Derby win for pace-setting Wells

Wells Town 4, Holt United 2

The Seasiders, playing for the first time since November 20, retained their leadership of Anglian Combination Division One.

Wells officials had worked hard to make sure the match went ahead following severe damage to the changing rooms from burst water pipes.

Both sides looking rusty after the long lay-off. Although training sessions had taken place, nothing replaces match fitness.

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Wells started to push forward and Sutherland-Gray was unlucky when a shot flashed inches wide of an upright. After 16 minutes Wells found the net when Grocott scored with a well-placed shot.

Play was even and on 30 minutes Wright equalised for Holt when clean through.

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Minutes later Wells were back in front when Sutherland-Gray twisted and turned past defenders and slotted home with ease. After the hour Sutherland-Gray made it 3-1 when he ran onto a good through-ball and rounded the keeper to slot home into the empty net.

The Seasiders eased off the pressure and allowed the visitors to reduce the arrears in time added on when Clarke scored.

Grocott made the match safe when he scored his second on the final whistle.

Wells travel to fifth-bottom Stalham on Saturday (kick-off 2pm).

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