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Cromer Town’s improvement continues as they win again

PUBLISHED: 06:48 22 February 2018

All the top teams in the Anglian Combination Premier picked up wins. Picture: Archant

All the top teams in the Anglian Combination Premier picked up wins. Picture: Archant

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Cromer Town confirmed their first win in nearly two years was no flash in the pan on Saturday by picking up their second victory in three games.

The Crabs came away from Yelverton with a 3-2 success to move to within a single point of second from bottom Loddon with a game in hand.

They remain nine points from the safety mark, but if the current improvement under new boss Bafode Calvalho continues they may yet have a chance of pulling off a great escape and retaining their Anglian Combination Division One status.

The Crabs went into the game with two good performances under their belts, having followed up their memorable 2-1 win at Attleborough Town with a narrow 2-1 defeat at promotion chasing Bungay.

A lenghty break from action because of the weather did nothing to halt the momentum, with goals from Liam Amos, Julio Pinto and Helder Reis guiding them to another win.

Calvalho’s men now face a stern test of their new-found resolve with yet another away fixture coming up at runaway leaders Wymondham Town on Saturday.

Sheringham lost more ground at the weekend when they were held to a 2-2 draw by fellow promotion chasers Mundford. Goals from George Abbott and Tim Carey at least ensured that the Shannocks remained in the top two ahead of Saturday’s trip to Yelverton.

North Walsham got back to winning ways as a goal from Alex Fitzgerald earned them a 1-0 win at Kirkley and Pakefield Reserves while Aylsham picked up a useful point from a goalless draw at third placed UEA.

The Angels are at home to the UEA on Saturday while Aylsham are at Loddon.

Stalham Town gave their survival hopes in the Premier Division a timely boost when they won 5-1 at bottom side Reepham, who look doomed to the drop. Danny Camish scored a hat-trick for the visitors, with Lewis Buckle and Darren Miller also on target. Reepham’s goal came from Matthew Hales.

Stalham remain in the bottom two following another win for rivals Acle, 3-1 at home to Caister. They are three points adrift of the side that beat them the previous week, having played the same number of games, but are now only two adrift of Blofield, albeit from three more fixtures.

Stalham are at home to Waveney on Saturday.

Holt’s promotion hopes in Division Two suffered a big blow when they went down 3-0 at fellow contenders Martham. The defeat saw them slip out of the top two, with all the sides around them having games in hand.

There is rarely a sure thing in football, but Holt should certainly take three points on Saturday when they visit a struggling Horsford side who have conceded 106 goals in their previous five games.


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