Non-league football round-up

PUBLISHED: 12:00 21 February 2008 | UPDATED: 13:49 04 March 2010

RYMAN LEAGUE DIVISION ONE NORTH



Wivenhoe Town 6 Tilbury 1

WIVENHOE moved off the bottom of Ryman League Division One North for the first time this season with an emphatic 6-1 demolition of fellow strugglers Tilbury on Tuesday night.

RYMAN LEAGUE DIVISION ONE NORTH

Wivenhoe Town 6 Tilbury 1

WIVENHOE moved off the bottom of Ryman League Division One North for the first time this season with an emphatic 6-1 demolition of fellow strugglers Tilbury on Tuesday night.

Lee Townrow put them on their way in the 12th minute with a stunning strike. Underwood, who had been unlucky not to score on Saturday, scored twice in two minutes just before the break to put Wivenhoe in the driving seat. Dwyer pulled a goal back for Tilbury in the 59th minute but five minutes later Flack made it four from the penalty spot.

In the 72nd minute Tilbury self-destructed completely when they gave away another penalty and Underwood completed his hat-trick. Townrow added the sixth as Tilbury lost their discipline as three people were red-carded from their bench, and two players dismissed as well.

RIDGEONS LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION

Histon Reserves 3 Needham Market 4

A MAGNIFICENT 25-yard strike into the top corner from Paul Berry two minutes from time took Needham Market back to the top of the Ridgeons League Premier Division table after a pulsating 4-3 win away to Histon Reserves last night.

Histon took the lead on 15 minutes when a fine through ball from Anthony Blandford sent Neil Kennedy clear to finish empathically.

The home side then played some fine football before Needham equalised rather against the run of play on 39 minutes through Rhys Barber, who was left unmarked at the far post to convert Berry's centre.

Tom Smith volleyed inches wide as Needham upped the pace and Barber grabbed his second a minute from the break when he headed home Berry's corner.

However, Histon replied immediately with Kennedy powering home an excellently-delivered free kick from Sparkes.

Nathan Szyszlyk restored Needham's lead on 48 minutes when he steered home Berry's drive.

Histon drew level again in the 71st minute with Jamie Barker side-footing home Sparke's cross from close range before Berry had the final say to give Needham victory - and their place back at the top of the table.

Kirkley & Pakefield 2 Walsham-le-Willows 1

KIRKLEY & Pakefield had a narrow 2-1 victory when completing a season treble over a gallant Walsham side, which takes them to fourth place in the Ridgeons League Premier Division table.

Their was a shock for Walsham after only 29 seconds with keeper Bugg picking the ball out of the back of the net when ex-Gorleston striker Chris Henderson slid the ball home from a right-wing cross.

Walsham were stunned but then began putting some good moves together with an equal share of possession and a reaction save by home keeper Pauling on 26 minutes, after a fine shot by Luxford kept the home team in front.

It was increased to 2-0 on 50 minutes when another ex-Gorleston player, Lee Hunter, let rip from the edge of the box and the ball took a wicked deflection past keeper Pauling.

Walsham threw men forward with one of their subs, Steven Holder, causing major problems and Kirkley went to sleep on 75 minutes when they thought they were in the comfort zone. Luxford was allowed too much space and hit a post with the ball coming out to Carl Diggs, who followed up and slipped it into an empty net to give Walsham-le-Willows a deserved consolation goal.

RIDGEONS LEAGUE FIRST DIVISION

Hadleigh Utd 0 Tiptree Utd 1

A SECOND-HALF goal by Tiptree substitute Bradley Conner gave the Ridgeons Division One leaders three important points after a cracking match at Hadleigh on Tuesday.

The only goal of the game came after 79 minutes when Conner fired a powerful left-footed shot in to the far corner.

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