Anglian Combination: Acle United on verge of Premier Division title after hitting Mattishall for six

Johnny Miller scores goal number five for Acle United against Matishall. Picture: Brian Grint Johnny Miller scores goal number five for Acle United against Matishall. Picture: Brian Grint

Monday, April 21, 2014
6:30 AM

Acle United finished the season in pole position in the Premier Division thanks to a 6-1 win over Mattishall, with goals from Alan Gibson (2), Luke Thacker (2), John Miller and Adam Fawkes, with Joe Edwards replying.

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Acle United's sixth goal in their 6-1 win against Matishall. Picture: Brian GrintAcle United's sixth goal in their 6-1 win against Matishall. Picture: Brian Grint

Goals from Ben Welham and an own goal earned Spixworth the points against Loddon United, winning 2-1, Alex Brown getting the other goal.

The result leaves Spixworth in second place but needing to win their last three games by a large margin to catch Acle and stop them from retaining the Sterry Cup.

Dersingham Rovers slipped to fourth, losing 1-0 at home to St Andrews, scorer Scott Woodgate. Wayne Twomlow scored for Kirkley & Pakefield Reserves, but they drew 1-1 with Wymondham Town, their scorer was Calum Webb.

A Ben Graver goal earned Cromer Town a 1-0 win over Norwich CEYMS. Caister went on a 9-0 goal spree against Sheringham, scorers Jason Thompson (3), Adam Thompson (2), Garrett Ward (2), Adam Bartram and Jamie Long.

Action from Acle United's 6-1 win against Mattishall. Picture: Brian GrintAction from Acle United's 6-1 win against Mattishall. Picture: Brian Grint

In Division One, the top-of-the-table clash between leaders Long Stratton and second-placed Harleston Town ended in a 1-1 draw, with goals from John Curtis and Jake Imrie for the visitors. This means both teams are promoted, but either could still win the title.

A Lawrence Cheese goal earned Stalham Town a 1-1 draw with Poringland Wanderers, with Will Harrowven replying. Hindringham lost 4-2 at home to North Walsham.

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