Hipperson on the scoresheet but Dereham have to settle for point

Adam Hipperson was on target in Dereham's 1-1 draw with Heybridge Swifts. Picture: Alan Palmer Photo

Adam Hipperson was on target in Dereham's 1-1 draw with Heybridge Swifts. Picture: Alan Palmer Photography - Credit: Archant

Dereham gained another useful point from a hard fought game that they could have won.

Dereham Town 1 Heybridge Swifts 1

Dereham gained another useful point from a hard fought game that they could have won.

Heybridge were denied the lead in the fifth minute by a smart close range save from Elliot Pride as Jack Adlington-Pile was allowed too much space.

The Swifts were winning most of the loose balls and creating chances in a high tempo opening. In the 27th minute Murphy combined with Hipperson on the left and he travelled to the visitors by-line with his low centre being intercepted for a corner by Toni Adeymi. From Ryan Hawkins' centre Shaun Wones' header was cleared off the line by Harrison Chatting. Hipperson continued to cause problems with his pace down the left.


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After the break Hilliard used his strength in the air to head onto Hawkins who volleyed over from an acute angle.

In the 54th minute Heybridge's Evans Kouassi delivered a dangerous far post cross towards Chatting whose downward header forced Pride to save. Dereham's Logan then played a superb long ball over the visitors defence to Hilliard but his drive was blocked.

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The Magpies were rewarded for their efforts in the 62nd minute. Eoin McQuaid found Hipperson on the left hand side of the box and he turned inside before curling a delightful 20 yarder across the keeper and into the net.

They couldn't hold on to the lead though as Kouassi beat two home defenders with ease before netting with a fine 20 yard curler in the 80th minute.

Dereham: Pride, Frary, Murphy, Hinton, Wones, Castellan, R Logan (A Smith 72), McQuaid (Clarke 86), Hilliard, Hawkins, Hipperson. Subs: Matthews, Imrie, Linford.

Heybridge: Collins, Randell, Siva, Tosoni, Corbett, Adeyemi, Kouassi, Ronto, Teniola (Osei-Owusu 65), Chatting (Price 78), Adlington-Pile. Subs: O Martin-Sorondo, J Peart, B Willis.

Referee: G Laffin

Attendance: 174

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