Saturday's Ridgeons Premier round-up

CRC 4th v Dereham Town 12thTHE home side's unbeaten run is now in double figures and extends beyond two months without a goal being conceded in over 4.


CRC 4th v Dereham Town 12th

THE home side's unbeaten run is now in double figures and extends beyond two months without a goal being conceded in over 4.5 hours of football. The Magpies will do well to change this, they shipped six at home last week against the league leaders and exited the League Cup in midweek.

Felixstowe & Walton 14th v Stanway Rovers 2nd

THE Seasiders go into this game as one of only two sides with an unbeaten home record but will do well to keep that intact against a Rovers side who have scored 14 times in their last three league games with seven coming from Sam Newson who scored twice against the Seasiders in the reverse fixture.

Hadleigh 8th v Woodbridge Town 20th

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HADLEIGH will be hoping to bounce back from defeat at The Unwin Ground last week buoyed by a 4-1 midweek win in the league cup over Melford. They will be looking to maintain their league position, against a Woodpeckers side who scored for the first time since the reverse fixture with a Tom Trevivian goal giving them maximum points at King's Lynn last week.

King's Lynn Res 19th v Walsham-le-Willows 11th

PAUL Smith's side should be looking forward to this trip to The Walks, the home side have won just twice on home soil scoring just eight times in nine games. The Willows have won three and drawn two on the road scoring 16 times and will be looking to wipe away memories of their 7-1 home defeat at the hands of rampant Stanway last week.

Leiston 1st v Ely City 18th

THE Victory Road side are in prime spot but know they cannot afford to slip up as there are sides just below them with games in hand. Since losing to CRC in September they have won eight straight scoring 27 times while conceding just five. The Robins face a formidable task if they are to halt that run, one win away from home back in the first week of the season and just four goals scored.

Mildenhall 16th v Harwich & Parkeston 22nd

'HALL will be hoping to get their league season back on track here against the basement club after a run of five games without a win and midweek progress in the league cup will have given them a boost. Six games without a goal sees the Shrimpers in deep trouble at the foot of the table, it is now 23 games since they last won a match.

Newmarket 15th v Kirkley & Pakefield 6th

TWO wins in the opening week of the season saw the Jockeys flirt with the top spot, but just two more wins since then has seen them slip down the table, they face a difficult afternoon against an in form Royals who have games in hand over the five sides above them.

Norwich United 9th v Histon Res 10th

THESE sides start the day level on points with the home side having a game in hand, but the Planters have a much better goal difference. They have lost two of the last seven, but both were away from Plantation Park. The Stute's second string lost the reverse fixture 5-0 at Bridge Road and have yet to beat a side above them in the table.

Wisbech 17th v Debenham LC 5th

THE Fenmen are finding goals hard to come by in recent games failing to score in their last three. That is certainly not the case with Mel Aldiss' side who have scored in every league game this season. Just three defeats in their first 13 Premier Division matches speaks for itself as they try to establish themselves in the leagues upper echelons.

Wivenhoe 21st v Needham Market 3rd

DRAGONS have just one point to show from the six home games played to date and have conceded at an average of three per game. The Marketmen have lost just once on their travels and that against the current leaders, they have scored at an average of over two per game and it is difficult to see them failing to improve on that record.

Wroxham 7th v Haverhill Rovers 13th

JUST one point from their last two home games, the Yachtsmen know they must pick up wins if they are to stay in touch with the leaders, like the Royals, the home side have at least three games in hand over the top five. But need to win them to remain within striking distance.

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