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Scole United upwardly mobile in the Hadley & Ottaway Anglian Combination Premier Division after Beccles Town win

Scole United made it back-to-back Hadley & Ottaway Anglian Combination Premier Division wins thanks to Saturday’s 2-1 home victory over Beccles Town.

Kevin Riches, who was later sent off, and substitute James Dunkinson were both on target for Lee Sturgeon’s men.

Manager Sturgeon wrote on Twitter: “Very proud of all at @ScoleUnited today.

08/02/2020, Scole, UK. ..Football action from Scole United v Beccles Scole manger Lee Sturgeon..Photo by Mark Bullimore. (28700702)
08/02/2020, Scole, UK. ..Football action from Scole United v Beccles Scole manger Lee Sturgeon..Photo by Mark Bullimore. (28700702)

“Very good performance in a well fought game. Lads played some great football today. Can’t fault a single one of the squad.”

The three points moved Scole up a place in the table to 11th, with a trip to Bradenham Wanderers up next tomorrow in the quarter-finals of the Mummery Cup (2pm).

* Harleston Town are third after they recorded a 1-0 win from their home encounter against Mattishall.

Scott Roberts’ 53rd-minute effort from outside of the box proved to be the difference between the two sides at Wilderness Lane.

Despite moving up one place, Harleston remain six points adrift of table-topping Waveney, who also have a game in hand.

Tomorrow, Harleston travel to face a bottom-of-the-table St Andrews outfit that have lost all 19 of their matches in 2019-20 (2.30pm).

* Long Stratton suffered a 3-2 reverse on the road at Acle United.

Adam Burroughs’ charges found themselves 3-0 down at the break and despite James Bemrose and Chris Bartram pulling goals back after the restart, the team had left themselves too much to do.

Stratton (10th) will aim to halt their two-game losing run tomorrow when they travel to face third-from-bottom Hellesdon (2.30pm).

* Attleborough Town continue to be upwardly mobile in Division One following Saturday’s 5-1 thrashing of hosting Norwich United Under-21s.

Charlie Smith scored twice for Martyn Fuller’s team, with further goals coming courtesy of Danny Camish, Kieran Brown and Matt Carr.

Attleborough, who have scored 19 goals in their last four outings, have moved up to third in the table, seven points behind Wymondham Town at the summit.

Tomorrow, Attleborough will switch their focus to the Mummery Cup quarter-finals at Yelverton (2pm).

* Yelverton will go into that tie on the back of a 4-1 home thrashing at the hands of East Harling.

The Green Army had drawn four games in a row going into the encounter, but goals from Ian Ward (2), Callum Bray and Ivan Otono secured a first victory since January 4.

Eighth-placed Harling will play host to Sprowston Athletic (10th) tomorrow (2.30pm).

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