Shannocks lead title chase

Sheringham 6, Hempnall 1Twenty goals in their last six games have taken the Shannocks to the top of the Anglian Combination Premier Division.Andy Gleave and assistant player/manager Jon Edridge were missing, so it gave temporary manager Kowalyk the chance to start Ben Carver after returning from work commitments.

Sheringham 6, Hempnall 1

Twenty goals in their last six games have taken the Shannocks to the top of the Anglian Combination Premier Division.

Andy Gleave and assistant player/manager Jon Edridge were missing, so it gave temporary manager Kowalyk the chance to start Ben Carver after returning from work commitments. The crowd witnessed perhaps the best football seen from Sheringham for years, even eclipsing some of last season's Norfolk Senior Cup feats. On Saturday Sheringham entertain Ridgeons League Thetford in this year's fourth round (1.45pm.)

Hempnall arrived at Weybourne Road as the morning league leaders and Sheringham were looking to continue their unbeaten run to six under the new management.


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On about 20 minutes King scored from a corner after the ball was half-cleared. Sheringham could not get a final touch to bright link-up play especially from Kristian Gleave and Ben Carver on the wings.

Within a couple of minutes from the second-half kick-off Jordan powerfully headed home from a Carver corner but Hempnall got a penalty within minutes. Franklin's spot kick was spectacularly saved by Jackson but the ball bounced off a post for an easy tap-in by Solley.

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Within minutes Andy Eastaugh headed home, again from a pin-point Carver kick. It sparked a period of 25 minutes of pure, exhilarating play that was rewarded with good goals. Gleave and Carver on the wings were having plenty of the ball. King escaped his marker, played a one-two with Karl Fox and scored his second.

Timm, Amis, Banham and Jordan didn't give the Hempnall forwards another sniff and with Eastaugh and Fox dominating midfield, Holmes and King ran riot. Again some good wing play saw Holmes escaped his marker and cut back for King to complete his hat-trick.

Bevis and Lacey came on to enjoy the atmosphere and Bevis had a good run followed by a shot saved by Cudden. Fox saw hit effort hit the bar, and it was left for King to have the final say when he scored his fourth to take the Man of the Match award.

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