Mattishall overcome battling Wells in Anglian Combination Premier Division

Mattishall 3 Wells Town 0

MATTISHALL maintained an interest in the Anglian Combination Premier Division title hunt with victory at home over a battling Wells side on Saturday.

Bottom of the table Wells fought hard from the first whistle and were unlucky to concede an early goal from a deflected shot that gave Molyneux no chance.

Wells had a chance to level only for the fine work of Harrison to be cleared off the line. The same player also saw a good effort skim the crossbar.

Sutherland-Gray twice went close as the hosts struggled to assert any superiority.

Mattishall finally killed off the match with two goals in the final 10 minute. On target for the hosts were Ben Gillies, Jake Anema and Duncan Hewitt.

Wells travel to Wroxham Reserves this Saturday, while Mattishall are at Sheringham (2.30pm).

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Hindringham 6 Brandon Town 2

After a three-week break, Hindringham entertained Brandon in Anglian Combination Division One, looking to avenge a 4-2 defeat early in the season.

Osler replaced the unavailable Stockdale in goal, while new signing Thomas Blaza was on the bench.

Hindringham came out all guns blazing and took the lead in the first minute. A corner was played short to Liam Forge, who beat his man and crossed, Sizeland headed on and Defew headed home at the far post.

A second soon followed when Forge drove at the Brandon defence, played the ball wide to Bulley, who crossed near post, for Forge to blast the ball into the top corner of the net.

Forge was again involved for the third, crossing for Ian Bulley to tap home. It was 4-0 on 20 minutes as Betts broke from midfield and curled an unstoppable shot into the net.

Brandon still looked dangerous on the break, and from a corner they scored with an overhead kick.

Osler then saved well from a corner and from his long kick, Bulley beat his man to the ball and sent a rocket into the roof of the net, making it 5-1 at half time.

Hindringham took their foot of the gas in the second half but added a sixth when Forge crossed for Blaza to head home. Brandon scored with the last kick of the game.

Manager Marcus Oliver said: 'That was as good as it gets first half, some of the players' performances were some of the best I have seen for a very long while.'

Hindringham travel to Bradenham on Saturday (2.30pm).