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Haverhill Rovers
L Brown (9')
Full time
Sat 13 Aug 15:00 - Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties League - Premier Division Attendance 97

Mrs Brown's Boy Gets One for Greens


Gorleston bounced back well from last weeks defeat in Peterborough and probably deserved all three points.

Ricci Butler made five changes but not because of that result.

Mitch McKay was injured last week and replaced by Will Morris for his first Gorleston start. Taurean Molloy, Harley Clements, Ross Goodwin and Peter Oldham were all unavailable and replaced by George Parkin, Liam Brown, Connor Ingram and Dale Cockrill.

Gorleston started well, knocking the ball around and keeping it nicely and were rewarded in the 9th minute.

Haverhill Rovers - Sat 13 Aug 2016
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Kieren Joseph picked the ball up on the left and squared it into the box, it was helped on by Joel Watts to Liam Brown who fired into the net for his first of the season and doubling his tally in a Gorleston shirt.

The Greens continued to be dominant and have the majority of the possession but allowed their opponents back into the game in the 19th minute.

A long hopeful punt forward from the Haverhill keeper bounced into the Gorleston box. Young keeper Parkin stretched to hold it but only succeeded in knocking it down to the feet of a Rovers player who crossed into the box to where H11 tapped into the empty net.

H8 headed over a golden chance to put the visitors in front whilst, at the other end, Joseph and captain for the day Keegan Middleton both hit shots over the bar.

The second half continued with Gorleston playing nice football and an early Will Morris shot deflected narrowly wide.

Haverhill missed a good chance to go ahead when a low ball was drilled across the face of the Gorleston goal, just needing a touch but nobody was there.

Good strong play by Connor Ingram midway through the half saw the ball worked wide to Sam Ellis. His cross picked out Joseph who thundered a shot against the defender's arm, far too close for the referee to award a penalty, then blasted the rebound over.

Four minutes later a ball was played over the top towards Joel Watts and Joseph in the centre and they were both through on goal. Joseph took the ball on but was correctly given offside, unfortunately for the Greens as if Watts had got on to it first he appeared to have run from onside.

Ingram was next to race through behind the Rovers defence and, as the keeper advanced, Ingram knocked the ball past him but also wide of the goal.

The only other shot on target by either team, other than the goals, came in the 76th minute when Joseph worked a shooting opportunity for himself and drilled the ball goalwards but the keeper made a flying save to his right to put the ball out for a corner.

Haverhill went close with a combination of Brown and Ellis hooking the ball out from under their own crossbar and the visitors should have won it late on when H8 was clear and free in front of goal but he blazed over, perhaps dazzled by the brightness of the new Gorleston goalkeeping jersey!

All in all a good performance for the young Greens which leaves them unbeaten in the league so far!

Match sponsor Maurice Butler awarded man of the match to Luke Goreham.

Gorleston: George Parkin, Sam Ellis, Alex Kounnas, Will Morris (Jason Thompson 72), Liam Brown, Dale Cockrill, Joel Watts (Jordan Stanton 84), Luke Goreham, Kieren Joseph, Connor Ingram, Keegan Middleton (c)

Bookings: Ellis 52, Joseph 80

Goal: Brown 9

Haverhill Rovers: Charlie Turner, Harry Halls, Mitchell Burr, Ross Elkins, Sam Holmes (c), Ryan Geoghegan, Ryan Weaver (Oliver Stevenson 64), Johnathon Milne, Danny Hill (Owen Boddey 74), Luke Latham (Rory Jebb 74), Ben Bradley

Booking: Elkins 86

Goal: Bradley 19

Attendance: 97

Ref:Sean Kilbourn

Stat Attack
GorlestonHaverhill Rovers
1Other efforts on target0
8Other efforts off target6
0Other efforts against woodwork0
1Shots blocked1
3Corners for3
3Caught offside5
17Free kicks for16
2Yellow cards1
0Red cards0

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Key moments

Goal Liam Brown scores for Gorleston

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Haverhill Rovers - Sat 13 Aug 2016
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84:00 Sub Off
Joel Watts is substituted off for Gorleston
84:00 Sub On
Jordan Stanton is substituted on for Gorleston
80:00 Yellow Card
Kieren Joseph is yellow carded for Gorleston
72:00 Sub Off
Will Morris is substituted off for Gorleston
72:00 Sub On
Jason Thompson is substituted on for Gorleston
52:00 Yellow Card
Sam Ellis is yellow carded for Gorleston
End of period 1
9:00 Goal 1 - 0
Liam Brown scores for Gorleston
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As it happened

  • Gorleston
  • Haverhill Rovers
  • 0
  • Liam Brown Goal 9:00'
  • Sam Ellis Yellow Card 52:00'
  • Will Morris Sub Off 72:00'
  • Jason Thompson Sub On 72:00'
  • Kieren Joseph Yellow Card 80:00'
  • Joel Watts Sub Off 84:00'
  • Jordan Stanton Sub On 84:00'

Team selection

Parkin, George Parkin, George
Ellis, Sam Ellis, Sam
Kounnas, Alex Kounnas, Alex
Brown, Liam Brown, Liam
Cockrill, Dale Cockrill, Dale
Watts, Joel Watts, Joel
Middleton, Keegan Middleton, Keegan
Goreham, Luke Goreham, Luke
Morris, Will Morris, Will
Ingram, Connor Ingram, Connor
Joseph, Kieren Joseph, Kieren

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Mildenhall Town 40 99
2. Felixstowe & Walton United 40 90
3. Newmarket Town 40 84
4. Gorleston 40 78
5. Great Yarmouth Town 40 68
6. Stanway Rovers 40 66
7. Thetford Town 40 65

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