Bloaters just too good for Hadleigh
Great Yarmouth are taking the Ridgeons Premier Division by storm after registering a 4-1 victory at Hadleigh. Even the exodus of a few players due to the V Festival could not stop Paul Tong's side who looked in irresistable form.
Great Yarmouth are taking the Ridgeons Premier Division by storm after registering a 4-1 victory at Hadleigh.
Even the exodus of a few players due to the V Festival could not stop Paul Tong's side who looked in irresistable form.
Gary McGee came in for his first game for eight months following a serious injury and on 27 minutes Dominic Smith fired home to set the Bloaters on their way.
Earlier on the Hadleigh keeper was very lucky to receive just a yellow card when he took out Jake Reed on the edge of the box.
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Luckily for Hadleigh, their 'keeper went on to have an excellent game. Five minutes into the second-half, the industrious Reed turned in a corner from Luke Fell.
It was Reed again in the 82nd minute when he brilliantly sidestepped a defender to slot home a Vida Formosa pass.
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It was the talents of Formosa again that set up the fourth goal as his pass opened up the Hadleigh defence for Luke Fell to score easily that supplied the pass for Fell to score easily.
Hadleigh did get a consolation goal when a high cross beat the Yarmouth keeper and Mark Deacon scored from close range.
Norwich United produced a late rally to secure a point at home to Haverhill Rovers although manager Paul Chick was disappointed with their overall display.
An even first half ended goalless but the Planters found themselves 2-0 down within three minutes of the restart, although the first goal looked offside.
United had given themselves a mountain to climb but they were back in it when an excellent cross from Lee Hunter resulted in an own goal although Andy Claydon was claiming the strike.
Norwich continued to pile on the pressure and got their reward five minutes from time when summer signing Stewart Roach produced a fantastic header to earn his side a share of the spoils.
Justin Fox almost got a winner but saw his effort denied by the woodwork.
“We showed excellent character to get back into the game but I'm just disappointed that we let it get that far,” said Chick. “We played some good stuff in the last half-hour but we just weren't at the races until that point.”
Kirkley & Pakefield shot up to second in the league table thanks to a fine 3-1 win at home to Felixstowe & Walton United.
Russell Stock opened the scoring early on but the visitors got back on level terms in the 23rd minute thanks to Adam Hampson.
The Royals took control after the restart however and Liam Harvey-Cooper's goal made it 2-1.
Stock made sure of all three points late on.
Wroxham had to settle for a point at Wisbech Town despite Claudio Lamglois opening the scoring in the 24th minute.
His strike looked to be enough to secure the points until Shaun Howes' rash tackle resulted in a penalty for Wisbech.
Andy Furnell stepped up to plant the ball in the bottom corner, much to the delight of the home supporters.
Damian Hilton almost hit a late winner but saw his effort skim a post.