Waveney take all three points
Waveney 2 Norwich Ceyms 1
in historic first home game at Amber Dew Events Stadium
Waveney's historic first home game of the season at The Amber Dew Events Stadium brought Michael King's men a deserved three points against an excellent Norwich Ceyms who are strong contenders to win the league. Waveney made one change to the starting line up that had kicked off the season with a midweek Derby victory at Beccles Town. Kieran Fletcher replacing the unavailable Harley Peek on the left hand side of Waveney's midfield. Waveneys new link with Lowestoft Town allowing us to
use the opportunity to give "Ronnie" as he prefers to be called a start and much needed game time as the youngster looks to develop his game. We are grateful to Jamie Godbold for giving him and us the opportunity to strengthen our squad when needed. Two more changes on the bench from the opening game saw Brodie Adams and Joel Wilson making there Waveney debuts. Brodie is a new signing and has shown his quality in some of the later friendlies as he joined us late in preseason. Joel Wilson is a new signing from Kirkley fc. He's a striker and has plenty of Thurlow Nunn League experience. Joel has work commitments on some Saturdays but will show his quality when he is available. Waveney got off to a great start and took a 5th minute lead through Sam Clay. Bradley Hough picking out Clay's run with a smart through ball behind the Ceyms defence. Clay racing clear and applying a smart finish from the left byline after drawing the keeper out. Waveney continued on top with Fletcher and Etheridge putting in some great crosses that Ceyms defended well. With Waveney midfield three of Jarvis, Bloomfield and Meeken running the game Ceyms were struggling to find any rhythm and Waveney looked comfortable. Waveney did have to make a change on 20 minutes as an injury to Meeken saw him replaced by Wilson. Joel partnering Clay up front with Hough dropping back to help out the midfield. Waveney remained on top for the rest of the half and held a narrow lead at the break. Norwich Ceyms were a much better outfit after the break and saw plenty of the ball early on. It was slightly against the run of play that Waveney extended the lead as centre back Ritchi High powered home a header from a pin point Ryan Bloomfield free-kick. The woodwork twice saved Waveney as Ceyms pressed and probed. With Waveney seeming to tire Adams replaced Hough who had ran himself into the ground with a fine display. With ten minutes remaining Ceyms did pull a goal back. A good cross from the right was headed home at the back post and Ceyms went searching for an equaliser. It was all hands to the pump with Barwick, Taylor and High having to defend well as they had all game. Waveney goalkeeper James Bergin produced a fine save late on to ensure Waveney held on and make it 2 wins out of 2 and excellent start. A very good first half from Waveney and then showed real grit in the second to complete a deserved victory.
George Millington was given a guard of honour after stepping down as manager after 8 unbelievable seasons. Also George chose Sam Clay as the man of the match and presented the award after the game. It was a perfect send off and a perfect start to the season for Waveney.
Team. James Bergin, Curtis Barwick, Adam Taylor, Ryan Bloomfield, Ritchi High, Johnny Jarvis (capt), Anthony Etheridge, Alex Meeken, (Joel Wilson 21),Sam Clay, Bradley Hough ,(Brodie Adams 78),Kieran Fletcher. Unused Sub.Lee Heywood.