East Harling 3-1 Gayton Utd
The first team finished off their season (Mattishall Res away will not be played and awarded as a draw) with a home game against a mid table Gayton Utd side on a decent evening at Church Road.
The home side got off to a good start by dominating the ball and pushing the visitors deep into their own half but at times just the final ball was found wanting.
Against the run of play it was the away side that took the lead when a fast flowing move found the attacking midfielder in space who finished past Woodcock neatly from 8 yards out.
The home side drew level very quickly when a Morris strike from 25 yards was deflected past the despairing dive of the away sides keeper.
In similar fashion but minus the deflection the Greens found the lead when Scent approached the edge of the box to fire a powerful effort into the bottom corner leaving the Gayton number 1 rooted to the spot.
Debutant Aaron Day was beginning to cause havoc in the visiting back line and his driving run was bought to a halt by a foul but Scent fired well over from the dead ball when in a good position.
Bray then drove wide and Day volleyed over before a huge turning point in the game.
A long ball saw Webb challenge the keeper for a bouncing ball and came off better as he headed over the away stopper and into the empty net but the referee blowed his whistle for a free kick much to everybody’s surprise.
The keeper then appeared to shove Webb not once but twice before the striker reacted angrily with a shove of his own but was shown a straight red card for an alleged head butt.
Scent was then given a 10 minute sin bin for remonstrating with the official leaving the Greens to play the final minutes of the first half and the opening minutes of the second half with only 9 men.
A tactical change as Bray was replaced by Barnett.
The second half saw the Greens dig deep as they were pushed back continually by a Gayton side sensing an equaliser and was only denied by a superb Woodcock stop.
Despite the pressure the greens were able to counter attack well and with regularity using the pace of Day and Bray to their advantage well. A good combination of play saw Dolan put in the clear but his effort was well wide on his weaker foot and Durrant headed over from a Bray corner.
Saint then replaced Dolan and Hobley replaced Bareham.
Moments later a pin point Morris pass found the run of Day who beat his man but was denied by a smart piece of goalkeeping before he was substituted for Bareham.
A great Debut for Day who worked tirelessly for the cause.
Saint then began to cause problems and his darting run allowed Bray to fire straight at the keeper before Bareham scuffed his shot into a defender.
The Greens finally found a third when Saint beat two defenders before laying in Bray to pass home past the late five of the keeper to put the game to bed and seal all 3 points and a positive end to the season for all.
East Harling 3-1 Gayton Utd