Holt FC celebrate six-goal success

Wells Town 1 Holt United 6

Holt recorded a second successive victory against struggling opposition – but the game wasn't as one-sided as the scoreline suggests.

Going into the final 15 minutes the Owls were only leading 2-1 – but they then took control in the closing stages to follow up the previous Saturday's victory at Hellesdon with another three points.

Holt started on the front foot with Josh Clarke opening the scoring in the 10th minute. The visitors continued to have most of the possession against their near neighbours but were lacking quality as their touch escaped them at times.

Wells equalised from an uncontested header off a corner from Philip Frary but late in the first half Kevin Moore restored Holt's lead. Manager Steve Simmons was not pleased with the first half performance as his side struggled against a team who have had a difficult start to the season.

Early in the second half Wells broke through a number of times only to be denied by Liam Craig, who began the season as the Wells Reserves keeper.

Finally, in the 75th minute, Tom Graver, who had come on as a substitute 10 minutes earlier, scored to give the Owls some breathing space and he soon followed with another goal.

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It was all Holt now and Matt Hudson also netted with a left footed screamer before James Wright broke through to round off the scoring.

Chris Fuller was a handful up front, attracting a lot of attention which opened things up for Holt's other scorers, while the management were also were proud of Tom Graver, who has been in and out of the squad after coming over from Sheringham. Man of the match was Sam Morgan, who did an excellent job holding the midfield and was the reason Holt controlled most of the match.

Holt moved up to eighth position in the Anglian Combination Division One table as a result of the win and now have a tough match at Bradenham to look forward to this weekend.

Aylsham slipped seven points behind leaders Corton – and are now only three points ahead of Holt – after being beaten 4-2 at home by Watton. They will be looking to bounce back from only their third league defeat of the season on Saturday when they travel to Hindringham.