Blueharts charging ahead

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Blueharts maintained their four-point lead at the top of the Norwich Union East Premier at the weekend after goals from Bobby Bridges and Mark Russell gave them a 2-0 win against third-placed Peterborough Town, writes Bill Colwill.

Ipswich thrashed Cambridge University 7-0, Andy Cook scoring four, to stay in second place.

High Wycombe opened a four-point gap at the top of the Nastro Azzurro South Premier when they beat second-placed City of Portsmouth 2-0. Andy Burrows opened the scoring with a first-half penalty stroke after Tim Prior had been stick tackled, with Prior claiming the second after 45 minutes.

Old Kingstonians, once of the National League, moved into third place with a 2-1 win against Lewes thanks to two goals from Brett Doubtfire.

Reading became the first club to qualify for this season's Women's National League play-offs, beating Winchester 4-0 with goals from Sandie Boyle, Ali Burrows (2) and Yvonne Craven.

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