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Top of the table clash in NEN League ends with honours even

PUBLISHED: 08:40 23 November 2017

Trimingham Pilgrims' match winner Rory Porter-Davies on the ball with Dan Gabriel watching on. Picture: Charlotte Crane

Trimingham Pilgrims' match winner Rory Porter-Davies on the ball with Dan Gabriel watching on. Picture: Charlotte Crane

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The top two sides in the Sanders Coaches Division One in the Walcott Lighthouse Inn NEN League, Gimingham and Cromer Youth Old Boys, met at the former’s ground.

And thanks to goals from the home side’s Wayne Cutting and Glen Thurston they shared the spoils with the Old Boys at two apiece with Euan Neave and Oliver Gahegan replying for the visitors.

A brace from Michael Bentley and further goals from Ben Abbs, George Crane and Billy Edwards set up Runton for a 5-0 home win over visitors Hickling.

Erpingham had cause to celebrate after recorded their first win of the season. Thanks to goals from Daniel Davies and Chi-Chung Lee, they overcame v. isitors Gimingham Reserves by the odd goal of three. Goals from Stuart Dunlop, Stewart Lawrence and opponent gave North Walsham A an odd goal of five win over visitors East Ruston, for whom Ant Annison and Lee Rayner replied.

Erpingham Reserves must be applauded for keeping going as they were again on the end of a heavy defeat, this time inflicted by Aylsham A. The bottom of the table side conceded 21 times.

Southrepps and visitors Haisboro Athletic shared six goals and the points, with the marksmen for Southrepps being Aaron Cornwell, Daniel Gabriel and Martin Hall.

In the Holt derby the Reserves beat the Colts 2-1.

Meanwhile Trimingham Pilgrims returned to Norwich Sunday League action after their cup exploits and picked up a pleasing 1-0 home win over Horsford.

The visitors had the chance to take the lead from the penalty spot but home keeper Leigh Brown made a brilliant double save to keep out the original kick and the rebound.

Pilgrims took a 1-0 lead into the break when George Crane passed to Rory Porter-Davies, returning to the side after many weeks recovering from a serious ankle injury, and he scored his first goal for the club. The second period was fairly even, Brown foiled the visitors again by keeping out a headed chance but neither side managed another goal so Pilgrims took the three points.

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