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Walsham le Willows
Full time
G Bugg (37', 68'), R Clark (78')
Sat 18 Aug 15:00 - Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties League - Premier Division Attendance 108

Bugg Pest for Greens


Gorleston suffered their first league defeat of the season with a disappointing performance at Emerald Park.

There were five changes to the side that had been unfortunate to go out of the FA Cup last week.

Jack Tipple was suspended following his sending off in the Cup game. George Yusuff has gone back to America until Christmas and Joel Watts and Jordan Cantwell were absent for personal reasons. They were replaced by David Shade, Jackson Ramm, Ryan Fuller and 16 year old Travis Stanley made his first start.

Goalkeeper George Parkin could consider himself unfortunate to miss out after acquitting himself well so far this season. He was replaced between the sticks by Tom Coombe, making his debut against the side he was playing for last season.

Walsham le Willows 18/08/2018
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The thinness of the Greens squad was shown by a three-man bench of teenagers that only had five appearances between them, with two of the youngsters yet to make their debuts.

The visitors had the upper hand from the off, pushing forward so much so they were caught offside three times in the opening eight minutes.

A poor Gorleston free kick after 15 minutes led to the opening shot of the game when Walsham broke from it, Coombe equal to George Bugg's drive.

Four minutes later a miscued Gorleston clearance spun perfectly back to Ryan Clark but he could only find the side-net of Coombe's goal.

Gorleston had their first shot after 29 minutes. Ramm picked out Ross Gilfedder but the ball took a wicked bobble just as he shot and the shot was screwed horribly wide, which just about summed up how the day would go for the Greens.

A minute later a strong challenge on Fuller gave the Greens a free kick and left the striker in agony. Jack Brame protested his innocence but was shown the yellow card, as was Craig Nurse for arguing too much.

The challenge ended Fuller's involvement in the match and with him went one of the Greens biggest attacking threats and also an amount of defensive cover.

Whether that had any bearing on the opening goal we will never know. After Coombe had made a low save the resultant Willows corner was played deep into the box, headed back across goal and there was Bugg, unmarked, to turn the ball in.

The Greens had a chance to get back into it two minutes later. The referee ignored a foul on Dino Tabakovic then gave one a second later after Gilfedder lost his footing, again much to the visitors irritation.

The official made amends though by only pushing the wall back eight yards and, needless to say, Gilfedder's shot deflected away off it.

Gorleston began the second half better but lacked quality in the final third. Their best chance came after 57 minutes when Gilfedder burst through but was denied by Steve Fenner in the visitors goal who also got the better of Ramm's follow up.

The visitors soon regained the upper hand. Lee Hammond should have made it two when he missed an open goal from about a yard out then Clark saw his drive turned over by Coombe.

Walsham were slicing through the Green's defences at will and extended their lead in the 68th minute. Clark broke forward and outpaced the defenders before squaring to Bugg for a tap in.

Stewart Larter tried a change, bringing on Brady Philpott for his debut and switching to a back three. Gilfedder immediately had a shot saved but, with Gorleston pushing on, defeat was made certain within five minutes.

Once more Walsham cut through the Greens and an overload at the back post saw Clark all alone to turn the ball into the net.

Match sponsor Kevin Antcliffe awarded the Batemans man of the match to Jordan Stanton.

Gorleston: Tom Coombe, Travis Stanley (Brady Philpott 73), Luke Goreham, Elliott Hannant, David Shade (Joe Norton 82), Aarron Taylor (c), Nelson Carinhas, Jackson Ramm, Ross Gilfedder, Ryan Fuller (Dino Tabakovic 34), Jordan Stanton

Bookings: Carinhas 34, Taylor 58

Walsham le Willows: Steve Fenenr, Lee Sim (Kehan Whitby 80), Sam Peters, Jack Brame, Andrew Cusack, Craig Nurse (c)(Joe Boulter 76), Lee Hammond, Matt Collins, George Bugg, Niall McPhillips (Lee Warren 80), Ryan Clark

Bookings: Brame 30, Nurse 31

Goals: Bugg 37,68; 78

Referee: Mark Armes

Attendance: 108

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Key moments

Goal George Bugg scores for Walsham le Willows
Goal George Bugg scores for Walsham le Willows
Goal Ryan Clark scores for Walsham le Willows

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90:00 Player of the Match
Jordan Stanton is awarded player of the match for Gorleston
82:00 Sub On
Joe Norton is substituted on for Gorleston
82:00 Sub Off
David Shade is substituted off for Gorleston
78:00 Goal 0 - 3
Ryan Clark scores for Walsham le Willows
73:00 Sub Off
Travis Stanley is substituted off for Gorleston
73:00 Sub On
Brady Philpott is substituted on for Gorleston
68:00 Goal 0 - 2
George Bugg scores for Walsham le Willows
58:00 Yellow Card
Aarron Taylor is yellow carded for Gorleston
End of period 1
37:00 Goal 0 - 1
George Bugg scores for Walsham le Willows
34:00 Sub Off
Ryan Fuller is substituted off for Gorleston
34:00 Sub On
Dino Tabakovic is substituted on for Gorleston
34:00 Yellow Card
Nelson Carinhas is yellow carded for Gorleston
31:00 Yellow Card
Chris Nurse is yellow carded for Walsham le Willows
30:00 Yellow Card
Jack Brame is yellow carded for Walsham le Willows
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Gorleston
  • Walsham le Willows
  • 0
  • Jack Brame Yellow Card 30:00'
  • Chris Nurse Yellow Card 31:00'
  • Ryan Fuller Sub Off 34:00'
  • Dino Tabakovic Sub On 34:00'
  • Nelson Carinhas Yellow Card 34:00'
  • George Bugg Goal 37:00'
  • Aarron Taylor Yellow Card 58:00'
  • George Bugg Goal 68:00'
  • Travis Stanley Sub Off 73:00'
  • Brady Philpott Sub On 73:00'
  • Ryan Clark Goal 78:00'
  • David Shade Sub Off 82:00'
  • Joe Norton Sub On 82:00'

Team selection

Coombe, Tom Coombe, Tom
Stanley, Travis Stanley, Travis
Shade, David Shade, David
Stanton, Jordan Stanton, Jordan
Taylor, Aarron Taylor, Aarron
Goreham, Luke Goreham, Luke
Carinhas, Nelson Carinhas, Nelson
Ramm, Jackson Ramm, Jackson
Gilfedder, Ross Gilfedder, Ross
Fuller, Ryan Fuller, Ryan
Hannant, Elliott Hannant, Elliott
Walsham le Willows
  • 1. Steve Fenner
  • 2. Lee Sim
  • 3. Sam Peters
  • 4. Jack Brame
  • 5. Andrew Cusack
  • 6. Chris Nurse
  • 7. Lee Hammond
  • 8. Matt Collins
  • 9. George Bugg
  • 10. Niall McPhillips
  • 11. Ryan Clark
  • 12. Kehan Whitby
  • 13. Joe Boulter
  • 14. Lee Warren

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# Team Pl Pts
13. Whitton United 38 44
14. Thetford Town 38 43
15. Gorleston 38 41
16. Hadleigh United 38 40
17. Long Melford 38 39
18. Ely City 37 38
19. Great Yarmouth Town 38 34

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