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New boss Leon Moore picks up first win at Harleston Town to get Thurlow Nunn League First Division North title bid back on track



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Newly-appointed first-team coach Leon Moore picked up his first win in the dugout at Harleston Town, as the Thurlow Nunn League First Division North frontrunners got their title bid back on track.

FIRST WIN: Former Debenham boss Leon Moore claimed his first win in the dugout at new club Harleston Town
FIRST WIN: Former Debenham boss Leon Moore claimed his first win in the dugout at new club Harleston Town

Moore’s first game in the hotseat had ended in a 4-1 defeat at home to Norwich CBS, but his Harleston players made the perfect response with a 5-1 victory at Felixstowe & Walton United Reserves last Saturday.

A brace from Lawrence Cheese, along with goals from Matthew Howard, Jake Imrie and Scott Roberts, wrapped up the points for Town, who had been pegged back to 1-1 when Josh Lee scored for the home side.

The Seasiders finished with 10 men, after Reumel Codrington, one of Moore’s former players during his time at Debenham LC, was sent off for a second yellow card with the score at 4-1.

With their closest title rivals Mulbarton Wanderers losing to Diss, it meant Harleston moved four points clear at the top of the First Division North table.

Harleston visit 15th-placed Haverhill Borough today (3pm).

l Debenham LC (11th) narrowly missed out on a share of the points against title-chasing Swaffham Town at the weekend.

Bradley Austin scored from the spot, to cancel out Kyle Plumb’s opener for the Pedlars, before substitute Sam Carter snatched all the points for the visitors with a goal in the final minutes.

The Hornets, who finished with 10 men following the dismissal of substitute Matt Poxon, entertain King’s Lynn Town Reserves (17th) today (3pm).

l In the Premier Division, team of the weekend Walsham-le-Willows are back up to third after beating Wroxham 1-0 at the weekend.

A second-half header from Andy Cusack proved to be the difference in a close contest at the Morrish Sports Ground.

The victory helped Trevor Newman’s side climb three places, from sixth to third, in the Premier Division table, moving above last Saturday’s opponents Wroxham, as well as Stowmarket Town and Woodbridge Town.

Walsham travel to Newmarket Town (10th) today (3pm), before hosting Great Yarmouth Town (19th) on Wednesday (7.45pm).



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