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Mattishall FC unable to topple leaders

PUBLISHED: 15:31 28 March 2012

Cromer 1, Mattishall 0

MATTISHALL were unable to derail Cromer’s title challenge in the Anglian Combination Premier Division on Saturday.

The visitors were forced into two changes with Duncan Hewitt unavailable through illness and Connor Delaney recovering from an operation. That meant a change in formation, upsetting the balance of the side and they spent much of the game chasing and harrying their hosts.

The first half saw very few clear cut chances with the home side reverting to long range efforts. Their best attempt was a Harwood free-kick which was tipped round the post by Matthew Powley and also a Dale Wilton snap shot that crashed against the side netting.

The visitors got into in a couple of good positions but never caused Pauling in the home goal to make a telling save and they were the happier side with 0-0 half-time scoreline.

It was a similar story in the second half as Cromer, despite getting in good positions, were wasteful in their final ball.

However they made the breakthrough on the hour when a sweeping move ended with Scott Woodcock applying a clinical finish.

The visitors lacked a real cutting edge although they could not be accused of lacking desire or effort and did have a shout for a penalty when Dale Reynolds clashed with Pauling, but the referee gave only a corner, which came to nothing.

Mattishall tried to push forward late in the game but a solid Cromer defence meant that a clear cut chance could not be created.

Wymondham Town 6, Wells Town 1

The Seasiders suffered another heavy loss at fellow strugglers Wymondham Town on Saturday in the Anglian Combination Premier Division.

Wells found themselves 2-0 down at the interval but still had a chance of taking something from the match.

They fell further behind after the break, but reduced the arrears when Frary headed home from a corner kick. The hosts then added three further goals as they outpaced the visitors with fast attacking moves.

Wells travel for their fourth away trip in as many weeks when they visit St Andrews on Saturday (2.30pm).

n Wells Reserves travelled to CEYMS and battled hard but could not prevent the hosts from scoring at regular interval to take the spoils in a 4-0 defeat.

n Next Thursday, Wells host the North West Norfolk Division Three final between Riverside and Gayton United Reserves (7.30pm). The following Thursday, April 12, the Division Two final between South Creake and Discovery Royals will also be at Beach Road. (7.30pm). Entry for both games is £3.

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