Holt FC stunned by late goal
Holt United 0 Norwich CEYMS 1
Holt turned in a vastly improved performance against the in-form Division One league leaders only to be left heartbroken by a late goal.
Holt had Gavin Neale returning to the side while new signing David Coyle made his debut.
The hosts came out strongly and looked dangerous in the first 15 minutes but were unable to open the scoring. CEYMS slowly worked their way into the match but could find no way past the Holt back four and Tom Harvey and the teams went in at half-time deadlocked at 0-0.
CEYMS came out of the changing room looking to secure the three points. They were led by the league's leading scorer Tom Amis who made some nice runs but came away without a goal due to some formidable goalkeeping by Harvey and solid centre half play from Kevin Moore and Neale.
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Substitutes Josh Clarke and Jonathan Lane added a spark off the bench as Holt looked capable of springing an upset at times. But in the 85th minute CEYMS substitute Leon Brock put in a wonderstrike from the edge of the box into the right corner to give the visitors the match winner.
Holt were gutted after the defeat but lacked the creativity in the final third to come away with the three points or equalise late in the match.
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The quality of David Coyle's hold -up play was evident, but the rest of the squad needs to make the runs for him. The back four of Warnes, Neale, Moore and English held strong and kept Holt in the match.
Having proved once again they can play with the best in the league, the Owls now need to put a string of results together. They are without a fixture on Saturday.