Wells stun league leaders

WELLS Town entertained Anglian CombinationDivision One leaders Kirkley and Pakefield Reserves and gave a five-star performance in every position on the pitch, winning 4-0.

WELLS Town entertained Anglian CombinationDivision One leaders Kirkley and Pakefield Reserves and gave a five-star performance in every position on the pitch, winning 4-0.

Striker Jody Murfit led the way with a hat-trick asmid-table Wells showed what they are capable off by knocking the visitors off the summit.

The visitors settled the earlier of the teams and forced a first-minute corner which Frary headed clear.

Both sides were trying to play football in difficult conditions, with a diagonal crosswind blowing.


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Attridge held a good Murfit shot as Wells came more into the contest and then Cooper made a crucial tackle when Palmer found space.

Grocott broke the deadlock in the 40th minute when he placed a perfect shot into the top corner of Attridge's goal.

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Wells had the perfect start to the second period when Murfit scored straight from the kick-off. He broke the offside trap and calmly rounded Attridge to score into the empty net.

Greenlees for the visitors cleared a loose ball as Wells were again looking dangerous. Kirkley were trying to push Wells back as they were looking to reduce the arrears.

Wells' defence of Cawston, Cooper, Frary and Page were clearing any danger. The pace of Mills and Macnab-Grieve was causing the visitors problems while McCallum was controlling midfield as Wells were in total control.

The match was killed off in the 80th minute when Grocott was sliced down in the area. Murfit added his second and Wells' third when he sent Attridge the wrong way from the spot-kick.

Wells added a fourth in the 82nd minute when Murfit unleashed an unstoppable shot passed Attridge.

Wells Town entertain Wymondham on Saturday at Beach Road, kick-off 2.30pm.

Wells Reserves gave a very poor display in this re-arranged mid-week fixture, visitors Brandon scoring once in each half to take the spoils back to Suffolk.

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