Sheringham FC celebrate first win of campaign
Sheringham finally picked up their first victory of the season on Saturday when they won at Hempnall to reach the third round of the Norfolk Senior Cup.
The Shannocks followed up the previous week's 2-2 home draw with an impressive 3-1 success to clinch a trip to Caister, who play in Division One of the Anglian Combination.
Sheringham were trailing to Ryan Haynes' effort at half-time but came storming back after the break, with goals from Jonathan Abbs, Lee Edwards and Andrew Hooker turning the game around.
With the experienced John Kowalyk now back in charge following Ben Price's decision to step down after a testing start to the new campaign, the Shannocks will now be aiming to pick up a first league point – or preferably points – of the season on Saturday when they entertain Loddon in the Premier Division of the Anglian Combination.
They travel to Caister, currently fourth in Division One, on Saturday, October 20 (1.45pm). Neighbours Cromer Town enter the competition on the same afternoon when they play host to Stalham Town, who caused a shock in the previous round when they hammered neighbours North Walsham 5-0.
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The Angels were without a game at the weekend, with their fixture at home to Kirkley and Pakefield Reserves now going ahead next Wednesday evening. Before that they have a trip to St Andrews to look forward to on Saturday.
Holt had a disappointing afternoon as they lost 5-2 at home Harleston Town, having won their previous two games in emphatic fashion.
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The Owls had lost 6-2 to the same opposition in the Norfolk Senior Cup and quickly went 1-0 down before conceding another goal later in the first half. They got one back through an individual effort by Chris Fuller, his eighth in six matches, but then went 3-1 down before the break.
The hosts were 5-1 down before Kevin Moore headed one in but it was too late to mount a comeback.
Holt were missing Sam Morgan due to injury and Chris English due to illness while Moore returned from a suspension and added a much needed aerial threat.
Morgan was sorely missed because he provides a stabilising, physical influence in the midfield and takes a lot pressure off the back four.
'We expected more from the lads after two solid performances in the last two weeks,' said assistant manager Robert Crowley. 'Harleston are a good side and know how to exploit weaknesses.
'They are very physical and direct, know what they do well and don't stray from it. We have to understand we are at our best when we bring the ball down and play football. We were unable to do that because we were very poor with our movement which made it difficult to compete passes.'
Holt will be looking to rectify those problems on Saturday when they entertain a Poringland Wanderers side coming off a good win over Stalham last weekend.