Hindringham revival continues

Hindringham 3, Poringland Wanderers 2

At Clipbush Park, Fakenham, Hindringham continued their stirring revival against a side they beat 6-2 the previous week.

A fine run has taken Hindringham clear of the bottom of Anglian Combination Division One to fourth-bottom, although two sides below them have games in hand to concentrate their thoughts.

The bottom four are Bungay eight points from 18 games, Poringland 11 from 16, Corton 12 from 16 with Hindringham now 17 from 18.

Manager Marcus Oliver named an unchanged side, with Kevin Whittred cancelling a winter break to play.


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Hindringham started slowly and struggled against the strong wind, with Porlingland’s formation causing a few problems.

Hindringham gave needless free-kicks away and from one of these Poringland scored. Hindringham huffed and puffed, but did not create any real chances as they failed to get the ball down and play.

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Hindringham worked harder all over the pitch in the second half, but Poringland were not giving them the time or space to create anything.

Poringland scored to leave Hindringham 30 minutes to get back into the game.

Oliver changed the formation and brought on Jack Ainsley to give the side width, and this worked immediately.

A short corner resulted in a Mark Betts cross for Whittred to rise highest and send a bullet-header into the top corner.

Hindringham then took control and looked dangerous every time they went forward.

Shaun Belton won a header and the ball fell for Betts to fire home the equaliser.

Hindringham continued to dominate, but Stockdale had to be alert to stop danger when Poringland broke and he made a smart save down to his left.

Hindringham then scored the winner. From a ball forward West did superbly well to flick it on for Betts. He broke in from the right and smashed the ball home from an angle to give Hindringham the points.

This result shows great spirit within the side and that they can come back when the chips are down.

On Saturday, Hindringham visit sixth-placed Reepham, 2.30 ko, meet Bistro 1pm.

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