HAVERHILL ROVERS 3 KIRKLEY AND PAKEFIELD 0
Haverhill went up a place in the table, picking up their first win for five weeks as Kirkley were sent to their fourth consecutive loss and without a win in their last seven.
THURLOW NUNN LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION
After Jordan Palmer
hit a tame shot and Rafal Wozniak
had a one-on-one effort saved the hosts went a goal up after 21 minutes, Mitchell Burr
putting in the ball from the left wing and Marcus Hunt
looped a header over goalkeeper Luis Tibbles, who was left wrong footed, into the far top left corner.
Five minutes after the break the lead was doubled, Wozniak making a run and playing the ball down the right for Ben Bradley to run on to; Bradley cut the ball back from the bye line and Palmer, on the turn, left Tibbles bamboozled as his effort crawled into the bottom left corner of the net.
On 53 minutes the third, and what was final goal came about in a fashion that summed up Kirkley’s afternoon, Bradley’s side foot cross from just inside the area causing the away defence to push up; unfortunately they did it at least half a second too late and Palmer was given the chance to side foot the ball first time past Tibbles and in.
A goal line clearance by Sam Holmes also kept the home side’s clean sheet intact on the hour mark as he denied Nathan Stone.
ROVERS : Philp, Geoghegan, Halls, Abbott (Haines, 74), Holmes, Hunt, Bradley, Milne, Wozniak (Jebb, 66), Palmer, Burr (Weaver, 71). Sub not used – Turner.
Picture: HRFC First Team + HRFC U6's (Mascots)