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Cromer back on track in style

PUBLISHED: 11:35 22 January 2009 | UPDATED: 09:22 13 July 2010

Hempnall 0, Cromer Town 5

ON the back of eight straight defeats Cromer turned the form book upside down at second-placed Hempnall.

Boosted by a Darren Terrington hat-trick, it was the perfect build-up ahead of back-to-back games against local rivals Holt.

Hempnall 0, Cromer Town 5

ON the back of eight straight defeats Cromer turned the form book upside down at second-placed Hempnall.

Boosted by a Darren Terrington hat-trick, it was the perfect build-up ahead of back-to-back games against local rivals Holt.

Manager Chris Wigger made changes to the starting 11. James Marsh came into centre midfield with Matthew Eves moving up front.

New signing Aaron Nixon made his first appearance, starting at left back, writes Richard Cox.

From the start the game was played at a reasonable pace with Cromer having the slight advantage possession wise.

The first opportunity came on 33 minutes. Eves made a good run down the right then crossed to Terrington who went round the goalkeeper, but his

shot was blocked and the ball was scrambled away.

Moments before half-time the Crabs took the lead. A low cross from the right went to Eves, who scored from six yards. Cromer came very close to a second when John Carrier's first-time shot hit the outside of a post.

Cromer began the second half very positively. Hunton crossed to Carrier, whose effort again struck a post. Just before the hour mark the Crabs extended their lead. The ball was played in behind the Hempnall defence and defenders remained static, allowing Hunton to get to the loose ball first. He pulled it back to Eves to score his second of the game.

Cromer made it 3-0 on their next attack. The ball was played through to Terrington, who lifted it over the oncoming keeper Cudden.

Hunton and Terrington then linked up well but Hunton's shot was off target.

Terrington got his second and Cromer's fourth soon after. Nixon's shot deflected to Carrier who had his effort saved. The ball rolled out to Terrington, who had a tap-in.

On 84 minutes Terrington completed his hat-trick. His shot from the edge of the box caught a touch from the keeper's hand on its way into the goal.

The Crabs who looked threatening when they went forward and again looked solid defensively. For this game, keeper Parsons was just a spectator.


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