Magpies steal victory

Rene Kendall FA VASE SECOND ROUND Kirkley & Pakefield 0, Dereham 1: A late Stuart Garner Goal was enough to send Dereham Town into the third round of the FA Vase at the expense of nine-man Kirkley & Pakefield.

Rene Kendall

A late Stuart Garner Goal was enough to send Dereham Town into the third round of the FA Vase at the expense of nine-man Kirkley & Pakefield.

A close game was anticipated today at Walmer Road between the two Ridgeons Premier League rivals

In the third minute the Magpies won a corner on the left, Buhlemann rose well at the near post and powered a downward header goalward from Terrington's centre with keeper Woodcock diving to his left to make a great save.

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K&P had their first chance 16th minute with a cross from the right being headed out to Stone who hooked a 20 yard cross shot just wide.

A strong run down the left by Henderson won Kirkley another corner but Fox's deep cross failed to trouble the visiting defence.

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t Half-time: Kirkley & Pakefield 0, Dereham 0

Stone caused problems for Dereham at the start of the second half when his low cross reached Harvey-Cooper who looked likely to net before Ollie Willis made a timely block.

In the 50th minute the Magpies came within inches of netting when after receiving Smith's superb ball from midfield Howell burst forward and chipped the advancing Woodcock but the ball just skimmed the left hand post.

Beaumont then chased a ball over the top and gained the ball from Woodcock but saw his shot cleared off the line by Jefford.

Ollie Willis then went on a penetrating run that took him into the home box before being denied by a last ditch challenge.

K&P then won a corner on the right with Cole having a header cleared off the line by Smith before firing the loose ball into Higgs' arms.

In the 60th minute K&P's Daniel Tacon was dismissed for a second yellow card following a foul on Sam Willis.

As play switched ends Jefford made a crucial interception to thwart Beaumont.

K&P were then reduced to nine men after getting away with a late challenge on keeper Higgs home skipper Fox received a second yellow for another poor tackle on Smith.

Ollie Willis then crossed from the right with McGee heading the ball out to STUART GARNER who struck a superb 20 yard left foot drive across goal and into the corner of the net giving Woodcock no chance in the 83rd minute.

t Result: Kirkley & Pakefield 0, Dereham 1

t Kirkley & Pakefield: R Woodcock, R De-Coteau, J Tacon, J Jefford, J Cole, I Dawson, L Harvey-Cooper, J Fox, N Stone, A Blake, C Henderson.

Subs: M Taunton, M McGee, A Sevill.

t Dereham: J Higgs, O Willis, S Garner, D Buhlemann, J Eastoe-Smith, D Beaumont, N Howell, A Smith, S Willis, G Barrett, C Terrington.

Subs: B Furlong, P Atkins, G Watts, J Hadleigh, S Thaxton.

t Ref: Mr M Fisher, Cambridge

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