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Dereham Town vs Swaffham Town – Senior
FDC Field of Dreams 27.02.19 KO 7:30pm
Final Score: Dereham Town 6 – 1 Swaffham Town
In the first few
minutes Dereham really struggled to settle into the game thanks to the high
work rate of the Swaffham front line. Their hard work was rewarded when a
deflected cross to the far post found the head of Dean Miller. He headed the
ball back across the goal leaving Elliot Pride helpless in watching the ball
nestle in the far corner.
Few clear cut
chances were created until the 44 minute mark when good play on the wing from
Rhys Logan allowed him to get a cross into the box. Joe Gatting nodded the ball
down to the feet of Adam Smith who hit the ball home meaning Dereham drew level.
the lead on the stroke of half time when a long ball forward caused a mix up
between the Swaffham centre halfs allowing Gatting to get the ball. He then
spotted Tommy Rix off his line in the Swaffham goal and calmly beat him from 30
Half time – Dereham Town 2 – 1 Swaffham
increased their lead soon into the second half when a long diagonal ball from
Adam Plumstead met Rhys Logan in the Swaffham area. Logan took a delightful
first touch and then blasted the ball past Rix from close range.
for Dereham came when a driving run from Forshaw allowed space to open up for
Gatting on the edge of the box. His quick turn and shot caught Rix out meaning
he couldn’t get down in time to stop the shot.
give up battling but unfortunately due to the high work rates during the first
half they began to run out of steam. Dereham made full advantage of this in added-time
by scoring another two goals to take their tally to six. Gatting completed his
hat-trick when great play from Wengrzik allowed Gatting to hit a half volley
from 18 yards out into the bottom left corner.
finished the game in style with some great passing play between Wengrzik, McLeish
and Forshaw. Due to this passing play and movement off the ball, Forshaw was
able to force his way in to the Swaffham box and calmly slot the ball into the
bottom corner of the goal despite the on rushing Rix.
Final Score: Dereham Town 6 – 1 Swaffham
Dereham Town: Elliot Pride, Daniel Beaumont,
Owen Murphy, David Hinton ©, Dion Frary, Adam Plumstead, Rhys Logan, Adam
Smith, Joe Gatting, Jamie Forshaw, Adam Hipperson. Subs: Karol Wengrzik, Thomas
McLeish, George Quantrell.
Swaffham Town: Tommy Rix, Danny Tindall, Luis
Duarte, Dean Miller, Matthew Gilchrist ©, Luke Reed, Nick Castellan, Tommy
Hunt, Kyle Plumb, Ryan Pearson, Joe Jackson. Subs: Sary Rahma, Sam Carter,
Aidan Sewell, Callum South, Aaron Watson.
Assistants: Jon Block and Dario Mattewson
Fourth Official: Richard Pace
Player of the Match: Joe Gatting