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Kirkley Youths avenge defeat to Yarmouth

PUBLISHED: 14:05 22 October 2010

Kirkley and Pakefield Youth 1, Great Yarmouth Youth 0

A LATE bullet header from centre back Zak Armes gave the young Royals the vital goal they needed to secure the three points against Ridgeon’s Youth League East Division rivals Great Yarmouth Town Youth on Wednesday evening.

A strong Yarmouth side came to Walmer Road knowing that they’ve been the only team to have taken a point of K&P Youth this season.

The Royals had the first real opportunity in the fifth minute as first team regular Ryan Crisp forced the Yarmouth defence into conceding a corner, by using his tremendous pace to great effect. The subsequent corner was nearly converted at the far post by midfielder Jack Newrick had it not been for a dramatic double save by keeper Jake Jessup.

Danny Burgess blazed over for Yarmouth in the eighth minute, as the free flowing action swung from end to end. Crisp had a chance in the 13th minute, with just the Yarmouth keeper to beat, but his chip was cleared by defender Chris Howes.

And despite the quality of both teamsit remained 0-0 at half time.

Great Yarmouth came out stongly after the interval and The Royals were incredibly lucky not to go 1-0 down when a Josh Trett free kick found a Yarmouth head but it skimmed across the front of the goal.

Lax defending from K&P in the 70th minute allowed Yarmouth’s Liam Baker a glit-edged chance in front of goal from five yards out but he shot wide. The young Royals back four stayed strong, with Brett Wilson particularly shining.

In the 90th minute Yarmouth gave away a cheap corner and were punished as Armes buried the header off the bar past the flailing arms of keeper Jessup.

K&P gained revenge for the earlier defeat in the season by Great Yarmouth, and this win pushes them to the top of the table with 15 points, with closest rivals Norwich United on 13 points, having played one game less.

MoM: Brett Wilson.

Tom Ellis

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