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Beccles travel well

PUBLISHED: 16:23 29 April 2011

Mattishall 0, Beccles Town 3

BECCLES travelled to high-flyers Mattishall hoping to secure their first win in some seven games – and achieved it in style.

Mattishall started at their usual ferocious pace and this put Beccles under pressure, but poor finishing left them scoreless.

Beccles drew first blood following a corner and a goalmouth scramble. Ray Masters, with a curling shot from the edge of the area, found the net.

Mattishall responded with more pressure but again were unable to find the net, and the half ended with thBeccles holding their 1-0 lead. More of the same followed in the second half with Mattishall exerting more pressure but failed to finish.

The tiring Fenn was replaced by Myhill and Beccles began to exert pressure of their own.

This was rewarded when Remblance doubled the lead with a fine glancing header from Waterman’s drilled corner.

Waterman, however, was carrying a knock and he was replaced by Tom Roberts.

To complete a resounding victory, a deep free-kick hit at pace by Masters was headed in by Neil Mcmorran to complete a highly satisfying away win for the Wherrymen.

Beccles Town 2, Norwich St Johns 4

BECCLES kicked off in brilliant sunshine on bank holiday Monday against the team sitting second in the league.

The opening half started very cagily with both sides trying to wrestle the initiative, with the ball spending long periods in the midfield area.

The deadlock was broken when, following a cross from the right, Aaron Key struck a fine right-foot shot into the corner of the net to put St Johns 1-0 up.

Then on 25 minutes Ant Martin rose to head just wide.

Beccles did not have to wait long to draw level as a deep cross from the left picked out Ray Masters, and his fine first-time shot found the back of the net.

It needed a brilliant save from Danny Cable in the home goal to stop the Saints re-taking the lead when he dived full length to keep the ball out.

The Wherrymen took the lead when Ant Martin charged down an attempted clearance from the goalkeeper before bringing the ball under control and side-footing home to send Beccles in at half-time with a 2-1 lead.

Little had been seen of the visitors in the last 20 minutes of the first half, but this was all to change in the second period.

Luke Tuthill in particular took the game by the scruff of the neck with an outstanding hat-trick to give the visitors a well-deserved 4-2 win.

Beccles travel to Spixworth tomorrow, 1.45pm kick off. The Reserves are at home to Aylsham with a 2.30pm kick off.

Then on Tuesday, May 3 Beccles travel to North Walsham for a 7.30pm kick-off.

On Wednesday, May 4 the Reserves are at home to league leaders Harleston, 6.30pm kick-off.

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