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Anglian Combination round-up: Scole United get the better of last season's leaders while Harleston Town and Attleborough Town also win

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Scole United picked up their first victory since the opening day of the Anglian Combination Premier Division season thanks to a 4-2 home win over Waveney on Saturday.

The hosts started well and were rewarded in the 11th minute when Jake McDowall headed in from distance.

However, it was to be a short lived lead because with their next attack Waveney, who were top of the table last season when football was abandoned, equalised.

Scole United celebrate one of their four goals on Saturday. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Scole United celebrate one of their four goals on Saturday. Picture: Mark Bullimore

But Scole’s response was positive and they ended up taking a 3-1 advantage with them into the break courtesy of goals from captain Ben Norton-Hugman and Ashley Baxter – the latter firing home from 25 yards out.

Waveney pulled a goal back five minutes after the restart, yet the points were eventually made safe after James Harrison was upended in the area and he stepped up to convert the resultant penalty.

Seventh-placed Scole will aim to continue their winning form on Saturday when they entertain Beccles Town (2pm).

* New signing Ryan Crisp and Sam Borrer scored the goals as Harleston Town saw off hosting Blofield United 2-0 on Saturday.

The victory has moved Town up to third – five points off the lead with a game in hand – ahead of Saturday’s home clash with Long Stratton (2pm).

* Stratton go into that encounter on the back of a 0-0 draw at Bradenham Wanderers.

Adam Burroughs’ men could have returned from the trip with all three points were it not for two efforts hitting the woodwork.

Nevertheless, after starting the season with three straight defeats, Stratton are now two unbeaten.

* Attleborough Town are up to second in the Division One table following their 3-1 home win at the expense of Norwich United Under-21s.

Matt Carr, Jordan Lake and Liam Kindred all scored for Boro, who are five point adrift of the summit.

Martyn Fuller’s side will host Fakenham Town Reserves tomorrow (2pm).

* Table-topping Heacham had too much for East Harling, running out 4-1 winners at Church Road.

Callum Bray scored the only goal of the game for Harling, who travel to face Thetford Rovers tomorrow (2pm).

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