Thurlow Nunn Premier Division: Gorleston cruise to victory over FC Clacton

PUBLISHED: 16:54 07 January 2018 | UPDATED: 16:54 07 January 2018

Stewart Larter has led Gorleston to three successive wins. Picture: David Hardy

Stewart Larter has led Gorleston to three successive wins. Picture: David Hardy


Gorleston cruised to an impressive 2-0 win over FC Clacton away from home in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division.

The Greens got their noses in front early on courtesy of a tap-in from Nathan Russell and survived a scare when the hosts’ Jake Plane hit the crossbar with a header. However, Stewart Larter’s men wrapped up the points late on thanks to Sean Perfect’s excellent header. The win moved the Greens up to 15th in the table and they will be hopeful of climbing the table with games in hand over the sides above them.

They will be looking to chase down Thetford Town, who sit six points above them having played four games more. The Brecklanders slipped to a 2-0 defeat at home to Stanway Rovers at the weekend whilst Kirkley & Pakefield will be disappointed to have been held by bottom side Wivenhoe Town at home. The Royals took the lead in the 69th minute through Lee Will but Ross Debrick’s late leveller earned the visitors a point.

Fakenham Town earned a crucial victory at Haverhill Rovers to boost their survival hopes. Kyle Plumb opened the scoring for the Ghosts early on but the away side were pegged back when Haverhill equalised. However, Plumb grabbed his second of the afternoon with a calm finish to take all three points.

Great Yarmouth Town are four games unbeaten after a 2-2 draw at Ely City – Chris Holmes and Ady Ager got the goals for the Bloaters.

Wroxham slipped to their fourth consecutive defeat after a 2-0 loss at Godmanchester.

Swaffham Town stayed top of the First Division after running riot in an 8-0 win over Needham Market Reserves. Joe Jackson (2), Matthew Prudence (2), Alex Vincent (2), Daniel Tindall and Luke Reed got the goals for the free-scoring Pedlars.

Woodbridge kept up the pressure though with a 4-0 win over Diss Town whilst King’s Lynn Town Reserves sit in fifth place after their 4-2 win at Halstead – Eoin McQuaid got a hat-trick with Dylan Edge also getting on the scoresheet for the Linnets’ second string.

Wisbech St Mary went down to a 3-2 defeat at Cornard United whilst Norwich United Reserves lost 2-0 at home to their Braintree counterparts.

Downham Town lost 2-1 at home to March Town to leave them ninth in the table.

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