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Harleston Town go top of the Anglian Combination Premier Division while Long Stratton, Attleborough Town and East Harling all win

Harleston Town moved back to the top of the Hadley & Ottaway Anglian Combination Premier Division table thanks to Saturday’s 2-0 home win at the expense of Wroxham Reserves.

Harleston – jointly managed by Nathan Stone and Nicky Howell – had headed into the contest three points adrift of leaders Waveney.

However, with the Suffolk side suffering a 4-2 defeat at Hellesdon, Harleston capitalised to now lead the way on goal difference, albeit having played two games more.

Sam Borrer
Sam Borrer

Sam Borrer and Kurtis Hodges netted the goals after the restart, while Scott Roberts saw his free-kick cannon to safety off the crossbar.

Harleston will travel to face a Norwich CEYMS side on Saturday (1.30pm) that are currently third, four points adrift of their visitors having played a game less.

* Long Stratton are seventh after they got 2020 off to a winning start with a 4-1 home victory over the team directly above them – Mattishall.

The visitors actually broke the deadlock in this encounter through Sam Childerhouse, but a Charlie Deakin equaliser ensured the sides went into the break level at a goal apiece.

An own goal after the restart put Stratton in front for the first time before goals from the division’s leading scorer James Bemrose and substitute James Harrison made sure of the outcome.

Adam Burroughs’ side, who are now level on points with Mattishall, are without a fixture this weekend.

They will return to action on January 18 when fourth-placed Mundford will be their visitors.

* Scole United’s home clash with Blofield United last weekend was postponed because of a waterlogged pitch.

Lee Sturgeon’s men, who sit 11th in the standings, will hope to play their first match of the year on Saturday when they head to 14th-placed UEA (1.30pm).

* Attleborough Town racked up their 10th Division One victory of the campaign as they emphatically defeated visiting Easton 5-1 at home to move up to fifth.

Substitute Callum Kindred bagged a brace to accompany goals from Alastair Beales. Liam Clayton and Charlie Smith.

On Saturday Martyn Fuller’s Attleborough will travel to face Aylsham, who are one place and two points behind them (1.30pm).

* East Harling continued their recent good form by recording a 2-1 winat Watton United.

Ian Ward and Bradley Hunt were both on target for the travelling Green Army, who have lost just one of their last six games in the league after a tough start to the campaign.

Eighth-placed Harling will welcome second-from-bottom Norwich United Under-21s to the Memorial Field on Saturday (1.30pm).

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