Greens all go at start of season

Gorleston, with Saturday's FA Cup win and two opening Ridgeons First Division victories under their belts, entertain a Halstead Town outfit tomorrow who have gleaned one point from their first two fixtures.

Gorleston, with Saturday's FA Cup win and two opening Ridgeons First Division victories under their belts, entertain a Halstead Town outfit tomorrow who have gleaned one point from their first two fixtures.

Cornard United 0, Gorleston 4

THE Greens travelled to Cornard for this FA Cup tie with forced changes from the side which won against Fakenham in the league on Tuesday.

DJ Kareche came in for Howell and Taylor took the place of Ferguson in the middle with Wilkinson up front and Regan Harman out wide.

The Greens struggled to get any rhythm in the first 15 minutes and neither side had a clear-cut chance.

Gorleston took to lead when a Harman corner was met by the towering Thompson, who headed back for Neil Hurren, who made no mistake.

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Hurren and Luke Goreham had shots saved at the start of a period of pressure from the Greens.

The visitors doubled the lead when Taylor played an excellent ball for Hurren to beat the keeper with ease.

The Greens started the second half with Ben Manning just wide from 40 yards before Hurren went close.

Cornard were struggling and resorted to playing three up front, but the Gorleston back four were outstanding.

The home side did create chances and Steve Cannon made good saves from Clark and Kelly twice.

Gorleston felt the need for some fresh legs and Clements came on for Kareche in the 64th minute.

With Mills and Taylor controlling the game for long periods it was the latter's pass which Hurren slid into the on-running Goreham. He tucked the ball away for his third goal in as many games.

Danny Scrivens came on for the tireless Wilkinson up front and immediately made an impact.

From a Cornard corner Thompson's superb clearence found Scrivens, whose first touch pass was right into the path of Hurren, who finished with aplomb to complete his hat-trick.

Oldham came on for Goreham and was unlucky with a last minute header from a Taylor free-kick.

Team: Cannon, Kareche, Manning, Mills, Thurtle, Thompson, Harman, Taylor, Wilkinson, Hurren, Goreham. Subs; Oldham, Scrivens, D Heller, Clements, Einecker.