Attleborough prepare for derby day after being held to a frustrating draw

PUBLISHED: 18:18 31 October 2017 | UPDATED: 18:18 31 October 2017

Bradenham (white) v Reepham football action.

Bradenham (white) v Reepham football action. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

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Looking to put last week’s disappointing defeat to Yelverton behind them Attleborough Town had to settle for a 2-2 draw with Hindringham at The Rec.

Attleborough were stunned early on as the Hindringham winger got the better of his man down the left and crossed to his striker who turned Smith and fired past Guinness.

Attleborough instantly responded with some good footwork from Miles allowing him to beat his marker before cutting in and curling a left foot finish in off the post.

Some good chances followed for the team but their impressive passing was let down by poor finishing. Mann had his effort blocked before Miles put Whitman though on goal and the striker fired well wide.

The frustrating efforts were the tale of the half until Wright crossed for Whitman who executed an audacious flick past the defender and keeper to give his side a deserved advantage.

More chances followed for Attleborough as Whitman and Miles both had simple finishes saved.

A half of missed chances for Attleborough allowed Hindringham to rebuild and five minutes into the second half they were back on level terms.

Sloppy defending from a throw in allowed them to get in behind the back line and cross to the same striker who again made no mistake.

Attleborough continued to press and Miles again found himself through on goal but his effort drifted agonisingly over the bar. Wright also saw his long-range effort skim just past the post as it ended 2-2.

For the second week running the team were outdone by a hardworking side but poor finishing ultimately cost Boro a game that should have been out of sight by half-time.

Team: J Guinness, S Snowling, J Venables, C Smith, L Clayton, S Wright, G Mann, J Fuller, K Brown, T Miles, D Whitman. Subs: M Allibone, S Lawrence, J Edwards.

Attleborough make the short trip up the A11 on Saturday to face high-flying local rivals Wymondham Town (2pm).

Wymondham are still unbeaten and now up to second as they scored five without a reply at Kirkley & Pakefield Reserves. A hat-trick from Liam Moriarty and a goal each for Ashley Mitchell and Charlie Blake earned the away side the points.


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