Wanderers crushed by Gorleston

LOCAL SOCCER: Midweek soccer action with reports on our local teams as they compete in the Jewson League Premier Division and the Jewson League Cup.

LOCAL SOCCER

JEWSON LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION

Gorleston 7 Ipswich Wanderers 1

WANDERERS suffered a crushing Jewson League Premier Division defeat at Emerald Park.


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Due to traffic problems, they started the match with leading goalscorer Keith Hetherington in goal and he produced a fine save to deny Ingram.

Gorleston took the lead when Wanderers failed to clear and Ingram volleyed home past Stannard after 25 minutes.

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This led to a spell of pressure from Wanderers before the home side doubled their advantage when Wooldridge scored at the second attempt after 39 minutes.

Two minutes later the home side were 3-0 up when Wooldridge hit a rising drive past the exposed Stannard and just before the half time interval Pillar netted the fourth.

After Hetherington and Buck had forced saves from Cooper, the visitors pulled a goal back through Osborn who shot home in a crowded penalty area. The home side continued to carve out chances and on 75 minutes Wooldridge completed his hat-trick.

Gorleston soon added a sixth when Wooldridge broke down the wing and lifted the ball over Stannard and a minute from time Ingram scored the seventh.

Felixstowe 0 Wroxham 3

HAD the home side finished their chances they might well have produced the shock result of the season against 58-goal Premier Division leaders Wroxham.

But in the end the Yachtsmen showed why they are at the top while the Seasiders struggle in the lower reaches of Division One.

It looked ominous in the opening minutes as Thomas ran on to Lewis's through ball unchallenged to plant the ball firmly past Charters in the opening thirty seconds and then added a second inside four minutes from Monk's free kick.

The home side then responded well playing what must be their best football of the season in a 15 minute spell that saw them go close on several occasions.

Felixstowe and Walton paid the ultimate price as Wroxham came out for the second period looking far more determined.

Thomas should have had his hat-trick in the 50th minute but shot wide to end a good build up before Pauling produced a stunning goal to wrap the game up in the 57th minute volleying an unstoppable 25 yard shot past Charters.

The Seasiders were still working hard although the chances became fewer and further apart as Wroxham tightened their grip and when Thomas was pushed over in the area in the 70th min it looked as though the scoreline would widen once more. But Charters denied Thomas with a brilliant penalty save low to his left.

JEWSON LEAGUE CUP

AFC Sudbury 4 Woodbridge 2

SHOWING eight changes from the team that had gone so close against St Albans on Saturday, AFC Sudbury returned to further cup action last night with the Jewson Cup match against Woodbridge.

They took a second-minute lead, the ball finding its way down the left from Tanner to Harewood and Owen, with the final pass being driven low past Dixon by Bennett.

Woodbridge then twice had chances to score when Crane shot low past the post and then, after Nower had made a point-blank range save from Curtis' header, Scales somehow hooked the rebound over the bar from five yards.

Woodbridge were made to pay for the misses when, five minutes before half-time, Bennett's cross from the right was dropped by Dixon and Banya stabbed the ball home from close range.

Woodbridge pulled a goal back within a minute of the restart, Smythe crossing the ball to Crane who cleverly chipped the ball over Nower.

Three minutes later, AFC restored their two-goal advantage, Banya leaping at the near post to power home Norfolk's corner kick.

Woodbridge continued to battle and Crane scored his second of the match with a well-struck rising shot but late in the game, Banya and Dixon challenged for a through ball which ran loose to Bennett, who calmly lobbed it back into the empty net.

Halstead 2 Cornard 5 aet

A HAT-TRICK by Robbie Ford paved the way for Cornard to move into the next round of the Jewson League Cup.

The first half saw Halstead put some good moves together, working very hard but it was Cornard who went ahead 10 minutes before the interval when Featherstone fired through a crowded goalmouth.

Cornard broke away and home keeper Pentney appeared to be impeded as Ford tapped home the loose ball for the second goal.

Halstead responded strongly and forced a series of corners before scoring twice in three minutes. First Cornard keeper Moyes fumbled Chinnery's shot over the line and two minutes later they were level when Chatters hooked home their ninth corner to level the scores and take the game into extra time.

Two minutes into extra time Halstead were again caught on the break when Ford went clear to put Cornard in front.

Halstead piled on the pressure but McClean rallied his defence well before the visitors broke away and Ford made it four. Two minutes later Bethell ran through to score an identical goal and complete the scoring.

Swaffham 1 Hadleigh 3

HADLEIGH gave their best performance of the season to overcome Swaffham and earn a deserved place in the next round of the Jewson League Cup.

A harsh handball decision against Miles Donovan gave Swaffham an early penalty but the kick from Leggett was brilliantly saved by Wayne Donovan.

Four minutes later Keiron Donovan was fouled in the area at the other end and Grant converted the penalty to put Hadleigh in front.

Swaffham equalised in the 39th minute with Curson scoring with a close-range header.

Hadleigh regained the lead after 65 minutes when Bradford found the corner of the net with an excellent volley.

Then, in the 76th minute, Lewis came off the bench and within 60 seconds had run clear to score another for Hadleigh.

Felixstowe & Walton 0 Wroxham 3

HAD the home side finished the chances they created they might well have produced the shock result of the season against 58-goal Premier Division leaders Wroxham.

In the end the Yachtsmen showed why they are at the top while the Seasiders struggle in the lower reaches of Division One.

Thomas ran on to Lewis's through ball unchallenged to give the visitors the lead after 30 seconds, and they added a second inside four minutes from a Monks free kick.

The home side responded by playing their best football of the season in a 15-minute spell that saw Andrews, Felgate, Thurkettle, Etti and Fuller all going close to scoring.

Then Pauling produced a stunning goal to wrap the game up in the 57th minute, volleying an unstoppable 25-yard shot past Charters.

Thomas was pushed over in the area in the 70th minute but Charters denied Thomas with a brilliant penalty save low to his left.

Lowestoft 4 Bury 1

LOWESTOFT moved into the second round of the Jewson League Cup with a 4-1 victory over Bury Town.

The home side moved ahead in the 11th minute with McGee heading home a Stokeld cross.

Within three minutes Lowestoft had added a second with Stokeld shooting home from 25 yards. A deflected free-kick from Stokeld on the half-hour gave Lowestoft a three-goal interval lead.

Bury came more into the game in the second half and reduced the arrears in the 69th minute with Sim curling the ball past Hitcham.

Lowestoft pressed hard in the final quarter with Bugg in the Bury goal producing several excellent saves.

Clacton 5 Stanway 1

THE Seasiders got off to a dream start in the sixth minute when an exquisite move culminated in Ian Brown playing in Matt Waters who eased past Reakes in the Stanway goal and slotted into the empty net.

Five minutes later Sean Hillier fired an effort from the edge of the area only for Reakes to palm into the path of the grateful Brown, who made no mistake from six yards.

In the 25th minute Sean Hillier headed home a peach of a cross from brother Paul to make it 3-0.

In the 36th minute Stanway reduced the arrears with a fine 25-yard strike from Blake Saker.

On the hour it was 4-1 with Sean Hillier hitting his second with a fierce drive from an angle. On 65 minutes a glorious through ball from Sean Hillier put youngster Russ McClean through who lobbed the keeper to make it 5-1.

Maldon Town 6 King's Lynn Reserves 2

IN an action-packed cup tie the home side went ahead after 26 minutes, Gray breaking well clear of the Lynn defence to score with a curling shot.

Warwick worked his way through to round Hobbs and shoot into an empty net, putting Maldon two goals ahead in the 38th minute.

Two minutes before the interval Watts intercepted a poor back-pass to cut back the arrears. Right on half-time as the home defence stood still Doughey shot across goal to put Lynn back on terms.

Maldon took the field in the second half without keeper Stanbridge who had suffered a whiplash injury earlier following a collision with Ortega. Two minutes into the second half Maldon restored their two-goal lead, Daley heading home from Warwick's corner cross.

Hutley crossed for Witney to put Maldon still further ahead in the 73rd minute, and six minutes later Witney added Maldon's fifth goal. Smith laid the ball off for Warwick hit a hard drive past Hobbs.

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