Jermy brace breaks champions Hearts

Notley's Lowestoft and District League notesIT was back to action with a full fixture list leading to all 19 league games in the popular three-division Notley's League being played.

Notley's Lowestoft and District League notes

IT was back to action with a full fixture list leading to all 19 league games in the popular three-division Notley's League being played.

And it is a case of almost as you were following Saturday's fixtures as the top sides in the respective divisions all won.

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Game of the day in division one saw the league leaders Waveney Reserves beat reigning champions Hearts of Oak 2-0 at Normanston Park. Two goals from Scott Jermy were enough for the leaders to increase their advantage over sixth-placed Hearts of Oak to 16 points - although Micki Williams men still have four games in hand on Shaun Howes side.

Second place Norton are still a point behind the leaders following their 3-0 away win at Mutford & Wrentham, with two goals for Danny Hoadley and another for their leading marksman Paul Harriman.

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Now in third place are Oxford Arms, following their narrow 3-2 away win at tenth placed Blundeston Magpies, which moves them to within seven points of the leaders - although they've played a game more.

Barsham slipped to fourth as ninth placed Pot Black - still with games in hand on all their rivals - beat them 1-0 with a solitary goal from Max Wall.

Spexhall remain in fifth after a narrow 3-2 home win over 11th placed Corton White Horse Seltic while bottom of the table Beccles Caxton Reserves, strengthened by their first team not having a game, picked up one of the results of the day with their first win of the season in narrowly defeating seventh-placed Kirkley & Pakefield A 2-1 with two late goals, despite Luke Graham's first-half strike for the visitors.

In Division two, league leaders AFC Star are still two points ahead of second-placed Pakefield Re-United - although Neil Dale's men still have two games in hand.

Star cruised to a 4-1 away win at Crusaders, who slip to eighth, while there was a similar success and scoreline for Pakefield Re-United at first from bottom Lowestoft International as an own goal and strikes from the S force of Sorrell, Sutcliffe and Stephenson completed their win.

Third placed Great Yarmouth Town Hall were inactive, and Suffolk Punch took advantage to move up to fourth with a 3-0 home win over sixth placed Hopton. Ellingham, who were previously in fourth place, slipped to a shock 1-3 defeat at home against Tudor, who move up to 12th.

Norton Athletic Reserves moved up to tenth place with a 3-2 victory over Bungay Town A, who slip to 11th, after two goals from Sam Bensley and Dominic Moore were on the scoresheet for the home side.

Bottom of the table Harleston Town Reserves - beset by having points deducted - now have no points, after moving off the minuses as they drew 3-3 with ninth-placed Sole Bay United Reserves.

In Division three league leaders Waveney Gunners continued their march towards the title with an 8-1 demolition away at travel to tenth placed Oxford Arms Reserves. Second placed Waveney A inflicted fourth placed Kirkley and Pakefield B's first home defeat of the season as the visitors went nap in a 5-0 away win.

Third placed Earsham kept up the pressure with a 7-1 home win over first from bottom Factory Arms, while fifth placed Corton White Horse Seltic Reserves drew 1-1 with ninth placed Mutford & Wrentham Reserves.

Norman Warrior are still well placed with games in hand as they moved up into sixth after a 2-0 home win over bottom of the table Carlton Rangers.

Seventh placed Spexhall Reserves lost ground as Blundeston Magpies Reserves swooped to a 2-1 home win to move up to.

In the division's final fixture, Marquis of Lorne moved above Westhall 07 into 11th with a fine 4-3 home win that saw the visitors slip to 12th.

Mark Boggis

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