Beccles Town fight back to draw

Cromer 3, Beccles Town 3Beccles Town first team fought back to earn a 3-3 draw with hosts Cromer in their Anglian Combination Premier Division clash on Saturday.

Cromer 3, Beccles Town 3

Beccles Town first team fought back to earn a 3-3 draw with hosts Cromer in their Anglian Combination Premier Division clash on Saturday.

The scoreline was courtesy of a brance from Alan Remlance and an own goal.

On Saturday Beccles host Horsford in the Mummery Cup.

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THIS was a great team performance and what a difference it makes with a couple of senior players (19 and 22-years-old) in the side to assist the young guns (16-year-olds).

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Beccles started well against a strong physical side that has not lost this season yet.

On 15 minutes Beccles took the lead when young Sam Borrett received the ball wide on the left and floated a delightful 40-yard ball into the path of Phil Hamblin who slotted past the Cromer keeper from 12 yards.

Beccles doubled their tally when Mat King swung over a corner and the rising Scott Barnard headed a bullet from eight yards that gave the keeper no chance.

On 35 minutes Beccles lost Phil Hamblin with suspected appendicitis and was replaced by Roger Masters.

Five minutes later they were forced to make another change when young Sam Borrett turned his ankle and was replaced by young Dan Avery.

The second half saw Cromer attacking in numbers but the back four of Barnard, young Marlon Bacon, Chris Davies and Fenn

stood strong commanded by keeper Jim Ellis.

On 60 minutes Cromer pulled a goal back.

Next Fenn suffered a groin injury and was replaced yet another new signing Joe Park. On 75 minutes it was Phil Watkins who added Beccles third after receiving the ball from the hard working Ray Masters then beating three players and drilling low past the keeper.

With 10 minutes remaining Cromer went down to 10 men when young Cory Haylock was chopped down in mid flight.

In the final minute Cromer pulled one back but the young Beccles side already had this game in the bag.

With all these new young players of Park, Avery, Bacon, Borrett, Masters and with Bailey and Harding on first-team duty the future looks bright at Beccles.

MoM: Phil Watkins, covered every blade of grass.

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