Football round up: Bradenham Wanderers and Colkirk win, Foulsham draw at leaders

Bradenham Wdrs 3, Holt Utd 0

Bradenham entertained Holt in Anglian Combination Division One on Saturday, in a mid table fixture.

The hosts started strongly, pushing Holt on the defensive and with some well worked passes Bradenham capitalised on their dominance when Ryan Seabright scored in the first 10 minutes.

On the restart Holt started to apply pressure to the Bradenham defence who dug deep to keep out the visitors' forwards. In the closing stages of the first half both sides were locked in a midfield stalemate.

Bradenham started the second half strongly with Stockel leading the line well and hitting great passes out wide to Bush, who now started to get into the game.


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Bradenham went two up when Melton headed home from a long throw-in by Stockel.

Holt pushed forward, forcing Jason Spalding into two sharp saves.

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With 10 minutes to go, Seabright scored his second with a neat finish to put Bradenham 3-0 up.

In the dying minutes Spalding pulled off two more great saves to maintain Bradenham's clean sheet.

MoM: Jason Spalding

Bradenham are away to Brandon on Saturday, kick-off 2pm.

Scole Utd 1, Foulsham 1

In a top of the table Anglian Combination Division Two clash, second placed Foulsham travelled to league leaders Scole United with honours finishing even.

Starting with a 4-5-1 formation, Foulsham were forced onto the back foot for most of the first half and went behind after 20 minutes. Goalkeeper James Deacon brought down a Scole forward just outside the penalty area and, from the resulting free-kick, the Foulsham defence couldn't clear the ball and Scole central defender Nathan Ireland hit the target from 10 metres out.

With Foulsham creating virtually nothing, a change to 4-4-2 saw an improved second half performance with chances starting to be created, the best being a run into the Scole penalty area by Simon Prior but the referee waved away calls for a penalty when Prior was brought down from behind.

With pressure continuing to build on the Scole defence, a late equaliser from Ben Darby saw a frantic last five minutes as Foulsham went all out for the winner. Darby had a half chance to win the game but missed the target so the undefeated league record of both teams remains intact.

Foulsham Reserve's home match against Hemsby Reserves on Saturday was postponed with a water-logged pitch. Their next match is again at home against Harleston Town Reserves, kick-off 2pm.

Colkirk 5, Attleborough Athletic 0

COLKIRK produced their best football of the season in a convincing win against Attleborough Athletic.

Two goals from Tom Starman, one from Simon Tomlin and a further two from Nathan Girdlestone sealed a very good team performance.

With manager Ashley Ward changing the formation, Colkirk looked like a new team. Captain Keith Emmerson settled well into his new position, while Batle and Tomlin had solid games. Adam Lazzari added an extra physical bite in midfield, Girdlestone put in a magnificent performance and James Hoddy worked well at the back. Dean Prudence deputising for Chris Alexander commanded his goal area well. Ryan Starkey was a nuisance all afternoon on the right. MoM: Girdlestone.

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