Gorleston gained a much-needed three points against their fellow strugglers Hullbridge Sports on Tuesday night which moved them closer to safety and out of the bottom two again.

The Greens should have been given a penalty after 18 minutes when Stewart got behind the defence with just the keeper to beat.

He was about to shoot when he appeared to be pushed over from behind but the referee waved play on.

On the hour mark, the ref played an excellent advantage after Connor Ingram was hacked down by the touchline.

The ball had run through to Stewart who raced into the box. His shot was saved but the ball rebounded to Deeks, eight yards out, and he guided it back into the net.

Nine minutes later Deeks turned provider with a marauding run on the left. He crossed to Jacek Zielonka who hit the ball first time into the top corner.

The game was made safe with eight minutes to go. Zielonka was in the right place at the right time to score his second goal after Stewart's low cross was parried out to him.

Two carbon copy goals saw Gorleston sink to a 2-1 home defeat at Grays Athletic last weekend.

Grays' first goal saw a free kick met by the head of Callum Leahy. George Keys' attempt to hook the ball out saw him kick it up onto the underside of the bar where it bounced back down onto Keys' leg and into the net.

The visitors doubled their lead just before the hour mark.

A free kick was launched into the box where it met the head of Leahy and, this time, he planted his header directly into the net.

Four minutes into injury time Gorleston pulled a goal back through Connor Ingram.

Gorleston travel to Bury Town on Saturday.