Each week we plan to cover a featured game from across our divisions.
Sunday’s game was re-run of last year’s league cup final which Hethersett won 2-0. The game started quite spritely with both teams attacking and Hethersett hitting the post in the first few minutes.
After 10-15 minutes Young Boys started to show their dominance and from a corner the ball was whipped in and ended up coming off Jamie Smith’s hip to open the scoring. Before the break Young Boys made it 2-0 with Ricky Bevis put through and finishing into the bottom corner.
At half time, Hethersett brought out the famous hat, drawing positions for the second half. This was all well and good for the first 10 minutes of the second half but then Young Boys started pressing for the 3rd which was inevitable, Ricky Bevis for his 2nd.
Minutes later some good wing play saw Harry Blossom curl one in to make it 4-0. Harry Blossom and Ricky Bevis then combined for the 5th, Harry with exquisite little dink over the defenders for Ricky Bevis to finish on the volley for his Hattrick.
Hethersett never stopped until the final whistle with Twinno coming on and in the team’s eyes got man of the match. Their were some good performances all round for Young Boys, George Diggins, Jamie Smith and Harry Blossom but MOTM has to go to the Hattrick hero Ricky Bevis.
This game was a close and physical encounter with a high number of free kicks all over the pitch. Due to this there was only few spells in the game where both teams could gain any momentum.
In the first half Newton Flotman’s keeper Ollie Balding made some excellent saves to prevent Maids Head taking an earlier lead. 35 minutes into the first half Jamie Drake was put through and made it count with a good finish.
Newton Flotman started the second half well and had a few chances most notably a 30-yard free kick which was tipped onto the bar with an excellent save from Maids Head’s Gareth Davis who was a commanding presence throughout the game.
With 7 minutes extra time added both teams were having chances, but the score remained 1-0 to Maids Head. Standout performers were Newton Flotman’s Ollie Balding and William Aldrich, Man of the match goes to Maids Head’s Mikie Jones with an excellent display in the centre of midfield.
With this result Maids Head move within 1 point off the leaders Eaton Wanderers, who were held 3-3 by Viking on the neighbouring pitch. The elephants do have a game in hand, they do have to play each other with the race for Division 2 hotting up.
Long Stratton started this game well, creating a few chances and then a good bit of football led to the opener. From a throw, a few good passes and excellent cross was met by Kieran Gallen to open his account for the day. Steamers then had some good spells of possession and would have equalised but an excellent double save from Long Stratton’s Alfie Smith denied the Steamers. Then up stepped Steamer's Matty Roll with a wonder strike from 30 yards. Just before half time Cam Newell made it 2-1 to the Steamers with a close range effort.
Long Stratton started the second half strong but the Steamers were handling the pressure, Dan Heffer, Dan Blackpool and Ruben Lane contributed to this factor. Long Stratton equalised from a corner with 10 minutes to go 2-2 own goal. Kieran Gallen then won a long sprint down the line and used his body strength to get in the box and on second time of asking hit the winner for his 2nd and to get the man of the match.
Credit must go to both teams because the game was an excellent advert for the Sunday League and you could see a lot players supporting Movember.
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