Record day for Greens

Viv Thomas Saturday was a good day for Gorleston who beat visitors Team Bury 2-0, gained a club record and climbed one place in the Ridgeons Division One table to fourth.

Viv Thomas

By viv

Saturday was a good day for Gorleston who beat visitors Team Bury 2-0, gained a club record and climbed one place in the Ridgeons Division One table to fourth.

The Greens goals were by Liam Bartley, who signed from Yarmouth earlier this year, one from a near-post header and one rolled in from an acute angle.


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Assistant manager Alan Smith said: “That was our sixth game on the trot we haven't conceded a goal which is a club record since we were at Emerald Park, according to our stat man.

“Obviously to do that is, for the defensive side, excellent. We are third in the league on conceded goals. We have had several changes through injury so the boys that have come in have done exceptionally well.”

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Gorleston are definitely coming up on the rails, steadily climbing the table and hoping they can influence where the top three finish at the end of the season.

“It's a case of trying to close down the teams above us - the Yarmouths, the Clactons, the Branthams,” he said. “There are some very important games involving these three teams. I think it will go down to the wire and I think we can have a say. We have a game against Great Yarmouth at Emerald Park on Easter Monday which will have a big say possibly in how teams will finish and we also play Brantham in a couple of weeks' time.

“If we can keep our momentum up then who knows? Three teams are promoted and we're just hoping if we can maintain our form maybe one of the teams may slip up in the odd game.

“It's the old clich� but we're taking each game as it comes. It's going well at the moment - each game now is a cup final for us because of the points we need.

“We have got a week off now as we haven't got a Tuesday night game. Then it's Easter Saturday against Ipswich Wanderers. Hopefully we'll get some players who have got knocks fit again and go into the game with a clean bill of health.

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