The Suffolk club boasted a 5 from 5 league record, only conceding one solitary goal all season. Ricky Forder took charge of affairs following the departure of manager Challen and brought in Brooks, Mackenzie, Bishop and Coleto Cano.
United, with only one win from their opening 8 league games started well and with a high press forced the unbeaten league leaders onto the back foot.
The A’s had seen two departures during the week but interim manager Forder had got his men up for the challenge, and were disappointed to go behind, when Hough waltz through midfield to put the visitors in front.
United were looking lively up top with Warminger, Tooley and D’Rosario working the Waveney back four.
Warminger was fouled 25 yards out and from Brooks’ thunderous free kick the ball came back off the bar for Tooley to tuck away the rebound for 1-1.
Acle continued to take the game to Waveney, D’Rosario finishing off a fine move to put the home side in front going into the break at 2-1.
The second half saw Waveney examine the United rear-guard, but the back four coped with everything thrown at them although Clay should have levelled matters before pushing the ball wide of Foreman’s post.
Warminger was tripped in the box but the referee gave nothing, before making way for Cooper who kept the Waveney defence honest with a number of good touches upfront.
Acle were well worth the points in a game that finished 2-1, with all the players putting in a real shift to compliment the work Ricky Forder had put in all week.