Four more points for Cromer Town
Acle 2, Cromer Town 2AT Sterry Cup hopefuls Acle, the Crabs fielded the same side that drew with Blofield last time out. The strong wind across the pitch made it difficult for players to judge the flight of the ball, writes Richard Cox.
Acle 2, Cromer Town 2
AT Sterry Cup hopefuls Acle, the Crabs fielded the same side that drew with Blofield last time out. The strong wind across the pitch made it difficult for players to judge the flight of the ball, writes Richard Cox.
Town made a positive start, having most of the possession. They had a good claim for a penalty when Tom Davies appeared to be brought down from behind as he was about to shoot from just inside the box.
Cromer did take the lead on 31 minutes. A headed clearance went out to Tom Davies, who crossed to the near post where Darren Terrington met the ball perfectly and headed across goal into the opposite corner.
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David Harwood tried an ambitious effort from 40 yards which bounced in front of Scott Foreman, who just managed to push the ball away for a corner.
Acle equalised early in the second half when Cromer failed to clear the ball and a couple of deflections set up Warren Nichols to slot past Stuart Parsons.
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Acle took the lead when Lewis Holdsworth's strike went into the bottom corner.
In a protest to the build-up to the goal, Cromer skipper Ryan Honeyman received a straight red card for dissent.
Despite being down to 10 men the Crabs continued to try and push forward and in the closing moments they got the equaliser they deserved. Matthew Eves crossed to Terrington, who fired home his second of the game.
Before the final whistle a second Cromer player was dismissed. There was a coming together between Acle's Dean Crosbie and Cromer's Simon Durrant, and as a result Durrant was given a straight red card but Crosbie got a yellow.
Acle United raised �100 on a recent fundraising night which they presented to Ryan Honeyman after the game for the Ella Grace Honeyman fund.
The Crabs moved up to fourth spot Tuesday night with a 3-1 home win over AFC Norwich.
On Saturday they entertain North Walsham.
The reserves continued their good run of results, winning 2-1 at home to Swaffham Reserves. Shaun Cameron and Chris Carey got the goals which moved them up to mid table in Division Three.