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First Team - Match centre

Stanway Rovers
A Taylor (34')
Full time
Sat 25 Mar 15:00 - Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties League - Premier Division Attendance 120

They Think its all Rover....

A late equaliser cost Gorleston two points and put a dent in their title chances, leaving Mildenhall with one hand on the trophy.

Ricci Butler made two changes from the Long Melford win. Taurean Molloy was unavailable so replaced by George Parkin in goal. Keegan Middleton was dropped to the bench again with Kyle Ingram recalled to the midfield.

Stanway began at a blistering pace and inside the first minute Joe Heron had burst through the Gorleston defence and slotted the ball past the advancing Parkin who was grateful to see it strike the base of the post and rebound back into the keeper's arms.

They then had a shot go over before Aaron Taylor block a goalbound effort from the lively Shamido Pedulu.

Stanway Rovers 25/03/2017
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Stanway had Gorleston on the backfoot and the Greens were struggling to keep hold of the ball but with their first real attack of any menace a thumping Joel Watts shot smacked against the face of the crossbar.

The visitors had gained five corners in the opening twenty minutes but it was Gorleston's first corner in the 34th minute that produced the opening goal.

Jack Garrod curled the left sided corner into the near post when Taylor arrived first to glance the ball into the net.

Gorleston continued to press forward but couldn't find a way through with a Kyle Ingram header the closest they came to a second goal but it went straight to the keeper.

Eight minutes into the second half Garrod cut in from the left and tried to find the net inside the far post but the ball didn't bend enough before a speculative effort from Pedulu at the other end five minutes later tried to catch Parkin off his line but the attempted lob didn't dip enough.

Kyle Baker saw a strong run into the box denied by a block as he shot before Pedulu again at the other end poked goalwards but Parkin was able to smother the ball.

As the half wore on Gorleston seemed to sit deeper, protecting their lead but the visitors best chance of scoring looked like being from a set piece.

A 77th minute free kick from 25 yards was struck well by Craig Hughes over the wall and was heading for the top corner but for a superb save from Parkin who tipped the ball onto the bar and over.

A minute later a long ball over the top sent Romario Dunne through. He looked several yards offside but was allowed to run on but could only shoot over the bar as the keeper advanced.

Two minutes later it was Gorleston with the next chance. Birthday boy Luke Goreham's attempted shot turned into a scuffed cross which Baker was inches away from turning goalwards.

With four minutes remaining Stanway scored their equaliser.

A long throw into the area was cleared by the Greens defence. An attacker crossed the ball back into the area to where Dunne arrived unchecked to rise and plant his header into the goal.

Three minutes into stoppage time Keegan Middleton was brought on to take a corner. He swung the ball in, in front of the goal, to where Connor Ingram was a fraction away from getting his head to it.

Match sponsors were Tecflo and they awarded the Batemans man of the match to Aaron Taylor.

Gorleston: Taurean Molloy, Harley Clements (c)(Peter Oldham 46), Damon Wise, Jacob Short, Isaac Burrage, Aaron Taylor, Kyle Ingram, Luke Goreham (Keegan Middleton 90+3), Jack Garrod (Connor Ingram 75), Kyle Baker, Joel Watts

Goal: Taylor 34

Stanway Rovers: Nick Punter, Tyler Kemp, Jemel Fox, Craig Hughes (c), Adam Reaves, Andy Schofield, Joe Heron, James Murray (Romario Dunne 65), Shamido Pedulu, Leon Antoine (Jordan Blackwell 65), Tanner Call

Booking: Kemp 41

Goal: Dunne 86

Attendance: 120

Ref: Matthew Morrison

Stat Attack
1Other efforts on target2
3Other efforts off target2
1Other efforts against woodwork1
3Shots blocked1
5Corners for9
5Caught offside1
12Free kicks for9
0Yellow cards1
0Red cards0

Aarron Taylor

Player of the Match

Aarron Taylor

Key moments

Goal Aarron Taylor scores for Gorleston

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Stanway Rovers 25/03/2017
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90:00 +3:10 Player of the Match
Aarron Taylor is awarded player of the match for Gorleston
90:00 +3:00 Sub On
Keegan Middleton is substituted on for Gorleston
90:00 +3:00 Sub Off
Luke Goreham is substituted off for Gorleston
75:00 Sub Off
Jack Garrod is substituted off for Gorleston
75:00 Sub On
Connor Ingram is substituted on for Gorleston
46:00 Sub Off
Harley Clements is substituted off for Gorleston
46:00 Sub On
Peter Oldham is substituted on for Gorleston
End of period 1
34:00 Goal 1 - 0
Aarron Taylor scores for Gorleston
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Gorleston
  • Stanway Rovers
  • 0
  • Aarron Taylor Goal 34:00'
  • Harley Clements Sub Off 46:00'
  • Peter Oldham Sub On 46:00'
  • Jack Garrod Sub Off 75:00'
  • Connor Ingram Sub On 75:00'
  • Keegan Middleton Sub On 90:00 +3:00'
  • Luke Goreham Sub Off 90:00 +3:00'

Team selection

Stanway Rovers
  • 1. Nick Punter
  • 2. Tyler Kemp
  • 3. Jemel Fox
  • 4. Craig Hughes
  • 5. Adam Reaves
  • 6. Andy Schofield
  • 7. Joe Heron
  • 8. James Murray
  • 9. Shamido Pedulu
  • 10. Leon Antoine
  • 11. Tanner Call
  • 12. Romario Dunne
  • 13. Jordan Blackwell

League round up

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Mildenhall Town 40 99
2. Felixstowe & Walton United 40 90
3. Newmarket Town 40 84
4. Gorleston 40 78
5. Great Yarmouth Town 40 68
6. Stanway Rovers 40 66
7. Thetford Town 40 65

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