Sheringham FC boost survival chances

Sheringham took a giant step towards Anglian Combination Premier Division safety at the weekend when they beat bottom side Hempnall 4-0.

John Kowalyk's side moved move eight points ahead of fellow strugglers North Walsham Town, who lost 3-0 at Wymondham, as goals from Jodi Norris (2), Daniel McIlwrath and Sam Cramp saw them home.

The Shannocks went on to lose 5-0 at St Andrews on Easter Monday, but with the Angels not playing they retained their comfortable advantage with both sides having just nine matches left to play. Walsham really needed something at Wymondham on Saturday to keep up the pressure on their north Norfolk rivals, but goals from Simon Cracknell, James North and Robert Browne saw them return home empty handed.

Next up for the Angels is a home clash with Reepham on Saturday (3pm) while Sheringham are away to fifth from bottom Loddon (1.30pm).

In Division One Aylsham lost twice at home in the space of three days. A 4-1 defeat at the hands of Harleston was followed by a 3-1 reverse against high-flying Caister, with Thomas Swabey scoring the consolation goal.

Holt suffered a surprise 1-0 home defeat at the hands of neighbours Wells Town. Daniel Grocutt's goal means the second from bottom Seasiders are now just six points behind the Owls. Holt are away to Harleston on Saturday (2) while Aylsham visit a Brandon (2.30).

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