Hindringham suffer on travels
Loddon United 4, Hindringham 1HINDRINGHAM continued their travels for the fifth consecutive away game.Manager Parsley welcomed Craig East back to the heart of the defence after passing a late fitness test and Ryan Heslin to the bench.
Loddon United 4, Hindringham 1
HINDRINGHAM continued their travels for the fifth consecutive away game.
Manager Parsley welcomed Craig East back to the heart of the defence after passing a late fitness test and Ryan Heslin to the bench.
Both sides started with a high tempo. This was somewhat influenced by conditions, but suited the flat, lush green pitch.
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Loddon found their passing game quicker than the visitors, who struggle to keep hold of the ball. Hindringham stood firm in defence and kept a high line, Loddon struggling to get through.
Heslin was called into action when Clipston could not overcome a calf strain picked up in training, another name to add to the already long injury list.
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A misplaced pass cost Hindringham dear when the Loddon left-winger was put in behind the full-back and rifled the ball in at the far post.
Loddon upped their game and threw everything at the Hindringham. The defence stood strong and battled well with keeper Osler in fine form, pulling off several saves from goalbound efforts.
Hindringham's chances were limited. Loddon's pressure paid dividends when, from a corner, Hindringham failed to win the ball at the near post and a forward slotted home from inside the six-yard box.
Hindringham continued to try to find their passing game, but it just was not coming together. With the home side enjoying good spells of possession, it was no surprise when the high line of Hindringham defence was undone and Loddon's No. 10 instinctively lobbed the advancing Osler. Half-time did not come soon enough for Parsley.
The second half Hindringham came out fighting to try and salvage something. They had the better of the half with Gray and Walpole causing problems for the home defence.
Parsley's hand was forced as he made his second change of the afternoon with captain Coslett making way.
With weather conditions deteriorating, Hindringham's game improved. Gray began causing more problems and was denied what looked a clear-cut penalty, apparantly pulled back by the centre-half when through.
With Hindringham forcing the issue, Gray found himself in a similar position, but this time the referee gave the spot kick, which was then dispatched coolly by Gray.
Hindringham now had the bit between their teeth and were pushing for a second. But it was their undoing.
Loddon broke on the counter-attack, with Hindringham stretched, and found their fourth goal.
Loddon kept up the pressure, with Osler denying them with some remarkable saves. When Osler was beaten, East and Tuck were there to maintain a bit of pride in the score-line.
Hindringham will need to start from the kick-off and not give teams a head start if they are to win another relegation battle.
On Tuesday night Hindringham went down 5-0 at Wroxham Reserves.