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Kirkley & Pakefield back to winning ways in impressive style

PUBLISHED: 08:15 08 December 2017

Action from the Anglian Combination Division One game between Kirkley & Pakefield Reserves and Watton United which ended in a goalless draw. Picture: Bryan Grint

Action from the Anglian Combination Division One game between Kirkley & Pakefield Reserves and Watton United which ended in a goalless draw. Picture: Bryan Grint

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Kirkley & Pakefield turned on the style on the road to record their first double of the season on Saturday.

Attempting to get back to winning ways after two narrow home defeats the Royals put in a five star first half performance to go in two up against third-placed Stowmarket Town and then defended well to pick up three hard-earned points.

The Royals were without the suspended Lewis Flower while Kyle Baker was still recovering from his operation but Miguel Lopez was back in the side.

After just eight minutes a great through ball by Lewis Hammond found Liam Harvey-Cooper who neatly rounded the keeper and fired a good shot into an empty net for an early lead,

In the next minute Jordan Haverson forced a good save from Bradbrook in the home goal and then on 15 minutes Lee Will saw a 20 yard free-kick go just wide.

On 24 minutes Harvey-Cooper had a good shot on the turn go just wide before, on 34 minutes, the Royals increased their lead when following a free-kick Hammond slotted home from close range.

The home team had to wait until the 41st minute for their first real effort on goal with away keeper Adam Rix gathering comfortably.

The ball went straight to the other end and after Harvey-Cooper had had his shot partially saved Haverson’s netted follow-up was ruled offside.

In the final minute of the half keeper Rix made a brilliant save to foil the home team.

On 53 minutes Stowmarket reduced the arrears with centre forward Read netting a scrappy goal which was hotly disputed but given after the referee had consulted with his linesman.

On the hour, with the home team now more of an attacking threat, the Royals produced a good move that saw Haverson fire just over.

At times the Royals’ goal was living a charmed life but stout defending kept the home team out although on 87 minutes, following a corner, they did hit the crossbar.

The Royals hung on for a deserved victory in one of their best performances of the season that moved them up to 12th in the table with 31 points from 25 games.

Kirkley & Pakefield: A Rix, M Wilson, T Grint, M Wall, J Herbert (capt), L Hammond, K Haylock (M Holt 90 mins), M Lopez, J Haverson, L Harvey-Cooper (G Williams 88 mins), L Will (D Blades 75 mins).

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