Yachtsmen, Needham leave it late
A winner in the fifth minute of time added earned Wroxham a dramatic 1-0 victory at Harwich and Parkeston last night. And with fellow high-flyers Needham Market only drawing 1-1 at Norwich United, Damian Hilton's men still have a chance of a top two finish.
A winner in the fifth minute of time added earned Wroxham a dramatic 1-0 victory at Harwich and Parkeston last night.
And with fellow high-flyers Needham Market only drawing 1-1 at Norwich United, Damian Hilton's men still have a chance of a top two finish.
Chances fell at either end in a dour game, with Wroxham losing centre-back Josh Carus with an injury before the break.
The referee was checking his watch when Steve Harley delivered a thunderous 25-yarder that flew into the top right hand corner of the net to settle the issue.
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Needham Market rescued a dramatic point with a controversial equaliser in the sixth minute of injury-time at Plantation Park.
A cross into the United area saw keeper Matt Hill drop the ball and substitute Jay Dennis netted from close range, with the home players appealing for a foul on the keeper.
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United had the better of the first half and led after Steve Shipley's cross was netted by Martin Goulder's looping header. There were more chances after the break, with Needham applying the pressure. Adrian Ager cleared off the line from Rhys Barber's header and Lewis Pemberton hit the bar with a 25-yard shot while Adam Ferguson, Nathan Page and Rory French all had chances to extend the Planters' lead.
The results left Wroxham just one point behind Needham, although the Suffolk side have a game in hand. Damian Hilton's side are now seven points behind leaders Soham with one game in hand - although the leaders will re-establish their 10-point advantage if they beat King's Lynn Reserves at The Walks this evening.
Dereham beat Swaffham 3-2 in a derby clash at Aldiss Park. The Magpies took an early lead when Graham Barrett planted the ball home from 30 yards. They increased their advantage in the 32nd minute when Sam Willis glanced home Danny Beaumont's superbly delivered cross.
Ex-Magpie Stuart King netted from close range just before the break to reduce the deficit.
Magpies increased their lead in the 62nd minute with a great strike from Beaumont but Swaffham were immediately awarded a penalty when Seb Muddel was penalised for an infringement. Kieran Docherty confidently beat Marshall from the spot after Wilson had been dismissed for dissent.
Diss Town kept in the Division One promotion hunt with a 2-0 victory at Fakenham.
The Tangerines went ahead after 15 minutes of pressure. A deep left wing corner was headed between the far post and keeper Daniel Stockdale by defender Paul Andrews. Julian Delicata was well placed in the 28th minute but keeper Michael Hilton was quick to block the shot. Almost straight from the second half kick-off, Gavin Norman extended the Diss lead.