Cromer well clear in title chase

Cromer's lead at the top of the Anglian Combination Premier Division is now 13 points, and consistency in their remaining 10 games will give them the champion's Sterry Cup.

The Crabs won their derby at North Walsham 4-2 as most other results went in their favour.

Wroxham Reserves lost 2-1 at Kirkley & Pakefield Reserves, St Andrews went down 2-0 at Beccles and Mattishall lost 3-1 at Loddon. St Johns are now second but Cromer will have to slip up big time to give them a chance.

Blofield, with four games in hand, were in cup action but now trail the leaders by 18 points.

There was no Mummery Cup joy for Sheringham, who lost their semi-final 4-1 to visitors Acle.

In Division One, sixth-placed Holt won 2-0 at Poringland while Reepham, one place below them, lost 1-0 at home to Sprowston Athletic. Stalham went down 4-0 to visitors Caister.

Aylsham, having played two games more, now trail Division Three leaders Harleston by three points, not having played on Saturday. Cromer Reserves won their home derby with North Walsham Reserves 4-3.

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Hoveton Wherrymen top Division Four on goal difference after thrashing visitors Long Stratton Reserves 9-1. UEA have a game in hand, however. Fourth-placed Sheringham Reserves had a 2-1 win at Thorpe Rovers.

Mid-table Division Five outfit Reepham Reserves lost their C S Morley Cup semi-final 4-0 at St Andrews Reserves, and league strugglers Stalham Reserves lost 3-1 at Redgrave.

There was Morley Cup success for Aylsham Reserves, third in Division Six, who won their semi-final 6-5 on penalties at home to Beccles Reserves after the tie ended 0-0.

Division leaders Holt Reserves won 3-0 at home to Horsford Reserves.