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Four weeks without a game

PUBLISHED: 09:25 11 December 2008 | UPDATED: 14:51 07 July 2010

ANOTHER week gone without a match for the first team of Mattishall Football Club.

The weekend match away to Corton was postponed due to the hosts playing in the Suffolk Senior Cup.

ANOTHER week gone without a match for the first team of Mattishall Football Club.

The weekend match away to Corton was postponed due to the hosts playing in the Suffolk Senior Cup. Mattishall have now gone four weeks without a match.

Hopefully the weather will be kind when the Anglian Combination Division One fourth-placed team have a fixture at Sole Bay, kick off 2pm, meet at noon.

The Reserves are getting their fixtures played and over the weekend they entertained a very good Wymondham Town Reserve side which ended in a good 4-0 win.

After all the week's wet weather it was touch and go if the match would go ahead. On a heavy surface both teams acclimatised well and it was an even affair up to the midway stage of the first period.

Then Chris Hall made a darting left-flank run ending with a shot into the corner of the net to open the scoring.

Five minutes before the break Duncan Hewitt was tackled from behind in the penalty area resulting in a penalty which Craig Clarke converted to double the lead.

The second period was getting heavier resulting in substitutes being used. Play evened out again with the two keepers having little to do except pick up loose balls.

Again the home team waited until midway through the half when they regained their scoring habit, Chris Hall picked up a great through ball to run down his favourite left flank before hitting home his second, thumping home the team's third goal.

Wymondham kept their momentum going, however, they had trouble in cracking the home defence as their lines were well cleared and marshalled by skipper Joe Marchewski.

Christian Harbour, who had come on as a Mattishall substitute, hit home a fine goal to wrap up a good team performance.

This week is the second round of the League Cup away to Martham Reserves, kick off 1.30pm, meet at noon.

Saturday's match referee, albeit very young, had a very good game, letting the match flow whenever he could and taking names only when it was necessary. Mattishall were pleased to see that young people are still taking up this very demanding role.

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