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Anglian Combination round-up: Long Stratton get off the mark at fourth time of asking

After starting the new season with three straight defeats, Long Stratton are off the mark in the Anglian Combination Premier Division.

Adam Burroughs’ men recorded a 3-0 home victory over Acle United, with all of their goals coming in the second half.

Luke Priestley missed a penalty for the hosts during the opening 45 minutes, but he atoned after the restart when he converted from the spot.

Adam Burroughs' Long Stratton picked up their first three points. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Adam Burroughs' Long Stratton picked up their first three points. Picture: Mark Bullimore

Goals from Ryan Tebble and debutant Aarron Taylor completed the scoring, and moved Stratton up to 13th in the table in the process.

Manager Burroughs wrote on Twitter: “Brilliant team performance today! Thoroughly deserved 3 points. Great debut goal from @Aarrontay. Also credit @lukepriestley11 for stepping up for the second pen after missing the first pen.”

Stratton will aim to build on that win on Saturday when they travel to the side that has replaced them at the foot of the table – Bradenham Wanderers (2.30pm).

* Jake McDowall’s goal was not enough for Scole United to claim anything from their trip to top-of-the-table Caister, who ran out 2-1 winners.

Tenth-placed Scole, who are without a win in three outings, are due back in action on Saturday against Waveney (2.30pm).

* Waveney will go into that contest having seen their weekend’s trip to Harleston Town postponed due to Covid-19 concerns .

A Waveney player had been showing symptoms of the virus in the build up to the fixture, forcing the visitors to call the game off.

Harleston head to Blofield United on Saturday (2.30pm).

* In Division One, Attleborough Town are up to third thanks to their 4-0 win at Bungay Town.

Jak Fuller helped himself to a brace, with Brad Rivett and Charlie Smith adding their names to the scoresheet.

Next up for Attleborough, who have picked up 10 points from the 15 on offer in 2020/21, is a home clash with Norwich United Under-21 on Saturday (2.30pm).

* East Harling played out a 1-1 draw in their home clash against Wymondham Town.

Former Diss Town winger Callum Bray was the man on target for Stacey Lawrence’s charges.

Having drawn their last two games, East Harling will aim to get back to winning ways on Saturday when table-topping Heacham – with five wins from five to their name – visit Church Road (2.30pm).

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