Acle pay cup penalty

Acle United 2, Spixworth 2 (Spixworth won on penalties)

Monday saw Acle compete in the final of the Anglian Combination Mummery Cup, a competition they have won three times.

Having taken a two-goal lead they failled to show their usual enthusiasm for the game and in the second half allowed their opponents to come back, writes Robin Tungate.

Ben Morgan, having an industrious game, fastened onto a loose ball in the box and put his side ahead after Thompson had caused problems for the Spixworth defence.

Six minutes later after 31 minutes of the game Acle went further ahead when Ricci Butler curled a free-kick into the area where Nathan Thompson out-jumped Ross Bilham in Spixworth’s goal and scrambled the ball over the line.

Spixworth earned themselves a lifeline on 40 minutes when Acle’s defence failed to cut out a right-wing corner, allowing Bloomfield to head home.

Spixworth scored a second before Acle’s Marsden was brought down with the goal at his mercy some 12 yards out, which gave Acle a penalty.

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The spot-kick was missed and the game went to extra-time and penalties where Spixworth won.

Acle have two away games left, at Beccles and Spixworth to complete their season.

Wroxham Res 1, Acle United 1

Acle visited Wroxham and had to be satisfied with a draw after taking a well-deserved lead.

That came from Thompson when he picked his spot after being found with a clever square pass from Maddison on the edge of the penalty area.

Playing well within themselves the visitors started to play their brand of football with consumate ease when the ball was sent to every corner of the ground. But after the break they didn’t keep up their form and allowed the Yachtsmen to get back in the game.

Wroxham equalised with a good effort from the edge of the 18-yard box and this gave them some impettus. But Acle hung on to the one point when they should have had all three.