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Greens tackle the Blues

PUBLISHED: 16:40 16 July 2009 | UPDATED: 14:25 03 July 2010

Action from Emerald Park as Gorleston play Ipswich Town.

Action from Emerald Park as Gorleston play Ipswich Town.

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

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

The early pressure quickly told with David Cawley putting the Blues aheadwith a long range strike.

Shane O'Connor doubled the lead, 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 got his name on the score sheet just before the half hour 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: “We were missing several first-team players and 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 workout 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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