Oliver the star again as Aylsham make Cromer suffer
- Credit: Sonya Duncan
James Oliver scored a hat-trick for the second weekend running as Aylsham piled more misery on neighbours Cromer Town in Division One of the Anglian Combination.
Oliver played the starring role in a 6-0 romp at Cabbell Park which maintained the visitors' recent improvement and condemned the Crabs to their eight straight league defeat.
Matthew Billing, Stuart Boam and Rhys Cousins also got on the scoresheet to back up the efforts of the star striker, who had also scored three times the previous weekend in a 5-1 home win over Watton.
The big win took Aylsham up to eighth place, just three points adrift of the promotion positions, while Cromer remain rooted to the foot of the table, with zero points, just three goals scored and 40 conceded.
Jordan Kemp's side continue to plug away after a tough summer that saw the club's very existence under threat but they are in desperate need of a boost, with a home match against Yelverton on Saturday providing the next opportunity to get off the mark.
Aylsham should fancy their chances of continuing an upward trend when they host second from bottom Loddon United.
Sheringham stayed on top - and in emphatic fashion too - as goals from Ben Boyce (3), Tim Carey (2), Matt Halliday and Chris Fuller saw them hammer visitors Kirkley & Pakefield Reserves 7-0.
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UEA are up to second after a 3-0 win against Hoveton Wherrymen – Luke Young, Ryan Swift and George Moore on target for the university side.
Wymondham Town's derby game against Attleborough Town was abandoned due to a head injury to Danny Pennell but the player is now okay. Wymondham are now four points the Shannocks, but have two games in hand.
Sheringham, still unbeaten after nine league games, travel to Attleborough on Saturday.
It was a disappointing afternoon for North Walsham Town who went down 5-2 at Watton, for whom Paul Rayner and Kevin Bloomfield both scored twice. Dale Wilton also netted two for the Angels, who visit Bungay Town on Saturday.
In the top flight Jack Child struck twice for Stalham Town but it was only enough for a point as they were held at home by Mattishall – Jackson Ramm and Stephan Gilding getting the goals for the away side in a 2-2 draw.
On Saturday Stalham are at home to bottom side Reepham Town, who went down 2-1 at home to Long Stratton at the weekend.
Charlie Dean and Connor Fadden were on target for the south Norfolk side and Tim Edwards replied.
Norwich CEYMS dropped their first points of the Premier Division campaign as they were held to a 2-2 draw at Beccles Town.
It was an excellent day for Holt United in Division Two. They hammered visitors Acle United Reserves 7-1 to move up to second in the table, with Lloyd Briggs, Chris Smith and Tom Todd all scoring twice and Aaeron Moss also on target.
The Owls make the long journey to Brandon Town on Saturday.