Herbert’s late header secures first away win off season for Kirkley & Pakefield

PUBLISHED: 08:53 27 October 2017

Action from Kirkley & Pakefield Reserves' clash with Bungay Town at Walmer Road on Saturday. Picture: Bryan Grint

Action from Kirkley & Pakefield Reserves' clash with Bungay Town at Walmer Road on Saturday. Picture: Bryan Grint


Jack Herbert’s late goal helped Kirkley & Pakefield to a dramatic win on Saturday.

The Royals once again had to make team changes with keeper Adam Rix, and strikers Liam Harvey-Cooper and Jordan Haverson all unavailable.

Last season’s youth team keeper Jordan Read came in for his second appearance of the season, with young striker Dylan Blades starting together with Max Wall, back after a one-match suspension.

The opening exchanges saw good work from Tarren Grint followed by a centre that hit the woodwork and a Lewis Hammond shot being well saved by the keeper.

The Royals, with a strong wind in their favour, continued to pressure with both Herbert and Blades seeing headers go over the bar.

Miguel Lopez finally converted one effort on 29 minutes with a fine shot from outside the box flying in to the top corner of the net for a welcome lead and half-time came with the home team having offered very little.

Early in the second half Grint again hit the home bar from 25 yards as attempts came and went.

On 76 minutes Haverhill equalised from a free-kick and then the Royals had a goal disallowed for offside.

Grint, who was having a good match, had a one-on-one with the keeper who made a good save.

Shortly afterwards the home team had a player sent off for a second yellow and then, in the final minute, the Royals won a free-kick. This saw a superb header from captain Herbert go into the top corner to seal a deserved first away win of the season.

Kirkley & Pakefield: Read, Wilson, Grint, Hammond, Herbert, Flower, Haylock, Lopez, Baker, Blades, Wall. Subs unused: Eagleton, Williams, Jenner.

A young K&P Reserve side went down 2-1 at home to Bungay Town in the Anglian Combination despite the away team being reduced to 10 men after 20 minutes.

The A team lost 5-0 at Norton Athletic while the B team, at home on the Team Lauren Lou 3G Arena, had a respectable 2-2 draw with early leaders Beccles Caxton Reserves.

Tomorrow the Reserves play Wymondham Town at Walmer Road (2pm). The A team play Norton Athletic again at the 3G Arena (2pm) while The B team travel to Earsham Reserves (2pm).

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