Wensum Albion 3, Yelverton Reserves 1

Yet another must win game for Albion if they were to avoid a gap opening up at the bottom of the league table.

Albion started brightly with most of the football played in the Yelverton half. It was against the run of play that the away side took the lead after 15 minutes, a Yelverton forward was given time to jink into the box and poke home from eight yards.

Albion continued to push forward and looked dangerous in attack. The pressure paid off when Mark Leeper swung in a curling free-kick from 25 yards that eluded the Yelverton ‘keeper and nestled in the top corner of the net.

Leeper nearly scored a second but saw a long range effort clip the top of the bar. Albion were thankful to Jut Philo in defence as he cleared a ball off the line, the match staying at 1-1 at half-time.

It was much the same after the break as Albion took control of the game. Martin went close but hit the bar with a shot from the edge of the box and Nick Mackenzie headed narrowly wide from a corner.


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Albion took the lead midway through the half when a Taylor throw was nodded on by Gorbould and Martin headed in from close range.

The match was still in the balance at 2-1 so Albion were relieved to grab a third when a cleared corner was fired home by Lewis Batch.

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A solid and committed performance from Albion led to a fully deserved three points.

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