Mattishall in five-star form to move clear

Leaders Mattishall moved five points clear at the top of the Premier Division with a 5-0 thrashing of Loddon United.

Connor Delaney, Samuel Applegate, Gary Harbour, Andrew Fulcher and Carl Kinsley scored Mattishall's goals.

This weekend Mattishall travel to Spixworth, who are currently seventh.

Wells Town travelled to Yarmouth Road to play Blofield United and should have returned home with at least a point.

The match was level until first half injury-time when Wells' Philip Frary powered the ball home when the hosts failed to clear.


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Blofield levelled straight from the re-start and both sides had chances to move ahead.

Blofield went ahead as the visitors failed to clear a loose ball.

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The hosts added a third when Craig was wrong footed as the ball caught Cooper on his heel.

Wells' scheduled match at home on Saturday has been called off due to Wroxham Reserves having players in the County Youth match on Sunday. Wells Town Reserves travel to Holt Reserves (2pm) in Division Five.

In Division One, Bradenham Wanderers visited high-flying Brandon Town and came away with a 1-0 win despite playing the vast majority of the game with only ten men.

Several players were missing from last week's win against Loddon but the visitors still started brightly with two very early chances going wide. On six minutes Bradenham took the lead when Ricky Forder put Bush away on the right and his cross was controlled on the near post and back-heeled into the net by the alert Ramsbotham.

On 16 minutes Brandon played a ball over the Bradenham defence, keeper Butters came out to clear and made contact with the on-rushing forward. Much to the surprise of most spectators and players the referee decided to red card the Bradenham keeper and Forder took over in goal. This only seemed to spur the visitors on and despite one or two rather tame Brandon efforts, Bradenham easily held on to their lead until half-time.

Bradenham started the second half with a 4-4-1 formation with Ramsbotham playing the lone striker role up front.

The visitors could have increased their lead when they created a couple of good chances midway through the second half. They came closest to scoring when Bush found himself through on goal but he played the ball just a fraction too far forward and the home keeper managed to smother the effort.

Despite being a man short Bradenham played out the rest of the game with some comfort and confidence will be high for this week's home league game against Sprowston Athletic.

Foulsham travelled to Aylsham on Saturday and, against a strong, physical side sitting second in the table, came away rueing a number of missed chances in a 2-1 defeat.

Midfielder Aaron Dougal had a volley palmed over the bar by an excellent Aylsham keeper and then, in the miss of the game, Foulsham's Nick Riches somehow managed to slice a shot wide of an open goal from less than a metre.

Other chances were also spurned and Foulsham paid the price when a free-kick just outside the area was unnecessarily conceded and a superb shot beat the wall and the keeper for Aylsham to take a 1-0 half-time lead.

Foulsham got back into the game when Marc Willimott's through ball found Ben Darby who lobbed an advancing keeper from 35 metres for the equaliser.

Aylsham immediately retook the lead when the Foulsham defence went absent and a cross from the right saw an Aylsham attacker unmarked for a simple header.

Despite throwing everything into attack Foulsham could not get the equaliser and were lucky not to concede further goals when Aylsham sub Mark Critten spurned two opportunities with only the keeper to beat.

In Division Six, Foulsham Reserves got back into action on Saturday with six new players signed on the day but went down 5-1 to bottom of the table Freethorpe Reserves.

Manager Stewart Buck scored the Foulsham goal.

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