Wroxham end Kirkley's unbeaten record

Kirkley and Pakefield's flying start to the new season in the Ridgeons League Premier Division came to an end at Trafford Park last night when they were beaten 1-0 by Wroxham.

Kirkley and Pakefield's flying start to the new season in the Ridgeons League Premier Division came to an end at Trafford Park last night when they were beaten 1-0 by Wroxham.

The visitors, who went into the game with three wins out of three, were undone by a 75th goal from Gavin Lemmon, which helped the Yachtsmen to a second win in the space in four days.

The other side in the top flight with a 100pc record, Walsham le Willows, also tasted defeat as Dereham struck another blow for Norfolk at Aldiss Park.

The Magpies won 1-0, with Ollie Willis nipping in past goalkeeper Duncan McNally to settle the issue in the 37th minute. It was the first goal the Suffolk side had conceded this season.


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Danny Beaumont went close to doubling Dereham's advantage just after the break, but Walsham came back strongly after that and came close to equalising on a number of occasions, with Jack Tatham going closest.

Norwich United were sunk by an injury-time goal as they went down 2-1 at home to Leiston in a match that was held up for 15 minutes by a first half power failure.

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Leiston went ahead just before half-time when Stuart Boardley curled a shot home from outside the area but United were back on terms almost immediately, Lee Hunter bursting clear and coolly slotting the ball home.

That was the way it stayed until the dying seconds when a long throw caused mayhem in the home box and Boardley popped up with a close range finish to settle the issue.

In Division One Downham returned from Fakenham with the points after a 3-1 win. Liam Forshaw opening the scoring for the visitors with a 22nd minute header, only for Ghosts' skipper Jason Cole to equalise almost immediately.

Sam Garner struck in the 62nd minute to restore Downham's advantage and although Karl Paske later went close for the home side Tim Kavanagh wrapped up the points for Downham in the 84th minute.

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