Hindringham nearly ready to go back home

Hindringham Football Club are looking forward to the completion of the village’s new project (pictured), which will restore clubhouse facilities to the club on match days.

The new building is due to be completed around Christmas, with the first football match scheduled for early January. This will be a welcome relief for the club, as they have struggled without a home base from the the start of the season, having had to use the Holt club’s facilities as their “home” ground.

Hindringham travelled to Stalham and manager Marcus Oliver had been busy, signing keeper Daniel Stockdale, who previously played for Fakenham, and his brother Nathan Stockdale, who rejoins the club. Betts, Gary and Shaun Belton returned to the squad after injury.

Hindringham settled the quickest and looked dangerous on the break, and after about 15 minutes West broke through the middle one-on-one and was cleaned out of the defender, who was sent off. Belton had his spot kick saved.

This lifted Stalham and they upped their game and played the ball into the corners, but Stockdale was equal to this, and swept up well behind his defence. Hindringham created a few half-chances, but the half finished 0-0.

Hindrinham came out in the second half looking dangerous, Whittred had to leave the field injured, replaced by Gary Belton, and with his first touch, he set up Shaun Belton to fire home from the edge of the box.

This should have pushed Hindringham on, but within 10 minutes Stalham were level.

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Hindringham pushed for the winner, West hitting the bar with the keeper beaten, Belton going close with a couple of long-range efforts, but they had to settle for a draw.

Next game, Wednesday, October 17 at Holt, against Wymondham 7.30pm kick-off.