Angels settle for away point
Dersingham 1, North Walsham Town 1A full-blooded game had a bit of everything for the spectator and Walsham probably felt they deserved more than a point based on their first-half display, but a draw was probably a fair result.
Dersingham 1, North Walsham Town 1
A full-blooded game had a bit of everything for the spectator and Walsham probably felt they deserved more than a point based on their first-half display, but a draw was probably a fair result.
The Angels return to Greens Road for a league game against Mattishall tomorrow (Friday) night, 7:45pm before hosting Ridgeons League side Dereham in the Norfolk Senior Cup on Saturday, November 21 (3pm).
There were numerous changes at Dersingham due to the unavailability of Dunlop, Adam Bunton, Davies, Patterson and Marsh, added to the continued absence of Wilton, Clifton and Davison. There were returns to the starting XI for Palmer and Hinton, Nicky Bunton moved up from the bench, whilst on the bench were youngster Lester and new signing Godbold.
Town fell behind within 10 minutes when an untracked run by full back Daniels allowed him to low past Munday.
The Angels were controlling possession with Piper and Hinton instrumental. Clarke and Hinton were wasteful when well placed, whilst Piper's fizzing free-kick shook the bar.
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Dersingham got on top early in the second half and Munday's goal seemed to live a charmed life as he made two top-drawer saves and Lown made one goal-saving challenge and then blocked another effort on the line with his hip.
Town introduced both Godbold and Lester as they sought an equaliser and began to regain a foothold. On 70 minutes they grabbed an equaliser from an unlikely source. A free-kick just inside the opposition half was curled into the Dersingham area by substitute Marcus Godbold and evaded everyone to bounce into the far corner past a helpless home keeper.
They game then became end-to-end and after Munday made another great save, it appeared Walsham would nab the points as they finished the stronger side. But the home keeper made three great saves to thwart Hinton, Hanby and Piper, whilst Lester slipped when well placed.
This was as good as it got for the club this week as the other three sides were all defeated. The Reserves lost 2-0 to leaders Aylsham, the A team succumbed 3-1 to North Walsham Old Boys and a depleted Sunday side were unfortunate to lose 2-1 at Unthank Arms.