Hindringham back to form with new forward
Hindringham 1, Horsford 1After the previous week's awful team display in a 4-0 defeat at Horsford, in which every player needed to take account of their own game, Hindringham produced a fine team display and were unlucky not to defeat a Horsford team going well in fifth place in Anglian Combination Division One.
Hindringham 1, Horsford 1
After the previous week's awful team display in a 4-0 defeat at Horsford, in which every player needed to take account of their own game, Hindringham produced a fine team display and were unlucky not to defeat a Horsford team going well in fifth place in Anglian Combination Division One. Hindringham are now eighth.
Hindringham were given a major boost when Karl Pask returned to the club, thanks to Fakenham for their help in the transfer. Manager Phil West hopes that Pask and Scott Gray will form a strike partnership to be reckoned with.
With keeper Cracknall unable to get there for kick-off, Franks was asked to take the gloves, with West returning to defence. Pask and Gray formed the strike force. Chairman Gibson was on the bench.
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Hindringham started well, with manager West's instructions ringing in their ears, to prevent Horsford playing football by getting stuck in and playing a high line. This was done to great effect and the emphasis was to keep the ball down in the conditions.
Hindringham bossed the opening stages, only for the unfortunate Franks to slip and allow Horsford to gain the lead.
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Hindringham were still on top and after a flowing move involving Chilvers, Tuck and Coslett, Walker's chance was well saved.
From a set piece, Saunders got round the back, but he shot high and wide. Gibson came on to replace the injured West.
Hindringham's build-up play was causing Horsford problems and the hold-up and link-up play between Gray and Pask looked promising.
Early in the second half Hindringham camped themselves in Horsford's half and created a great chance. The ball was played out to Chilvers who sent in a dangerous ball which went all the way across the goal, Gray being up-ended in the box. But the ref waved play on. Cracknall came on to replace Franks and his kicking gave Hindringham another advantage.
Hindringham got the goal their play deserved. From a Chilvers corner, Pask flicked the ball on for Saunders to react the quickest. The ball come back off the bar for Gray to pounce and score a well-deserved goal.
Hindringham pressed for the winner and had chances, Coslett and Tuck both blasting over when well placed.
Assistant manager Steve Hood said: “This performance shows promise all round, and it was so much better than last week. Competition for places has increased everyone's hunger to play and perform to a higher standard.”
Next, Bungay at home on sponsors' day, meet Hindringham 12.45pm, ko 2.