Anglian Combination side get stuck in the mud as they exit Inter-League Cup

Anglian Combination (yellow/blue) v Spartan South football action.Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Anglian Combination (yellow/blue) v Spartan South football action.Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

A much-changed Anglian Combination representative side bowed out of the FA Inter League Cup at Wroxham.

After 90 minutes on a heavy Trafford Park pitch, it was the visitors from the Spartan South Midlands League who went through to the quarter-finals on the back of 4-1 win.

The game only went ahead after an early morning pitch inspection, but due to the rearranged Norfolk county cup matches and some call-offs, the Anglian Combination were without a number of players.

The pitch was heavy but the players settled down well and the defence was solid, with Ryan Hemmings behind them in goal, having a superb match, producing some top saves.

Both teams played some good football in difficult conditions, but with no goals at full-time and conditions worsening, players started to tire and injuries kicked in.


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In extra time, Pat Daly scored twice for the visitors, before Ben Morgan got a goal back for the hosts to open it up again.

However, Nathan Graham added a third for Spartan and after Hemmings went off injured, Daly completed his hat-trick.

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