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CRC 2-0 Mildenhall Town

1 October 2013

CRC completed their second successive victory in seven days overcoming Mildenhall Town at The R Costings Abbey Stadium on Saturday in The Thurlow Nunn Premier Division.

Unlike a number of home games this season, CRC failed to dominate possession and set up with a much deeper line up which allowed The Hall room to pass and build attacks.

With the hosts deploying such a system and Mildenhall looking quite expansive, it opened a number of opportunities for CRC to break and counter attack on the visitors when winning possession.

Mildenhall came close midway through a first half with few attempts on goal, and soon after Nathan Heath gave CRC the lead. His well driven effort from 18 yards, fired through the legs of the defence following a knock down from a corner.

With the scores level at the break, CRC started the second half brightly. Their best spells of attacking football were either side of half time, finding passes through Mildenhall and looking to play quickly and work a chance.

CRC soon became under threat again though and the next 20 minutes was an attack v defence practice. The youngsters had many crosses to clear and balls to head away to relieve the pressure and did so well but were never able to get up the pitch. 

In the 72nd minute a quick free kick by Mcnulty found James Akintunde on the left wing, who's pinpoint cross with the outside of his right foot found Elliot Hogan to volley home the all important 2nd goal.

The game petered out and CRC collected three valuable points.

Mark Bonner commented, "That was a brilliant result for us. The same team played Thursday night and we did really well to create a mentality where we were focussed and determined to get a result.

We were too deep and although at times the counter attacks worked for us, we were often too far away from the top end of the pitch either to press or to create good options to attack. In the second half we got pinned in, hooked and cleared the ball at times when we could’ve played, and allowed ourselves to just sit in rather than creep up the pitch when we could.

I thought our transitional play was too slow and in the second half we were so determined to win, we forgot to play! We need to merge all of the qualities of our game and winning football together to help us moving on.

Overall, it’s a brilliant win and one that we need to learn from, get better from and follow up again midweek."

Team; Mcnulty, North, Pring, Heath, Burns, Pratt (Coy 62), Horne, Doyle, Akintunde, Hogan (Joynes 84), Scott (Cook 75) Not Used: Banthorpe, Leavers

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