Thetford Rovers 2-3 East Harling
The first team made the short trip to Euston Park to take on local rivals Thetford Rovers in what is always an entertaining game and this one would follow suit.
The away side were forced into several changes yet again with Allin suspended, Barnett was to sit out with a knee injury and Holt was unavailable.
There was returns for Morris and Johnson whilst Laws made his return to the squad for the first time this season.
The home side made a quick start when they capitalised on some sloppy play and the number 9 beat the offside trap to gleefully lob Goodwin from 25 yards after only a minute played.
Things went from bad to worse for the visitors when a through ball found the left winger in too much space who was able to slot home at the second attempt following a good first save from Goodwin inside 5 minutes.
The away side managed to regroup and started to dominate possession and put the home side back on the back foot.
After a series of corners and free kicks came and went they were given a lifeline when the goalkeeper dropped the ball and was forced to commit a foul right on the edge of the box to hand the away side a penalty.
First team skipper Durrant stepped up but saw his effort well stopped down to the keepers right.
The misery nearly continued as a home forward raced away yet again but this time the lob crept just over the bar. Then a lifeline for the visitors as a Tarft corner found Bareham at the back post to head across goal where Nigel Croome powered home his first goal for the club against the club he departed in the summer.
Just as they looked to claw there way back into the game the unthinkable happened. Barehams back pass skipped off the service at Goodwin who was unable to clear and eventually was sent off after the referee adjudged the experienced keeper to have deliberately handled the ball outside his box.
Keith Sivier took the gloves and Lawrence made the first change of the game when he substituted Rose for Burgess to opt a little more defensive with 10 men.
The half time whistle came and from the moment the 10 men took to the field for the second half it was a different game as the visitors dominated from the word go.
They needed an early goal and they got it as Senior played in Conroy who brilliantly found the bottom corner to bring the scores level.
Senior started to go through the gears as he continuously tormented the home sides defence with excellent dribbling and skill.
Conroy then turned provider as he slipped in Senior who burst past his markers to round the keeper and slot home to give the greens a highly unlikely lead.
Johnson then replaced Conroy in attack.
Laws replaced Hutt in defence as the visiting team opted for fresh legs.
Johnson got straight down to work as he chased down a clearance to gain possession and turn his man but the keeper made an acrobatic save to keep his side in it.
The last 15 minutes was much the same as the away side were to totally dominate preceedings
with Sivier in goal not having to make a single save in the visiting goal.
All in all a remarkable result considering where we had been after only 5 minutes. Credit to the home side as they worked hard throughout.
Next up is a tough trip to Hoveton to take on the Wherryman in the last 16 of the Norfolk Junior Cup.
Thetford Rovers 2-3 East Harling