Waveney come away from high-flyers with an excellent win

PUBLISHED: 08:13 24 November 2017

Action from the Lowestoft & District League Division One match between Kirkley & Pakefield A and Oulton Broad. Picture: Bryan Grint

Action from the Lowestoft & District League Division One match between Kirkley & Pakefield A and Oulton Broad. Picture: Bryan Grint


Waveney continued their recent run of victories away from home with another good display.

Bradenham were a team in good form themselves, winning their last four matches to move up to second place in the league.

The only change to the squad from last week’s win at Wroxham saw Michael King replace Thomas Sansom, who was unavailable.

It was Bradenham who began the game well, playing at a high tempo and causing problems. Waveney struggled to settle and get any sort of foothold in the game in the early stages.

It was not a surprise when they did go behind but the manner of the goal was disappointing. After a slip in the middle of the park Bradenham took control with a quick break and Adam Taylor was forced to bring down a home player for a clear penalty which was dispatched by George Watts-Sturrock.

Waveney changed their shape shortly after and went to a 4-4-2. They began to pick up their game and equalised just before the break after Sam Allen and Michael Tacon had exchanged passes. Tacon forced the keeper into a good save but he could only palm the ball into the path of full back Chris Bond and from a tight angle he fired home the equaliser.

Waveney’s dressing room was in a much more positive mood at the break after being level without being at their best.

The second half saw Bradenham again have plenty of possession but with Jarvis and Burgess now on top form and backed up by Taylor and Allen the home side started to run out of ideas.

With High, D Tacon, Hammersley and Bond looking rock solid at the back Waveney began to ask questions of their own. Bradley Hough was looking the most likely to unlock the door with some excellent runs and the visitors took the lead on 70 minutes as Tacon header’s picked out his strike partner and Hough took the ball down to finish with a smart left foot drive.

Waveney had the upper hand now and man of the match Hough wriggled his way into the box to set up Allen but the keeper made a good block.

Waveney: James Bergin, Chris Bond, Daniel Tacon, Andrew Hammersley, Ritchi High, Johnny Jarvis, Carl Burgess, Sam Allen, Michael Tacon (Tom Mawford 73), Bradley Hough, Adam Taylor (Brandon Greenwood 85).

Waveney are without a game on Saturday.

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