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Boro battle to win

PUBLISHED: 16:48 08 October 2009 | UPDATED: 11:15 12 July 2010

ATTLEBOROUGH'S veterans provided the experience and quality to claim a deserved three points against Thorpe Village. Goals from Andy Cunningham and John Vincent were matched in importance by several point-blank saves by Barry Wells.

ATTLEBOROUGH'S veterans provided the experience and quality to claim a deserved three points against Thorpe Village. Goals from Andy Cunningham and John Vincent were matched in importance by several point-blank saves by Barry Wells.

Despite the challenging conditions, both sides gave the windswept spectators a good level of entertainment.

Thorpe started brightly and had several good chances that were kept out by either good goalkeeping or wasteful finishing.

Most of the football was being played in the Boro half and timely interventions by Cevan Edwards and Shaun Waterson were required several times. The breakthrough for Boro came when a stinging effort from John Vincent was parried for a corner.

Matt Giles delivered from the right and Andy Cunningham strode past the static Thorpe defenders to power the ball into the back of the net.

There were further chances for Cunningham and Jeckell as Boro stretched a suspect-looking Thorpe back line, although the willingness of Thorpe's attackers means that Boro had to concentrate at all times.

The second half started with Thorpe indicating their attacking intentions.

Vincent sent a forceful header inches over the bar after a superb cross from Matt Giles and Jay Webb was proving to be a handful for the tiring defenders.

The second goal came when Vincent latched onto a through-ball from Webb and rounded the keeper and netted.


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