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Anglian Combination League round-up: Harleston Town, Attleborough Town and East Harling all record victories




Harleston Town turned on the style in their final home game of 2019 by beating Bradenham Wanderers 7-2 on Saturday.

Sam Borrer and Spencer Cawcutt both helped themselves to braces in the Hadley & Ottaway Anglian Combination Premier Division encounter, while joint player-manager Nathan Stone, Nathan Russell and Scott Roberts were also on target.

Harleston remain second in the Premier Division table, level on points with leaders Waveney having played three games more.

Harleston Town's Nathan Russell
Harleston Town's Nathan Russell

The Wilderness Lane-based outfit are without a fixture this weekend.

* Twelfth-placed Scole United’s winless run stretched to three matches after they suffered a 3-2 defeat on the road at Norwich CEYMS.

Thomas Gardiner and Kieran Manning were both on target for Lee Sturgeon’s team, who last picked up maximum points in a league encounter on November 2.

Scole will be away from home again on Saturday when they travel to face eighth-placed Acle United (1.30pm).

* Long Stratton, meanwhile, will return to action after having last weekend off when they head to top-of-the-table Waveney on Saturday (1.30pm).

Adam Burroughs’ team, who have won their last three league games in a row, are seventh in the standings.

* Having suffered three defeats in a row in all competitions, Attleborough Town got back on track in Division One with a 5-0 thrashing of basement side Fakenham Town Reserves on Saturday.

Jay Webb was the star of the show for Attleborough with a hat-trick, closely followed by a brace from Matt Carr.

Attleborough are now third in the table, seven points behind table-topping Wymondham Town with a game in hand.

On Saturday they travel to face a second-placed Yelverton side that are six points ahead (1.30pm).

* East Harling continue to be upwardly mobile following the weekend’s 3-1 home win over Easton.

The Green Army, who are up to eighth, have now picked up 10 points from the last 12 on offer.

A Bradley Hunt brace and Matthew Allin did the damage against Easton and provided the foundations for a fourth home victory of the campaign.

Stacey Lawrence’s in-form side will aim to continue the good feeling on Saturday when they travel to the Suffolk coast to take on Kirkley & Pakefield Reserves (1.30pm).

Kirkley’s second string are one place and three points ahead of their visitors going into the Division One encounter.


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