Hockey team aims for top

Dereham IV 2, North Walsham 3NORTH Walsham entered this game with the aim of returning to the top of the table over Christmas.With a number of players missing they met a formidable Dereham side and this was reflected in a number of early chances for Dereham who got a short corner in the first five minutes, followed by a close miss from a poor Walsham 16.

Dereham IV 2, North Walsham 3

NORTH Walsham entered this game with the aim of returning to the top of the table over Christmas.

With a number of players missing they met a formidable Dereham side and this was reflected in a number of early chances for Dereham who got a short corner in the first five minutes, followed by a close miss from a poor Walsham 16.

Walsham soon got into their stride and Ashley Green beat the keeper before missing an open goal.


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The deadlock was broken right at the end of the first half with a goal from Tom Cox. After half-time Walsham played some nice passing hockey but Dereham equalised within minutes of the second half beginning. The next 10 minutes was a period of good pressure from Dereham but good defence by Buck, Dale and Younger kept Dereham at bay. A poor Dereham clearance gave Walsham gave a chance for Richard Nickerson to slap a goal in.

A run from Cox saw him lift a shot over the bar but minutes later Nickerson added a second, set up by Green. Pete Gardner crossed a ball into the D to see it deflected into the goal by a Dereham player, the cross was ruled out of the D by the umpire.

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Dereham won a short corner late on, coolly converted.

North Walsham III 2,

North Walsham IV 2

THE excitement of this end-to-end match was appreciated by a good crowd. Man of the match was undoubtedly III's keeper Chris Wildee who was outstanding. At the other end of the pitch 14-year-old Luke Tuthill also made some fine saves on his debut.

This game was about good squad performances and was played in a competitive yet sportsmanlike way.

III were the first to score via James Carswell and he scored again late in the first half. After the break the IVs scored when a fine cross by Dan Cheesman was met by David Duncombe. Late on Brendan Clements levelled the score at 2-2.

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