Jewson League fixtures hit by rain
SOCCER: Gorleston 3 Newmarket Town 2. This Jewson League Premier Division match went ahead after a pitch inspection went in favour of the game starting.
Gorleston 3 Newmarket Town 2
THIS Jewson League Premier Division match went ahead after a pitch inspection went in favour of the game starting.
That said, the conditions were still terrible, with rain and strong winds making life difficult for the players, but despite this they did manage to produce some good football.
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The visitors from Suffolk had the advantage of a following wind in the first half and started purposefully, using the conditions to their advantage.
Striker Shaw, in particular, looked very dangerous, but at the other end Gorleston's Phil Wooldridge was also proving to be a handful.
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The Newmarket pressure finally told in the 34th minute when a low ball into the area from the left was converted by Stokes, and at half time the teams trooped off for a respite from the weather with the Jockeys leading.
With the wind now in their favour after the interval, Gorleston threw everything at Newmarket.
This paid dividends when, on 69 minutes, Oxborrow in the Newmarket goal was beaten by a close-range effort from Snowling after good work by Cubbitt on the right flank.
There was now no let-up and the Norfolk side brought last season's top scorer, Gary Ingram, off the bench and he put the hosts ahead with a tremendous drive from long range.
Two minutes later Oxborrow was unable to hold a drive in the penalty area and Ingram pounced again to make it two for him and three for Gorleston.
A breakaway move in the last minute allowed Newmarket to grab a consolation through Rhodes, but the hosts held out.
Both sides managed to put on a good game in atrocious conditions though.
ALL other Jewson League matches in the Premier Division and Division One were postponed because of the weather.
The Metaltec Suffolk and Ipswich League fared slightly better, with four games starting.