CRC 3-1 FC Clacton

CRC returned to winning ways after defeat by the same scoreline the week previous at Walsham with victory over FC Clacton in a fine performance.

After a frantic start CRC settled into their stride and built possession from the back with confidence and quality. A dominant first half performance with the ball gave Clacton few opportunities to cause a problem and put CRC in a commanding position. CRC created a number of chances but failed to score and with the scores level at the break, would need to be more clinical in the second half to clinch the points.

The second period continued where it left, with the hosts in good form and on top of the game. Jack Cook opened the scoring slotting the ball under the keeper after James Akintunde had slid him through the back 4. 

A spell of constant pressure led to a second goal just after, with a superb cross from the left hand side from Macauley Joynes was nodded down to Cook at the back post from Akintunde. Cook's first time finish was superbly executed and deserved.

CRC lost a little intensity at this point but never looked threatened. However, when Clacton scored a screamer from outside the box with ten minutes to go, we looked in for a nervy finish.

Javan Scott scored in the 90th minute to the relief of the home side to claim a valuable and well deserved three points.

Mark Bonner commented, "We were excellent. Their goal made us a little anxious which is understandable, but it would've been criminal had we not won. We passed the ball well, looked dangerous going forwards, defended strongly when we had to and scored two really good goals. We deserved the win and played very well."

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