Rooks’ joy at beating leaders
Wymondham Town 4, Wells Town 1
TABLE-TOPPING Wells came to the Meadow unbeaten all season, but Wymondham changed all that.
They applied early pressure and scored with an excellent finish from Ramsbottom. Cracknell played a long ball over the top and Ramsbottom controlled the ball and then shot in the bottom corner.
The second quickly followed when Rackham intercepted a wayward pass and hit a wonder strike from 28 yards into the top corner.
The third was added when Ramsbottom received the ball from Downs, he cut inside and his shot went under the keeper.
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The Rooks had a fourth when a Cracknell free-kick was played into the box. O'Brien beat the keeper to the ball and flicked on to Browne, who scored with a diving header.
Town were incredibly 4-0 up in the space of the first 25 minutes and it could have been better when Priest played a wide ball to Ramsbottom, who crossed to Browne,whose header just went over.
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Town conceded a penalty when Hodges needlessly rushed out, and the spot-kick was converted.
Wells came at Town in the second half and at different stages, every member of the back four of Cracknell, Ethridge, Seaman and Downs, supported by sub Williamson, had to make telling blocks. From one of their numerous set-pieces, Priest was alert and cleared off the line.
Town did have their opportunities when a Browne free-kick was disallowed and McCloy was also denied one-on-one. O'Brien worked hard up front. MoM: In a real team performance it was Seaman.
Before the game, Town were presented with the Anglian Combination January senior team of the month award. Pictured are Steve Cracknell (manager), a league representative, Simon Cracknell (captain) Les King (Life President).
At the game, players shook hands as part of the Respect Initiative.