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Great Yarmouth Town
Gorleston
Full time
J Garrod (33')
Mon 7 May 15:00 - Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties - Premier Division

Borough is Green for the Summer

Jack Garrods first half goal gave Gorleston the local bragging rights and saw his team make it five derby games without defeat.

Stewart Larter made four changes from the side that had drawn with Histon.

Isaac Burrage and Keegan Middleton had to be content with a place on the bench whilst skipper Aarron Taylor was unavailable. Jackson Ramm, Peter Lambert and Ismael Fatadjo started.

The biggest decision was who to play in goal and Scott Foreman was given the nod ahead of young Sam Freestone who had served the Greens well in the previous three games.

Gt Yarmouth 07/05/2018
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A scrappy start meant the first effort on goal wasn't until the tenth minute when Ben Lewis got his head to a free kick but it was easy for Foreman.

The Greens began to get a foothold in the game and came close to taking the lead midway through the half when Ross Gilfedder hit a drive from twelve yards which keeper Connor Milligan got down well to save. Joel Watts pounced on the follow up but his effort across goal drifted wide of the far post.

Gilfedder had two more efforts from distance, one going over and one wide, before Gorleston took the lead in the 33rd minute.

Watts got to a bouncing ball and knocked it in the Fatadjo whose attempt at chest control served as a flick on to Jack Garrod, running from deep, who took the ball in his stride and planted it firmly into the goal.

Yarmouth came close to equalising just four minutes later. Referee Oliver Morris-Sanders played a good advantage as Kyle Ingram fouled Tom Cullumbine with the ball running on to Miles Palmer who bore down on goal but was denied by Foreman's foot.

Foreman then kept out a Kieran Hagan before a mis-cued Peter Lambert header allowed Cullumbine to get in behind. He lifted the ball over the advancing Foreman but also over the bar.

Milligan was the first keeper called into action in the second half when Gilfedder almost bundled in a Ramm cross. Garrod was close to getting to Watts cross and Fatadjo couldn't generate any power on a Gilfedder pass as the Greens began the second half well.

Strong Mitch McKay play gave Luke Goreham a shooting chance but the shot was over before Foreman was quick off his line to snuff out Cullumbine.

Lady luck shone on the Greens in the 71st minute with their goal leading a charmed life. One of numerous Yarmouth long throws into the area saw a goalmouth scramble as the ball pinballed around in front of the net before eventually being cleared.

Gorleston actually countered well from that scramble with Gilfedder shooting over.

McKay had a 20 yard drive fly inches over the bar before George Yusuff headed a Mitch Forbes drive off the line.

The Bloaters kept applying the pressure, launching the ball into the Greens box every chance they got but, with the Green Army roaring them on from the stand, Gorleston stood strong.

Yusuff and Lambert were winning virtually every header between them and a Green body got in the way of a fierce Yarmouth drive three minutes into stoppage time to ensure Gorleston ended the season on a high.

Gorleston: Scott Foreman, Jackson Ramm, Kyle Ingram, Mitch McKay, George Yusuff, Peter Lambert, Jack Garrod (Keegan Middleton 85), Luke Goreham (c), Ross Gilfedder, Ismael Fatadjo (Nathan Russell 76), Joel Watts (Sean Perfect 64)
Booking: Ingram 37
Goal: Garrod 33
Gt Yarmouth: Connor Milligan, Kyle Howell, Josh Ford (Cain Eagleton 78), Charlie Bartram, Ady Ager (c), Ray Urry, Miles Palmer (MitchForbes 59), Ben Lewis, Tom Cullumbine, Haydn Davis, Kieran Hagan (Chris Holmes 69)
Ref: Oliver Morris-Sanders
Attendance: ??

Stat Attack
GorlestonGt Yarmouth
1Goals0
2Other efforts on target4
7Other efforts off target3
0Other efforts against woodwork0
1Shots blocked4
4Corners for6
3Caught offside0
12Free kicks for7
1Yellow cards0
0Red cards0

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Key moments

33:00
Goal Jack Garrod scores for Gorleston

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Gt Yarmouth 07/05/2018

Highlights

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90:00 Clean Sheet Bonus
Scott Foreman keeps a clean sheet for Gorleston
85:00 Sub Off
Jack Garrod is substituted off for Gorleston
85:00 Sub On
Keegan Middleton is substituted on for Gorleston
76:00 Sub Off
Ismael Fatadjo is substituted off for Gorleston
76:00 Sub On
Nathan Russell is substituted on for Gorleston
64:00 Sub Off
Joel Watts is substituted off for Gorleston
64:00 Sub On
Sean Perfect is substituted on for Gorleston
End of period 1
37:00 Yellow Card
Kyle Ingram is yellow carded for Gorleston
33:00 Goal 0 - 1
Jack Garrod scores for Gorleston
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Great Yarmouth Town
  • Gorleston
  • 0
  • Jack Garrod Goal 33:00'
  • Kyle Ingram Yellow Card 37:00'
  • Joel Watts Sub Off 64:00'
  • Sean Perfect Sub On 64:00'
  • Ismael Fatadjo Sub Off 76:00'
  • Nathan Russell Sub On 76:00'
  • Jack Garrod Sub Off 85:00'
  • Keegan Middleton Sub On 85:00'

Team selection

Great Yarmouth Town
  • 1. Connor Milligan
  • 2. Kyle Howell
  • 3. Josh Ford
  • 4. Charlie Bartram
  • 5. Ady Ager
  • 6. Ray Urry
  • 7. Miles Palmer
  • 8. Ben Lewis
  • 9. Tom Cullumbine
  • 10. Haydn Davis
  • 11. Kieran Hagan
  • 12. Chris Holmes
  • 13. Cain Eagleton
  • 14. Mitch Forbes

League round up

Other Premier Division results

Godmanchester Rovers
2
1
Histon
4
0
Saffron Walden Town
Ipswich Wanderers
0
1
FC Clacton
0
2

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Coggeshall Town 46 115
2. Felixstowe & Walton United 46 109
3. Stowmarket Town 46 103
4. Godmanchester Rovers 45 95
5. Brantham Athletic 46 87
6. Histon 46 83
7. Gorleston 46 74

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