Search

Mayhew’s 25th goal of the season sinks Great Yarmouth Town

PUBLISHED: 06:07 03 November 2017

Great Yarmouth joint managers Martyn Sinclair, left, and Adam Mason. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Great Yarmouth joint managers Martyn Sinclair, left, and Adam Mason. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Archant

A Great Yarmouth side missing several key players came away from the tough midweek trip to in-form Stowmarket Town empty handed, with a first half goal settling the issue.

The Bloaters were able to include new-signing Sam Whiting and there was a return between the sticks for Josh Glover, who had travelled some distance to deputise for the injured Jack Whatmough.

The visitors started well against a side who were unbeaten in their previous 10 games, and a good exchange between Lewis, Sanders and Forbes saw a cross into the box onto the head of Lewis but Bradbrook was in the right place to make the save.

The visitors then had another chance as Sanders was fouled on the edge of the box but Andersen’s free-kick was too high.

Stowmarket score what proved to be the only goal of the game in the 25th minute. A cross from the right by Cowley was not dealt with and Josh Mayhew took the opportunity to fire an unstoppable shot past Glover for his 25th goal of the season.

The visitors continued to press the home side and deny them time and space on the ball in a competitive half of few clear cut chances.

The second half began with Stowmarket on the front foot and the visitors were grateful to Andersen who made a covering challenge as Brown threatened. Another dangerous cross was then thwarted by good work by youngster Josh Ford who was having a fine game at left-back.

The home side were content to soak up any pressure the Bloaters could apply but most of the game centred around a packed midfield with neither side giving an inch of space.

In the 80th minute there was a double substitution for the visitors as Davis and Sanders were replaced by Holmes and Hagan as the Bloaters went searching for an equaliser. However it was the home side who were denied a second when Glover saved from a goalmouth scramble from a corner. The visitors’ best chance to equalise came with seven minutes to go. Hagan did well to retain possession and he set the ball back to Andersen who fired a powerful shot over the bar from the edge of the area, with the goal at his mercy.

Bloaters: Glover, Howell, Ford, Costandachi, Ager, J Forbes, Sanders, Andersen), M Forbes,Lewis, Davis. Subs: Holmes, Hagan, Whiting, Bond.

Other Great Yarmouth sport

Fri, 09:43

Ray Urry has put pen to paper to commit to Great Yarmouth Town by signing a contract with the club.

Friday, June 15, 2018

There was a moving start to the Mike Groves 10k at Coltishall’s RAF base as race director Paul Taylor paid tribute to Sze-Ming Cheung who tragically lost his life in an accident whilst out cycling last week.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Norfolk’s George Catchpole has been forced to retire from professional rugby – at the age of just 24.

Friday, June 8, 2018

It proved to be a frustrating couple of days for Norfolk’s wheelchair tennis star Alfie Hewett at the French Open.

Most Read

Thu, 15:28

Traffic is at a standstill in Great Yarmouth due to a bridge fault.

Read more
Tue, 16:10

Five bikers who were wrongly convicted of speeding at 140mph on the A47 have had the cases against them dropped after a CPS review.

Read more
UN Court
Wed, 12:03

More than 5,000 tickets have been issued ahead of filming of a concert scene on Gorleston beach for Danny Boyle’s latest film.

Read more
James Paget Hospital
Mon, 17:17

The leader of Great Yarmouth Borough Council has said the town’s first air show “went very well”.

Read more
Great Yarmouth Borough Council
Thu, 22:03

A raid on a Great Yarmouth home led to the seizure of drugs and cash, along with three arrests.

Read more
Norfolk police

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 16°C

min temp: 12°C

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the Great
Yarmouth Mercury

e-edition today

Subscribe

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Great Yarmouth Mercury weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy