East Harling rise to third place
Loddon Reserves 1, East Harling 3
HARLING started well and took the lead after 10 minutes when Tom Smith crossed for Pat Armes to hit a great shot from 20 yards. Smith then sent a superb long ball to put Tom Catchpole away and he coolly scored.
The second half saw Loddon pushing hard to get back into the game and they scored on 55 minutes. Minutes later Matt Terry made a good save, which seemed to jolt Harling into action and they pushed forward.
Paul Mleczek then worked an opening for himself to slot home the third and decisive goal. MoM: Tom Catchpole who worked so hard, whilst Chris Bray also had a fine game.
This was a creditable result and the win lifts Harling to third place.
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East Harling 5, Newton Flotman 4
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EAST Harling dominated the game against Newton Flotman, but missed so many chances in the first half it was Flotman who took the lead with a great 30-yard strike. However Harling kept attacking and Jack Denniss equalised after good work by Ben Chase.
The second half saw Harling again creating chances with four one-on-ones. Tom Catchpole and Ben Chase scored to make it 3-1, before a speculative volley found the top corner of the Harling net and Flotman were back in it.
Soon they levelled and looked likely to take the points, but two goals from Daniel Fowler seemed to have swung game in Harling’s favour. However, Flotman then scored again and Harling had to see out a nervy last 10 minutes to take the three points.
Jack Denniss again had a strong game in midfield, whilst the tremendous work-rate of Daniel Fowler made him man of the match.
This win moves Harling to fifth and they have two games in hand on the two teams above them.
Next up Loddon Reserves away, whilst the Reserves host Hemsby Reserves.
East Harling Reserves 0, Hemsby Reserves 9
Despite dominating much of this game Harling missed many chances and missed a golden chance to keep in the promotion race. With both regular keepers unavailable Iain Hamshaw donned the gloves and performed very well. Andy Collins-Reed and Max Rissman did well in defence whilst Rob Jeffries and Chris Marlow dominated the midfield. Alas, those missed chances cost Harling dear.
No game this week.