Thurlow Nunn round-up: Greens come from behind for victory
06:51 10 March 2014
Gorleston came from behind to claim all three points over CRC in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division.
The home side were on the front foot in the early stages and Elliott Pride made a good save to deny George Coy in a one-on-one situation. The Greens didn’t heed the warning though and in the 34th minute Andy Howell’s poor clearance was pounced upon by George Doyle, who fired low to make it 1-0.
Keegan Middleton’s introduction in place of the injured Joe Bell started to turn the tide in Gorleston’s favour in the side half.
The equaliser finally arrived in the 77th minute although it had a touch of good fortune about it. A long ball forward was nodded down by Nathan Stone into the path of Chrisy Finch, whose shot from the edge of the area took a big deflection to wrongfoot the goalkeeper and make it 1-1.
Gorleston completed the comeback with just five minutes remaining. Carl Poppy’s corner found Howell, who powered home a header to make it 2-1 and make up for his first half mistake in the process.
Norwich United came from two goals down to register a 4-2 win at Haverhill. The hosts made the fasters start racing into a two-goal lead but Steve Shipley’s goal before the break proved the turning point.
A brace from Paul Cook in the second period put the Planters in charge and Matt Blake made sure of the points late on.
A Matt Dixon goal couldn’t stop Diss going down to a 3-1 defeat to Ely at Brewers Green Lane whilst Thetford shared the points in the 3-3 draw with Brantham Athletic.
Kyle Baker and Ross King were on target for Kirkley & Pakefield but Woodbridge ran out 3-2 winners.
Great Yarmouth Town continued their recent impressive form with a 4-1 win over Ipswich Wanderers. Mitch Forbes gave the Bloaters the lead from the spot before Robin Andersen doubled their advantage. Scott Woodcock and Josh Thomas completed the scoring in the second half although Wanderers did gain a consolation through Luke Read.
Goals from Lewis Thompson and Alex Vincent gave Swaffham a 2-1 win over Cornard whilst Fakenham drew 0-0 at home with Haverhill.
Ryan Pearson was on target for Downham but it couldn’t stop them slipping to a 2-1 defeat at Whitton whilst Dereham Reserves shared four goals with Debeham.