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East Harling 1-1 Watton Utd
The first team hosted local rivals Watton Utd on a very wet day at Church Road looking to continue their recent good form.
The visitors were flying high in the division despite being newcomers following promotion from Division 3 last season.
The game was always going to be a tough battle but with conditions making the pitch very heavy it was never going to be much of a spectacle.
The home side made a quick start with a Tarft corner seeing Bareham head at goal at the back post but was well covered.
Tarft continued to seize on every ball that was won in midfield by the impressive and hard working Barnett and the skipper Durrant.
Senior then managed to find himself in space but was pushed wide superbly when just inside the area.
The goal came moments later when Conroy swung in a whipped cross to the near post where Rose got ahead of his man but failed to get any contact on the ball, which didn’t matter as the cross nestled in the far corner of the net.
The away side had their one shot on goal mid way through the half as Goodwin kept out a free kick with his legs.
The second half was much the same as both sides battled hard but some fine defending at both ends saw the game become a real stalemate.
Fresh legs were bought on as Williams and Holt replaced Conroy and Rose in the attack.
As the game become stretched Williams nearly got on the end of a Barnett pass before Holt worked hard to get in space but his effort was well blocked.
Up the other end Goodwin had to be alert to race off his line and smother a precise through ball.
Croome then replaced Tarft.
With one minute left on the clock the home side attacked and an opportunity beckoned but a loose pass was gobbled up by the away sides midfield before playing a long ball which was squared for an equaliser.
All in all a scoreline that reflected the game but was a sickening blow in the 90th as it looked like the home side were gunna hold on to all 3 points.
A very pleasing performance from every single player involved and one that the club can be very proud of.

East Harling 1-1 Watton Utd
The first team hosted local rivals Watton Utd on a very wet day at Church Road looking to continue their recent good form.
The visitors were flying high in the division despite being newcomers following promotion from Division 3 last season.
The game was always going to be a tough battle but with conditions making the pitch very heavy it was never going to be much of a spectacle.
The home side made a quick start with a Tarft corner seeing Bareham head at goal at the back post but was well covered.
Tarft continued to seize on every ball that was won in midfield by the impressive and hard working Barnett and the skipper Durrant.
Senior then managed to find himself in space but was pushed wide superbly when just inside the area.
The goal came moments later when Conroy swung in a whipped cross to the near post where Rose got ahead of his man but failed to get any contact on the ball, which didn’t matter as the cross nestled in the far corner of the net.
The away side had their one shot on goal mid way through the half as Goodwin kept out a free kick with his legs.
The second half was much the same as both sides battled hard but some fine defending at both ends saw the game become a real stalemate.
Fresh legs were bought on as Williams and Holt replaced Conroy and Rose in the attack.
As the game become stretched Williams nearly got on the end of a Barnett pass before Holt worked hard to get in space but his effort was well blocked.
Up the other end Goodwin had to be alert to race off his line and smother a precise through ball.
Croome then replaced Tarft.
With one minute left on the clock the home side attacked and an opportunity beckoned but a loose pass was gobbled up by the away sides midfield before playing a long ball which was squared for an equaliser.
All in all a scoreline that reflected the game but was a sickening blow in the 90th as it looked like the home side were gunna hold on to all 3 points.
A very pleasing performance from every single player involved and one that the club can be very proud of.