East Harling 3-0 Martham
The first team entertained undefeated Martham at Church Road on Saturday looking to continue their recent good form.
The greens were able to welcome Charlie Webb into the attack and there was a first appearance in the match day squad for Jack Barnett who had been missing with a back injury.
The home side made a quick start to the game and only a last ditch tackle denied Webb from opening his account with the club.
Moments later they suffered a setback when Scent had to be replaced by Barnett due to injury.
This didn’t stop the home side from taking the lead when a Hobley corner found the skipper Durrant to head home for 1-0.
Greens were now in complete control and begun to pass the ball confidentially around the pitch whilst waiting for openings in the visiting defence.
The lead was soon doubled when the lively Bray beat his man and squared for Webb to tap home at the back post.
Controversy soon followed as the referee awarded the home side a soft penalty for a push on Durrant at a set piece.
Webb stepped up to slot down the middle and give the home side some real breathing space.
With a very rare attack the visitors then found themselves with a chance to get back into the game as the referee awarded an equally soft penalty late in the half.
There would be no such joy for the away side as Woodcock dived to his right to save the low spot kick.
Senior then took off on a rampaging run and his low cross just evaded Webb and then Bray at the back post.
The second half was a little more scrappy with the visitors unable to get anywhere near breaching the defence of Allin, Laws, Hobley and skipper Durrant with the occasional long ball pumped in the box it found Woodcock in total command.
Bareham replaced a tiring Webb who had not been in action for 4 months but the home side were more content to pass the ball with precision taking energy and time away from the visiting team.
Dolan came closest to adding to the score but his turn and shot crashed against the woodwork from close range.
As the game got further and further away from the visitors they allowed their frustrations to get the better of them as one after one the ref dished out bookings and sinbins for a tirade of verbal abuse and late tackles.
This never allowed the home side to continue in their groove as the game became so stop start that even the travelling management duo received their marching orders in the closing minutes.
The ref blew the final whistle and it was a deserved 4th straight win for the men in green who now look forward to being back in cup action as they host Poringland Wanderers at Church Road looking to book their place in the league cup quarter finals.
Well done all……
East Harling 3-0 Martham