Three more wins for Cromer Town
Cromer Town 2, Sprowston Athletic 0The weekend saw the first game of a double header against Sprowston Athletic with Cabbell Park the venue. On Tuesday night, the Crabs won 5-1 away to go third in the Anglian Combination Premier Division (see back page).
Cromer Town 2, Sprowston Athletic 0
The weekend saw the first game of a double header against Sprowston Athletic with Cabbell Park the venue. On Tuesday night, the Crabs won 5-1 away to go third in the Anglian Combination Premier Division (see back page).
On Saturday, Cromer made one change to the side that beat Hindringham on Bank Holiday Monday with Simon Durrant replacing the absent Paul Bradshaw, writes Richard Cox.
The Crabs continued their good recent form and were dominant from the start. John Carrier played the ball through to Terrington, who had a good chance, but his header went wide. Then an excellent ball into the box from Harwood was just out of reach of a diving Tom Davies.
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Cromer took a deserved lead on 26 minutes. The ball was played in between the two centre halves to Terrington, who reacted to a mix-up between defence and goalkeeper which left him a simple finish.
Soon after the home side added a second when Tom Davies played the ball over the top to Matthew Eves. He delivered a superb cross into Terrington who volleyed into the back of the net.
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Before the break Terrington had a chance to get his hat-trick but was off target from a Durrant cross.
At the start of the second half the visitors had a chance to get back into the game when the ball bounced over Durrant and went to Dave Matthews, but he scuffed his shot wide.
Cromer continued to cause problems to the Sprowston defence. Chris Carey fired a low pass to Carrier's feet who guided the ball into the run of Terrington, but he was denied by some sharp goalkeeping from Bradley Vincent. Vincent then saved a fiercely-struck set-piece from Tom Davies and the rebound was scuffed wide by Carrier.
A pleasing attacking display from the Crabs who could have possibly scored more, and they had the added bonus of a clean sheet.
Hindringham 1, Cromer Town 2
ON Bank Holiday Monday, the Crabs made a positive start. Within minutes Darren Terrington was brought to the ground for a penalty. David Harwood took the spot kick and sent the goalkeeper the wrong way.
Liam Davies then had his header cleared off the line from a Tom Davies corner.
In the 20th minute the visitors doubled their lead when John Carrier's cross was sliced into his own goal by Tristan Defew. Cromer continued to cause problems to the wobbly Hindringham defence and more goals looked likely.
After easing past four players, Carrier fired over. Then Karl Horton saw his first-time shot go narrowly wide and Matthew Eves shot straight at Richard Osler in the Hindringham goal.
Before half-time Tom Davies headed wide from an excellent Harwood cross and Carrier's low strike went across the goal.
The Crabs were in complete control but wasted opportunities. They came out at the start of the second half again causing problems to the home defence. Terrington's strike was blocked and then he and Carrier had shots off target.
Cromer's play became scrappy and Hindringham created chances as they looked for a way back into the game, which should have been well out of their reach.
They pulled a goal back on 70 minutes when the ball went out to Toby Hood 12 yards and he fired into the goal off the bar. It was then a case of hanging on in the closing moments as Hindringham were the more threatening. Before the final whistle Defew's downward header was brilliantly saved by Kevin Overton.
The Reserves were narrowly beaten 1-0 at home by Thetford Rovers. On Wednesday they travelled to Caister Reserves. Liam Walsh, Tom Davies and Pawel Makowski got the goals in the 3-3 draw.