Greens after revenge

Gorleston travel to Hadleigh in the league, kick-off 3pm.On Tuesday they entertain Fakenham kick-off 7.45pm hoping to obtain revenge for FA Cup defeat at the hands of the Ghosts, their only defeat of the season.

Gorleston travel to Hadleigh in the league, kick-off 3pm.

On Tuesday they entertain Fakenham kick-off 7.45pm hoping to obtain revenge for FA Cup defeat at the hands of the Ghosts, their only defeat of the season.

Gorleston 2, Deeping Rangers 0

Gorleston advanced to the next round of the FA Vase by defeating Deeping Rangers by two clear goals at Emerald Park on Saturday - the reward was an away trip to Holbeach in the next round .

Deeping are in the United Counties League, which is slightly higher than the Ridgeons League in which Gorleston play and a difficult game had been anticipated.

There was disappointment from Gorleston fans at the game when it was announced that Chad Pillar had left the club to join Catfield.

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The team rose to the occasion and took their chances well with two good goals.

Gorleston bought Adam Thurtle in at right-back for Kyle Howell, who was injured last week and named amongst the subs.

Thurtle had a fine game along with the rest of the Gorleston defence.

The Greens opened the scoring on 8 minutes with a superb individual goal from John Bell, beating three opponents before slamming the ball past Deeping keeper Danny Bircham.

There were no further goals in the first half, but it was a good cup tie with plenty of endeavour from both sides.

The second half was equally well fought and Gorleston keeper Tim Marsden had an excellent game, making several important saves.

Leon Harewood, signed from Kirkley at the start of the season, was a tower of strength at the back - and all in all it was a fine team effort.

The home team were reduced to 10 men when Ricci Butler was sent off after an altercation with an opponent with 20 minutes remaining.

But this setback seemed to bring even more determination to the whole team.

On 82 minutes Gorleston doubled their lead with a flowing move finished off in style when Luke Goreham burst into the area and netted a crisp drive. Gary Ingram came on for Pete Lambert and provided a threat to Deeping.

Gorleston Reserves host Thetford Reserves on Saturday, ko 3pm.