Hellesdon created the first real chance when, after just 8 mins, their forward headed just past a post. Then after 17 mins first Cross then Hunt had promising looking shots deflected wide of a post. Luke Dagg then suffered a nasty injury when he clashed with a visiting player and ended up going to hospital with a suspected broken nose. Ben Cissell replaced him and made an immediate impact on the game. On 24 mins he headed wide from a corner, then he hit a fierce shot from the edge of the box and another shot on 38 mins which also finished up going wide. Then on 41 mins KARL BUSH found himself in on goal and he ended a fine Bradenham move with one of his trademark, classy finishes.
H T 1-0.
The second half started with neither side making any great impact, then on 54 mins home keeper James Scott did well to push a visiting effort round a post to keep his goal in tact. On 61 mins JASON HUNT produced a wonderful piece of continental – style magic to leave his opponent in his wake and go on to score with a well-struck, accurate shot. This single piece of skill seemed to liven the whole contest up and more goals were to follow. On 64 mins a Hellesdon striker shot wide when well placed, then just a minute later BEN CISSELL, who was causing the Hellesdon defenders all sorts of problems with his powerful running and strong physical presence, finished with a fine shot to put the home side in an unassailable position. Then on 78 mins the Hellesdon keeper made an excellent save when Bush tested him with another goal-bound effort, and he followed this up with another save from a Forder shot. On 83 mins the visitors came close to getting back into the game when they struck a post from a dangerous looking free kick. Then with just a couple of minutes remaining KARL BUSH finished another neat Bradenham move with a shot which he curved over and round the keeper to finish an excellent personal performance. The final score looks convincing but there were times during the game when the visitors, with a bit of luck, could have converted chances which would have seen a much more even scoreline.
F T 4 – 1.
Report by Brian Mason