Norwich maintain their rise

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Norwich City's rise towards the top of the First Division table continued with a comfortable 2-0 win against Watford at Vicarage Road yesterday.

The Canaries moved up five places to second behind Millwall as they picked up a fifth successive victory - their fourth in the League - and extended Watford's run without a win to 10 games.

Norwich soaked up early pressure before striking through Ashley Ward and then cemented their lead with a Keith Scott goal early in the second half.

In the Second Division, Carlisle United eased their relegation worries with a 4-2 victory over Wycombe. The Cumbrians were 2-0 up after just eight minutes, Warren Aspinall opening the scoring and Dean Walling adding the second goal with a flashing header.

Wycombe responded with a Dave Carroll goal after 14 minutes, but nine minutes later Carlisle's captain David Reeves stretched the advantage again with the best goal of the match. Reeves finished off a fine move, getting on the end of a superb pass by Allan Smart.

The last two goals were penalties, with Tony Gallimore converting for Carlisle and Dave Carroll netting Wycombe's 83rd-minute consolation from the spot.

Cardiff moved up six places in the Third Division after their 3-1 victory at Edgar Street. Carl Dale, leading scorer in the division, scored twice - in the 46th and 81st minutes - to take his tally in all competitions to 18 this season.

Hereford dominated the first half but the Welshmen went in front immediately after the break when Dale pounced on a mistake by the Hereford goalkeeper Chris MacKenzie. Six minutes later, Darren Adams put Cardiff further in front with a header from 10 yards.

Hereford scored through Steve White in the 56th minute, but Dale clinched victory nine minutes from the end when he cracked the ball into an empty net after MacKenzie could only parry an effort from Adams.