Yarmouth 0 Framlingham Town 1
More Wellesley Woe For Bloaters
After a disappointing defeat at home to Norwich United in midweek the Bloaters were looking to bounce back with a win against bottom side Framlingham Town .Joint Managers were presented with a bottle of bubbly each by President Arthur Fisk as this was their 150th game in charge of the Bloaters. Cain Eagleton was injured which meant a return for skipper Ady Ager who had served a one game suspension. There was a welcome return to the squad for striker TOM CULLUMBINE who had missed most of the season through injury. The promoted visitors who had secured their first point of the season against Gorleston last week, were looking to build on their points tally.
The Wellseley was looking in great condition in the sunshine as the home side looked to take their first home points of the season on the much-improved surface. The home side started well as Hagan curled a shot from the edge of the area narrowly wide.The lively visitors responded with a dangerous cross that ager headed clear over his own crossbar. The home side then grabbed hold of the game and played some good football although they came up against a resolute and well-organised defensive unit. The home side were wasteful in the final third as a series of crosses and misplaced passes eluded their intended targets and the visiting ‘keeper was largely untroubled. Lewis hit a good shot that went narrowly wide and the pressure continued to build on the visitors ,however the best chance of the half fell to Chris Thorpe who headed over from an excellent cross from the right for the visitors. Urry made a timely interception and set Roots free,but again the Castlemen’s defence recovered well to deny the Bloaters wide man. Barnes was called upon to make a save from Willett as the visitors looked dangerous on the break with centre-forward Danny Smith ,who led the line well for the visitors, and was proving a handful for the home defenders. Roots again got past his man and his dangerous cross was punched clear by goalkeeper Rose. Charlie Bartram hit a rare drive from outside the area that dipped over the bar. The home side, with plenty of possession lacked the composure to find a final ball to trouble the scoreboard and the visitors appeared to grow in confidence as they preserved their clean sheet with some resolute defending. The well-organised visitors would have been delighted with their first half display that had restricted the Bloaters to a couple of half-chances, whilst creating a few opportunities for themselves.
HT Bloaters 0 Framlingham Town 0
After good interchange between roots and Davis the home side were grateful to fdefender JOSH FORD who cleared a dangerous cross in from the left and then the burly defender got in the way of powerful shot as the visitors missed a good chance to take the lead. Barnes was also called into action as the visitors created a few chances at the beginning of the second half. The game was now far more even with the visitors creating the better openings and the home side still struggling to make an impact on the visitors goal.Davis hit a shot over before the dangerous centre-forward twisted and turned defenders before hitting his shot over the bar.Barnes then made a terrifc save todeny the visitors and substitute Milbourne should have put the visitors ahead when he missed the rebound with the goal at his mercy. Palmer on for Forbes won a corner and ager’s header was cleared off the line as the bloaters were now becoming desperate for an unlikely goal. With fifteen minutes left a seemingly innocuous cross came into the Bloater’s area but it was Smith who reacted quickest and hit a volley that skimmed the crossbar. Cullumbine came on to replace Perfect and he was on the end of a swift break by the home side and his powerful shot rattled the crossbar. Barnes again saved well as the visitors belied their lowly league position and were themselves looking for the win,as they continued to grow in confidence. With five minutes left a crossfield pass appeared to be intercepted by Palmer but the ball ran under the youngster’s foot and winger willett took full advantage as he went on and fired the ball past Barnes to give the visitors the lead. It could have been two as Ling fired a shot over after more good work by Smith. Deep into injury time Sanders hit a firmly struck shot onto the bar before the visitors were again denied by Barnes as he saved Smith’s last minute effort. Referee Paul Quick, who had a good game, brought the match to an end with the visitors celebrating their first-ever Premier League win . With most of the teams at the bottom picking up points the Bloaters slipped to second-bottom of the table with this defeat.
Joint-manger Martin Sinclair concluded “Our desire,passion and work-rate did not match that of Framlingham ,who deservedly beat us. Everything about our game was wrong and we didn’t look like we cared too much about trying to win this match. Changes are needed in many aspects as we head over to Gorleston for our next match in the Norfolk Senior cup match on Friday, as this is unacceptable. A poor day for us at the Wellesley.”
FT Great Yarmouth Town 0 Framlingham Town 1
Bloaters : Barnes Urry Ford Bartram Ager© Forbes Roots Lewis Perfect Hagan Davis Subs: Catchpole Palmer Cullumbine Sanders Mcara
The Bloaters reserves gained their first point of the season with a hard-earned point away at Norwich CEYMS