Yachtsmen’s Vase dream is shattered

Phil Banyard FA VASE & RIDGEONS LEAGUE: Wroxham tumbled out of the FA Vase after a 2-0 home defeat to Ridgeons Premier League high-flyers Leiston. An end-to-end encounter remained goal-less until the 75th minute, when Chris Sillett put the visitors ahead.

Phil Banyard

Wroxham tumbled out of the FA Vase after a 2-0 home defeat to Ridgeons Premier League high-flyers Leiston.

An end-to-end encounter remained goal-less until the 75th minute, when Chris Sillett put the visitors ahead.

Leiston then won a penalty with five minutes to go, despite their claims that the ball had already crossed the goal-line before the referee stopped play. Yachtsmen keeper Duncan McAnally added to their frustration by saving the spot-kick.


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But the visitors sealed their passage into the next round soon afterwards when Daniel Cunningham raced through to score.

Dereham are safely through to the second round after a 4-2 home win against First Division leaders Newmarket.

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Danny Beaumont opened the scoring from the penalty spot for the Magpies, but the visitors levelled with a spot kick of their own five minutes before half-time.

Dereham took control with two goals in as many minutes midway through the second half, with Nicky Howell and Beaumont making it 3-1.

Lee Salmons reduced the deficit, before Paul Atkins made it safe for Dereham.

Kirkley & Pakefield face a replay against Yaxley on Wednesday having drawn 4-4 after extra-time on Saturday.

Liam Palmer put Yaxley ahead before Paul Highfield's equaliser left it all-square at half-time.

Liam Harold restored Yaxley's advantage early in the second period, only for Nathan Stone to level matters almost immediately.

Ricky Hailstone's penalty looked to have won it for Yaxley, but Louis Blois grabbed a late goal to send the tie into extra-time.

Substitute Jamie Stokeld put Kirkley ahead for the first time, but they could not finish the job and Yaxley forced an equaliser to send the sides back to Walmer Road.

Diss were left to rue the red card shown to Brendan Foley as their

10-men let a lead slip before succumbing to a 4-2 defeat against Premier Division Mildenhall.

The Tangerines led through Ben Deacon's 26th minute strike, but were reduced to 10 men when Foley was sent off for violent conduct.

Tony Scully equalised on the hour and Robbie Harris put Mildenhall ahead 10 minutes later. Owen Paynter and Steve Spriggs extended the lead to 4-1 before Danny Partridge grabbed an injury-time consolation for Diss.

In the Premier Division, Lowestoft extended their lead at the top to nine points courtesy of a 3-1 home win against Harwich & Parkeston.

The Blues' goals came from Richard Woodrow, a Darren Cockrill penalty and Russell Stock.

King's Lynn Reserves notched their second win of the season by beating Walsham-le-Willows 2-0 at The Walks. They moved above Norwich United, who slipped to a 2-1 defeat at Stanway Rovers.

In Division One, Aaron Proctor conjured an injury-time equaliser to rescue a point for Downham at home to Saffron Walden.

In the Norfolk Senior Cup, Ridgeons Division One side Fakenham had to battle back from two goals down to beat Anglian Combination Division One visitors Stalham 3-2.

Peter Skivington and Karl Bailey gave Stalham a two-goal lead at half-time, but goals from Ben Darby (2) and Julian Delicata spared Fakenham's blushes.

Yarmouth eased past Dersingham as goals from Stuart Roach, Liam Bartley and Darren Lamb handed them a 3-0 win.

Thetford came from a goal down to overcome Swaffham 3-1.

Andy Chatters put Swaffham ahead, but second half strikes from Simon Mann (2) and Dave Richards put Thetford safely through to the fourth round.

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