Chenery double gives Bungay title boost
VETERANS' LEAGUE: Norfolk and Suffolk Veterans League Premier Division leaders Bungay moved closer to the title as they drew 2-2 with Kirkley and Pakefield.
Bungay are guaranteed to win the title if they win their final game at rock- bottom Waveney on April 10. Karl Chenery scored both Bungay goals, one a penalty, while Paul Taylor and Ian Wilson (pen) were on target for Kirkley.
Third-placed Norwich Trafford's title hopes suffered a setback with a lone goal defeat at second-placed Woodbridge, whose marksman was Bob Welham.
Griffin moved off the bottom of Division One as a goal from Mark Bullard gave them a 1-1 draw at Framlingham, who netted through Mel Fox.
In Division Two Central the league's top goalscorer Steve Smith took his tally to 23 with four goals for King's Arms Crusaders in the 8-4 win over Beccles Caxton. Kevin Johnson hit a hat-trick and John Pollard also netted for Crusaders. King's Arms are second behind Sole Bay, who stayed top despite a 1-0 defeat to Yarmouth Postals, whose top scorer Colin Danby netted. Bob Fitzpatrick (2) and Darren Sampson were on target as White Horse Seltic (Corton) gave promotion hopes a boost with a 3-3 draw with Kirkley and Pakefield Reserves.
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In Division Two North Spixworth enjoyed a surprise 3-2 win away to second-placed Aylsham Black Boys courtesy of goals from Chris Hoye, Simon Ottaway and Kirk Paulin. Mulbarton beat Taverham 3-1 away with goals from Dean Parfitt, Colin Bibbins and Christian Kelly and will win the title if they avoid defeat at home to Aylsham Black Boys in their final game.
King's Head Loddon stay top of Division Three North, after a 5-1 win over Norton Athletic courtesy of goals from Nicky Breezze, top scorer Adrian Battisson, Mark Ingram, Micky Broxup and Paul Wallace. Scole stay second after goals from Dale Barrett, Nigel Manning, Glen Orford and Graham Ruddock gave them a 4-3 win over Nalgo Old Boys.
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Caister wrapped up the Division Four Central title with a 5-3 win over Lowestoft's Heils Bakery Crusaders. The newcomers will be hoping to end the season with the league's only 100 per cent record intact by winning their final game at DeepOcean. Caister marksmen were Martin Jacobs 2, Matt McGreadie (2) and Graeme Benn.
In a Division Four North mid-table clash a Jimmy Spray hat-trick gave Cormer a 3-2 win over Poringland Wanderers. It was the first time in five years that Cromer had won three games on the trot.