Acle let vital points slip

Acle United 2, Cromer Town 2IN atrocious conditions and almost continual heavy rain, Acle entertained opponents who have recovered from their mid-season blip which virtually ruled them out of any honours this season.

Acle United 2, Cromer Town 2

IN atrocious conditions and almost continual heavy rain, Acle entertained opponents who have recovered from their mid-season blip which virtually ruled them out of any honours this season.

Cromer came to Bridewell Lane seeking revenge for the 3-1 October defeat in the Mummery Cup in a replay, writes Robin Tungate.

The visitors grabbed a point with almost the last kick of the game and Acle will rue the chances that slipped away during the second half when it was one-way traffic.

Acle attacked in droves and only some confident handling by Town's keeper Parsons kept the Crabs in with a shout.

Town took the lead against the run of play in the 30th minute when Terrington sent a brilliant header into the corner of Foreman's goal from 10 yards after being picked out by a corner kick taken by Davies.

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Acle equalised eight minutes into the second half when skipper Nichols finished off a good three-man move involving Morgan, Holsworth, and Curtis.

An all out attack-minded Acle then minutes afterwards took the lead when Morgan left Bradshaw for dead before picking out his strike

partner Holsworth with a clever pass, allowing the Acle front man to sweep the ball home.

Cromer lost both Honeyman and Durrant to straight reds and were up against it to stay in contention. But they were rewarded late in the game when their No 1 opportunist poked the ball home after Acle had left the back door open, giving Terrington the chance to rescue a point.

Cromer will be glad of the point but Acle's manager Tony Ward will see this as two points lost in their chase for honours.

The game was excellently controlled by Mr McIntyre considering the atrocious conditions.

Tomorrow, Acle entertain a Holt side which went bottom of the table on Tuesday night.