Shannock Karl outfoxes Yachtsmen

ANGLIAN COMBINATION: Sheringham opened up a three-point lead at the top of the Premier Division after Karl Fox secured a 1-0 win over Wroxham Reserves. But the big bonus for the Shannocks was Acle United's 2-2 draw with Cromer Town, which allowed them draw clear.

Sheringham opened up a three-point lead at the top of the Premier Division after Karl Fox secured a 1-0 win over Wroxham Reserves.

But the big bonus for the Shannocks was Acle United's 2-2 draw with Cromer Town, which allowed them draw clear.

Darren Terrington's brace was enough to hold second-place Acle, who had Warren Nichols and Lewis Holsworth to thank for their goals.

Fourth-placed North Walsham Town earned an excellent home win over Hempnall, thanks to a Lee Clarke double.


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Town now sit well placed to move up the table. They are four points behind their latest opponents, but still have five games in hand.

Blofield United were left frustrated by the postponement of their match at Watton United, while Brandon slipped to defeat at home to Sprowston Athletic. James Armes hit the game's only goal for Athletic.

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Chris Hancock, Alex Brown, Amar Chohan and Matthew Sadler enjoyed their afternoon as Loddon United hit four against Hindringham; Scott Gray with the visitors' consolation.

Meanwhile, Beccles Town and Dersingham played out a goalless draw.

Division One leaders St Andrews look unstoppable as they secured a 17th win of the campaign at struggling Gayton United; Lee Mason, Danny Pennall and Charlie Bartram on target ina 3-0 away wn.

Kirkley & Pakefield Reserves lost ground in second, after they went down to a surprise 3-1 at Sole Bay. Jason Wright, Darren Jordan and Shaun Doig secured the points, despite Lewis Hammond's effort.

Scole United also upset the odds with a terrific win at third-place Bungay Town, Tom Bell's strike doing the job.

Mattishall's game with Horsford United was postponed, and Long Stratton may well wish theirs had suffered a similar fate, as they lost 4-2 at home to Stalham Town.

A David Dockerty brace, added to goals from Duncan Beane and Trevor Gannon, did the damage, as Stratton benefited from an own goal and Ian Duerden's effort.

Wells Town held off Corton to earn a point after a goalless draw.

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