Cromer to receive Sterry Cup on Saturday

Blofield United 2, Cromer Town 2

Newly-crowned Anglian Combination champions Cromer Town made their final trip of the season to last season's league winners Blofield United.

The game ended level in what was probably a fair result as both teams had a similar amount of the play and chances to score.

There are just two games remaining for the Crabs who have already achieved their goal of claiming the Sterry Cup, which will be presented on Saturday after the home game against Brandon.

Bugdale started at left-back and Durrant came in up front in place of Wenham and Terrington respectively, writes Richard Cox.


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Cromer made a superb start and took the lead with their first attack after just two minutes.

Hinton got beyond Skoyles with ease with a drop of the shoulder before placing the ball past Woodcock into the bottom-right corner of the home goal.

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Despite the ideal start, the Crabs failed to capitalise and Blofield were the most threatening of the sides. And on 14 minutes they equalised. A corner picked out Skoyles, who rose highest to head past Osborne.

United continued to have more of the ball and just after the half-hour mark they took the lead.

Holmes got the ball at his feet inside the box and Cameron brought him down to concede a penalty. Blofield keeper Woodcock stepped up and beat Osborne from the spot to give his side the lead.

Despite conceding the early goal, Blofield had been the better side in the first half and deservedly had the lead.

But just before the break the scores were close to being levelled when Skoyles very nearly directed Harwood's cross into his own net. However, Woodcock dived to his left to push the ball wide.

A majority if the second half lacked any attacking threat from either side, and it wasn't until the 70th minute when Murphy – who had been Blofield's danger man throughout – put an effort just wide.

Shortly after this the visitors grabbed an equaliser. The ball was played over the top of the Blofield defence. Woodcock came out but Hinton got to the ball first, rounded the keeper but was forced wide. He cut back into the box and put across a curling shot which went into the far corner of the net.

Cromer then looked like getting a winner and offered more of a threat. However, they had only one effort at goal that Wilton put wide.

Blofield also made one final effort to take all the points, but Skolyes put his header wide.

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