Wells Town come through tough challenge after two easy games
After two huge wins against a struggling Horsford side which saw them score no fewer than 53 goals Wells Town faced a genuine challenge on Saturday - and came through it in impressive style.
The Seasiders recorded a 3-1 win against Sprowston Atheltic to continue their climb up the Anglian Combination Division Two table.
The Seasiders travelled to Blue Boar Lane, where they normally struggle to come to terms with a very small pitch, and having lost earlier in the season in the League Cup this was going to be a good test.
Wells looked disciplined as the contest started, with the hosts being restricted to a few long range efforts as the visitors closed them down at every opportunity.
When they did break through Darren Armiger was alert to kill the danger while the defence were sharp to clear any real threat.
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Wells forced several corners and it was from one of these that Aaron Myhill headed home in the 42nd minute, giving the visitors a 1-0 interval lead.
Wells had the slope advantage in the second period and again restricted the home team to long range shots. Midway through the second period Matt Pooley placed his shot out of reach of the keeper to give the visitors a two goal advantage.
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Minutes after the restart Ross Brewster was upended in the area and he slotted home the spot-kickto make the game safe.
The hosts did scored from an acute angle but Wells comfortably saw out the game.
On Saturday Wells host Norfolk Junior Cup semi-finalists East Harling. Wells Reserves, whose home fixture against Hellesdon Reserves on Saturday was postponed, travel to Mundford Reserves (both 2.30pm).
In the Premier Division Bradenham Wanderers will need a minor miracle to gatecrash the party at the top – they are fourth, but have played three more games than leaders Harleston and are 12 points behind them. However, they are clearly in no mood for giving up the fight – they beat Wroxham Reserves 4-1 on Saturday with Lewis Fuller, Ryan Curtis, Nathan Stone and Ryan Fuller getting their goals.
Mattishall went down 2-0 at Long Stratton with James Baddows getting both the goals.
Bradenham host Mattishall on Saturday while in Division One Hindringham, without a game at the weekend, are at home to Bungay (both 2.30pm).