Magpies extend unbeaten run

Dereham 2, Haverhill 1The Magpies made a great start with skipper Adam Gusterson glancing home Craig Terrington's free kick in the fifth minute.Adam Smith and Ollie Willis, who both signed new contracts before the game, were prominent as the home side pressurised the Cambridgeshire opponents.

It was after the Lord Mayor's Show for Wembley-bound Wroxham yesterday as they returned to Ridgeons League Premier Division action at Histon Reserves.

Forty-eight hours after completing their FA Vase semi-final success over Whitehawk, the Yachtsmen went down 3-1 to their struggling hosts, with Owen Painter getting their consolation goal.

Wroxham continue to clear their backlog of league fixtures tomorrow when they go to Walsham-le-Willows.

Kirkley & Pakefield missed a chance to move up to third place in the Premier Division when they drew 1-1 at Leiston but Dereham Town had a 2-1 home win over Haverhill. An early goal from skipper Adam Gusterson, who glanced in Craig Terrington's free-kick, put the Magpies in front after Adam Smith and Ollie Willis signed new contracts before the game. Scott Roberts slid home another Terrington cross for the second before Haverhill pulled a goal back when Neil Cogger's flag kick deceived keeper John Higgs and made its way directly into the net.

A brace from Ross Harper helped Wisbech to a 4-1 victory at bottom club Wivenhoe while a penalty from Steve Harley gave Mildenhall a 1-0 home win over Ely City.

The day's biggest Ridgeons League crowd was down in Division One, where 214 paid to watch the Gorleston v Yarmouth derby.

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In the end it was Bloaters fans who went home the happier with the game settled by a single goal - Stewart Roach's 16th of the season.

It was a memorable one, too, with Roach twisting to head in a free-kick from Scott Woodcock.

Steve Best, having returned to the Yarmouth defence after injury, had to be taken to hospital with a cut lip during a game which saw seven players receive yellow cards.

The result kept Yarmouth firmly in the running for the title, two points adrift of leaders Brantham - who beat Ipswich Wanderers 2-0 - with a

game in hand.