Shoe Trades Cup: Wensum Albion 2, Dyers Arms 3

After a bye in the previous round Albion were drawn against fellow Division Two side Dyers Arms with both teams looking to make progress. Albion were by far the better team in the first half, passing the ball well and creating a number of chances.

The home side deservedly took the lead midway through the half when solid work on the right by Leeper and Gorbould saw the ball fall to Littleboy who side footed home from eight yards. Albion looked threatening with every attack, Rochford felled on the edge of the box when clear on goal - his teammates happy with the freekick.

Albion again came out the blocks quickest in the second half and were two goals up on the hour when a Martin pullback was stabbed home by Littleboy. Looking like they were coasting in to the next round Albion took their foot off the pedal, allowing the away side back in to the game.

Dyers pulled a goal back when substitute Avenall was adjudged to have fouled the striker in the area, the resultant spot kick dispatched well. It was 2-2 soon after when a ball from the right was bundled in from close range.

The match looked to be heading for extra time when on 85 minutes Dyers completed their comeback when a free-kick was floated in to the Wensum area, headed back across goal and nodded in from point blank range.


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