Dersingham Rovers’ 12 men score a dozen

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Almary Green Anglian Combination

Premier Division

Dersingham 1 Harleston Town 2

This was a game of two halves as Dersingham felt they should have been leading in the first half.

Ash Smith and Alex Clunan were unlucky not to give Rovers the lead but it was Harleston who went one up.

Rovers responded well and equalised straight away after captain Scott English’s knock-down header was coolly finished by Loui Gaughran.

The second half was a different story and Harleston looked the better side, with a draw looking like the outcome, Harleston snatched a late winner, which was very disappointing after the previous two weeks.

Eighth-spot Dersingham are at home again tomorrow to Long Stratton, 2pm ko.

Division Four

Thorpe Village 1 Dersingham Rovers Res 12

With two players calling off in the morning Dersingham travelled with only 12 men to Thorpe.

New signing Danny Nichols from Gayton was given his Rovers debut.

Third-spot Dersingham started really sloppy for the first 10 minutes but after this they totally dominated the game and scored at will.

Rovers goal scorers were: Ady Day (4), Andrew Wood (2), Freddie Minns (2), Brad Key (2), George Rawlings and Travis Mortimer. Special mention to all 12 players who were outstanding.

MoM: Ady Day.

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Division Three

Denver 3

Springwood 2

In a game featuring some very disputed decisions from the ref, 10-man Springwood nearly pulled off a deserved win.

Springwood took the lead from a Joe Ellis throw which the keeper put in his own net, Denver equalised just before half-time against the run of play. Springwood were turning the screw with a few chances and Sam Hewitt scored after good play from winger Daniel Scott.

The turning point was when Shane Grimes was controversially sent off for a shoulder barge, leaving Springwood with only nine. Denver got another which was perhaps offside and Denver nicked the three points with 15 minutes to go.

A fantastic overall performance from Springwood; MoM: Joel Melo Monterio who had a brilliant game as a converted full-back.