Football: Sheringham’s promotion hopes suffer another blow

Norwich United celebrate a goal during their 3-3 draw against Tilbury. Picture: Denise Bradley

Norwich United celebrate a goal during their 3-3 draw against Tilbury. Picture: Denise Bradley - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

Sheringham's hopes of promotion from Division One of the Anglian Combination suffered another blow on Saturday when they lost for the second weekend running.

They went down 2-1 away at mid-table Kirkley and Pakefield Reserves and are now six points adrift of the top two.

Kaiden Goldspink and Lee Will earned Kirkley the points with Ben Boyce scoring for Sheringham, who had been beaten 3-1 at fellow high-flyers Wymondham Town the previous weekend.

Aylsham are now level on points with the Shannocks, having played one more game, after drawing 1-1 with Bungay at Youngs Park.

The hosts scored through Sam Bryant and Bungay via Shaun Flint.

There's a big derby to look forward to on Saturday when Sheringham take on Aylsham at Weybourne Road (2.30pm).

North Walsham and Yelverton also played out a 1-1 draw as Dan Crosby (Walsham) and Lewis Clary (Yelverton) got the goals at Greens Road. The Angels are without a game on Saturday.

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Elsewhere in the second tier Wymondham stayed top after a 5-1 win away at second bottom Loddon. Aaron Nixon (2), Joe Woodcock, Tommy Salmon and Jordan Rocastle earned the visitors victory with Loddon replying via an own goal.

Mundford still sit second but lost ground as they lost 2-0 at UEA.

In the Premier Division Stalham Town put in a brave show at high-flying Norwich CEYMS before sliding to a 2-1 defeat. Pat Gainsford gave the visitors a half-time lead but CEYMS hit back to take the points.

Stalham, who have a big home game against St Andrews on Saturday, are now just one point above second from bottom Acle.

The battle of the basement sides saw Acle beat Reepham 5-1 whilst St Andrews went down 1-0 at home against Waveney.

Leaders Harleston were without a game while fellow title chasers Mulbarton beat Caister 3-1.

Mattishall bounced back from two straight defeats with a 2-1 home win over Beccles. Holt United moved up to second in Division Two after recovering from a 1-0 half-time to beat visitors Caister Reserves 3-2 thanks to goals from Adam Dagless, Chris Smith and Tom Todd. The Owls are without a game on Saturday.