Ridgeons round-up

In the Premier Division, Wroxham lost out to visitors Leiston 2-1 after a first-class save denied them a draw in stoppage time.For the majority of the first half Leiston were in command, Berry and McGlone scoring.

In the Premier Division, Wroxham lost out to visitors Leiston 2-1 after a first-class save denied them a draw in stoppage time.

For the majority of the first half Leiston were in command, Berry and McGlone scoring.

But just before end of the half, Owen Paynter tapped in to pull one back for the Yachtsmen.

In the second half Wroxham emerged the stronger but Leiston's defending was outstanding and deep in stoppage time Stannard's save denied Paynter a second goal.


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King's Lynn Reserves visited Debenham LC and came back point-less after a 4-0 defeat.

Debenham gave the Norfolk side a lesson in finishing after leading 1-0 at half-time and adding three more in the second half to complete a league double over the Linnets.

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Dereham Town travelled to Stanway Rovers and ended up on the wrong side of a 3-0 scoreline.

Sam Newson scored from the penalty spot, then brother Ben added another before Ross Norfolk fired home the third.

Two fine saves by keeper Heggs kept the margin of victory down, with Danny Beaumont having Dereham's best efforts, going close on a couple of occasions.

Norwich United lost at Haverhill 1-0 to give the hosts their first home league win of the season after a lacklustre game.

The Planters, who were missing several players, created few chances but felt aggrieved in stoppage time when penalty claims were turned down.

Ely City won with the only goal of the game at home against Wivenhoe Town.

Hadleigh United hosted CRC and lost 2-0, Histon Reserves hit visitors Harwich and Parkeston for six, with no reply.

Meanwhile, Walsham-le-Willows netted five to hosts Newmarket Town's one and Wisbech travelled to Woodbridge and returned with all the points after a 2-0 win.

In Division One, second-placed Diss were on the goal trail again, this time beating hosts Downham 4-1.

There were first goals of the season for Mark Shadrack with a penalty, Stuart Jenkinson and Ben Soanes. Hotshot Xavier Huckle also netted - he has now scored 11 goals in the last five games.

Swaffham held out for a good 2-1 victory at Cornard, showing team spirit and conviction to bring home all three points.

Hunter played into the box to Norman and his shot was turned in by Plumb.

A long clearance from Simmons was met by Norman who turned and beat two defenders to slide in Swaffham's second. Cornard rallied and got one back.

Play was delayed for 67 minutes while a paramedic attended the injury and an ambulance eventually arrived to take the player

to hospital.

During the delay the Swaffham players remained focused and kept tiring muscles free from cramp.

The match resumed and Swaffham held out for a good victory.

A second-half goal by Scott Woodcock saved a point for third-placed Yarmouth in their top-of-the-table clash with fourth-placed Brantham which ended 1-1.

Ollie Mann scored for Brantham but the Bloaters battled back with substitute Woodcock netting in style after a pass from Gareth Palmer. A Stewart Roach header hit the bar.

Fakenham's home game with Halstead was abandoned after 22 minutes when the visitors' Erden Artun broke his arm badly.

With an ambulance taking over an hour to arrive and no-one daring to move the player ahead of expert attention, the referee called off play.

The Ghosts were one behind after a spectacular own goal. Nick Tagg tried to return a poor goal-kick to Sean Cooper, only to net the ball.

Thetford Town hosted Gorleston and lost 4-1 while FC Clacton put three past visitors Stowmarket Town with one in reply.

Ipswich Wanderers were beaten at home 2-1 by Godmanchester and March Town United beat visitors Team Bury 4-2.

Saffron Walden travelled home from Whitton United with all the points from a 4-0 win.

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