It's a washout for Beccles
BECCLESTown's first team found their Mummery Cup semi-final a victim of the monsoon weather conditions at Blofield last Saturday.The first team return to home pastures at College Meadow where Spixworth are the visitors (kick-off 2.
BECCLESTown's first team found their Mummery Cup semi-final a victim of the monsoon weather conditions at Blofield last Saturday.
The first team return to home pastures at College Meadow where Spixworth are the visitors (kick-off 2.30pm) tomorrow with Beccles keen to avenge a 1-0 reversal on the road before Christmas.
Club attention last weekend turned to the reserves' Morley Cup semi-final at home to Cromer Reserves.
A huge crowd for a reserve game braved the extremely wet conditions to witness a game that would have been hugely enjoyable for the neutral but immensely frustrating for the home faithful.
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Beccles Reserves, with several players unavailable and playing goalkeeper Ashley Lowes as an emergency centre-back in place of the injured Chris Payne and with defender Mark Howard on duty up front for the suspended Sam Harmer.
Beccles started by far the brighter of the two sides, and soon took the lead following a firm shot from 15 yards from Ray Masters.
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This lead was held for the entire first half with few chances for the high-flying visitors.
Half-time came and went and Beccles lost their most experienced midfielder when Kevin Waterman limped off with a hamstring pull.
Despite this setback, Beccles added a second when the illusive Chris Davies smashed home. This, in truth, was as good as it got.
The vastly fitter and quicker visitors then took over.
As the hosts ran out of steam Cromer added three goals to break Beccles' hearts with the team seemingly already on their way to the final.
Beccles Reserves must pick themselves up, dust themselves down and get back on the horse this week at relegation-threatened Easton.