Cromer clear at top
AFC Norwich 0, Cromer Town 2Cromer remain top of the Anglian Combination Premier Division with a 100 per cent record after three games. Saturday sees fourth-placed Hempnall at Cabbell Park.
AFC Norwich 0, Cromer Town 2
Cromer remain top of the Anglian Combination Premier Division with a 100 per cent record after three games. Saturday sees fourth-placed Hempnall at Cabbell Park.
In their first away game of the season at Dussindale changes again had to be made. Horton moved into centre midfield for the absent Marsh, Carey returned to left-back and Bradshaw made his first start of the season, writes Richard Cox.
On a very narrow pitch neither side threatened too often. Norwich had an opportunity but Denmark's shot was saved by Osborne at the near post.
Cromer took the lead on 30 minutes when David Harwood fired into the bottom corner from a free-kick on the edge of the penalty area. In time added on in the first half Neil Bugdale's free-kick was tipped onto the bar by Daniel Lloyd.
The second half was as uneventful as the first. Both goalkeepers were basically spectators but around the hour mark Cromer had what they felt a perfectly good 'goal' disallowed, Horton ruled offside.
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A few minutes later the Crabs scored their second. Bugdale's corner went to Harwood in the six-yard box and he volleyed home his second of the game.
Cromer almost added a third from a Horton corner, but Lloyd managed to get in the way of Liam Davies' header from close range.
Norwich had a chance to grab a consolation goal but Osborne stretched to keep out Richardson's free kick.
The reserves lost 5-4 at home to Sprowston Athletic Reserves. Simon Robinson got a hat-trick and Ben Sharman scored the other. Their next game is on Saturday at Thorpe Rovers.
The U18s entertained Kirkley in their first home game. They lost 5-0, not a true reflection on the performance, as the young Cromer team are already showing great improvement.
Next Thursday they travel to Gorleston in