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Youth derby ends all square

PUBLISHED: 10:37 12 November 2009 | UPDATED: 15:35 03 July 2010

Great Yarmouth Town U18 1, Gorleston U18 1

A LATE goal for the Bloaters followed, by a very late one for the Greens, left this derby game all-square.

A scrappy first half failed to produce much excitement - though Joachim Sisse, on the Yarmouth left, tried his hardest to get the game going.

Great Yarmouth Town U18 1, Gorleston U18 1

A LATE goal for the Bloaters followed, by a very late one for the Greens, left this derby game all-square.

A scrappy first half failed to produce much excitement - though Joachim Sisse, on the Yarmouth left, tried his hardest to get the game going.

After a typical piece of magic play by him in the 13th minute a corner was won from which Jordan Hogmold fisted the ball away, and a second corner soon after saw Simeon Lee put a free header over the Gorleston bar. Then from a 17th minute Yarmouth corner, Sisse put the ball against a post.

Yarmouth captain Lee Roscoe took a great free-kick after 33 minutes, only to see Hogmold produce a brilliant save to push the ball over the top. Minutes later, Hogmold turned a swerving shot from Sisse over the bar, and half-time came with no score.

Early in the second half a Simeon Lee blockbuster free-kick was beaten out and Roscoe's follow-up went over.

The move of the game came on 65 minutes. Sisse, on another rapid raid down the left, slipped past

full-back Laurence Taylor and sent a cross into the box where Adam Blanch eventually slid the ball agonisingly past the far post.

It took a free-kick to break the deadlock when Roscoe struck from a central position some 20 yards out with seven minutes remaining.

Gorleston had a shot go over before the equaliser came in added time. Again, it was a free-kick that was instrumental, this time on the left.When the Yarmouth defence failed to clear Matthew Wright hit home the loose ball with a fearsome shot. Honours even, though Yarmouth will know they should have won.

Yarmouth: J Sharpe, D Harvey, E Short, S Pullin, S Lee, J Maitland, L Roscoe (c), R Catchpole, J Trett, A Blanch, J Sisse. Subs: K Howe, D Burgess, K Bartley, C Bird n/u.

Gorleston: J Hogmold, L Taylor, A Leggett, C Burnett, L Popham (c), M Wright, O Smith, N Walton, K Harvey-Harris, T Collier, J Woolston. Subs: K Ingram, S Hodges, S Ingram, D Pretlove n/u, J Parker n/u. Att: 77.

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