Search

Attleborough Town made to work hard for their win by basement boys

PUBLISHED: 20:54 10 October 2017

Archant

Attleborough Town travelled to bottom of the table Cromer Town expecting to boost their goal difference.

But instead the visitors encountered a home side ready to battle their way through 90 minutes to improve their fortunes and had to settle for a 3-1 win.

After pressing in the early stages when both Jack Flynn and Dan Whitman both went close, it was Greg Mann who opened the scoring with a 15th minute strike from 12 yards.

Just five minutes further in and Boro almost made it two when Whitman’s header from Kieran Brown’s cross thundered against the bar with the home keeper a spectator.

However the home team, with a packed defence, continued to thwart further efforts and on 38 minutes a right wing free-kick from Liam Clayton was cleared to the lone Cromer frontman Michal Lewandowski and he amazingly put the home side back on level terms with a spectacular 40 yard lob over a surprised Josh Guinness.

Despite all their domination, Boro went in level at the break.

Although playing up the Cabbell Park slope, Boro again kept up their momentum as the second half started. However, some dogged and determined Cromer defending ccontinued to frustrate them.

Mann eventually put the visitors back in front on the hour and had a glorious chance of a hat- trick on 75 minutes but the Cromer Keeper had other ideas as he superbly saved the spot-kick. Nerves increased in the Boro dug-out as the minutes ticked away as a slender 2-1 lead was never going to be comfortable and the home side pressed further up the field searching for a second equaliser in the dying minutes.

Fortunately, Jamie Venables was the Boro winner as his side conjured up a second penalty with just two minutes remaining to secure three vital points.

The win saw Boro move up to second in the table, their highest position for a decade.

This Saturday Attleborough host Reepham in the Norfolk Senior Cup (1.30pm).

Wymondham Town and Mundford contested the big game of the day, with Wymondham coming home with a 4-3 win. Liam Moriarty (2) and Jason Armes (2) took the points with Robert Sand (2) and Nathan Thorogood scoring for Mundford. Wymondham visit Acle in the Senior Cup on Saturday.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Wymondham and Attleborough Mercury visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Wymondham and Attleborough Mercury staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Wymondham and Attleborough Mercury account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other sport

Friday, August 3, 2018

A youngster from Bunwell, near Attleborough, is hoping to continue his run of form after bouncing back from a 40mph head-on collision in his first BKC Karting Championship.

Attleborough Amateur Boxing Club celebrated its 10th anniversary in style at a packed Connaught Hall.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Jeremy Clark has followed up his two impressive 70s Roadsports victories at Snetterton earlier in the season with a string of strong results, which has put him in second place in the series.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Saturday league footballers are being asked to share their thoughts on a proposed new single pyramid structure at county and district levels.

Most Read

Friday, August 10, 2018

Swaffham professional Nic Cains turned on the style to claim his second East PGA victory in the space of a month.

Read more
London
Friday, August 3, 2018

Ben Willis put his local knowledge to good use as he came out on top at The Norfolk Boys’ Championships at Swaffham Golf Club.

Read more
Friday, December 19, 2008

The very best of the summer's Champagne moments were relived in a solicitors' boardroom as 15 cricketers received prestigious 2008 Hansells Roll of Honour awards.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 19°C

min temp: 12°C

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Wymondham and Attleborough Mercury e-edition today
E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Wymondham and Attleborough Mercury weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy