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Felixstowe & Walton United
K Ruel (24'), M Powell (46', 54')
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K Ingram (42'), R Gilfedder (45')
Sat 30 Dec 15:00 - Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties - Premier Division

Battling Greens Just Fall Short

Gorleston were much improved after last weeks humiliating home defeat and were close to gaining a surprise point.

There were four changes from the Boxing Day draw with Yarmouth. Out went Harley Clements, Jackson Ramm and Joel Watts with Elliott Hannant dropping to the bench.

George Yusuff, Ross Gilfedder, Owen French and Daniel Pinheiro all started.

There was also a change of formation with the Greens opting for a back 5.

Felixstowe 30/12/2017
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The hosts had the better of the opening exchanges. A ninth minute free kick was deflected wide of Taurean Molloy's goal before Miles Powell found himself in behind the Gorleston defence but his shot lacked any conviction and bobbled into Molloy's arms.

Mitch McKay then found himself inside the Felixstowe box but his shot was also tame and straight to the keeper.

Aarron Taylor had to slide across to keep out Joe Francis after he had outpaced the Greens defence before the Seasiders took the lead in the 24th minute.

A free kick midway inside the Gorleston half was lofted into the box by Stuart Boardley. It looked to be going to Molloy but seemed to hold up in the wind, dropping down into the six yard box where Kye Ruel bundled it over the line.

Gorleston responded well and more positively and almost immediately Peter Lambert had an effort tipped onto the crossbar by Felixstowe keeper Danny Crump.

Felixstowe looked nervy at the back as the Greens applied some pressure with Crump denying Lambert again then, from the resulting corner, a cheeky Lambert backheel was cleared away off the line.

The big chest of Aarron Taylor blocked a Powell shot after Molloy was beaten before Kyle Ingram was the recipient of what looked a two-footed challenge but somehow found himself in the referees book after being judged the aggressor, presumably because his opponent stayed down injured, although no treatment was required.

Three minutes before the break, Gorleston equalised when they countered from a Felixstowe attack.

Ingram burst in on goal and squared to McKay. McKay's shot was well saved, the ball rebounding back to McKay who found his second effort blocked as well. This time the ball rebounded back out to Ingram who poked it into the net.

And better was to come for Gorleston fans.

As the half entered its final minute, Ingram swung a corner over from the right and it was met by the head of Ross Gilfedder at the back post who put his side in front.

However, the lead was wiped out in the first minute of the second half.

A long throw from the right was met in the middle of the six yard box by Powell who turned it into the net.

Once more Ingram found himself on the end of a nasty looking challenge which sparked a minor melee. This time Ingram did get the free kick and the referee dished out cards like it was still Christmas whilst Ingram received a visit from Micky Wright.

Felixstowe regained the lead in the 54th minute in disappointing circumstances from a Gorleston point of view after they were given far too much time and space on the left to put in a cross and Powell found himself unchallenged in the middle of the Greens box to plant his header firmly past Molloy.

Jordy Matthews tried to use the wind to curl an effort in but the ball didn't bend enough to bother Molloy before Ingram pounced on a half clearance at the other end but blazed his shot over the bar.

The hosts then had a shot from Scott Chaplin bounce away off the top of the bar.

David Shade was pushed up front and the lively Jack Cottingham introduced in an attempt to find the equaliser they deserved but the Greens were tiring and Felixstowe knew how to close the game out.

Gorleston: Taurean Molloy, George Yusuff, Luke Goreham, Owen French, David Shade, Aarron Taylor, Kyle Ingram (c), Peter Lambert, Ross Gilfedder (Isaac Burrage 84), Mitch McKay, Daniel Pinheiro (Jack Cottingham 75)
Bookings: French 23; Ingram 38; Goreham 50
Goals: Ingram 42; Gilfedder 45

F & W Utd: Danny Crump, Sheridan Driver, Ethan Clarke, Stuart Boardley, Rhys Barber (c), Dan Davis, Joe Francis (Craig Jennnings 79), Kye Ruel (Josh Kerridge 70), Miles Powell, Jordy Matthews, Scott Chaplin
Bookings: Matthews 50; Powell 50
Goals: Ruel 24; Powell 46, 54
Ref: Peter Venables
Attendance: 353

Stat Attack
GorlestonF & W Utd
5Other efforts on target4
3Other efforts off target2
0Other efforts against woodwork1
2Shots blocked1
6Corners for7
3Caught offside5
11Free kicks for7
3Yellow cards2
0Red cards0

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Key moments

Goal Kye Ruel scores for Felixstowe & Walton United
Goal Kyle Ingram scores for Gorleston
Goal Ross Gilfedder scores for Gorleston
Goal Miles Powell scores for Felixstowe & Walton United
Goal Miles Powell scores for Felixstowe & Walton United

Videos and photos

Felixstowe 30/12/2017
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Felixstowe 30/12/2017


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84:00 Sub On
Isaac Burrage is substituted on for Gorleston
84:00 Sub Off
Ross Gilfedder is substituted off for Gorleston
75:00 Sub On
Jack Cottingham is substituted on for Gorleston
75:00 Sub Off
Daniel Pinheiro is substituted off for Gorleston
54:00 Goal 3 - 2
Miles Powell scores for Felixstowe & Walton United
50:00 Yellow Card
Luke Goreham is yellow carded for Gorleston
50:00 Yellow Card
Jordy Matthews is yellow carded for Felixstowe & Walton United
50:00 Yellow Card
Miles Powell is yellow carded for Felixstowe & Walton United
46:00 Goal 2 - 2
Miles Powell scores for Felixstowe & Walton United
End of period 1
44:59 Goal 1 - 2
Ross Gilfedder scores for Gorleston
42:00 Goal 1 - 1
Kyle Ingram scores for Gorleston
38:00 Yellow Card
Kyle Ingram is yellow carded for Gorleston
24:00 Goal 1 - 0
Kye Ruel scores for Felixstowe & Walton United
23:00 Yellow Card
Owen French is yellow carded for Gorleston
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Felixstowe & Walton United
  • Gorleston
  • 0
  • Owen French Yellow Card 23:00'
  • Kye Ruel Goal 24:00'
  • Kyle Ingram Yellow Card 38:00'
  • Kyle Ingram Goal 42:00'
  • Ross Gilfedder Goal 44:59'
  • Miles Powell Goal 46:00'
  • Luke Goreham Yellow Card 50:00'
  • Jordy Matthews Yellow Card 50:00'
  • Miles Powell Yellow Card 50:00'
  • Miles Powell Goal 54:00'
  • Daniel Pinheiro Sub Off 75:00'
  • Jack Cottingham Sub On 75:00'
  • Ross Gilfedder Sub Off 84:00'
  • Isaac Burrage Sub On 84:00'

Team selection

Felixstowe & Walton United
  • 1. Danny Crump
  • 2. Sheridan Driver
  • 3. Ethan Clarke
  • 4. Stuart Boardley
  • 5. Rhys Barber
  • 6. Dan Davis
  • 7. Joe Francis
  • 8. Kye Ruel
  • 9. Miles Powell
  • 10. Jordy Matthews
  • 11. Scott Chaplin
  • 12. Josh Kerridge
  • 13. Craig Jennings

League round up

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Coggeshall Town 46 115
2. Felixstowe & Walton United 46 109
3. Stowmarket Town 46 103
4. Godmanchester Rovers 45 95
5. Brantham Athletic 46 87
6. Histon 46 83
7. Gorleston 46 74

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