Stern test for Beccles Town
Beccles Town have a big home game against Anglian Combination Premier Division leaders North Walsham tomorrow, ko 2.30pm.Sheringham 4, Beccles 1Following a midweek reversal at North Walsham, Beccles travelled to struggling league champions Sheringham hoping for a win to kick-start the run-in to the end of the season.
Beccles Town have a big home game against Anglian Combination Premier Division leaders North Walsham tomorrow, ko 2.30pm.
Sheringham 4, Beccles 1
Following a midweek reversal at North Walsham, Beccles travelled to struggling league champions Sheringham hoping for a win to kick-start the run-in to the end of the season.
With manager Mick Broxup having to cope with more call-offs just before kick-off, Beccles again were forced to reshuffle the pack.
Nick Day started at right-back, with Danny Compton moving into midfield.
Beccles started sluggishly and Sheringham soon took control. Kristian Gleave shot them into the lead, which was soon doubled when Jamie Clarkson was given the freedom of the visitors' defence and strolled through to side-foot number two. Beccles showed very little enterprise and with half-time approaching, had few worthwhile efforts of which to speak.
- 1 Weather warning extended as thunderstorms set to hit Norfolk after heatwave
- 2 Amazing pictures of the impact of heatwave captured from microlight
- 3 Town's real ale pub launches new menu with 'something for everyone'
- 4 'Bus week' scheme to protect 'lifeline' route in town
- 5 Care home's failings continue after damning report reveals abuse fears
- 6 Firefighters plea to not use sky lanterns as one lands near large field
- 7 Weather warning as thunderstorms expected to hit Norfolk after heatwave
- 8 New minister appointed for Beccles Salvation Army
- 9 Challenging future for high streets amid fall in shoppers
- 10 Beccles mother publishes new children's book
The second half brought two more goals for Sheringham, scored by Thomas Graver and Steven Jordan.
At last Beccles began to cause a few problems, albeit a bit late in the day, and Jason Clarke brought some excitement to the proceedings when he finally slotted home for the visitors.
After that the game petered out, leaving Beccles with a hugely disappointing 4-1 defeat.
The Reserves, boosted by several youngsters, notably young Charlie Mattocks, unluckily lost 1-0 to Newton Flotman. Tomorrow, the Reserves travel to Aylsham.