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Poringland Wanderers 2-2 East Harling …

Poringland Wanderers 2-2 East Harling
The first team travelled to high flying Poringland Wanderers on Saturday looking to avenge the 2-3 defeat suffered at Church Road in the league cup two weeks prior.
With no fewer than 8 first team players unable to make the trip the greens were always facing a battle to return with any points.
However they got off to the better start kicking down the slope when the in form Webb headed narrowly wide from 8 yards out.
Webb was to quickly make amends minutes later when he brilliantly headed in a cross from Chrystall who was making his 1st appearance in 5 weeks.
Moments later the lead was doubled when superb work down the left from Bray found Webb in the box to rise high and accurately head in to the corner of the net for his 9th goal in 4 games since joining the greens.
The home side were now struggling to cope with the rampant visitors and nearly went further behind when Dunkinson who was making his first start of the season somehow hit a post from 7 yards out.
Great work from Dolan and Morris then set up a Chrystall chance but he blazed over from 6 yards when it seemed easier to score.
Chrystall then robbed the home defender of the ball and found himself one on one with the keeper but again failed to trouble the keeper.
The home side did have one chance in the half but Woodcock dived to his right to turn a hopeful effort round the post from 23 yards out.
As the half drew to a close there was time for another chance when Dunkinson again hit a post from a tight angle and Bareham looked to be pushed in the back when he jumped to head at goal in the box but to no award.
The second half got off to a similar start when Webb raced away only to be bought down for a certain penalty but again the ref waved away the appeals to the surprise of even the home dugout.
Dunkinson was then bought off as he began to tire and was replaced by the experienced Lucraft making his debut for the club.
The home side then found a way back into the game when they were awarded a soft free kick which was eventually headed in from close range.
Things went from bad to worse as Lucraft was then sin binned for apparent dissent.
Despite being down to 10 men for 10 minutes the away side then broke on the counter attack and Dolan should have done better from just outside the box.
Woodcock then had to parry away a swerving long range effort as the away defence were being bombarded by an arial assault.
Chrystall then missed a header from inside the six yard box just before being replaced by Saint.
The equaliser then came with 12 minutes to go as a long throw in to the box was scrambled in as the visitors were finally beaten despite some brave efforts.
Up the other end, Saint then had a chance to win the game for the visitors but couldn’t finish from 4 yards out.
Skipper Durrant was then sin binned for dissent which was fiercely denied by surrounding players.
Webb had to go back in defence and Dunkinson then replaced Dolan as the greens looked to desperately hold onto a point which they did manage to see through.
A point shared in a game which could have easily been sewn up by half time but we now move on to Wells Town FC at home next week.
#greenarmy

Poringland Wanderers 2-2 East Harling
The first team travelled to high flying Poringland Wanderers on Saturday looking to avenge the 2-3 defeat suffered at Church Road in the league cup two weeks prior.
With no fewer than 8 first team players unable to make the trip the greens were always facing a battle to return with any points.
However they got off to the better start kicking down the slope when the in form Webb headed narrowly wide from 8 yards out.
Webb was to quickly make amends minutes later when he brilliantly headed in a cross from Chrystall who was making his 1st appearance in 5 weeks.
Moments later the lead was doubled when superb work down the left from Bray found Webb in the box to rise high and accurately head in to the corner of the net for his 9th goal in 4 games since joining the greens.
The home side were now struggling to cope with the rampant visitors and nearly went further behind when Dunkinson who was making his first start of the season somehow hit a post from 7 yards out.
Great work from Dolan and Morris then set up a Chrystall chance but he blazed over from 6 yards when it seemed easier to score.
Chrystall then robbed the home defender of the ball and found himself one on one with the keeper but again failed to trouble the keeper.
The home side did have one chance in the half but Woodcock dived to his right to turn a hopeful effort round the post from 23 yards out.
As the half drew to a close there was time for another chance when Dunkinson again hit a post from a tight angle and Bareham looked to be pushed in the back when he jumped to head at goal in the box but to no award.
The second half got off to a similar start when Webb raced away only to be bought down for a certain penalty but again the ref waved away the appeals to the surprise of even the home dugout.
Dunkinson was then bought off as he began to tire and was replaced by the experienced Lucraft making his debut for the club.
The home side then found a way back into the game when they were awarded a soft free kick which was eventually headed in from close range.
Things went from bad to worse as Lucraft was then sin binned for apparent dissent.
Despite being down to 10 men for 10 minutes the away side then broke on the counter attack and Dolan should have done better from just outside the box.
Woodcock then had to parry away a swerving long range effort as the away defence were being bombarded by an arial assault.
Chrystall then missed a header from inside the six yard box just before being replaced by Saint.
The equaliser then came with 12 minutes to go as a long throw in to the box was scrambled in as the visitors were finally beaten despite some brave efforts.
Up the other end, Saint then had a chance to win the game for the visitors but couldn’t finish from 4 yards out.
Skipper Durrant was then sin binned for dissent which was fiercely denied by surrounding players.
Webb had to go back in defence and Dunkinson then replaced Dolan as the greens looked to desperately hold onto a point which they did manage to see through.
A point shared in a game which could have easily been sewn up by half time but we now move on to Wells Town FC at home next week.
#greenarmy