Sheringham put nine past struggling neighbours Cromer
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Sheringham ensured bragging rights over local rivals Cromer Town with a resounding 9-2 win on a cold and windy Friday evening at Weybourne Road,
The derby went very much to plan, with the Shannocks challenging for promotion from Division One of the Anglian Combination and their neighbours struggling at the foot of the tables after losing all their games, many by big margins.
The Crabs had lost their two previous matches 9-1 and 10-0 - so it was no real surprise to see them concede on a regular basis again against one of the league's top sides.
Cromer started brightly and tried to impose themselves on the game but with the wind in their faces they found it hard to carve out any decent chances.
The home breakthrough came when recent signing Darren Terrington opened his account for the Shannocks with an easy tap-in after a Davies cross. He then added his second after Gray spilled Jordan Rocastle's shot and then Rocastle scored with a sublime chip from 20 yards.
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Tim Cary got in on the act with a goal before Davies rifled in a cross shot from 20 yards to make it 5-0. The impressive youngster Liam Goodrum then hit a well placed shot into the net to give the Shannocks a 6-0 lead going into the break.
The second half started with Cromer battling hard to create something but it was Sheringham who maintained their superiority with further goals from Goodrum and Terrington, who completed a debut hat-trick against his former club.
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Cromer then took advantage of some sloppy defending to grab two goals from Turner and a smart finish from Amos. But before the end another youngster, Kieran Belton, added Sheringham's ninth goal with a cool finish.
The Shannocks' line-up was Bird, Hislop, Goodrum, Cary, Cox, Halliday, Davies, Crane, Terrington, Rocastle, Nelson. Subs: Sands, Davies-Porter, Belton.
After Saturday's results Sheringham are in second place behind new leaders Wymondham Town, who went top with a stunning 8-1 win at North Walsham on Saturday.
The Angels had beaten Cromer 10-0 the previous week, but were on the receiving end this time around, with Perry Payne's goal their only consolation. Ashley Mitchell, Aaron Nixon and Liam Moriaty each scored twice for the visitors, with Jason Armes and Joe Woodcock also on target.
With only four points between first and sixth place in the league, the Shannocks will have to maintain the good results to ensure they keep their promotion bid on track.
Next up on Saturday is a trip to ninth place Bungay Town. North Walsham are at home to Attleborough Town while Cromer have a weekend off and don't play again until the New Year.