Sheringham win their first home game in the Thurlow Nunn League
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Sheringham picked up all three points in their first home game since promotion to Division One of the Thurlow Nunn League.
They recorded a hard-fought 1-0 win over Great Yarmouth Town, who were playing two steps higher up the league ladder last season, with a second half penalty from summer signing Ash Jarvis settling the issue.
Both teams started brightly on Tuesday evening, with Yarmouth creating some good chances early on. Sheringham started to dominate the latter part of the half and forced several good saves from the visiting keeper.
The second half started much the same, with both sides showing great committment. Yarmouth then went down to ten men for the second game in a row after Shaun Grieveson was shown a second yellow card for a foul on George Abbott.
Shortly afterwards great link-up play between Jarvis and Tim Cary resulted in the latter being fouled in the area. He then made no mistake from the spot to score on his full debut.
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Yarmouth rallied and threatened the Shannocks' goal several times but couldn't get the breakthough. Ben Boyce, who was superb throughout, went closest with a low 25 yard drive that whistled just wide of the goal. The last 10 minutes were very tense but Sheringham held firm to clinch the win.
In their first game at a higher level at Lakenheath on Saturday the Shannocks got their noses in front before suffering a 2-1 defeat in a hard-fought encounter.
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After a tentative opening quarter Lakenheath had a good spell midway through the first half. Claims for a penalty for a foul on Kelvin Enaro were waved away by the referee and the same player saw a strike from the edge of box wonderfully tipped onto the bar by Bird in the visitors' goal.
Heath went close again from a corner, with the ball eventually being hacked away from the line.
Sheringham started the second half much brighter and took the lead from an excellent move that went the length of the pitch and ended with Connor Kerry sliding in to score at the far post.
This spurred Heath into action, only to see Bird deny Rafal Wozniak, Shaun Avis, Enaro and superbly claw away Ryan Weaver's header from under the bar.
Heath finally got their reward after 65 minutes when Wozniak got a deserved debut goal, beating Bird from the edge of box with a powerful strike.
Heath were on top now and looking for a winner and on 74 minutes Wozniak was bought down on the edge of box, just to the left of centre. Substitute Aaron Forshaw stepped up and with his first touch bent the ball round the wall and into the net for what turned out to be the winner.
The last ten minutes were very open with Heath having chances to extend the lead and Sheringham getting into dangerous positions but never quite creating anything clear cut.
The Shannocks are away to Debenham LC on Saturday (3pm).