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Greens unfazed by high-flyers

PUBLISHED: 16:38 13 November 2008 | UPDATED: 12:17 03 July 2010

HAVING toppled high-flyers Hadleigh in Ridgeons One last week, Gorleston visit sixth-placed Brantham Athletic tomorrow (Saturday). The Greens' Norfolk Senior Cup tie will be played on Friday, November 21 at Emerald Park (kick-off 7.

HAVING toppled high-flyers Hadleigh in Ridgeons One last week, Gorleston visit sixth-placed Brantham Athletic tomorrow (Saturday). The Greens' Norfolk Senior Cup tie will be played on Friday, November 21 at Emerald Park (kick-off 7.45pm).

Gorleston 4, Hadleigh United 1

GORLESTON gained ample revenge for an earlier defeat at Hadleigh.

The last four games have seen 16 goals scored against five conceded, two of those wins against teams in the current top three. Managers John White and Martin Sinclair are obviously pleased with the current form and the healthy league position but are not mentioning the P-word at this time as there is a long way to go, writes Mick Heard.

Adam Thurtle came in at right back while keeper Tom Marsden was on the bench after injury with Gary Ingram, Matty Bowles and Jamie Long.

In difficult conditions Gorleston made an ideal start when in the fourth minute Harry Maddison challenged defenders and the ball ran loose for Lee Hunter to loft it over keeper Luke Whitwell into the net.

Gorleston were generally on top but Hadleigh drew level on 15 minutes when a quick break ended with leading scorer Chris Payne scoring from close range.

Gorleston applied pressure and gained several corners and just before half-time Pete Lambert converted from close range.

Although Gorleston were generally in control they left it late to clinch the points. On 90 minutes Harry Maddison nodded the ball through to Lee Hunter on the right, who raced through, outpacing the defence to score. In time added on Maddison made it four with a glancing header from close range after another display of excellent attacking football.

Anis Nialli was confident in goal, well protected by Thurtle, Eddie Thompson, Leon Harewood and Luke Goreham. The central midfield of Steve Taylor and Lambert played well throughout, well supported on the flanks by John Bell and Ricci Butler. Hunter and Maddison provided the goals again.

Former Gorleston favourite Adam Ferguson is on loan from Norwich United. He can play in defence or midfield and is a quality player.

Luke Goreham was presented with his player-of-the month trophy by David Gall. Leon Harewood was the previous month's winner.


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