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In-form sides set for Wellesley

PUBLISHED: 13:18 03 March 2011

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Like many teams in the Ridgeons league, Great Yarmouth Town’s game, at Debenham LC, was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

They will be hoping tomorrow’s match against Mildenhall Town beats the weather at the Wellesley, ko 3pm, writes Colin Jones.

Both sides will be confident with Yarmouth, having not won a home league match this season in 2010, looking to keep their 100 per cent Wellesley record of 2011.

Mildenhall will be equally as confident, being on a 10-match unbeaten run in the league.

Manager Paul Tong realised this will be a tough test for his young side. “I hope the lads show the same commitment and desire that they showed in our last game.

“At times Wisbech battered us but we dug in and got an excellent win.

“This match will be tough, all matches in this division are. With Mildenhall, in the form they are in,the lads will have to show the same level of commitment and desire to firstly reach our target of securing our Premier status, and secondly to start climbing the table.”

In the corresponding fixture back in August at Recreation Way in Suffolk, Yarmouth salvaged a 1-1 draw with Jake Reed scoring the Bloaters’ goal. Ten men held on to a hard-earned point after Gareth Palmer had felled dangerman John Sands. The match was also notable for Scott Woodcock’s first appearance for the club afte his brief spell at neighbours Gorleston. It was also the first time the team wore the club’s pink kit supporting breast cancer awareness.

Next week Yarmouth are scheduled to play midweek at Woodbridge, in a rearranged fixture on Wednesday, March 9, ko 7.45pm.

Earlier in the season Great Yarmouth Town lost at home to Woodbridge during their poor home run in the first half of the season. But Yarmouth have been consistently strong away from the Wellesley all season with only four away league defeats.

Last season the Bloaters visited Notcutts Park in the FA Vase, and despite being on top for most of that game the team went down 2-1. They will be hoping to avenge both recent defeats on Wednesday evening.

After three consecutive postponents, the Reserves are without a game tomorrow, and after a month’s inactivity travel down the A12 on Tuesday for a game at Crown Meadow against high-flying Lowestoft Town Reserves ko 7.45.

The U18s are without a game next week and play their last game of the season away to Lowestoft Town U18 on Wednesday, March 16 7.45.

Sundays results: Men’s v Hemsby postponed, Ladies v Coltishall Jaguars postponed, U16 lost 3-1 to Gorleston Rangers, U14 lost 4-1 to Ransomes Sports, U11 v Caister postponed.

Sunday’s fixtures: Men’s v El Sol (away), Ladies v Wymondham (home), U16 v Lowestoft (home), U14 v Gorleston Rangers B (home), U11 v Halesworth Town (home).


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