Key battle sees Mattishall draw

Mattishall 1, Blofield 1MATTISHALL entertained another of the Sterry Cup challengers when Blofield visited South Green. Mattishall had the perfect start when Lloyd's first touch in the visitors' goal was to pick the ball out of the back of the net.

Mattishall 1, Blofield 1

MATTISHALL entertained another of the Sterry Cup challengers when Blofield visited South Green.

Mattishall had the perfect start when Lloyd's first touch in the visitors' goal was to pick the ball out of the back of the net. A long throw from Jake Anema was flicked on by Wooden and the clearance fell to Duncan Hewitt who took a touch before drilling the ball into the net.

Lewis for the hosts made a surging run to force a corner which saw Hewitt this time fire wide. The visitors' Cox delivered a dangerous ball from a free-kick and then in their next attack Adcock's cross was glanced just wide by Hurren. However on 20 minutes the visitors drew level when, from a corner, Hill was harshly adjudged to have committed a foul. Brown gave keeper George Pledger no chance from the spot.


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The visitors continued to press and a fine run from Hart saw his delivery fall to Murphy who forced Pledger into a fine full length save. On 35 minutes Mattishall's Lewis and Jason Cole combined to create some space and Lewis' long range effort deflected for a corner which was easily cleared but the teams went into the interval level at 1-1.

At the start of the second half Brown's glancing header bounced on the top of the Mattishall bar, while at the other end, Wooden's flick on saw Cole's volley well saved by Lloyd. The game continued to flow from end to end and a Blofield corner in the 65th minute flashed across the face of the goal.

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The hosts were reduced to ten men when Edwards received his second yellow. Both teams looked for a winner but the score remained at 1-1, the same as when the sides met a fortnight ago.

Mattishall Reserves travelled to play league leaders Swaffham Reserves but despite leading going into the final third ended up losing 3-2 with Campos and Stenner the scorers.

Mattishall entertain Beccles this Saturday with a 2pm kick off, while the Reserves are at home to their counterparts from Sheringham at 4pm.

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