Russell helps Town to Stock up points
Michael Bailey RIDGEONS LEAGUE: A first half brace from striker Russell Stock saw Lowestoft Town secure their 11th win from their first 12 Premier Division matches at Crown Meadow against Wisbech Town.
A first half brace from striker Russell Stock saw Lowestoft Town secure their 11th win from their first 12 Premier Division matches at Crown Meadow against Wisbech Town.
A crowd of 572 saw the Trawler Boys dominate from start to finish, with Jamie Godbold adding a third five minutes after half-time, and although Anthony Reeve gave the Fenmen a glimmer of hope, Ali McKenna completed the scoring in added time to maintain the Blues' six-point gap at the top over Wivenhoe Town, who hammered Whitton United 10-0 at Broad Lane.
Dereham Town's impressive start to the season continued as they triumphed 2-1 over Kirkley and Pakefield at Aldiss Park to sit third.
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The Magpies played some neat football before midfielder Nicky Howell hammered the ball home to open the scoring on 18 minutes, after being perfectly picked out by Adam Smith.
Kirkley were back on terms minutes later after Justin Fox's cross eluded everyone before hitting the net, but when Olly Willis' run into the box early in the second period saw him up-ended by Jamie Stokeld, Danny Beaumont stepped up to convert from the spot.
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Player/manager Damian Hilton completed Wroxham's comeback at CRC with a quality strike five minutes from time. Lewis Carr had given the Cambridge side the lead after his corner drifted straight in after quarter of an hour, but the Yachtsmen were playing the better football and a lovely 38th minute move between Gavin Lemmon, Shaun Howes and Andy Key saw Paul Cook nip in at the near post to tie things up before their manager's winner.
The win moved Wroxham up to 14th but Norwich United are having a tougher time of it as they were frustrated by basement boys Haverhill Rovers in a goalless draw at Plantation Park.
Two goals from Dom Dwyer were not enough to prevent King's Lynn Reserves going down 3-2 at Mildenhall Town.
In Division One, Godmanchester and Newmarket Town remain level on points at the summit after their respective weekend wins, but Great Yarmouth Town are still on their coat-tails after a 5-0 win at struggling Long Melford.
Stewart Roach opened the scoring somewhat against the run of play after half an hour and the second half saw Melford capitulate as Roach completed his hat-trick before Liam Bartley and Scott Woodcock got in on the act to condemn the home side to their eighth defeat on the bounce.
The Bloaters on the other hand are just a point off the two leaders with at least a game in hand on both sides.
Diss Town succumbed to Saffron Walden's propensity to draw, as their match finished 2-2. Tom Richardson gave the Bloods the lead but goals from Alan North - on his return from Mildenhall - and Ben Deacon but the Tangerines ahead at half-time, until Brad Green equalised to make it six draws in nine league games for the home side.
Gorleston put last weekend's 7-0 thumping at Clacton behind them with a 3-2 victory at Ipswich Wanderers, thanks to Lee Hunter's hat-trick.
Callum Moran gave Wanderers the lead before Hunter's trio, his third coming from the spot; Shaun Pugh completed the scoring in the dying moments.