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Waveney F.C. 1st Team - Match centre

Blofield United
S Clay (43'), A Taylor (75')
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Sat 21 Apr 14:30 - Hadley & Ottaway Anglian Combination - Premier Division

Waveney Fc 2 Blofield Utd 1


Waveney return to winning ways

Hadley and Ottoway Anglian Combination Premier Division

Waveney 2 Blofield Utd 1
Waveney recovered from a poor first half and conceding an early goal to take all three points in our final game at Saturn Close this season.Blofield have several games in hand on us so it was vital we took all three points if we wanted to have a chance of remaining above them.Waveney got off to the worst possible start as Blofield opened the scoring in the opening minute. A cross from the left was turned into his own net by the unfortunate High giving Bergin no chance.Waveney tried to respond but the play from both teams was scrappy.In fact both teams seemed to give more effort to moaning at team mates as tempers frayed in hot conditions. Waveney needed something to kick start them and they ended the half well.A fine cross from Bloomfield saw Jarvis just fail to connect after arriving at the far post .Waveney kept the pressure up and grabbed the equaliser on 43 minutes as High did well to head the ball back at the far post. Sam Clay forcing the ball over the line from close range. Waveney came out after the break and started to dominate with Swan holding the ball up well for the home side.Waveney had to make an early change with Daniel Tacon replacing Harley Peek after an injury to our left back.Adam Taylor moving across with Tacon partnering High in the centre of defence.Anthony Etheridge who had again performed well was withdrawn through an injury being replaced by Ryan Davies.Carl Burgess became the first Waveney player to be booked as the referee deemed his strong tackle to be a foul.Adam Taylor was then booked for showing his frustration by kicking the ball away before Waveney made there final change with Mawford replacing Swan for the final 15 minutes.Waveney did take the lead on 77 minutes with a fine solo goal from Adam Taylor. After picking the ball up just inside the half a great run riding several challenges before cutting inside and curling home a right foot shot from just inside the box.Waveney could have added a third but the Blofield keeper made a fine save from Clay who looked like grabbing his second goal after a left foot strike.Waveney comfortably saw out the remainder of the game to secure the win.Two games remaining now away to Harleston and then next tuesday our final home game against St Andrews. This game will take place at The Amber Dew Events Stadium the home of Lowestoft Town fc with a 6.45pm ko.We thank Lowestoft for kindly letting us play the game and entry to the match will be free.Lowesstoft Town have also agreed that our Under 18 team will also be playing all there home games there next season.This will be the first time that we will have an U18 team playing in the league after being given a place in The Thurlow Nunn league for next season.This is fantastic news for the club and gives those young players the chance to keep playing together for Waveney and continue there development and will benefit our Senior team in the future.

Man of the Match - Carl Burgess

Waveney FC 2 Blofield United 1 by Mick Howes
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Team- James Bergin, Carl Burgess, Harley Peek,(Daniel Tacon 57),Adam Taylor, Ritchi High,Johnny Jarvis, Anthony Etheridge, (Ryan Davies 65),Ryan Bloomfield, Connor Swan, (Tom Mawford 74),Sam Clay and Nelson Carinhas.

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Carl Burgess

Player of the Match

Carl Burgess

Key moments

Goal Sam Clay scores for Waveney
Goal Adam Taylor scores for Waveney

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90:00 Player of the Match
Carl Burgess is awarded player of the match for Waveney
75:00 Goal 2 - 0
Adam Taylor scores for Waveney
70:00 Yellow Card
Carl Burgess is yellow carded for Waveney
65:00 Yellow Card
Adam Taylor is yellow carded for Waveney
End of period 1
43:00 Goal 1 - 0
Sam Clay scores for Waveney
43:00 Assist
Ritchi High makes an assist for Waveney
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As it happened

  • Waveney
  • Blofield United
  • 0
  • Sam Clay Goal 43:00'
  • Ritchi High Assist 43:00'
  • Adam Taylor Yellow Card 65:00'
  • Carl Burgess Yellow Card 70:00'
  • Adam Taylor Goal 75:00'

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Beccles Town
Wroxham Res
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Norwich CEYMS
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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Harleston Town 30 80
2. Mulbarton Wanderers 30 77
3. Norwich CEYMS 30 60
4. Long Stratton 30 47
5. Bradenham Wanderers 30 46
6. Hellesdon 30 44
7. Waveney 30 42

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