Owls disappoint

Holt United 0, Blofield United 3AFTER the joy of beating Sheringham, Holt were brought back to earth.One change was forced upon manager Jason Hawkins.

Holt United 0, Blofield United 3

AFTER the joy of beating Sheringham, Holt were brought back to earth.

One change was forced upon manager Jason Hawkins. With James Medlar unavailable, Chris English returned.

In a scrappy start both sides gave the ball away. Blofield began to take over in midfield with Durrent looking increasingly dangerous. And from a move he started the ball was played down their right and found Durrent breaking into Holt's box to plant a shot past Justyn Goff.

Holt replied with two quick corners that were scrambled away by the Blofield defence. The rest of the first half saw both teams have their share of possession but no further goals were scored.

Holt looked a little sharper at the start of the second period with McGilway and Blowers beginning to make some headway against the experienced visiting defenders Cox and Rushbrooke.

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But on 70 minutes Blofield scored a second goal, Brown shooting home from close range. Holt's best chances

to pull one back came from set pieces and from one a shot from Hawkins very nearly beat Bowling in the Blofield goal.

With five minutes to go Blofield added a third goal to deservedly win a game that did not see the home team at their best. It was a big disappointment to the supporters after the previous week's sterling effort.

Holt's next match is in the quarter-finals of the Norfolk Senior Cup when they play Gorleston on January 3 (ko 3pm) at Holt Sports Centre.

North Walsham thrashed lowly Watton, winning 6-1 (Adam Ramsbottom 2, Liam Landamore, Dale Wilton, Darren Miller and James Clifton).

Cromer Town's game with Brandon and Wroxham Reserves v Sheringham

were postponed.