Big win for Beccles

Overhead kick: Corton Seltic beat Beccles Reserves 4-2 in a keenly-fought derby in Division Five Sou

Overhead kick: Corton Seltic beat Beccles Reserves 4-2 in a keenly-fought derby in Division Five South of the Anglian Combination.Pictures: Bryan Grint. - Credit: Archant

Beccles welcomed Wymondham to College Meadow on Saturday and produced a dominant team display to gain all three points with a 4-0 win.

Town’s list of injuries increased when Tom Roberts sustained ankle ligament damage and will be sidelined for six weeks.

Beccles were able to call on Jon Lovelock and welcomed new signing James Bemment and so lined up: Cable, Mutimer, Lovelock, Fisk, Booker, Remblance, Udell, Bemment, Bailey, Clark and Pluck.

Wymondham kicked off and it was Beccles who took the game to their visitors. Town were keeping the ball well in the opening exchanges and being very positive going forward. In the first 20 minutes Beccles created a couple of half chances which Pluck and Clark could not quite convert.

On 25 minutes Beccles took the lead through a stunning strike. Good work by Booker and Udell led to Bailey picking up the ball 25 yards from goal. The young forward turned and drove an unstoppable shot into the top corner to make it 1-0.

One soon became two when Lovelock demonstrated his attacking threat in the opposition’s box.

Bemment won a free-kick on the right and Udell whipped in an undefendable cross for which Lovelock rose the highest to glance his header into the bottom corner.

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The second half started in a similar fashion to the first with Beccles taking the game to their visitors, and it only took five minutes for them to extend their lead further when the impressive Pluck scored his second goal in two games.

Udell found himself alone on the right and from his cut back, Pluck guided his shot into the bottom corner.

Beccles then made a couple of chances with Davies and Shreeve replacing Pluck and Bemment. This seemed to have an immediate impact when Davies picked up the ball 22 yards from goal and hit a thunderous effort which flew straight into the bottom corner to make it 4-0.

On 75 minutes Davies picked up an injury following a brave tackle and was unable to continue. After making all three substitutions, Beccles had to show their determination to protect their clean sheet and successfully saw out the final 15 minutes to complete a fantastic team performance.

Beccles are in Mummery Cup action tomorrow with a home game against Hempnall and next week sees two competitive league matches between Beccles and Bungay under Beccles’ new floodlights. On Wednesday Beccles and Bungay first teams play in the league (7.30pm) and then on Thursday night it’s Beccles v Bungay U18s (7.45pm).

The first team game is the first league meeting between the two clubs in over a decade and the U18s is the first ever meeting.

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