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Anglian Combination round-up: Harleston stay top with win at Mundford while Scole United also triumph

Harleston Town remain two points clear at the top of the Hadley & Ottaway Anglian Combination Premier Division table following Saturday’s 3-2 win at Mundford.

The leaders, who are jointly managed by Nicky Howell and Nathan Stone, looked to be heading for a defeat when they went into the break trailing 2-1.

However, they turned things around after the restart to keep second-placed Waveney at bay, with the goals coming courtesy of Stone (penalty), Lawrence Cheese and Scott Roberts.

Scott Roberts
Scott Roberts

With Waveney in cup action this weekend, Harleston have the opportunity to open up a five-point advantage at the summit when they travel to face third-from-bottom Hellesdon tomorrow (2pm).

* Scole United have moved up to seventh thanks to their 2-0 away victory at St Andrews.

Kieran Manning and Ben Norton-Hugman were both on target for Scole, who now won back-to-back fixtures after failing to win any of their previous three.

Scole will now switch their focus to booking their place in the quarter-finals of the Mummery Cup when they host league rivals UEA in the second round tomorrow (1.30pm).

* Tenth-placed Long Stratton’s inconsistent campaign continued on Saturday with a 3-1 defeat at Wroxham Reserves, who leapfrogged them into ninth in the process.

After going into the break 2-0 down Stratton pulled a goal back through leading marskman James Bemrose’s far-post header, but the hosts claimed the game’s all important fourth goal to secure their victory.

Stratton will hope for better luck in the Mummery Cup tomorrow when they head to Bradenham Wanderers (1.30pm).

* Attleborough Town are down to third in Division One after they suffered their third defeat of the season, going down 3-2 away at Stalham Town.

Matthew Carr and Steven Wright were on target for Attleborough, who are four points behind league-leading Wymondham Town with a game in hand.

Martyn Fuller’s men host Kirkley & Pakefield Reserves tomorrow (2pm) and will then travel to Wroxham Reserves in the Mummery Cup on Wednesday (7.30pm).

* Goals in the final 20 minutes saw third-from-bottom East Harling suffer a 2-0 defeat at home against second-placed Yelverton.

The Green Army – with two league wins to their name this term – will look to bounce back tomorrow when fourth-placed Gorleston Reserves will be their visitors to Church Road (2pm).

Harling manager Stacey Lawrence has been busy in recent days having added Brad Hunt and Ian Ward to his squad.

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