Goal bonanza for East Harling FC

Cromer Town Reserves 1, East Harling 6

HARLING started well and early pressure saw Ross Bellingham pass to Craig Skipp to finish low into the corner.

Minutes later a deep cross from Dolman was headed square by Bellingham for Skipp to head home to make it 2-0.

A great run and cross by the lively Ben Chase and there was Skipp to fire home from the edge of the penalty area to complete his hat-trick.

Good stops by Matt Terry either side of the break kept it at 3-0 but a moment of slackness resulted in a Cromer free kick from which they scored.

With Paul Mielziek dominating the midfield alongside Skipp Harling looked good and Ross Bellingham scored his first for the club with a 35 yard screamer.

Sam Dickens made it 5-1 from close range from a corner and that man Skipp got his 4th to secure a 6-1 win, and man of the match title.

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A great result and well deserved. Special mention to the back four of Tom Smith, Ellis Williamson, Sam Dickens and Tom Catchpole who have done really well the last two games.

Next up Gressenhall at home in the second round of the Norfolk Junior Cup.

Meanwhile, East Haring Reserves drew 3-3 at home with Hellesdon Reserves.

After going 1-0 down Harling battled well and deservedly levelled through the hard running Chris Marlow.

Chances were spurned and it stayed 1-1 at the break. Harling started the second half, as the previous week, way off the pace.

Hellesdon took advantage and went 3-1 up.

To their credit, Harling worked really hard and a good goal by man of match James Sparks made it 3-2. Harling kept up the pressure but had no luck then two minutes from time a great 25-yard strike from Andy Collins-Reed secured a deserved point for Harling.

Next up Bradenham away.