Young Greens secure trophy

Cromer won the third Sailor Brown Tournament at Gorleston FC’s Emerald Park.

The Crabs beat Gorleston 2-0 in the final after the Greens had finished top of the league, and Cromer second.

The final match was a repeat of the opening game of the tournament which ended in a scoreless draw.

Cromer conceded only one goal throughout the day, and that was in the final minute of the penultimate game, a 1-1 draw with Waveney. The Crabs also beat Kirkley & Pakefield and Great Yarmouth as they finished second in the table.

After a slow start with the Cromer draw and another draw with Yarmouth, Gorleston beat Kirkley and then Waveney to secure top spot on goal difference.

The youth brought early silverware to Emerald Park when the Under-12s retained their version of the Sailor Brown Trophy, beating FC Bradwell 2-0 in the final.

All the trophies were presented by Sailor Brown’s daughter, Julie Munro, who travelled from Scotland for the tournament.

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Gorleston 5, Fakenham 1

THE Greens continued their pre-season preparations with victory over the Ghosts, and manager Richard Daniels will be pleased that four of the goals were scored by three of his new signings.

An even first half saw Gorleston take the lead in the 27th minute when Liam Harvey-Cooper controlled the ball superbly on the outside of his right foot before planting it firmly past the goalkeeper.

Fakenham equalised in the final minute of the first half through a penalty. The Greens went back in front on the hour after hard work by John Bell gave Gary Williams the chance to fire home.A minute later Bell again created a chance for Scott Woodgate who scored with aplomb.

Gorleston were passing the ball around nicely and made it four in the 71st minute when another new signing, Tarren Grint, burst forward to slot the ball in. Three minutes from the end good hold-up play from Mitch Forbes gave Woodgate the chance to score his second of the game.

Tomorrow Gorleston play Woodbridge at Emerald Park (ko 3).