North Walsham FC suffer injury-time agony

Reepham 3 North Walsham 2

On a boiling hot day North Walsham travelled to in-form Reepham Town and came away with a disappointing 3-2 defeat.

With youngster Dan Lee making his debut in goal, and Hayden Ward keeping his place in the side, Walsham started the game on fire.

A change of tactics saw the Angels create the first chance of the game, and good work from Kelly and Kerry saw C Skipper fire just wide. The Angels peppered the Reepham goal and got their just rewards when a flowing move starting from Lee saw another debutant Ross Joy cross to C Skipper to strike an unstoppable drive from the edge of the box.

Soon after, the away side doubled their lead. Good work from D Skipper and Scannell set Davis away who crossed early for Kerry to side- foot home with a tidy finish for his second in three league games.

The Angels were now creating chances for fun before Reepham broke only for Lee to make a fine save, tipping the ball over.

Walsham went straight on the attack with Joy testing the keeper only for Reepham score with their first chance of the game to make the score 1-2 at the break.

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North Walsham started the second half as they started the first with great play between Scannell and D Skipper seeing the ball fall at the feet of C Skipper a yard out, but a defender got in before he could score.

Then Scannell, who had his best game in a Walsham shirt, set Davis away for the big man to chip the keeper from fully 40 yards, the ball hitting the bar and bouncing off the line.

Reepham then came alive for the first time and a sliced clearance from Kelly resulted in a corner which was put away at the front post to level at 2-2. The away side defended well until a challenge involving D Skipper and an opponent led to a scuffle with both men sent off. From the free-kick, the ball was floated in to the box and the home side poked in a winner in injury time.

Managers Cork and Wardel felt the performance deserved to be rewarded with a win and the team will be a force in the games to come after a very good performance by all. Man of the match was Chris Scannell.

Up next are Beccles away.