Search

Kirkley & Pakefield draw a game they should have won comfortably

PUBLISHED: 07:36 20 October 2017

Kyle Baker hits the woodwork for Kirkley & Pakefield against leaders Felixstowe & Walton on Friday evening. Picture: Steve Wood

Kyle Baker hits the woodwork for Kirkley & Pakefield against leaders Felixstowe & Walton on Friday evening. Picture: Steve Wood

Steve Wood Photography

Tuesday evening was derby time up the A47 at The Wellesley with Great Yarmouth Town hosting Kirkley & Pakefield in a league match.

The Royals were without Max Wall, who was suspended for the one game, with Jordan Haverson returning.

The visitors started strongly and in the second minute a Liam Harvey-Cooper header was brilliantly pushed over by Jack Whatmough. A good passing move then ended with Kyle Baker shooting wide before a superb 30 yard volley by Miguel Lopez thundered against the bar.

On 17 minutes a Lopez shot from 20 yards was brilliantly saved by Whatmough, a Baker header went close and Haverson shot wide.

The home team’s first real attempt at goal came on the half hour mark when a Sean Perfect shot was blocked. Then another Lopez effort from a free-kick was punched over by the keeper and Harvey-Cooper’s shot was well saved.

With Kirkley & Pakefield having completely dominated a shock was in store with the home team taking the lead on the stroke of half-time when Aaron Sanders hammered home from inside the area following a free-kick.

The Royals levelled two minutes into the second half when a superb through ball by Harvey-Cooper found Baker who took his chance well to fire past the keeper.

On 53 minutes the match turned ugly after a foul on Lopez saw the home team’s Ager and Applegate and Herbert for the Royals all shown yellow cards and the home team manager Adam Mason sent to the stands.

Two minutes after this incident the away team mounted an onslaught, with Harvey-Cooper finally putting the ball into the net for a 2-1 lead.

Lopez and Haverson then both received yellows before Sam Applegate received his marching orders for a second yellow following a tackle on Harvey-Cooper.

Down to 10 men the Bloaters equalised on 80 minutes when Mitch Forbes slammed in after a defensive mix-up.

The Royals tried hard to penetrate the home defence but man-of-the-match Whatmough stood firm.

Kirkley & Pakefield: A Rix, M Wilson, T Grint, L Hammond, J Herbert, L Flower, K Haylock, J Haverson, K Baker, M Lopez, L Harvey-Cooper. Subs unused: C Eagleton, D Blades, G Williams.

Other sport

“I am massively proud of what we have achieved, the club has a huge place in my heart and I am so glad with how it has panned out.”

Yesterday, 06:06

The battle on the pitch has been won at Lowestoft Town...now it’s time to bear arms for the battle off it.

Wed, 02:53

Lowestoft Town had to settle for a point in their first match since confirming their top flight safety - despite having an extra man for 55 minutes.

Tue, 09:33

The pressure is off Lowestoft Town this evening when they take on Wingate & Finchley at the Amber Dew Events Stadium this evening...on the pitch at least.

Most Read

Yesterday, 06:06

The battle on the pitch has been won at Lowestoft Town...now it’s time to bear arms for the battle off it.

Read more
Robert Eagle

“I am massively proud of what we have achieved, the club has a huge place in my heart and I am so glad with how it has panned out.”

Read more
Dale Brooks
Thursday, November 16, 2017

Two members of Waveney Valley Athletic Club took part in the New York Marathon recently.

Read more
Sir John Leman High School
Friday, May 23, 2008

GEARING up for the biggest match of his life, talented teenage rugby star Josh Goldspink is in line to tackle the Classic All Blacks this Sunday.

The 17-year-old Leicester Tigers Academy star has made the first team's bench for the final match of the season at Welford Road.

Read more
Friday, March 25, 2011

WAVENEY Gymnastics Club hosted the regional boys gymnastics grades competition on Sunday, March 13.

Read more

Later in Life

cover

Click here to view
the Later in Life
supplement

View

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 23°C

min temp: 9°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Lowestoft Journal
e-edition today

Subscribe

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter