Acle through to next round

Scole United 0 Acle United 4In the Anglian Combination's top flight knock-out competition the Mummery Cup, Acle ran out easy victors without stepping on the gas.

Scole United 0 Acle United 4

In the Anglian Combination's top flight knock-out competition the Mummery Cup, Acle ran out easy victors without stepping on the gas. Had they shown any amount of urgency they would have been out of sight well before the 90 minutes were up.

The first half finished with the scores level, and despite Acle missing influential players through holidays and injuries, they still showed enough to keep their faithful following expecting some goals on the sheet during the second half.

The visitors went ahead after 57 minutes when the off-colour Danny Crane rose to send his header into the far corner of the net despite an excellent effort by Simon Nicholls to scoop the effort out after the ball had clearly crossed the line.

The hosts failed to raise their game and the rampant visitors doubled their lead when the enthusiastic Ben Morgan worked a chance and created space for himself to clinically put the ball past King.

The keeper was fighting a lone battle as his defenders gave him no protection against the rampant Acle forwards.

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Acle's Lee Bennett had two excellent opportunities saved by King before captain Warren Nicholls centred to find leading scorer Lewis Holdsworth out-jumping Ellis, Philpot and Hancock to send his header past a bewildered King in Scole's goal after 66 minutes.

Acle completed their scoring on 84 minutes when Ben Morgan worked a chance on the edge of the penalty area and drove the ball home to put Acle into the next round where they will entertain Loddon United on a date to be arranged.