Another reverse for Cromer Town

Dersingham Rovers 2, Cromer Town 0DERSINGHAM was the venue of more disappointment for Cromer as they slumped to their fifth straight defeat.The Crabs did have eight first team players missing but still fielded a side that was more than good enough to get a result.

Dersingham Rovers 2, Cromer Town 0

DERSINGHAM was the venue of more disappointment for Cromer as they slumped to their fifth straight defeat.

The Crabs did have eight first team players missing but still fielded a side that was more than good enough to get a result.

Manager Chris Wigger made a tactical change in a bid to change the side's luck and went with five in midfield, looking for the Cromer midfield to support the lone striker Terrington. New signing 17-year-old John Carrier came into the squad, writes Richard Cox.


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Dersingham's striker Moreira was looking the main danger to the Cromer defence. He got onto a through ball but fired wide. He then gave the home side the lead on 22 minutes. Toll crossed to Gary English who forced an excellent save from Parsons. From the resulting corner Moreira would score the opening goal when a headed clearance fell to him 15 yards out and he volleyed home.

The hosts again threatened from a corner. The ball was put into the box and Gary English header looked goal-bound but for a superb low diving save from Parsons.

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Moments before half-time Cromer showed their attacking threat. Horton played the ball wide to Hunton, he then crossed to Marsh but his left-foot effort was well over.

At the start of the second half Moreira continued to be the source of any Dersingham attack. His lob effort went just over and then from a fine angle he struck just wide.

The Crabs had a couple of chances to draw level. Substitute Carrier's shot was blocked and the ball was scrambled away. Then from a Carey cross Bradshaw headed over.

It was then Moreira at the heart of the play. Parsons pushed Moreira's shot over the bar. With only moments left Dersingham secured the three points. The ball was cleared forward and Moreira ran on to the ball, Parsons came out to close the ball but Moreira lifted over the Cromer keeper to make it 2-0.

In time added on Terrington fired over and Carrier's shot was blocked. The home side had a penalty appeal for handball waved away.

Another disheartening result for the Crabs who slipped to seventh in the table. Changes are likely to be made in a bid to get back to winning ways. Nothing less than victory will do on Saturday when second from bottom Watton visit Cabbell Park.

The reserves picked up another cup win this time in the Junior Cup, beating Lyng 4-3. Simon Robinson and Liam Walsh both grabbed two goals.

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