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Sheringham go four points clear at the top after another win

PUBLISHED: 08:43 21 September 2017

Action from Dereham Town's FA Cup clash against Boston United. Picture: Ian Burt

Action from Dereham Town's FA Cup clash against Boston United. Picture: Ian Burt

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Sheringham moved four points clear at the top of the Anglian Combination Division One table on Saturday when they maintained their excellent start to the season.

The Shannocks made it 16 points from a possible 18 as they saw off visitors Scole United 2-0 thanks to goals from Tim Carey and Phil Sands.

Having also won 4-1 at Aylsham in the Mummery Cup Sheringham are certainly firing on all cylinders at present and should be in good heart for another big knock-out test at the weekend.

They host Premier Division side Blofield in the first round of the Norfolk Senior Cup, with the match kicking off at 2.30pm.

North Walsham moved up to fourth in the table, six points behind the leaders, when they inflicted a first defeat of the season on Mundford, who remain Sheringham’s nearest challengers.

The Angels won 3-1 with Connor Carey, Matt Eves and Luke Everson on target and Luke Coe replying for the visitors.

Aylsham recorded only their second win in five league games when they condemned Hoveton Wherrymen to a first defeat since promotion from Division Two. A hat-trick from James Oliver as well as goals from Steve Bush, Matt Bush and Matt Billings did the trick while Jack Bibby and Richard Mileham scored for Hoveton in a 6-2 result.

The game between Bungay Town and Cromer Town was postponed following the death of former Black Dogs player Aiden Lowe in a road accident the previous weekend. All Anglian Combination teams were asked to hold a minute’s silence in his memory on Saturday afternoon.

In the top flight Stalham were involved in another high-scoring game, going down 6-3 at Bradenham Wanderers. A hat-trick for Lewis Crosby wasn’t enough for Stalham as they succumbed to goals from Tom Spalding (2), Joel Bryan, Bryan Curtis, Scott Sutherland-Grey and Jack Hood.

In their five league games so far this season Stalham have now scored 13 goals and conceded 24.

Stalham’s next challenge is in the Norfolk Senior Cup with a trip to Division One new boys Yelverton coming up on Saturday.

Other cup games at the weekend include: Cromer Town v Caister, Attleborough Town v North Walsham Town and Aylsham v Hoveton Wherrymen.

The Cromer Lifeboat Cup competition kicks off its fund raising with its annual football quiz sponsored by John Lee, Cromer Fisherman, at Cabbell Park on Friday, September 29 (8pm).

Teams of two/three/four will be welcomed, with an entry fee of £3 per person. So if you think you know your football enter by contacting Derek or Rita on 01263 514067 to reserve a table in advance. All funds raised will go to Cromer RNLI.


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