Sterry Cup race so close

North Walsham and Cromer are now three points behind Anglian Combination pace-setters Beccles. North Walsham stuttered with a 4-0 defeat at Hempnall on Saturday but Cromer, 3-1 winners at Blofield at the weekend and 5-0 winners at home to Sprowston Athletic on Tuesday, are now third on 16 points - the same total as the Angels and Acle, North Walsham from a game less.

North Walsham and Cromer are now three points behind Anglian Combination pace-setters Beccles.

North Walsham stuttered with a 4-0 defeat at Hempnall on Saturday but Cromer, 3-1 winners at Blofield at the weekend and 5-0 winners at home to Sprowston Athletic on Tuesday, are now third on 16 points - the same total as the Angels and Acle, North Walsham from a game less.

Mid-table Wroxham Reserves drew 2-2 at third-place Acle (Ben Carver, Daniel Self) on Saturday and drew 2-2 at home to Mattishall midweek, while last season's champions Sheringham are fourth bottom after losing 2-1 at Beccles (Ben Price).

In Division One, Reepham lost 1-0 at home to Long Stratton and are sixth, with Holt one place lower after a 1-1 draw (Kevin Moore) at Wymondham.

Stalham are second bottom after a 1-1 home draw with Scole (Darren Millar).

In Division Three, leaders Aylsham won 1-0 at Marlingford, North Walsham Reserves in third drew 0-0 at home to Freethorpe and Cromer Reserves are sixth after a 2-0 home win over Beccles Reserves.

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In Division Four, Hoveton Wherrymen drew 2-2 at Long Stratton Reserves while second-placed Sheringham Reserves won 4-2 at home to Thorpe Rovers.

In Division Five, top-four side Buxton won 5-2 at Attleborough Reserves while Stalham Reserves won 2-0 at Brandon Reserves.

Aylsham Reserves, second in Division Six, won 6-1 at home to Martham Reserves while Reepham Reserves lost 3-0 at Scole Reserves. Holt Reserves won 4-3 at home to East Harling Reserves.