Harleston in the spotlight
Harleston U13 in their penultimate game of the season turned on the style in glorious sunny conditions to beat Filby and Runham U13 7-1.
They took a deserved lead through Ollie Warrent’s turn and shot. The defence looked very solid and it was no surprise that they doubled their lead before half-time when Brannigan Harvey slotted home. In a relaxed second half Harleston played some stunning football, Brandon Pickess added a third, he soon scored a fine solo effort to make it four. Brannigan Harvey scored his second and the team’s fifth before in a rare break the home side scored a consolation. Harleston added two more before the end, Brandon Pickess completing his hat-trick and Harvey Clarke getting one before the end. Jordan Wright, who was MoM, did everything except score the goal his performance deserved.
Harleston U13 travelled to champions elect Hemsby U13B and suffered a heavy 7-1 defeat despite a good performance in which the scoreline flattered the home side. Harleston started well and created a few half-chances which they unfortunately were unable to take. The home side scored two goals in quick succession before half-time. Harleston then conceded just after the break to effectively kill the game. They added four more before Craig Ellis scored a solo goal before the end which was deserved for their persistence. Tom Girling worked tirelessly in midfield and claimed MoM.
Harleston U15 began their last league game of the season knowing victory would deny Gorleston the league title. Things started badly and Harleston were one down in the first minute, they then upped their game. Ollie Earl then hit a post before he equalised from outside the area. Harleston then had their best spell of the game but could not take the lead. Gorleston took advantage of this and scored twice before half-time. Gorleston started the second half the stronger in the hot sun and increased their lead, Harleston then missed a penalty before Dan Knox scored from 20 yards, Gorleston completed the scoring just before the end. Final score: Harleston 2, Gorleston 5. MoM: Jacob Richards.