Sprowston Athletics (Peter Williams) also finished all-square.

St Andrews having taken over from Kirkley & Pakefield Reserves at the top of Division One after winning 3-0 at Sole Bay (Sam Gauntlet, Matt Howard and David Waters) while the morning leaders - who have a game in hand - were held 0-0 at Long Stratton.

Third-placed Bungay lost at home to Wells.

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