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Hindringham beat high flyers

PUBLISHED: 09:23 03 April 2008 | UPDATED: 10:17 07 July 2010

Hindringham 1, Norwich Union 0

IN front of a crowd in excess of 75, Hindringham beat a Union side who were second in the Dolphin Autos Anglian Combination Premier Divis-ion and still had hopes of winning the Sterry Cup.

Hindringham 1, Norwich Union 0

IN front of a crowd in excess of 75, Hindringham beat a Union side who were second in the Dolphin Autos Anglian Combination Premier Divis-ion and still had hopes of winning the Sterry Cup.

Manager Oliver named the same line-up from the previous weeks 3-0 success away to Acle which took them off the bottom of the table.

With the wind at their backs, Hindringham tried to press Union back and Chilvers was pinging some lovely crossfield balls to Clipston to cause problems for the visiting defence.

Betts just missed with a lob over the keeper and Osler was quick to react to a quick shot from the edge of the box. With the wind affecting the match, chances were limited, but Hindringham took control of the half with Betts and West both going close.

In the second half the wind picked up and there was not a lot of football being offered, with Hindringham struggling to get the ball down and play.

When they did break they looked dangerous, with Chilvers causing all sorts of problems down the left wing.

Hindringham were then awarded a penalty after a push on Thomas East from a corner. Gary Belton stepped up and fired Hindringham into the lead.

Union then had a goal disallowed when the attacker pushed Gibson before firing home. Then the same player was dismissed for dissent after things threatened to boil over.

Hindringham were then put under increased pressure, but good defending by the whole side secured a vital victory in their push for Premier Division survival.

Manager Oliver said afterwards: “That's now three wins on the bounce and you can see the confidence is coming back to the boys, and we look like scoring every time we go forward. We have three games left and I feel we have to get something out of all of them.”

Next, Hempnall home (2.30pm kick-off). Meet The Elms 1.30pm.

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