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Kirkley & Pakefield
Framlingham Town
Sat 25 Aug 15:00 - Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties League - Premier Division Full time

THURLOW NUNN PREMIER DIVISION

KIRKLEY AND PAKEFIELD 1 FRAMLINGHAM 0

It was heartbreak for the Castlemen on their first visit to Walmer Road losing to a 93rd minute Lewis Flower headed goal. On a bright, sunny afternoon the visitors, in front of a healthy crowd, put up an excellent defensive display against a lively Kirkley side who time and time again were thwarted by Anthony Johnson and his defence. On a very wide pitch the home side used it to the full with raking balls to both wide men Kyle Haylock and Jordan Haverson. The home side had much of the early play with Lopez taking free kicks and corners and on 24 minutes a low cross from Haylock was met by King whose shot hit the post and rebounded to safety. Haverson then ran at the Fram defence but his final shot was wide before Fram then had a golden opportunity to open the scoring, Max Willett ran and crossed low for Johnny Kerridge but his shot was diverted for a corner by the keeper two yards out. Alex Ling then had a half chance wide of the penalty area but was unable to hit the target. Fram started the second half well, Danny Smith sliced his shot over the bar and Alex Ling was finding room down the right. The home side then pushed forward and was awarded four corners in quick succession however; Johnson, Mayhew and Thorpe coped well with the high balls. Haylock then brought a save from Sam Chilvers before Lopez had a header pushed for another corner and a Lopez free kick went through all the players and hit the post. In the last 15 minutes Fram pushed for a goal, Danny Smith lost his footing when about to shoot on goal before Josh Sprague’s corner tantilisingly went across the 6-yard box but Mayhew was unable to get a touch on it. As the minutes ticked past 90 Charlie Smith went down with an injury but hobbled on before the home side gained three points, another bouncing ball in the Fram area was headed in from 6 yards out by Lewis Flower on 93 minutes denying the visitors their first point of the season.
IAIN SMITH

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