Cromer win coastal derby at Sheringham

Sheringham 0, Cromer Town 2

After the abandonment at Cabbell Park last weekend, the two north Norfolk rivals went head to head once again and this time the game would be completed.

Cameron started at right-back in place of the absent Harwood and Craig Terrington started left-wing following his return to the Crabs, writes Richard Cox.

The hosts made the better start with Cromer very slow out of the blocks. Sheringham were winning successive corners but failed to cause any problems from them and their only chance came on 20 minutes. The corner was only cleared as far as the edge of the box where Balls fired just wide with his first time strike.

It was far from the best game but the Crabs did up their game slightly before the break and created a couple of chances for themselves. The first came when Bradshaw's ball forward was flicked on by Darren Terrington and went to Wilton who seemed certain to score but his sliding effort rattled the crossbar. The second effort saw Bradshaw rise highest in the box but his header went over.


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The Crabs started the second half much quicker and looked to get in front. Early in the half, play was stopped for several minutes after a serious injury to Darren Maxey who will hopefully make a speedy recovery.

When play continued Cromer pushed forward. Wilton broke quickly down the right and then crossed low to Hinton who only needed to connect with the ball but he completely missed his kick in front of goal. Just after the hour Hinton made amends for this miss when he gave his side the lead. Some quick feet and trickery allowed the Crabs forward to get past the defenders and into space before finding the bottom right corner with his left foot effort from the edge of the box.

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It would continue to be Cromer who had most of the ball. Craig Terrington picked out Cameron from a free-kick but the defenders' header went wide. In the 82nd minute the visitors secured the victory.

Wilton picked up the ball wide in the box, smartly turned his marker before crossing to the near post where he found Darren Terrington perfectly to header across goal for his 20th goal of the season.

The Crabs were able to see out the remainder of the game fairly comfortably and it could have been 3-0 with the last action of the game when Darren Terrington found himself one-on-one with Jackson but he fired straight at the Sheringham keeper.

In the end it was a pretty straightforward victory for the Crabs who didn't need to be at their best but Osborne had very few saves to make, defensively they were solid and looked dangerous going forward down the wings.

With all the games involving the other top sides postponed due to the weather it means Cromer's advantage at the top is extended to 11 points.

This weekend Cromer have another tough derby fixture away at North Walsham, kick-off is 3pm.

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