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Witham Town 1st Team - Match centre

Norwich United
Witham Town
Full time
c osadebe (10'), l akins (13'), c davidson (20')
Sat 11 Nov 15:00 - The Bostik Football League - North Division Attendance 101

just another day at the office !


as town make it 3 wins in seven days

Norwich United failed to build on impressive result in midweek when three early goals gave visiting inform Witham Town there third win in seven days after not winning a game in 12 .The Planters were without leading goalscorer Adam Hipperson, who was serving a one-match suspension and Jamie Speller, unavailable due to work commitments. The Planters had the best of the early play and had a loud shout for handball in the Witham area turned down in the first minute.

In the eighth minute Hafeez Sanusi used his strength to run into the area but from an acute angle he fired straight at visiting keeper BOBBY MASON with Tim Henery better placed.

This proved to be a crucial moment for the hosts as within two minutes Witham were in front, a right wing cross was headed home at the near post by CHINEDU OSADEDE the ball squeezing in off the inside of the post.

This gave the visitors confidence and they saw Andy Wilton make a good save from Elliott Ronto, but a minute later they doubled their lead with LANCE AKINS glancing header from a left wing corner beating the Planters keeper.

A bad 10 minutes for the Planters ended when correy davidson well hit shot from outside the area found the top corner of Wilton’s net to give Witham a three-goal advantage.

Sam Watts had to make a goal-line clearance when Ronto had lifted the ball over Wilton whilst at the other end Henery’s shot lacked power from an acute angle.

The introduction of Liam Jackson after 57 minutes had a positive impact and the striker’s header from Henery’s right wing free kick brought an excellent save from Mason.The visitors were happy to soak up the pressure now, but were dangerous on the break and Jeffrey Gyamfi set up Davidson but the dangerous left-winger was well closed down by Matt Brown. Osadebe also looked set to score but his shot was blocked by Wilton’s legs.

The Planters grabbed a consolation as the game slipped into stoppage time, Brown’s cross was headed down to Jackson who shot home inside the far post from 10 yards.

Key moments

Goal chinedu osadebe scores for Witham Town
Goal lance akins scores for Witham Town
Goal correy davidson scores for Witham Town


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82:00 Sub On
max bradford is substituted on for Witham Town
82:00 Sub Off
elliot ronto is substituted off for Witham Town
73:00 Sub On
thomas robinson is substituted on for Witham Town
73:00 Sub Off
JEFFERY GYAMFI is substituted off for Witham Town
62:00 Sub On
John Watson is substituted on for Witham Town
62:00 Sub Off
Sam Owusu is substituted off for Witham Town
End of period 1
20:00 Goal 0 - 3
correy davidson scores for Witham Town
13:00 Goal 0 - 2
lance akins scores for Witham Town
10:00 Goal 0 - 1
chinedu osadebe scores for Witham Town
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As it happened

  • Norwich United
  • Witham Town
  • 0
  • chinedu osadebe Goal 10:00'
  • lance akins Goal 13:00'
  • correy davidson Goal 20:00'
  • John Watson Sub On 62:00'
  • Sam Owusu Sub Off 62:00'
  • thomas robinson Sub On 73:00'
  • JEFFERY GYAMFI Sub Off 73:00'
  • max bradford Sub On 82:00'
  • elliot ronto Sub Off 82:00'

Team selection

anderson, alex anderson, alex
Ahern, Patrick Ahern, Patrick
davidson, correy davidson, correy
akins, lance akins, lance
mallett, luke mallett, luke
Owusu, Sam Owusu, Sam
ronto, elliot ronto, elliot
osadebe, chinedu osadebe, chinedu
payne, lewis payne, lewis
Witham Town

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
15. Mildenhall Town 35 41
16. Tilbury 34 41
17. Witham Town 33 40
18. Soham Town Rangers 32 39
19. Aveley 33 37
20. Brentwood Town 28 29
21. Norwich United 32 29

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