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Wooden goal wins it for Mattishall

PUBLISHED: 09:06 04 September 2008 | UPDATED: 14:41 07 July 2010

Mattishall 1, Attleborough 0

BOTH teams were looking to protect their unbeaten starts last Tuesday. The game turned into a midfield battle with clear-cut chances very scarce although Mattishall probably just shaded an evenly-contested first half.

Mattishall 1, Attleborough 0

BOTH teams were looking to protect their unbeaten starts last Tuesday. The game turned into a midfield battle with clear-cut chances very scarce although Mattishall probably just shaded an evenly-contested first half.

In the second half the visitors had a gilt-edged chance which was wasted. Substitute Simon Wooden then grabbed Mattishall's goal following a corner with only 10 minutes remaining.

Mattishall defended in numbers as the visitors pressed for an equaliser in gathering gloom.

Gayton 6, Mattishall 2

ON Saturday a very inexperienced side with only two regular first team players visited Gayton in the Mummery Cup in warm, trying conditions.

Following a flowing move the ball broke to Aron Banham who scored his first senior goal. Mattishall's lead lasted about 10 minutes as Gayton's pressure led to an equaliser then their second when a crisp shot squirmed under keeper's Bottomley's dive.

Deep into first half stoppage time Gayton increased their lead to 3-1 - a scoreline that Mattishall's efforts did not deserve.

The second half saw Jason Knights pounce onto a bobbling ball to smash a shot into the roof of the net to bring Mattishall back into the game at 3-2. A excellent run and cross by Knights saw a superb header from Christian Harbour kept out by keeper Cook as Mattishall attempted to get level. However the conditions took their toll on the patched up Mattishall side and three goals in the space of 10 minutes gave the scoreline a flattening look.

w Mattishall Reserves entertained Foulsham on Wednesday evening in their first home league fixture in a bruising encounter which they lost 2-0. The visitors took the lead on 20 minutes as the home keeper was beaten at the near post

Chances went begging at both ends, and as the second half began the visitors created several chances although the second goal came from a mix-up to leave the easiest of chances. In fading light the game was abandoned after 73 minutes as a result of a Mattishall player needing an ambulance. Full marks to the visitors' linesman for stopping the game so promptly.

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