FOOTBALL: Waveney Reserves hit top

NOTLEY'S LOWESTOFT AND DISTRICT LEAGUE ROUND UPAPPROACHING the final two months of the football season, it continues to be all to play for in the three-division Notley's League.


APPROACHING the final two months of the football season, it continues to be all to play for in the three-division Notley's League.

There has been another change at the top in division one, with previous leaders Waveney Reserves replacing Norton once more this week.

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Second placed Norton are now one point behind Waveney with a game in hand after they were held to a 2-2 draw by ninth placed Kirkley & Pakefield A, with goals from Dan Blewitt and Steven Hak for the visitors, while Waveney returned to the top with a 6-0 demolition of first from bottom Wrentham, thanks to another hat trick from Ray Winney, and other goals from Dean Hurren, Scott Jermy and Nathan Garrod.

Oxford Arms moved up into third after a 4-2 home win over eighth placed Ole Frank, while Barsham slipped to fourth after losing 2-0 at tenth placed Blundeston Magpies.

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With games in hand, both Hearts of Oak - in sixth - and seventh placed Pot Black had 5-0 wins, beating bottom of the table Beccles Caxton Reserves and 11th placed Corton White Horse Seltic respectively.

It is as you were in division two, with another two wins for the top two. Leaders AFC Star hammered bottom of the table Harleston Town Reserves 7-0, while Pakefield Re-United remain four points behind with two games in hand after a 3-0 home win over fifth placed Ellingham, thanks to goals from Coote, Chapman and Tills.

Suffolk Punch remain in third after a 0-0 away draw at 12th placed Sole Bay United Reserves, meaning fourth placed Gt Yarmouth Town Hall - with four games in hand - can overtake them as they are now only four points behind after hitting seventh placed Corton A with a 13-1 demolition.

Sixth placed Hopton lost 2-3 at home to tenth placed Lowestoft International, while eighth placed Crusaders also lost 3-2, this time away at 11th placed Norton Athletic Reserves, who scored through two goals from Steve Rivett and Dan Robinson. Tudor moved up into ninth with a 2-0 away win at 13th placed Bungay Town A.

In division three, the top six sides remain as you were after all picked up points. Leaders Waveney Gunners maintained their two point lead, with three games in hand on second placed Waveney A, after beating bottom of the table Carlton Rangers 7-0.

Second placed Waveney A kept the pressure on with a 5-0 home win over tenth placed Westhall, while third placed Spexhall Reserves also hit five in beating eighth placed Mutford & Wrentham Reserves 5-2.

Two late goals saw fourth placed Earsham battle back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with fifth placed Kirkley & Pakefield B, who had raced into the lead with two second half goals from hitman Olly Winram.

Sixth placed Norman Warrior beat first from bottom Marquis of Lorne 8-1, seventh placed Corton White Horse Seltic Reserves slipped to a 2-1 defeat at 12th placed Factory Arms while ninth placed Blundeston Magpies Reserves drew 1-1 with 11th placed Oxford Arms Reserves.

Mark Boggis

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