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Mattishall turn the formbook upside down with stunning 6-1 away win

PUBLISHED: 08:40 05 October 2017

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Mattishall travelled to Wroxham to entertain their reserve side, who had been scoring for fun in their recent matches.

On the cards it looked a tough fixture for the visitors as they have not had a great start to their Anglian Combination Premier Division campaign, but they went out and recorded a superb win.

Manager Benny Macann was not happy prior to the match as several first teamers had called off the night before, forcing him to draft in some reserves to fill the gaps.

It was evident in the early stages why Wroxham were scoring at ease, as their young team were playing clever football, but it was the older heads of Mattishall who took control.

A lovely corner midway through the first half saw Xavier Huckle head home after a slight touch in the box. Five minutes later Logan Copsey hit home from inside the box to double the lead, with the visitors going in at half-time 2-0 up.

Ten minutes into the second period Huckle pounced on a mistake to run through on goal only to be brought down in the box with a last ditch effort, resulting in a straight red card and a penalty which Huckle converted with ease.

Substitute Will Abbot, having taken to the pitch 10 minutes earlier, then ran onto a through ball on the left, cut in and unleashed a shot that flew into the far corner of the net to make it 4-0.

Wroxham scored their consolation five minutes later but that was not enough to stop the visitors as Tom Hill and Jackson Ramm added two more goals to make it a comfortable 6-1 win for Mattishall, who now have six points from five games.

With the Reserves a bit depleted, it was disappointing to see them go down 6-1 away to Thetford Rovers, especially when after they had had a great result at Fakenham Reserves midweek, winning 3-2.

Mattishall are looking for someone to help with the running of the reserves - call secretary Eddie Dalton on 07546 930379.

Mattishall are away to high-flyers Harleston Town on Saturday (2.30pm) while the Reserves are at home to Hindringham Reserves in the League KO Cup (2pm).

Bradenham Wanderers, who were without a match at the weekend, return to action on Saturday when they make the long trip to Waveney (2.30pm).

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