Search

Anglian Combination round-up

21:15 04 April 2012

St Andrews 4, Wells Town 1

Wells paid the price for three costly first half mistakes as their struggles continued in the Anglian Combination Premier Division.

The Seasiders had the better of the early exchanges but failed to break the deadlock. A trio of errors from the visitors then allowed St Andrews to go into half-time with a 3-0 advantage.

The second period was all Wells as they played some of their best passing football for several weeks and it was no surprise when Tom East pounced and reduced the arrears.

The hosts killed off the match late into the second period to give a slightly misleading scoreline.

Wells host Blofield on Saturday (2.30pm) with their first home match since March 3.

Wells Town Res 1, Saham Toney 3

A neutral would never have known these teams were sitting miles apart in Anglian Combination Division Five as the young Wells side ran their top of the table opponents ragged for most of the contest.

Against the run of play the visitors scored twice and although Wells reduced the arrears when Castlo netted, the visitors sealed the points when they added a third late on.

Wells Reserves have no match this weekend.

Norwich St Johns 4, Mattishall 1

Mattishall face a battle to hang on to fourth spot in the Anglian Combination Premier Division after losing heavily at Norwich St Johns on Saturday.

Dale Reynolds was on target for the Blues, but goals from Ryan Gray (2), Lloyd Greening and Luke Tuttle saw St Johns win comfortably.

Bradenham Wanderers 2, Watton Utd 3

Bradenham suffered a crucial defeat to bottom side Watton, delivering a significant blow to Wanderers’ chances of survival.

Watton deserved the three points if only for the number of chances created.

The game was just two minutes old when Watton missed an easy chance from a few yards out, home keeper Cruickshank doing well to block the effort with his body.

Watton had a free-kick on the left on 20 minutes and the cross was easily headed home to give them the lead.

Just four minutes later a Bradenham move was started and finished by Karl Bush, who equalised with a long range shot.

Then some clever work by Ramsbotham ended with a pass to Bush, who scored again with a delightful chip over the visiting keeper. Two pieces of real class by the Bradenham number seven to give his side the lead at half-time.

Watton produced two chances early in the second half but both were off target.

On 62 minutes a visiting forward headed against the hosts’ bar and in the ensuing melee the official awarded a penalty which was converted at the second attempt.

Three minutes later the visitors should have taken the lead when an easy chance was scooped over the bar.

On 74 minutes Melton headed wide from a Bradenham left wing cross, and on 70 minutes Bush came close to getting his hat-trick but miscued his shot after good approach work by Ricky Forder.

Watton then had a period of concerted pressure at the end of which they deservedly went ahead with a header.

The home side’s last effort was a Bush free-kick which was easily saved.

So three very important points went the way of Watton who will now probably fancy their chances of staying up this season. Wanderers are at home to Brandon on Saturday.

0 comments

Other Fakenham and Wells sport

Saturday, October 18, 2014
Ross King is congratulated by his team mates having just scored the equaliser for Kirkley & Pakefield in a 3-3 draw at Hadleight United. Picture: Steve Wood

League leaders Norwich United will look to start strengthening their position at the top of the Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties Premier Division table this afternoon.

Saturday, October 18, 2014
Will Feneley

Teenager Will Feneley has been crowned Britain’s number one dual moguls skier.

Friday, October 17, 2014
Fakenham Racecourse.

Fakenham Racecourse is preparing for the start of its new national hunt season with the richest raceday for two years on Friday October 24 courtesy of a major local sponsor, Kettle Foods, makers of KETTLE® Chips.

Friday, October 17, 2014
Under pressure: Ghosts weekend goalscorer Robbie Harris comes in for some close attention. Photo: TONY MILES

Manager Wayne Anderson insists Fakenham Town will go to Godmanchester Rovers in a positive frame of mind on Saturday despite defeats in their last two matches.

Most Read

Saturday, October 18, 2014
Will Feneley

Teenager Will Feneley has been crowned Britain’s number one dual moguls skier.

Read more
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Lowestoft Town manager Ady Gallagher before the The FA Cup match at the Lamb Ground, Tamworth
Picture by Tom Smith/Focus Images Ltd 07545141164
11/10/2014

Lowestoft Town joint boss Ady Gallagher insists his squad has the firepower to survive in the Vanarama Conference North.

Read more
Monday, September 1, 2014
Clapton looking for more success tonight (pic: Ellie Hoskins)

Crushing derby success for Tons

Read more
Friday, September 14, 2012
Ian Ellis in action during the Norfolk Open Championship at Royal West Norfolk Golf Club, Brancaster. Picture: Ian Burt

Ian Ellis produced golf of the highest quality to claim an emphatic five-shot victory in the Norfolk Open Championship at Royal West Norfolk yesterday.

Read more
18:54

Harleston Magpies slipped five points behind the top two in the East Conference after suffering a surprise defeat at Bedford on Saturday.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 10°C

min temp: 8°C

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Fakenham and Wells Times e-edition today E-edition