Stowmarket Town‘s lead at the top of the Premier Division was cut to a mere 15 points after they were held 1-1 by in form Whitton United on Saturday. Another late goal from Jacob Lay equalised Seb Dunbar’s strike for Stow just before half time. It was Whitton’s 11th league game without defeat but they have a long way to go to match their opponents 30 game run. Second placed Norwich United have also gone 11 league games without defeat after overcoming Ely City 4-1. Ben Fowkes scored a hat trick for the Planters.
Stanway Rovers are up to third after a 2-0 win at Swaffham Town, while Newmarket Town stumbled 2-0 at 7th placed Woodbridge Town and Wroxham were held 1-1 by 6th placed Long Melford. Biggest scorers of the day in the Premier Division were FC Clacton who beat bottom side Gorleston 8-0. Jordon Lartey scored a hat trick for the Seasiders, helping to condemn their Norfolk visitors to their 7th successive defeat.
March Town United were the only team in the top 5 of First Division North to gain 3 points on Saturday and they did it in some style beating Leiston Reserves 7-3. It took a stoppage time equaliser from Sam Whiting for leaders Mulbarton Wanderers to snatch a 1-1 draw at home to Needham Market Reserves while second placed Lakenheath lost 3-2 at home to Debenham LC, going 3-0 down very early on. Norwich CBS v. Downham Town was postponed. Meanwhile it was 5 wins out of 5 for Fakenham Town as they left AFC Sudbury Reserves as 3-0 winners.
11 wins out of 11 now for White Ensign in First Division South as an early Dominic Locke goal proved enough for them beat promotion rivals Halstead Town. Second placed Little Oakley went goal crazy at home to Benfleet, running out 9-1 winners with Luke Mayhew scoring 4. May & Baker had slipped into third place with a 2-1 victory at Hackney Wick on Friday evening. It took their unbeaten run to 12 matches. But perhaps the result of the day went to bottom side Fire United who beat Burnham Ramblers 3-1 to record their first league win in over a year.
The top of the Reserve League is proving very tight this season. Saturday saw new leaders in Walsham le Willows, who beat Woodbridge Town 3-0. They displaced Halstead Town, who crashed 3-0 at Diss Town. It was Diss’s 7th win a row and an 8th at home to Whitton United on Tuesday will see them take over at the top for the first time in their history.