Gorleston were knocked out of the FA Cup last weekend after losing at home 2-0 to Hemel Hampstead Town.

As the first half wore on, Hemel gained control of the ball and dominated the possession with Gorleston sitting deeper and defending resolutely, relying on sporadic counter attacks where their final ball was being snuffed out.

Gorleston made a bright start to the second half trying to play more on the front foot.

The game was decided around the hour mark.

In the 52nd minute Curtis drove into the box on the left and drilled the ball towards the far corner but Taylor stretched to his left to superbly turn the ball up and onto the bar.

Three minutes later, Hemel took the lead.

Montel McKenzie beat Dion Frary on the right. He cut in and drilled the ball low across to Whittaker who was denied by Jessup but the ball bounced back into McKenzie's path and he struck it into the net.

Gorleston should have equalised four minutes after that, in the 59th minute. Luke Johnson's pull back from the right byline was just behind Connor Ingram inside the six yard box but the striker brought the ball down well.

He hit his shot on the turn and but dragged it a yard wide of the near post.

Three minutes later, Hemel doubled their lead.

They passed their way through the Greens on the left, Williams pulled the ball back from the byline past Jessup to give Whittaker a simple tap in.

Gorleston had more possession in the final half an hour as they pushed forward in search of a goal but the closest they came was when Kyle Ingram's corner in the 85th minute curled inwards and was clawed out from under his bar by Taylor.

The Greens have two away games in the league this week.

On Saturday they travel to Brentwood Town, 3pm kick off.

Then, on Tuesday night, the Greens visit Bury Town, kick off 7.45pm.