First win of season for Crabs

Spixworth 0, Cromer Town 3For the second time in a week Cromer faced Spixworth, and gained revenge for Tuesday's defeat by gaining their first points of the season.

Spixworth 0, Cromer Town 3

For the second time in a week Cromer faced Spixworth, and gained revenge for Tuesday's defeat by gaining their first points of the season.

Resources were stretched with Davies, Terrington, Horton, Honeyman, Pipe, Atterton and Banham all unavailable. Gavin Morais made his first appearance, as did youngster Ben Hughes.


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Cromer continued with the form they had shown on Tuesday and had an early chance when Hinton picked out Morais at the back post, his header off-target.

Hinton beat three players as he made his way to the by-line before pulling the ball back across goal for Morais' effort to be blocked.

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On 15 minutes the hosts' Armes dispossessed Cameron but he blasted over. Moments later an unmarked Askew fired just wide.

Cromer took the lead just after the half-hour mark. Hughes won the ball back and then played an excellent 30-yard pas to Bugdale, who volleyed home from close range.

Looking for a second, Hinton got onto the loose ball, but Hinton hit straight at Fish.

Before the break Cromer made it 2-0. Hughes squared the ball to Landamore, whose shot was only parried by Fish to leave Morais with a simple finish.

In the second half the Crabs remained in control, having most of the possession and not letting Spixworth get a sniff of goal.

On the hour mark they secured victory. After excellent play down the left Hinton crossed to Landamore, who cut inside on to his left foot and blasted into the roof of the net from the edge of the box.

A good team performance, and now with a win under their belts the Crabs will hope for three more points when they entertain Beccles on Saturday.

Cromer Town 1, Spixworth 2

Last Tuesday night, Liam Davies and Dale Wilton made their first appearances of the season.

The Crabs had a lot of early possession. Horton played a sweeping diagonal pass to Wilton, who cut in but put his shot across goal.

Horton then picked out Pipe, who headed over. Cromer continued to threaten down the right with Wilton the main outlet.

On 20 minutes Pipe cut inside and forced a good save from Fish. Cromer continued to dominate but failed to create further telling opportunities.

In the final minutes of the half Spixworth took the lead against the run of play.

Sharman gave the ball away to Armes, leaving the Crabs outnumbered at the back. Armes squared for Didwell to score.

Cromer started the second half perfectly, equalising with their

first attack.

The ball was played over the defence. Terrington controlled superbly, beat his marker and brilliantly finished past Fish.

The Crabs looked like scoring almost every time they went forward.

On 59 minutes Cromer thought they had taken the lead when Cameron appeared to finish from close range, but with the mass of bodies on the line, the referee and his assistant failed to see that the ball was over the line.

The Crabs pressed, looking for the winning goal. Terrington weaved his way through before having his shot saved, and then Cameron headed over from Hinton's cross.

Cromer's final chance came on 84 minutes when Terrington's strike took a deflection over the keeper but came back off the bar.

The Crabs were left to rue their wasted opportunities as Spixworth nicked a winning goal. A cross from the left found an unmarked Ben Gowing, whose header found its way into the goal, although it could perhaps have been saved.

It was Cromer's second defeat.

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