Harleston run comes to a halt
Harleston Town 0, Newton Flotman 1HARLESTONS 17-match unbeaten run has come to an end with a disappointing defeat.Harleston started the game brightly, passing the ball well and putting the Newton defence under a lot of early pressure.
Harleston Town 0, Newton Flotman 1
HARLESTONS 17-match unbeaten run has come to an end with a disappointing defeat.
Harleston started the game brightly, passing the ball well and putting the Newton defence under a lot of early pressure.
Harleston looked like taking the lead when Jake Imrie found the inside of a post with a well-struck shot before Fionn Goodwin Wright also hit the inside of a post with a glancing header.
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Daniel Burrett then had what looked like a clear penalty shout turned down.
Gradually, Newton Flotman began to have an influence on the game as the half continued and found themselves in the lead on the half-hour mark when the visitors' striker beat his man before unleashing an unstoppable shot into the Harleston net to open the scoring.
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Harleston had further chances towards the end of the half with Paul Bliss firing wide when through on goal and David Norman heading wide from a corner, however it was the visitors who were ahead going into the break.
Harleston started the second half on the front foot as they searched for an equalizer. Paul Bliss again going close with a lobbed effort and Nick Kent firing over the bar.
Harleston were now firmly camped in the opposition's half creating chance after chance but could not find that elusive goal. Jake Imrie fired wide when through on goal. Ryan London also headed agonisingly wide.
Harleston were now throwing everything at the visitors who did come close with a free-kick themselves with ten minutes remaining with their first real attack of the second half.
With virtually the last kick of the game James Trudgill's effort whistled just past a post when it looked to be heading in and Newton Flotman held out to take the points and inflict Harleston's first league defeat since September.
MoM: Marc Pearce for another fine display in the heart of defence.
Harleston Reserves, in Lowestoft and District League Division Two, picked up only their second win of the season with an excellent 6-3 victory away to second place Pakefield Reunited.
Robbie Rodgers helped himself to four goals.