Feel good factor for Hindringham
Hindringham 1, Wells Town 0: Hindringham entertained local rivals Wells at the Elms, and with Phil West away, Stephen Hood took up the management role.
Hindringham 1, Wells Town 0
Hindringham, with Phil West away, saw Stephen Hood take up the management role. Tuck was back and Tim Walpole made a welcome return from injury. Hindringham set up their game plan to push Wells back and play a high line, and this worked to great effect.
Hindringham started well, with everyone playing their part in a good battling team display. The game was played in derby spirit. But Hindringham had the better of the play and created chances, Gray going close on a couple of occaions, linking well with Walker and Walpole. Walker also had a great chance, which was well saved by the keeper.
Coslett and Tuck were controlling the midfield and stopping any threat of Wells getting time on the ball to pick passes to their front men. And at the back Saunders, Franks and Defew were effective.
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After getting the better of the first half, Hindringham upped their game and pinned Wells back, Gray scoring a great team goal after great work from Coslett and Walker, only for the flag to go up.
Clipston was replaced by Cameron and it was not long before he sent a great ball over the back four, for Gray to rise the highest and send a great looping header over the Wells keeper for a deserved lead.
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Hindringham were then on the back foot and Wells had a number of corners, which the whole team defended well, and keeper Cracknell looked soild when called upon to come out and punch the ball clear.
Acting manager Hood said afterwards: "It was a great team performance with everyone doing their job. The discipline throughout the team under somewhat testing conditions went a long way to getting a result. There is a palpable
feel-good factor in the dressing room, let's keep it up."
In their Norfolk Senior Cup round one replay, Hindringham beat visitors Poringland Wanderers 2-1 to set up a tie with Wells in the next round.