Convincing win for Greens

Gorleston 4, Cornard United 1GORLESTON completed a very successful Easter period with this convincing victory over Cornard on Easter Monday. Cornard are a greatly improved team.

Gorleston 4, Cornard United 1

GORLESTON completed a very successful Easter period with this convincing victory over Cornard on Easter Monday.

Cornard are a greatly improved team. Gorleston made a promising start and created some early chances. The team were missing central defender Leon Harewood who was carrying a slight injury from Saturday. As a result, Adam Thurtle moved to central defence and Luke Goreham came in at left-back.

Gorleston took a 22- minute lead when Kevin Howes was obstructed in the area and Lee Hunter buried the penalty kick.

Cornard came back strongly and equalised when Jordan Hutchings cut inside on the right and beat Annis Niali with a great shot into the top- right corner.

Niali made first-rate saves as Cornard grew in confidence, but Gorleston recovered and went ahead just before the break with a superb team goal.

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Skipper Eddie Thompson started the move and found Kevin Howes who headed on to Steve Taylor on the left. He cut inside, beat a defender and slotted the ball past the Cornard keeper Darren Moyes into the far corner.

Gorleston were in control for much of the second period and scored when Kevin Howes headed home from close range, then Pete Lambert hooked in No 4.

Harry Maddison and Gary Ingram came on as substitutes for Kevin Howes and Luke Goreham.

Gorleston: Annis Niali, K Howell, L Goreham, J Bell, A Thurtle, E Thompson, S Taylor, P Lambert, L Hunter, K Howes, R Butler. Subs: G Ingram, H Maddison, L Harewood, B Manning, E Pride.

Gorleston travel to play Ipswich Wanderers, at 3pm tomorrow.

David Gall has presented Steve Taylor with his player of the month trophy. Robbie Oldham was his choice for the reserve team.