Relegation is confirmed as Cromer Town lose yet again

Stalham, pictured here in action against Spixworth recently, were beaten at Long Stratton on Saturda

Stalham, pictured here in action against Spixworth recently, were beaten at Long Stratton on Saturday. PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Cromer Town were finally put out of their misery at the weekend after suffering a 23rd defeat in 24 games in the Premier Division of the Anglian Combination.

Their relegation to Division One, which has been on the cards since the early stages of the campaign, was confirmed when they went down 5-0 at an in-form Mulbarton Wanderers.

The heavy defeat left them 21 points behind third from bottom Caister with just six games left to play – and their only target now is to build some momentum for the next season's challenge by getting a few points on the board. Despite picking up one draw they remain on zero, having had a point deducted for failing to fulfil a fixture back in October.

The Crabs will be aiming to do something about that on Saturday when they travel to Reepham, currently fourth from bottom in the table.

Stalham Town also tasted defeat, going down 4-2 at Long Stratton with Tom McCarthy and Jordan Tipple on target. They are at home to Caister on Saturday.

In was a bad weekend for Holt United in Division One as they slipped to the bottom of the table.

After losing 7-1 at Mundford (Marcus Holt) they dropped three points below rivals Dersingham Rovers, who won 3-2 at Hindringham. At least the Owls have a game in hand, which they will be aiming to make full use of on Tuesday evening when they entertain North Walsham. Before that they have another home match on Saturday against Scole.

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North Walsham lost 4-2 to promotion-chasing Beccles, with their consolation goals being scored by Tom Willey and Matthew Downing.

Jordan Rocastle maintained his excellent form by scoring twice for Sheringham but they lost 4-2 at home to an in-form Attleborough Town side.

Aylsham, who were without a game at the weekend, returned to action on Tuesday night with a local derby at North Walsham and saw their promotion hopes all but snuffed out after suffering a 3-1 defeat.

Downing (2) and Liam Clarke scored for the hosts in front of a bumper crowd of 300, while Aylsham finished the game with nine men after Stuart Boam and Tom Bush were sent off.

Aylsham visit second-placed Hellesdon on Saturday while Sheringham are at home to Wymondham Town and North Walsham visit Loddon.

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