Owls out of cup

Blofield United 3, Holt United oFor Saturday's tough looking Mummery Cup second round tie at Blofield, Holt were without the services of strikers McGilway and Blowers, with Webdale and Gravenor lining-up up front.

Blofield United 3, Holt United 0

Holt can take heart from the number of chances they created in their Mummery Cup second-round tie at Blofield and must now convert a few - starting on Saturday at Brandon. The club is running a coach, leaving the Sports Centre at 11.30am for anybody interested in going.

For Saturday's tough-looking cup tie at Blofield, Holt were without the services of strikers McGilway and Blowers, with Webdale and Gravenor up front. Also included in the starting line-up was Chris Hopper.

The home team started strongly and nearly went in front on five minutes but Brown shot wide. Holt took 15 minutes to threaten, then Lindon-Ball released Hawkins, who delayed his shot and the danger was cleared.

Holt's strike force were getting little change from the experienced home defenders Cox and Rushbrooke but they began to cause them problems, and only a fine save from Bowling in the home goal denied Webdale.

For Blofield, left-back Harte was causing the Owls' defence problems with his powerful runs and crosses.

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Holt had the next chance, but for a second time Bowling kept out a Webdale shot that was heading for the back of the net.

On 40 minutes only a great late tackle from Steven Thompson denied Brown a scoring chance. Soon after a good cross from Gravenor was blasted over bar by Hawkins. The half ended with honours even.

The early stages of the second half saw both sides have their share of possession. On 55 minutes a Moore header was cleared off the line.

On 60 minutes Blofield took the lead when O'Brien headed home a right-wing corner.

Holt very nearly drew level when, after a good move, Webdale saw his shot hit the side netting.

Five minutes later Blofield just about sealed their win when Brown scored from close-range.

Things got worse for the visitors when David Thompson received a second yellow card to reduce Holt to 10 men. Heads went down a bit and Blofield were awarded a penalty which they blazed over the bar. Holt were still looking dangerous, but despite creating chances none were taken.

Blofield put the icing on the cake with a late third goal as Holt began to tire.

The match, which was played in a good spirit and was well refereed, saw the home team deservedly go through to the next round.