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Gorleston hit for eight

PUBLISHED: 14:05 13 July 2009 | UPDATED: 14:24 03 July 2010

GORLESTON played second fiddle to a talented young Ipswich Town team at Emerald Park on Saturday.

It was backs to the wall stuff for the Greens throughout the match, with Town romping away to an 8-0 win.

GORLESTON played second fiddle to a talented young Ipswich Town team at Emerald Park on Saturday.

It was backs to the wall stuff for the Greens throughout the match, with Town romping away to an 8-0 win.

The early pressure quickly told with David Cawley putting the Blues ahead early in the first half with a long range strike.

Shane O'Connor doubled the lead getting on the end of an Ed Upson pass, before Ronan Murray made it three with just 20 minutes on the clock.

Tricky wide-man Murray then turned provider for Reggie Lambe to guide the ball past Greens keeper Steve Cannon.

Gorleston made a rare foray into the Ipswich box with Harry Maddison forcing the Town keeper into a diving save.

Upson add his name to the scorers just before the half hour driving home a Jack Ainsley cross, before O'Connor made it six.

Town took their foot off the pedal in the second half, but added further goals with an Upson free kick and a deflected O'Connor header.

Aaron Jones, the 15 old grandson of Gorleston president Jimmy Jones, made an assured appearance for the Blues as a second half substitute.

Greens boss Jon White took some positives from the game, which provided a fitting finale to the club's 125th anniversary.

He said: “I thought we did alright in very small spells, we were up against a young quality side that were absolutely exceptional in their finishing.

“We won't play anything near that in our league. It was a good work out and more about fitness than the actual result.

“It was always going to be on a hiding to nothing playing a team like that, but I'm pleased with the boys.”

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