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Reserves - Match centre

Gayton United
Fakenham Town Res
O Parker (48')
Full time
B Darby (25', 41'), J Harrison (27', 55' Pen), J Lane (61')
Sat 12 May 18:30 - Hadley & Ottaway Anglian Combination - Division 2

The Reserves finish off the season with a flourish against Gayton United

Very comfortable win, Joe Harrison finishes the season as the division's top scorer

With promotion already secured, the Reserves turned on the style in their last game of the season to beat Gayton United by 5 goals to 1 and reduce the final points deficit with champions Easton to a mere 2 points from the 28 game season. Right from the start, the Reserves showed their attacking intentions with Joe Harrison shooting just wide from a very early chance and then being flagged offside as his shot hit the net. With chances being created a Gayton defensive error after 19 minutes gave Ben Darby a chance but his shot brought out a good save by keeper Johnathon Cockerill who was able to punch the ball away. It was Darby after 25 minutes who made the breakthrough when an Ian Bulley cross was mishit by a defender and Darby took advantage to loop his header over the keeper, a well deserved 1-0 lead for the Reserves. 2 minutes later it became 2-0 when another Bulley cross found Joe Harrison in front of goal and he also looped his header over the keeper. With Gayton only making sporadic attempts on the Fakenham goal, well marshalled by the Fakenham defence, the third goal came after 41 minutes when Harrison on the right wing outpaced the covering defender and put in a deep cross and there was Darby at the far post to finish off with a great header. The second half had only been going a couple of minutes when Gayton pulled a goal back when No 8 Oliver Parker found himself free on the right of the penalty area and beat Bond as he came off his line for a good finish. This breathed a bit of life into Gayton who came much more into the game and Tuddenham paid the price with a Yellow Card for taking out Gayton's leading scorer Chez Rust. Soon after Wheeler was replaced by Alex Robinson who joined Harrison in attack and Darby dropped back to a mid field role to tighten things up. The Gayton efforts soon dried up and Joe Harrison scored Fakenham's 4th from the penalty spot after he had been brought down in the area. With his second of the game he overtook Gayton's Chez Rust as the divisions leading scorer, a very impressive 38 from 33 games. He very nearly had his hat-trick soon after when Cockerill made a spectacular diving save to punch away the goal bound shot. Ironically this led to Fakenham's 5th of the match when the resulting corner saw Johnathan Lane score a fine header from a Bulley corner. With Gayton head's dropping the longer the game went on, there was some some excellent football played by the Reserves with chances continually created and fine efforts by Harrison, Robinson and Bulley. So 4 headed goals, a well struck penalty and a fine win. This was a good all round display by the team to seal a very successful season, to be celebrated at the Presentaion Night on Friday 18th May at the clubhouse.

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Key moments

25:00
Goal Ben Darby scores for Fakenham Town Res
27:00
Goal Joe Harrison scores for Fakenham Town Res
41:00
Goal Ben Darby scores for Fakenham Town Res
48:00
Goal Oliver Parker scores for Gayton United
55:00
Scored Penalty Joe Harrison scores a penalty for Fakenham Town Res
61:00
Goal Johnathon Lane scores for Fakenham Town Res

Highlights

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73:00 Sub Off
Carlos Greeves is substituted off for Fakenham Town Res
73:00 Sub On
Tom East is substituted on for Fakenham Town Res
67:00 Sub Off
Chez Rust is substituted off for Gayton United
67:00 Sub On
Tony Thaxton is substituted on for Gayton United
61:00 Goal 1 - 5
Johnathon Lane scores for Fakenham Town Res
59:00 Sub On
Dan Avery is substituted on for Gayton United
59:00 Sub Off
Tony Thaxton is substituted off for Gayton United
55:00 Scored Penalty 1 - 4
Joe Harrison scores a penalty for Fakenham Town Res
53:00 Sub Off
Matthew Wheeler is substituted off for Fakenham Town Res
53:00 Sub On
Alex Robinson is substituted on for Fakenham Town Res
52:00 Yellow Card
Daniel Tuddenham is yellow carded for Fakenham Town Res
48:00 Goal 1 - 3
Oliver Parker scores for Gayton United
End of period 1
41:00 Goal 0 - 3
Ben Darby scores for Fakenham Town Res
27:00 Goal 0 - 2
Joe Harrison scores for Fakenham Town Res
25:00 Goal 0 - 1
Ben Darby scores for Fakenham Town Res
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As it happened

  • Gayton United
  • Fakenham Town Res
  • 0
  • Ben Darby Goal 25:00'
  • Joe Harrison Goal 27:00'
  • Ben Darby Goal 41:00'
  • Oliver Parker Goal 48:00'
  • Daniel Tuddenham Yellow Card 52:00'
  • Matthew Wheeler Sub Off 53:00'
  • Alex Robinson Sub On 53:00'
  • Joe Harrison Scored Penalty 55:00'
  • Tony Thaxton Sub Off 59:00'
  • Dan Avery Sub On 59:00'
  • Johnathon Lane Goal 61:00'
  • Chez Rust Sub Off 67:00'
  • Tony Thaxton Sub On 67:00'
  • Carlos Greeves Sub Off 73:00'
  • Tom East Sub On 73:00'

Team selection

Bond, Richard Bond, Richard
Daniels, Connor Daniels, Connor
Tuddenham, Daniel Tuddenham, Daniel
Forge, Liam Forge, Liam
Greeves, Carlos Greeves, Carlos
Bulley, Ian Bulley, Ian
Jarvis, Daniel Jarvis, Daniel
Lane, Johnathon Lane, Johnathon
Wheeler, Matthew Wheeler, Matthew
Darby, Ben Darby, Ben
Harrison, Joe Harrison, Joe
Gayton United
  • 1. Johnathon Cockerill
  • 2. Tony Thaxton
  • 3. Kieran Nurse
  • 4. Darren Wood
  • 5. Callum South
  • 6. Ashley Page
  • 7. Isaac Bloodworth
  • 8. Oliver Parker
  • 9. Michael Wood
  • 10. Joseph Malby
  • 11. Chez Rust
  • 12. Dan Avery
  • 13. Liam Forshaw
  • 14. Ben Griffin

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Easton 28 69
2. Fakenham Town Res 26 61
3. East Harling 28 57
4. Thetford Rovers 27 52
5. Poringland Wanderers 28 50
6. Holt United 27 43
7. Martham 28 39

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