Thurlow Nunn League division one south

HARWICH looked strong in this match and it was a very satisfying victory for them.

The Shrimpers attacked from the start, with Joe Knight heading just off target, Jordan Heath bursting through but just unable to apply the finishing touch and Sean Bartlett's header hitting the bar.

Rory Harman was also within inches of scoring with his shot striking the Rovers bar, while visiting goalkeeper Tom Cranfield also made some good saves.

With Harwich having 13 efforts on goal against Wormley's two, it was amazing that Rovers were still in the game at half-time with the scoresheet blank.

Five minutes into the second half, Harwich, at last, scored the goal they deserved when Dan Clarke's header was pushed out by Cranfield and Knight was well placed to shoot home.

Within another five minutes, Harwich mounted a neat move, with Harman passing to Bartlett, who put skipper Heath through to shoot a well-taken second goal.

The Shrimpers continued to impress, with Kevin Coyle rattling the goal stanchion and Clarke's header the bar.

Harwich's third goal came in the 80th minute when substitute Quentin Daly unselfishly passed to Bartlett, who turned to make space before clinically placing his shot past Cranfield.

On Saturday, Harwich travel to meet Burnham Ramblers, who are in sixth place in the league, only two points above the Shrimpers, who have three games in hand.



Essex and Suffolk Border League division three

HARWICH'S reserves played away to league leaders Oyster in a hard-fought battle.

The first half saw few chances for either side, with both teams evenly matched.

In the second half, the young Shrimpers pressed hard and were rewarded with a beautifully-worked goal when man-of-the-match Lewis Button, who worked tirelessly throughout, crossed the ball into the path of Rob Good, who slotted home to open the scoring.

Oyster had two players sent off while the young Shrimpers kept their calm to see the game out and come home with three valuable points.

The reserves, who are in second place in their league, entertain Flitch United Reserves at the Gwinnell and Sons Royal Oak on Saturday (kick-off 3pm).

The talented young side will be hoping for good support when they continue their title challenge.