Angels keep flying high
North Walsham Town 1, Dersingham 0THE Angels made it three wins out of three as they backed up victories over Blofield and Sheringham.Following the flamboyancy of those encounters, this was about grit and determination and the Walsham lads displayed these characteristics in abundance as they ground out a vital win.
North Walsham Town 1, Dersingham 0
THE Angels made it three wins out of three as they backed up victories over Blofield and Sheringham.
Following the flamboyancy of those encounters, this was about grit and determination and the Walsham lads displayed these characteristics in abundance as they ground out a vital win.
These traits need to be repeated in the Beccles and Mattishall games.
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Munday returned in goal following a three-week lay-off whilst Piper made his first appearance since January 23. Clifton moved into a striking role with Lee Clarke joining Lawrence and Ryan Clarke on the bench.
The early stages saw Town struggling to find their recent fluency. Dersingham won a series of corners and with their height advantage forced the Walsham back line on their mettle.
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Town slowly began to ask questions with their attacking play. The Angels took the lead on the half-hour mark following a swift counter-attack.
Grand won the ball back on the edge of the Walsham box and released Hinton who strode forward and fed James Clifton. He had a lot to do but outpaced the Dersingham centre-back and clipped the ball into the bottom corner.
Hinton went close before Town were presented with a great chance. Hinton was up-ended in the area, but saw his poorly-hit penalty saved and the resulting follow-up blocked by the keeper.
The second half saw Dersingham start brightly, but the Angels restricted them to long-range efforts.
On 55 minutes Clifton suffered an ankle injury and Lee Clarke took to the field. Lown and Muir were colossal at the heart of the defence as Town searched for the killer second goal. They came mightily close when Lown's low drive was blocked on the line and from the corner that followed a frenzied attack saw a shot knocked onto the bar by a hand, and the ball then seemed to cross the line, but no action was taken by the officials.
Piper made way for Lawrence and the last quarter saw Wilton fire over following a defence-splitting Hinton pass before a wonderful counter-attack saw Clarke cross to Davies, who dragged his shot wide with the goal at his mercy.
At the other end, Munday made two good saves and Hanby cleared off the line when a Moreira cross seemed to deflect goalwards off Muir's arm. This enabled Town to gain the three points and their second clean sheet in three games.
Walsham Reserves travelled to league leaders Hempnall and felt unfortunate to not come away with a point following a 2-1 defeat (L Payne). Their cup final against neighbours Cromer is at Fakenham FC's Clipbush Park on March 31.
The Sunday side bowed out of the League Cup to Norwich Busmen by 3-1 (Clarke).
Next up is a home game against Hellesdon.