Title clash goes Angels' way
North Walsham 3, Blofield 0Walsham played host to title favourites Blofield on a damp Tuesday evening and showed great resolve to bounce back from the disappointment of Wroxham to gain a vital win.
North Walsham 3, Blofield 0
Walsham played host to title favourites Blofield on a damp Tuesday evening and showed great resolve to bounce back from the disappointment of Wroxham to gain a vital win.
It was a tense opening with both sides taking their time to impose themselves on the game.
As the stalemate looked set to reach the break, Walsham grabbed the opening goal when Wilton skipped into space and dinked a through-ball to release David Hinton, who drilled the ball hard and low past Lloyd.
Blofield came out a determined outfit in the second half and forced Walsham back but the Town backline of Muir, Lown, Hanby and Dunlop were repelling most attacks.
Fitzgerald had one effort saved at the foot of the post then Dale Wilton then drew gasps from the crowd as his acrobatic scissor kick from 18 yards skimmed the crossbar with Lloyd beaten, but he wasn't to be outdone and soon doubled the lead. Grand's header from a poor clearance found Wilton and he fired home from 25 yards.
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Blofield piled forward in an attempt to salvage something from the game, but it was Town who notched a third goal to cap a grand evening for the team. David Hinton picked up the ball on halfway, skipped past Skoyles and confidently lofted the ball past the advancing Lloyd.
Walsham's next game is at home against Sterry Cup holders Sheringham on Tuesday.