Yarmouth scoring spree includes quickfire hat-trick
Team Bury 1, Great Yarmouth Town 5Another first-half avalanche of goals saw Yarmouth through a potentially difficult game against the Suffolk Senior Cup winners.
Team Bury 1, Great Yarmouth Town 5
Another first-half avalanche of goals saw Yarmouth through a potentially difficult game against the Suffolk Senior Cup winners.
Yarmouth went at Bury from the start, scoring three in the first 15 minutes before making it a nap hand just before the break with the home side notching a consolation goal from the penalty spot.
Stewart Roach, making his 300th appearance, forced a diving save after only three minutes but two minutes later an Adam Sewell trademark long throw was pushed out to Gavin Norman to the right of goal and he instantly blasted the ball in from 15 yards.
Two minutes later Roach slotted home followed bythe third goal after a quarter of an hour. Steve Best took a free-kick near the halfway line and Scott Woodcock on the left played the ball back across to Jake Reed who shot past a startled Howe.
Two goals in five minutes gave Yarmouth total command. Reed went on a run, Woodcock crossed and Norman put away his second of the night after 40 minutes, and five minutes later Reed nabbed his second, a spectacular volley angled across Howe.
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Dominic Smith became the victim of a wicked bounce that saw the referee controversially award Bury a penalty for handball. Lee Warren converted in added time.
The second half saw the Bury youngsters have more of the play but the final whistle was the signal for Yarmouth celebrations on the pitch as the supporters who had made the trip gave them a standing ovation.
Yarmouth: M Hilton, L Fell, O Savage, C Roberts, S Best (B Junior 81), A Sewell, J Reed (J King 80), D Smith, S Roach, G Norman (F Vide 58), S Woodcock. Unused sub: M Magee.
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All the goal action took place in an incredible 18-minute spell in the first half and included what is believed to be the fastest hat-trick in Yarmouth's history.
Yarmouth struggled to get a shot on target for the first quarter of the game. Then Stewart Roach struck with a neat shot from the edge of the area after 23 minutes, and just after the half-hour mark the floodgates opened when Jake Reed notched three in seven minutes.
In the 31st minute he beat a defender on the edge of the box and shot coolly home. Two minutes later came a volley after Roach nodded down to him, both goals coming after crosses from birthday boy Olly Savage. The third came in the 37th minute, a blast from the edge of the area.
Between Reed's second and third goals, Craig Roberts got in on the scoring frenzy with a header from Scott Woodcock's corner. That made four goals scored in seven minutes, beating the four in 10 minutes back in 1967 in a 7-2 win at Kings Lynn Reserves.
A Dominic Smith shot then hit the bar before Woodcock scored with the strike of the game from 30 yards in the 41st minute.
After this sparkling champagne football, the second half fell a bit flat. Youth team captain and scoring sensation Lee Roscoe made his first-team debut in the second half.
Yarmouth: M Hilton, L Fell, O Savage, C Roberts, S Best (B Junior 71), A Sewell, J Reed, D Smith, S Roach (L Roscoe 71), G Norman, S Woodcock (F Vide 61). Unused sub: M Magee.