Junior football match reports, results, fixtures
PUBLISHED: 12:38 04 March 2011
Anglian Combination Waveney 2, Watton United Reserves 1
WHAT Waveney lacked in quality on Saturday, they made up for with sheer perseverance; as they came from behind to defeat Watton in the final few minutes. On an unfamiliar artificial surface, the home side never found their stride and had to dig deep for the victory. Despite having the lion’s share of possession Waveney appeared to lack a cutting edge for the most part as attacks petered out in the final third. There seemed to be an inevitability that for all Waveney’s dominance the away side would score from their only meaningful attack of the half. A long ball from the keeper fell straight to the path of the striker who slid the one-on-one past Einecker. The second half was pretty much the same, with the defence holding firm, especially young Matthew Wilson who impressed on his full debut. Willis and Jessup were beginning to impose themselves more and with 20 minutes left Waveney equalised. An intricate through ball from Gamble found Barker in the box and after he was upended, Jessup stroked home the penalty. Waveney were pushing for an equaliser as Scarff came close, but eventually the pressure paid off five minutes from time. Andy Ballard, reliable as ever, picked up a poor clearance from the pressurised goalkeeper and fired into the empty net from 25 yards. A cracking goal to finish off a slightly disjointed performance, yet nonetheless deserved victory.
Notley’s Lowestoft and District League Blundeston Magpies 1, Pot Black 1
MAGPIES put in a much better performance than last week on a very heavy, muddy pitch. The game was evenly balanced for most part but the conditions made it hard to create any real chances although Pot Black seemed to do better than Magpies in the first half but consistanty found themselves in an offisde position, which frustrated them and as a result the game became more of a shouting contest which referee Hopkins handled well. Ten minutes into the second half Crowe made a run down the right wing and struck a tremendous shot, which ended up in the far corner of the net to give Magpies the lead. McNamara then made a very good save as Pot Black pushed for the equaliser. With 25 minutes to go the impressive Rawlings was on the receiving end of a shocking tackle and had to go off the pitch leaving magpies with 10 men. This gave Pot Black the advantage and they began to dominate. With 15 to go Rawlings came on and played a bit part on the left wing. Magpies struggled to get on top and from a goalmouth scramble Pot Black levelled with 10 mins to go. Suprisingly Magpies then had a couple of good chances - a snap shot was put onto the bar by the Pot Black keeper and then Jarvis shot over when well placed. Pot Black were reduced to 10 men when one of their players was sent off and the game ended all square - on reflection a fair result.
Notley’s Lowestoft and District League
Results for February 26, 2011
Blundeston Magpies 1 v 1 Pot Black
Corton White Horse Seltic P v P Barsham
Gt Yarmouth Town Hall P v P Waveney Reserves
Oxford Arms P v P Norton Athletic
Pakefield Re-United P v P Kirkley & Pakefield A
Spexhall P v P Hearts of Oak
Beccles Caxton Reserves P v P Earsham
Bungay Town A P v P Lowestoft International
Crusaders 9 v 4 Waveney A
Hopton 2 v 1 Spexhall Reserves
Norton Athletic Reserves 8 v 0 Ellingham
Telecom Rovers 0 v 1 Waveney Gunners
Carlton Rangers P v P Corton White Horse Seltic Reserves
Factory Arms P v P Westhall
Harleston Town Reserves P v P Mutford & Wrentham Reserves
Kirkley & Pakefield B P v P FC Eastport
Oxford Arms Reserves P v P Lowestoft Albion
Royal Oak P v P Southwold Town Reserves
Suffolk Primary Cup Semi Finals:
DK Consultants P v P Benhall St Mary
Great Blakenham 1 v 0 Mutford & Wrentham.
Fixtures for tomorrow, kick-off 2.30pm.
Division 1 -
Blundeston Magpies v Waveney Reserves (Denes High School, S Hammersley),
Corton White Horse Seltic v Great Yarmouth Town Hall (Corton Village, R Bullent),
Norton Athletic v Spexhall (Norton, K Batty),
Pakefield Re-United v Hearts of Oak (Normanston Park pitch three, G High),
Pot Black v Barsham (Normanston Park pitch two, I Powell),
Oxford Arms v Kirkley & Pakefield ‘A’ ( Dip Farm pitch one, T Wickenden)
Division 2 -
Crusaders v Norton Athletic Reserves (Kessingland Community Centre, C Walchester),
Earsham v Mutford & Wrentham (Earsham, G Moore),
Ellingham v Waveney Gunners (Ellingham, C Smith),
Spexhall Reserves v Bungay Town ‘A’ (Spexhall, S Yallop),
Telecom Rovers v Beccles Caxton Reserves (Benjamin Britten High School, D Banks),
Waveney ‘A’ v Hopton (Denes High School, S Cole)
Division 3 -
Factory Arms v Corton White Horse Seltic Reserves (Dip Farm pitch four, J Watson-Smith),
Kirkley & Pakefield ‘B’ v Lowestoft Albion (Walmer Road, C Evans),
Mutford & Wrentham Reserves v F.C. Eastport (Wrentham, P Bultitude),
Oxford Arms Reserves v Harleston Town Reserves (Dip Farm pitch two, G Reid),
Royal Oak v Carlton Rangers (Dip Farm pitch three, R Winney),
Southwold Town Reserves v Blundeston Magpies Reserves (Southwold, N Harvey)
Suffolk County F.A. Primary Cup semi-final
Kick-off 2.15 pm, extra-time and penalties if necessary.
D.K. Consultants v Benhall St. Mary (Normanston Park pitch one - Assistant referees: T Belsey and D Salmon).
Lowestoft Sunday League
Fixtures for 06-03-2011
NSHEBA Shield - Lady of the Lake v Gunton (Normanston Park pitch four, M Howard)
Ect v Factory Arms O.B (walk over, home win).
BCD Cup - AFC Stanford v First & Last (Dip Farm pitch four, I Powell)
Caxton Arms v The Carlton (Beccles, N Harvey).
Harrod UK v Juggs (Kirkley High, B Ereira)
Trowel & Hammer v MG Builders (Dip Farm pitch one, J Sandwell)
AFC Oxford Arms v Carlton Red House (Dip Farm pitch two, N Foran)
Waveney Hearts v AFC Star (Dip Farm pitch three, S Fulton)
Royal Falcon v Hearts of Oak (Benjamin Britten, B Mingay)
Oulton Ath v Blundeston (Normanston Park pitch three, S Hopkins)
Winelodge v New House (Normanston Park pitch one, C Walchester)
Flying Dutchman v Seltic (Normanston Park pitch two, P McCabe).