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Martham rue missed chances

PUBLISHED: 14:23 21 January 2010 | UPDATED: 16:22 30 June 2010

Beccles Town Reserves 2, Martham 2

Martham must look back on missed chances that would have put the game in their favour.

Tomorrow entertain high-flying Aylsham and must look to extend their unbeaten run in Anglian Combination Division Three.

Beccles Town Reserves 2, Martham 2

Martham must look back on missed chances that would have put the game in their favour.

Tomorrow entertain high-flying Aylsham and must look to extend their unbeaten run in Anglian Combination Division Three.

The Beccles pitch was very heavy but Martham soon got into their stride. The game was end to end with centre- backs Alex Sayer and Ryan Farrow mopping up the Beccles attacks.

Danny Gowing and Simeon Randall were tireless in midfield and a through ball to Ian Smith led to Martham's first goal.

Smith took the ball into the Beccles area and calmly slotted the ball past the keeper. Martham went into the break worthy leaders.

The second half started much the same with both teams testing the keepers.

Jack Whatmough, in the Martham goal, pulled off a succession of good saves as Beccles went for the equaliser, but it was Martham who extended their lead lead. Adam Betts scored straight from a corner to make it 2-0.

But within five minutes Becccles had pulled one back from a header.

This seemed to upset Martham's rhythm and they were certainly on the back foot as Beccles pushed for the equaliser.

Then Adam Betts was deemed to have handled in the area and from the resulting penalty Beccles equalised.

The final 15 minutes were frantic as both teams pushed for the winner and Chris Southern looked like he had won it for Martham when put through on goal. He beat the keeper - only to see his shot veer narrowly wide.


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