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Acle United beaten again - and finish the game with 10 men

PUBLISHED: 08:22 27 October 2017

Wroxham's keeper tips Cameron Hudson's header over the bar at Bridewell Lane on Saturday. Picture: Richard Giles

Wroxham's keeper tips Cameron Hudson's header over the bar at Bridewell Lane on Saturday. Picture: Richard Giles

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Acle United stumbled to their third successive defeat after being beaten 3-1 by Wroxham Reserves.

The hosts almost took the lead within the first minute after Foreman’s long goal-kick was nearly headed past his own keeper by a Wroxham defender.

Next it was Foreman in action saving with his legs after the home defence failed to close down a visiting striker.

Acle were having the better of the early stages and the Wroxham keeper had to be alert to tip over a Hudson header from a Wiley long throw-in. Then a good move involving Drake saw Crane just unable to reach a dangerous low cross.

Waite twice troubled the away keeper with shots as Acle looked the most likely team to get the breakthrough.

The stalemate was finally broken on 28 minutes. Drake received a throw-and crossed for Wiley to convert at the far corner post. Shortly afterwards it was almost 2-0 to Acle but Crane saw his effort come back off the woodwork.

As the half drew to a close, Foreman saved with his feet before the home defence scrambled the ball clear and then he tipped a well-hit free-kick over the bar. In added time the visitors drew level with Morrisey not being closed down and being allowed to turn and shoot past a helpless Foreman.

After a slow start to the second half it was Acle who had the first chance. Hudson put Drake away on the right flank but his cross was not converted by a lunging Waite.

As the half progressed, Wroxham started to take control and missed a good chance, shooting wide with just Foreman to beat. But with 15 minutes remaining, a stray pass by Waite allowed Wroxham to counter-attack and Bond finished of the move to put the visitors ahead.

Garner and Malin saw efforts at the Wroxham goal go just wide or saved by the keeper before, with two minutes left, Bussens ran through the Acle defence to score Wroxham’s third.

In added time Forder received his marching orders after a clash with a Wroxham player.

Acle United: S Foreman, L Gibbons, S Garner, T Clark, M Hoeppner, J Crane, C Wiley, R Forder, S Drake, S Waite, C Hudson. Subs both used: S Peacock, J Malin.

This Saturday, Acle play Stalham at Bridewell Lane (2pm).

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