Frustrating day for Gorleston

FC Clacton 3, Gorleston 2It was a hugely frustrating game for Gorleston, who had been hoping to gain revenge for Clacton's win over them four days before in the League Cup.

FC Clacton 3, Gorleston 2

It was a hugely frustrating game for Gorleston, who had been hoping to gain revenge for Clacton's win over them four days before in the League Cup.

The Greens twice were ahead - through Chris Sandford and Peter Lambert but the seasiders levelled both times then gained a controversial penalty which they converted to win the game while Gorleston were denied a late spot-kick.

Assistant manager Alan Smith said: “It was a frustrating game, very disappointing. The general consensus was we were far and away the better team on the day.


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“We took the lead then Clacton equalised with a controversial goal just before half-time. We took the lead for 2-1 then Clacton equalised with another controversial decision for a penalty. Then we were denied a penalty in the dying seconds.”

Gorleston dropped a place in Ridgeons Division One as a result of this game, to seventh but Smith was remaining positive.

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“There is still a lot to play for because of all the games postponed - we've got about 16 games left. We haven't got any of the top teams to play, apart from Brantham, and they have got to play each other. Hopefully we will get back on track,” he said.

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