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K&P give City a scare

PUBLISHED: 08:00 05 September 2008 | UPDATED: 21:11 05 July 2010

K&P goalscorer Lee Gilman in action against Norwich City Reserves at Carrow Road on Tuesday. PICTURE: PAUL HEWITT

K&P goalscorer Lee Gilman in action against Norwich City Reserves at Carrow Road on Tuesday. PICTURE: PAUL HEWITT

Norwich City Reserves 2, Kirkley & Pakefield 1

K&P put up an excellent showing as they went down 2-1 in Tuesday night's prestigious friendly at Carrow Road against a strong Norwich City Reserves side.

Norwich City Reserves 2, Kirkley & Pakefield 1

K&P put up an excellent showing as they went down 2-1 in Tuesday night's prestigious friendly at Carrow Road against a strong Norwich City Reserves side.

On nine minutes Justin Fox's corner ended with a Lee Gilman shot being scrambled off the line but on 20 minutes K&P sensationally took the lead when Gilman picked up a loose ball and volleyed home over Stuart Nelson's head.

K&P kept their lead intact for despite Norwich putting pressure on them before half time with Paris-St-Germain trialist striker Greg Akcelrod prominent.

With numerous changes in the second half, the K&P line up saw many comings and goings. On 50 minutes City equalised against the run of play with a neat header by Kris Renton which beat goalkeeper Nathan Pauling, in for Robert Woodcock.

Josh Dawkin netted the winner on 69 minutes after finding a couple of yards of space. In a frantic finale, Michael Tacon drifted wide and fired in a shot that flew inches over the bar, followed by Nathan Stone's glancing header that was also just wide, which should have brought the deserved equaliser for a gallant Kirkley display, in front of 441 fans.

K&P: Nathan Pauling, Ryan DeCoteau, Lewis Blois, Joe Jefford, James Cole, Ian Dawson. Paul Highfield, Justin Fox, Chris Henderson, Nathan Stone, Lee Gilman.

Subs (used): Bodie Carter, Jamie Stokeld, Michael Tacon, Tarran Grint, Lee Hunter, Lewis Hammond.

City Reserves: Stuart Nelson, Korey Smith, Simon Lappin, Tom Adeyemi, Troy Archibald-Henville, Michael Kandi, Luke Chadwick, Damon Lathrope, Kris Renton, Greg Akcelrod, Robert Eagle.

Subs (used): Luke Daley, Dario Dumic, Johnbull Omergie, Danny Kelly, Josh Dawkin.

Tomorrow K&P are on the road to the seaside at Dellwood Avenue to take on Felixstowe, who have made a stuttering start to the season despite major investment to their team.

K&P reserves scraped through in their Mummery Cup tie by a 2-1 margin at Long Stratton with goals for Michael Tacon and Liam Harvey to set up a mouth-watering tie in the next round at home to Corton, who provided the upset of the day by beating Hempnall. K&P have apparently just signed an old boy back from Corton in the shape of Matt Taunton, who has done the rounds of local teams in the past four years.

A revamped youth team had a fine start with a 5-0 win against Bungay Youth last week, but next week face a difficult task at Bury in the FA Youth Cup.

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