Wells Town 32 Horsford United 0: Goals flow at Beach Road but it’s no great spectacle

PUBLISHED: 09:17 15 February 2018


Wells Town recorded an eye-catching win over a struggling Horsford side on Saturday - but this was not a good advert for grass-roots football.

The match only went ahead after a considerable amount of hard work prior to kick- off following a very wet week plus a heavy frost.

With no rain forecast until later it was all systems go but within an hour the heavens opened and the pitch really became a lottery.

Having inflicted a 21-0 defeat on the same opposition the previous week it was a never going to be a good entertaining encounter.

The visitors turned up with the basic 11 and all credit to them for travelling to the coast, Wells found them a linesman to prevent a fine being inflicted on the already struggling club.

All credit to Horsford whoy got through the first period but at the start of the second period a player dropped out through injury and then two refused to continue, leaving the bare bones of eight to continue.

Wells Town gave the remaining Horsford players a guard of honour as they come off the pitch, supplied them with a couple of drinks each and sent them off with a full stomach, but it was not an afternoon to remember.

The bulk of the goals were scored by three players, with Aaron Myhill and Ross Brewster both scoring 10 and Ben Cole six. J Myhill, W Sainsbury, Logan, L Stratton, T Lane and M Pooley all scored once and there was also an own goal.

Wells travel to Sprowston Athletic on Saturday (2.30pm) for their latest Anglian Combination Division Two fixture.

Wells Town Reserves went down 8-1 at Norwich Eagles.

With the hosts going well in Division Five North this was always going to be a difficult match. Eagles were lucky to be sporting an ex-international in their ranks who rattled in six goals with ease. Wells found the going tough and two further goals were added before Josh Vertigan reduced the arrears.

Wells Reserves host Hellesdon Reserves on Saturday (2.30pm).

The Premier Division matches between Wroxham Reserves and Bradenham Wanderers and Mattishall and Blofield were both postponed. On Saturday Bradenham host Wroxham while Mattishall travel to Long Stratton. Hindringham visit Scole in Division One after seeing Saturday’s home game with Loddon called off.

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