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K&P triumph in five-goal thriller

PUBLISHED: 09:30 06 November 2008 | UPDATED: 21:42 05 July 2010

Kirkley & Pakefield 3, Felixstowe & Walton 2



THE fireworks exploded at Walmer Road as Kirkley went in search of their first double of the season and after only 27 seconds they took the lead when Chris Henderson moved the ball from his own half and beat full back Darren Mills before a one-two with Allicion Blake saw Henderson sidefoot the ball past startled Felixstowe keeper Crump.

Kirkley & Pakefield 3, Felixstowe & Walton 2

THE fireworks exploded at Walmer Road as Kirkley went in search of their first double of the season and after only 27 seconds they took the lead when Chris Henderson moved the ball from his own half and beat full back Darren Mills before a one-two with Allicion Blake saw Henderson sidefoot the ball past startled Felixstowe keeper Crump.

The goal action continued on 12 minutes when a scissor move by Blake drew the Felixstowe defence and he shot just inside the box and found the back of the net for a 2-0 scoreline.

Defender Gavin Frost had two good runs, which ended with shots that did not trouble keeper Woodcock but a great reflex save by the home keeper kept out Phillips' effort on 26 minutes.

Thrilling football by Blake nearly brought a third as Kirkley's attacking play kept up the momentum and the first half ended with Nathan Stone blasting a foot wide and Henderson bringing out the best in keeper Crump in an excellent entertaining match.

Felixstowe sparkled in the second half but it was Kirkley who took all three points to move six places up the Ridgeons League table. Felixstowe pulled a goal back on 57 minutes. Bradley Barber put an inch perfect free kick and Danny Phillips made an intelligent run into the box and scored off the post past keeper Woodcock.

Henderson had a great chance but sliced wide. Felixstowe kept up the momentum and a swift break on 67 minutes saw the equaliser through substitute Adam Hampson who picked the ball up and drilled in a low shot from 16 yards pasted the outstretched arms of Woodcock.

A slightly fluky goal saw Kirkley gain the points on 78 minutes when Fox hit a half hit shot, which took a deflection and took the keeper off guard who slipped on the greasy surface and the ball deviated into the back of the net to earn Kirkley three hard-earned points.

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