East Harling grab all three points on derby day at Thetford Rovers
East Harling nabbed the bragging rights during Saturday’s derby at Thetford Rovers.
Stacey Lawrence’s men made the short journey down to A1066 looking to maintain their push for Fosters Solicitors Anglian Combination Division One promotion.
And they did just that as a goal in either half sealed a 2-0 victory, which in turn moved them up to second place in the table.
The Greens got off to the perfect start when striker Charlie Webb headed them in front after just 60 seconds.
And the points were sealed late on through another headed goal – this time Shaun Hunsdon was the scorer.
The victory sees Harling four points ahead of table-topping Aylsham ahead of tomorrow’s derby at Attleborough Town (1.30pm).
* Attleborough go into the fixture following a 3-2 home defeat at the hands of Kirkley & Pakefield Reserves last weekend.
Hosting Boro’ found themselves two goals up in the early exchanges through Tom Seymour and Peter Wiltshere, but Kirkley’s second string were level before the break and went on to score the winner during the second half.
The defeat – Attleborough’s 10th this campaign from their 17 league outings – has left them 11th in the standings.
* In the Premier Division, Scole United were made to pay for not taking their chances during a 1-0 home defeat at the hands of Waveney.
Kieran Manning went closest to breaking the deadlock in what was a dominant first half for Scole with a shot that cannoned to safety off the crossbar.
However, Waveney posed more of an attacking threat in the second half and they made it count on the hour mark when JJ Ebury curled the ball into the back of the net.
Scole have now dropped down to seventh in the table, with Waveney leapfrogging them into sixth spot.
Tomorrow they will look to halt a four-game losing streak in all competitions when they travel to take on fifth-placed Yelverton (1.30pm).
* Thirteenth-placed Long Stratton slipped to a 4-2 home defeat against Norwich CEYMS.
Emile Tighe’s goal sent Stratton into the break level at 1-1, but the visitors took control in the second half, despite Sam Fisher adding a second goal for the home team.
The game was Stratton’s last before the Christmas break.