NORWICH UNITED 0 HAVERHILL ROVERS 1
A game that seemed destined to finish goal less was decided with a single goal for the away side close to the final whistle, Haverhill picking up their fourth win in five league games to go tenth in the table as Norwich extended their losing streak to the
There were a couple of good chances for both sides in the opening period, Mark Lovell
's flick header after Jemel Fox
's cross bringing a save out of home goalkeeper Luke Pearson, as did Mickey Davis
' effort after a short corner on the left was patiently worked.
An acrobatic effort from George Watts-Sturrock and a curling effort from Haydn Davis brought out two good stops from Pearson's opposite number Mitchell Ware in the middle of the half.
After the break efforts again were relatively rare, home captain Andrew Eastaugh hitting the face of the bar from 25 yards out and Fox having his shot on the turn disallowed for offside after Davis had clipped the ball in from a central position.
An unsighted close range header from Harry Barker after a corner on the right was just wide of the Haverhill goal on 83 minutes before the away side scored what was the winner two minutes later; substitute Ben Tait rode a lunged challenge on the left wing before crossing the ball in for Davis to bring down and have a shot blocked, Mitchell Burr toeing the ball onto the post just ahead of his marker and Mark Lovell netting in the open goal after the rebound came just behind him.
ROVERS : Ware, Halls, Fox, Yallop, Holmes, Hall, Abbott, Burr (Miles, 90), Lovell, Bradley (Tait, 62), Davis.