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Substitutes make big impact as Waveney claim five-goal win

PUBLISHED: 09:11 22 September 2017

Spectacular goalmouth action from Saturday's Anglian Combination clash between Waveney and visitors Reepham Town, which the home side won 5-2. Turn inside for match report. Picture: Steve Wood

Spectacular goalmouth action from Saturday's Anglian Combination clash between Waveney and visitors Reepham Town, which the home side won 5-2. Turn inside for match report. Picture: Steve Wood

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Waveney scored five times against Reepham to secure their second win of the season and move up to seventh place in the Anglian Combination Premier Division table.

Will Flower was given his first start after making his debut last week while Sam Clabburn returned in goal and new signing striker Michael Tacon was included on the bench.

Waveney began well and the only surprise was it took them so long to open the scoring. Tom Mawford latching on to a through ball beating the keeper to the ball and guiding in to an empty net on 30 minutes.

More pressure followed and from a Nelson Carinhas corner the ball was returned back to him and a pinpoint cross to the far post was headed home powerfully by Ritchi High.

With Daniel Tacon and Johnny Jarvis controlled the middle of the park allowing Carl Burgess and Tom Mawford to influence the game as they in had the beating of the full backs. As Waveney looked to be going to the break in charge Reepham reduced the arrears with their first attempt on goal when a corner to the near post saw a visiting player head home unmarked.

Reepham scored again within minutes of the restart as a speculative effort from 35 yards out beat Clabburn and it was 2-2.

Waveney had to start all over again and rang the changes with debutant Tacon and Kirk Gowing coming on.

Carinhas had two good opportunities but failed to test the keeper and Waveney finally made the breakthrough as Gowing slotted home with a smart left foot finish after good work from Ryan Bloomfield and Carinhas. Waveney continued to have good possession and soon added further goals. Tacon grabbed a debut goal as he turned home a great cross from Bloomfield with a diving header at the far post. More great play from Waveney saw Gowing and Carinhas combine to tee up Tacon for his second and complete a 5-2 victory. Ivy House Country Hotel man-of-the-match: Ryan Bloomfield.

There ios a tough game tomorrow at one of the title favourites Mulbarton Wanderers.

Waveney: Sam Clabburn, Will Flower, Ryan Bloomfield, Andrew Hammersley, Ritchi High, Johnny Jarvis (Barry Teesdale 82), Carl Burgess (Kirk Gowing 64), Daniel Tacon, Connor Swan (Michael Tacon 55), Nelson Carinhas, Tom Mawford.

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