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Magnificent seven from Harleston as they stay ahead of Norwich Ceyms

PUBLISHED: 12:27 08 October 2017 | UPDATED: 12:27 08 October 2017

Wroxham Reserves' Danny Rodgers, left, tucks the ball past Caister goalkeeper Jordan Huggins. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Wroxham Reserves' Danny Rodgers, left, tucks the ball past Caister goalkeeper Jordan Huggins. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

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Harleston Town look determined to go one better this season as they made it a magnificent seven at the start of the new Premier Division campaign.

Danny Rodgers celebrates after scoring for Wroxham Reserves against Caister. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY Danny Rodgers celebrates after scoring for Wroxham Reserves against Caister. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

They retained top spot after a 3-2 home win over Mattishall which preserved their 100pc record and kept them three points clear of Norwich Ceyms, who made it six in a row.

Two goals from Mark Pearce and one from Conor Delaney earned Harleston the win, with Logan Cossey and Matty Webster scoring for Mattishall.

Ceyms kept up the pressure as they won 2-0 at home against a resilient Reepham, goals from Liam Mann and Jack Smith enough to seal the points.

The derby clash at Blofield United ended in a 2-1 win for the hosts over Acle. Robbie Fryers and Dan Stobbart got the Beavers’ goals with Tom Clarke replying.

Goal celebration time for Wroxham Reserves. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY Goal celebration time for Wroxham Reserves. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Long Stratton had to come from a goal down at home to Stalham to win 2-1. Adam Race and James Bemrose gave Stratton the win after Lewis Crosby had opened the scoring.

St Andrews got their second win of the season, 2-0 over visiting Hellesdon with Sam Whiting getting both goals, one from the penalty spot.

Waveney got back to winning ways with a 2-0 home win over Bradenham, Tom Morford and Tom Sansom on the scoresheet.

Wroxham Reserves and Caister shared eight goals in a 4-4 thriller at Trafford Park. Danny Rogers, Jordan Bond, Marcus Wilkinson and penalty from Ryan Fuller were cancelled out by strikes from Nick Bailey, George Barnden, Lee Turner and Keegan Middleton.

Wroxham Reserves' Josh Pond (blue) and Caister's George Barnden fight for possession. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY Wroxham Reserves' Josh Pond (blue) and Caister's George Barnden fight for possession. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

On Friday, Beccles left Mulbarton with three points and a 2-1 win thanks to goals from James Gill and Billy Shaw. Eliot Altay got Mulbarton’s goal.

In Division One on Saturday, Aylsham won 4-0 at home to Kirkley & Pakefield Reserves with goals from Rhys Cousins, Michael Warnes, Owen Collier and Matt Billings.

Bungay got their second win of the season as they beat visiting Scole 2-1. A penalty from Shaun Whiteman and a goal Dom Mirner were enough. Ben Norton-Hugman scored for the visitors.

Cromer’s early-season form continued but a better performance saw them go down 3-1 at home against in-form Attleborough, who moved up to second. Michal Lewandowski got Cromer’s goal but strikes from Gregg Mann (2) and Jamie Venables saw Boro take the points.

Caister's Gaz Ward (red) is tracked by Wroxham Reserves' Jordan Bond. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY Caister's Gaz Ward (red) is tracked by Wroxham Reserves' Jordan Bond. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Hindringham remain winless as they went down 6-0 at home to Hoveton, who now find themselves fourth. A hat-trick from Dev Blundell was added to by Hayden Cunningham, Alex Fitzgerald and Aaron Hyland.

Loddon and Watton shared nine goals as Loddon won 5-4 at home. Matt Ayres (2), Jake Rose, Connor Davies and an own goal were enough. Sam Childerhouse, Nick Hollyoak, Sam Brady and Ty Bond scored for Watton.

Wymondham and Mundford contested the big game of the day with Wymondham coming home with a 4-3 win. Liam Moriarty (2) and Jason Armes (2) took the points with Robert Sand (2) and Nathan Thorogood replying.

Sheringham remain top and unbeaten following a 4-0 home win over Yelverton who are still searching for their first win of the campaign. Tom Hislop (2), Ben Boyce and Jack Crane sealed the win.

Wroxham Reserves' Josh Pond tracks Caister's Scott Woodcock during Saturday's Anglian Combination, Premier Division clash, which ended in a 4-4 draw. Picture: Denise Bradley Wroxham Reserves' Josh Pond tracks Caister's Scott Woodcock during Saturday's Anglian Combination, Premier Division clash, which ended in a 4-4 draw. Picture: Denise Bradley

UEA won their fourth game in a row as they beat North Walsham 2-0 at home, Mohammed Hassan and Ben George with the goals.

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