Chances missed but Wells do enough to move into third spot

Diss Town have a new manager. Picture: Archant

Diss Town have a new manager. Picture: Archant - Credit: Archant

Wells travelled to Mattishall on Saturday to take on Mattishall Reserves in Anglian Combination Division Two, on a very heavy pitch but managed a 3-0 success.

The visitors started the brighter and soon had the home defence stretched with some pacy balls through the middle of the park.

Ross Brewster broke the deadlock when he spotted the keeper well out and lobbed him from distance.

Virtually from the restart Brewster added to his and the visitors' tally when he chased down a loose ball to slot home. Wells should have added further goals but good goalkeeping and poor finishing left the score at 2-0 going to the break.

The second period was very much like the first with chances being created but not finished.

Midway through the second period, following a hatful of corners, Matt Pooley added Wells' third with a close tap-in.

Again further goalscoring chances went begging with poor finishing but enough was done to move in to third spot with a two-point gap at the top with three games in hand on the league leaders.

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This weekend Wells turn their attention to the Norfolk Junior Cup semi-final against the UEA at Beach Road at 2pm.

After several poor performances in previous weeks, and the visit of high-flying UEA Reserves, a solid performance was needed by Wells Town Reserves to gain any points from their match. Even so the reserves did just that, taking a point in a 4-4 draw.

On a very heavy pitch with heavy rain falling, the visitors broke the deadlock in the first period. A good start was needed in the second period but again the visitors added a second. Aaron Myhill reduced the arrears with a good goal before Jack Castlo equalised at 2-2.

The visitors went 3-2 ahead but back came Wells Reserves when Chris Smith found the equaliser at 3-3.

Again UEA went ahead and but time running out, Myhill found his second and Wells' fourth as he levelled the match.

It was a solid display by the whole team but a special mention goes to keeper Darren Armiger who was outstanding, making some point-blank saves.

Wells Reserves travel to Narborough on Saturday for a 2.30pm kick off.