Acle win cup shoot-out

Acle United 0, Dersingham 0 (Acle win 5-4 on pens)

FOOTBALL: Hero of this Mummery Cup first round tie for Acle was again their youthful keeper Scott Foreman.

His handling was impeccable and he made the crucial save of the shoot-out. With the score 2-2, he guessed right and made a good save to deny Pearman and put Acle through to the next round.

The hosts just about shaded the first 45 minutes without being able to create any clear-cut chances until the 44th minute.

From a free-kick just outside the 18-yard area, Ricci Butler hit a venomous drive that struck the right-angle and bounced back into play where Maddison missing a gilt-edged chance from the rebound.

Yellow cards became the order of the day in the keenly-fought tie which, after extra-time, reached penalty shoot-out time.

The Acle penalty takers, who all showed how a spot-kick should be taken, were James Foreman, Ben Morgan, Joe Marsden, Ricci Butler and Scott Butler.

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