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Club closes in on major trophies

PUBLISHED: 15:22 22 January 2009 | UPDATED: 12:49 03 July 2010

GORLESTON have two teams in Norfolk cup semi-finals. The first team is playing King's Lynn in the Norfolk Senior Cup and Gorleston Reserves are now in the draw for the Norfolk Junior Cup semi-finals.

GORLESTON have two teams in Norfolk cup semi-finals. The first team is playing King's Lynn in the Norfolk Senior Cup and Gorleston Reserves are now in the draw for the Norfolk Junior Cup semi-finals.

Hemsby 1, Gorleston Reserves 4

IN this quarter-final of the of the Norfolk Junior Cup, on a heavy pitch the Greens struggled to get any rhythm and it took 10 minutes before a shot on goal.

However, once they found their feet chances were created and in the 13th minute Butler had a 30 yard free-kick saved.

Harman, Forbes and Bowles were causing problems for the Hemsby defence with their pace and passing and this led to a corner in the 25th minute which was delivered by Butler, flicked on by Bowles and met by Bishop who powered home.

On 42 minutes Bowles crossed from the right and Bishop flicked on for Harman to score a deserved second for Gorleston. Just before

half-time Gillings' shot just cleared the bar and Gorleston went in 2-0 up.

As expected, Hemsby stepped up a gear. In the 57th minute Butler received the ball just inside his own half took it on and threaded a neat pass to Bowles who made no mistake with No 3.

Two minutes later a penalty Hemsby converted a penalty for 3-1. The 68th minute saw Clements' shot cleared off the line and another tipped over the bar from the resulting corner. Hemsby kept battling away but the Greens' defence stood firm.

Gorleston finished the game off in the 80th minute when Butler passed to Forbes who crossed excellently for Harman to get his second and Gorleston's fourth.

Team: S Cannon, R Goodwin, R Gillings, H Clements, S Jones, S Butler, S Bishop, B Gillies, R Harman, M Forbes, M Bowles. Subs: P Wooldridge (for Bowles 74th min), N Drake (for Butler 80th min), A Rosati (for Harman 86th min), T Tuffrey, I Holmes.

Cromer Youth 0, Gorleston Youth 1

This was Gorleston Youth's first game since November. One goal proved enough in the first half when centre-half Harley Clements headed home from a free-kick. The pitch was heavy and players tired as the game progressed and cramp caused problems to some players.

Fifteen minutes from the end, Gorleston striker Chris Southern suffered a torn calf muscle and took no further part in the game. All at the club wish him a quick recovery.


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