Harleston back to winning ways
Harleston 7, Beccles Res 1HARLESTON returned to winning ways in style as they produced their best display in a number of weeks to record an emphatic win.
Harleston 7, Beccles Res 1
HARLESTON returned to winning ways in style as they produced their best display in a number of weeks to record an emphatic win.
Harleston took an early lead, good work from Dan Burrett found Jake Imrie who fed Fionn Goodwin Wright who duly put Town in front at the second attempt.
Harleston were soon two up when a good pass from Trudgill set Goodwin Wright away and he tucked away his second of the game.
Harleston got their third goal just before half-time, when Trudgill collected a deep ball into the box before unleashing a powerful shot home
Harleston started the second half as they finished the first, with the ball in the Beccles net.
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A great run and cross from Varela on the left hand side was tapped in by Goodwin Wright for his hat-trick. Soon after a dangerous Goodwin Wright cross from the right was turned into his own net by a Beccles defender for 5-0.
Harleston made it six when Goodwin Wright scored his fourth and 22nd of the season from a James Trudgill centre.
Beccles did find the net themselves with a good header from a free kick. With 15 minutes remaining Harleston were reduced to ten men when sub Jamie Sheehan was very harshly shown a red card when adjudged by the referee to be late in a 50-50 tackle.
Harleston completed the scoring in the final minute when Trudgill scored from six yards to cap a fine display.
MoM: Fionn Goodwin Wright, a supreme striking display capped with four goals from Harleston's leading marksman.
Martham 3, Harleston 3
Harleston were denied victory by a late equaliser for the second game running as they earned their third draw in as many games in this hard-fought battle against a spirited Martham side.
David Norman clipped the bar with a 25-yard belter with the keeper beaten. Despite their dominance Harleston went in level at the break.
The second half started in the same vain as the first with Harleston on the front foot. Town deservedly took the lead when Marc Pearce turned his man in the box before despatching the ball home with a fine finish. Then Jake Imrie whipped in a dangerous corner for David Norman to get in front of the keeper and head in for the second. Martham pulled a goal back and then went level from a corner which was bundled over the line.
In the last ten minutes Fionn Goodwin Wright finished well after the keeper failed to deal with a powerful shot from James Trudgill. With just a minute remaining another Martham corner was bundled over the line.
From a Jake Imrie free-kick Ryan London headed against a post with the very last action of the game.