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Harleston win tricky fixture

PUBLISHED: 11:03 10 March 2010 | UPDATED: 11:28 12 July 2010

Newton Flotman 1, Harleston Town 3

HARLESTON Town returned to league action this week and avoided a cup hangover by overcoming a spirited Newton Flotman side in this tricky-looking encounter.

Newton Flotman 1, Harleston Town 3

HARLESTON Town returned to league action this week and avoided a cup hangover by overcoming a spirited Newton Flotman side in this tricky-looking encounter.

Harleston started the game brightly and almost took the lead in the first minute when James Trudgill run opened up the defence and the Newton keeper did well to push Trudgill's effort onto the crossbar.

From the resulting corner the ball struck the woodwork again and the hosts scrambled the ball away.

Harleston continued to look dangerous for the opening 20 minutes and were eventually rewarded for their efforts when Trudgill swept an excellent pass wide to Goodwin Wright who teed up Trudgill with a return ball which he duly despatched into the bottom corner to give the visitors a deserved lead.

The second half saw Harleston dominating proceedings; it was therefore no surprise when Town doubled their advantage ten minutes into the second half.

Nick Kent made a good challenge on the half way line and the ball broke to Dan Burrett who was now free on goal. Burrett's finish came off the far post and across the line but Nick Kent had continued his run to slide in bravely on the line to score a rare goal from full-back.

Harleston continued to pressurise the Newton goal without ever really playing their best football. Goodwin Wright and Trudgill both going close again. With 20 minutes to play the hosts found a way back into the game when Town failed to clear a corner and a deflected shot found its way into the net. The hosts began to search for the equalizer but Town defended well.

In the final minute of the game, substitute Matt Goreham shrugged off his marker and slotted the ball under the keeper to make the score 3-1 and seal the points for Town despite a slightly lacklustre performance.

MoM: Nick Kent for a determined display at full-back, capped with a rare goal!

Meanwhile, Harleston Reserves finally won their first game of the season, defeating Corton A 2-1 at Harleston Recreation Ground. Stefan Goodswen netting the winner for Town in the last minute of the game.


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