Junior football reports

PUBLISHED: 10:27 29 October 2010

Notley's Lowestoft and District League
Marquis of Lorne 10, 
Lowestoft Albion 0

THE Albion team deserve lots of praise for turning up full of enthusiasm, as a young side who play every week whatever the score.

The first half saw the Marquis dominate the play creating numerous chances, but it took 15 minutes before A Lockwood opened the scoring and then in the 28th minute G Manning made it 2-0 to finish the first half.

The second half saw the Marquis find their shooting boots with goals from Lockwood, Manning, K Stacey (two), A Howarth (two), M Moore and K Barrett, sealing the win.

But for 90 minutes Albion never stopped playing and never gave up.

Blundeston Magpies 0, 
Kirkley & Pakefield A 5

MAGPIES suffered their heaviest defeat for some time and it wasn’t because a strenthened Kirkley played that well, it was that Magpies performance was disappointing and well below par.

There was no fight and the Magpies were very quiet on the pitch as even their strong point – the midfield – was tepid and disjointed.

After saying that, K&P went about it in a very workmanlike way and after a reasonably even first half certainly took advantage of Magpies’ lacklustre performance.

Norton 4, 
Great Yarmouth Town Hall 3

NORTON returned to winning ways but had to do it the hard way coming back from a 2-0 deficit to win 4-3 against Gt Yarmouth Town Hall.

Three goals in the first six minutes of the second half did the damage.

Andy Shilling started the comeback with a long-range daisy cutter, before Sean Higgingbotham added two more on his first senior start.

Steven Hak increased the advantage late on.

The Read Bros MoM: Sean Higgingbotham.

Ellingham 1, 
Norton Reserves 1

NORTON Reserves picked up their first point in drawing at Ellingham but they felt it should have been all three following a couple of spurned late chances.

Gary Crisp was the goalscorer.

Lowestoft Sunday League
Lady of the Lake Argyle 5, 
Etcetera 2

LADY of the Lake finished the stronger to take all three points in a match which could have gone either way, with both sides playing attractive passing football.

Argyle scored the opener from a neat four-man passing move which ended with midfielder Anthony Miners getting the last touch after 37 minutes, but five minutes before Etcetera were unlucky to see a 20-yard drive hit the home side’s crossbar.

In the second half both sides came close to scoring but Etcetera got the equaliser on the hour mark with a well taken free kick just outside the penalty area which found the top corner of the goal.

After 73 minutes Argyle’s Stacey Hayward controlled a loose ball in the midfield and quickly laid the ball off to his right where Lewis Zippfell took possession before driving a ferocious drive past the outstretched keeper.

The lead only lasted five minutes before some slack defending failed to clear a loose ball in the box and the Etcetera striker poached an equalising goal.

Argyle’s lead was restored soon after Hank Pugh saw one effort cleared off the line and the second saved well by the keeper at the expense of a corner.

From the resulting corner Argyle’s Kenny Fenton rose the highest to score with his head with only five minutes left to play.

Any nerves though were eased when Argyle substitute Simon Ashton scored twice.

His first was a fierce drive that gave the keeper no chance, the second an audacious lob from 20-yards when he saw the keeper off his line.

MoM: Hank Pugh.

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