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Notley's Lowestoft and District League round up

PUBLISHED: 12:11 18 March 2011

THE first division title race now looks an interesting affair as leaders Oxford Arms lost for the second time as they went down 2-0 at Spexhall.

Norton Athletic closed the gap to three points albeit from a game more following their slender 1-0 win at Gt Yarmouth Town Hall, however Norton and Oxford are yet to meet this season.

Third-placed Waveney Reserves were handed a walkover as opponents Pakefield Re-United failed to raise a side whilst fellow contenders Hearts of Oak picked up a 7-1 win against Corton White Horse Seltic.

Pot Black, who could still have a say as they have to face all the top teams, recorded a fine 2-0 win against Blundeston Magpies to climb above them into fourth place.

Elsewhere Barsham gained a much needed win in beating Kirkley & Pakefield A 2-1.

The top five of the second division all picked up three points. Maintaining their six point advantage are DK Consultants who defeated Telecom Rovers 4-1. Waveney Gunners remain second following their 2-1 success against Earsham whilst Hopton picked up a fine 2-1 win against Mutford & Wrentham.

Further tight games saw Bungay Town A return from Norton Athletic Reserves with the points following an own goal whilst fifth-placed Spexhall Reserves returned from Crusaders with a 2-1 win.

Ellingham’s misery continued as they were beaten 5-0 at Lowestoft International whilst Waveney A picked up a much needed three points in their relegation battle as for the third week running they were involved in a high scoring game this time winning 8-4 at Beccles Caxton Reserves.

The top three in the third division also picked up maximum points as leaders Corton White Horse Seltic Reserves won 3-1 against Carlton Rangers, second-placed Mutford & Wrentham Reserves won 5-0 against Westhall and third-placed FC Eastport won 5-0 against Lowestoft Albion.

Fourth-placed Harleston Town Reserves lost to the only goal against Royal Oak as did Blundeston Magpies in their encounter with a fast improving Factory Arms.

Finally fifth-placed Kirkley & Pakefield B were on the wrong end of a 3-2 scoreline against Southwold Town Reserves.

The league would now like to hear from any new clubs wishing to join in the 2011/12 season, contact Glyn Gray on 01493 651261.

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