Boro run is halted
Attleborough 0, Anglian Windows 1ATTLEBOROUGH'S run of undefeated games came to an abrupt end in a poor display at the Rec.And next, although they face a tough game when Division Two leaders Norwich CEYMS visit, they will hope for a better performance.
Attleborough 0, Anglian Windows 1
ATTLEBOROUGH'S run of undefeated games came to an abrupt end in a poor display at the Rec.
And next, although they face a tough game when Division Two leaders Norwich CEYMS visit, they will hope for a better performance.
On paper, a home fixture against bottom side Anglian Windows looked like a comfortable three pointer.
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The visitors' last victory was on April 18 2009 and they had not claimed a point since August 29.
Early signs were positive. Attleborough were having plenty of possession and were practically encamped in their opponents' defending third.
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Despite the siege-like conditions, the massed defenders from Anglian Windows were in no mood to give anything away.
The chances that came were half-chances and on each occasion a stray limb was sufficient to avert the danger to the relative safety of a corner or throw-in.
Attleborough were also displaying a number of sloppy traits and inaccurate passing and poor decision- making was adding to the sense of frustration.
The players from Anglian Windows sensed this angst and grew in confidence.
This confidence was justified when following a short stint of pressure just before the half-hour, they took the lead.
Boro looked to hit straight back and were denied a penalty when Olly Ramsbotham appeared to be pulled back as he advanced towards the goal.
As chances came and went it was apparent that Windows' keeper was keen to protect the advantage.
The second half followed a very similar pattern. Attleborough dominated possession and territory and the number of chances suggested that it was only a matter of time before parity was restored. However, on each occasion woeful finishing and inspired goalkeeping ensured the deficit remained.
Phil King came closest to getting Boro back into the game, but his header was deftly tipped over the bar.
As the game entered injury time, Windows almost extended their lead. Boro had committed players forward and suddenly found themselves in hot pursuit of a Windows breakaway, which came to nothing, but then the final whistle blew.