3 weeks ago
By Dean Warner
FRAMLINGHAM TOWN 1 NEEDHAM MARKET 0
THURSDAY 23rd AUGUST 2018
Frams Jack Butcher scored the only goal of the game on 82 minutes when he latched onto a through ball and rounded the keeper to secure three points in front of a good-sized crowd. For all the possession football Needham Market Academy boys played they failed to score as the Fram defence, marshalled by Harry Humphrey, coped well with the pace of the two visitors wingers. Needham pushed the Fram defence back early in the first half and conceded a number of free kicks in dangerous positions however the home defence managed the Needham players well. Jake Conway was lively and when a chance came he miskicked in the area when well positioned to hit the target just before half time. There were chances created at both ends in the second half on 53 minutes Butcher found space on the angle but lobbed the ball over the bar before Captain Jake Seaber’s dangerous cross was collected by the keeper. Fram had a let off on 73 minutes when a Fram defender handled a cross and from the resultant penalty the Needham player put the ball high and wide of the goal. Needham then squandered three good chances, shooting wide of the goal from inside the area. With time was running out it was Fram who had the visitors defence stretched, Butchers goalbound shot was diverted by the keeper for a corner on 80 minutes before the same player scored when he coolly rounded the keeper to slot in for the only goal, so three valuable points for Fram and a better performance than the previous week.
Updated 08:25 - 27 Aug 2018 by Dean Warner