Greens face crucial four days as they set sights on moving up to second

Jacob Short in an aerial battle for Gorleston against Long Melford. Picture: David Hardy

Jacob Short in an aerial battle for Gorleston against Long Melford. Picture: David Hardy - Credit: Archant

Gorleston are gearing themselves up for two tough games in the space of four days that could make or break their Premier Division title challenge,

Firstly, fourth plays sixth this afternoon when Stanway Rovers visit Emerald Park.

Rovers have won on their last two visits but it was Gorleston who emerged with the three points in the corresponding fixture in Essex.

Stanway have been inconsistent lately, winning three of their last seven league games, but one of those victories was last week when they beat second-placed Felixstowe & Walton Utd.

And it's Felixstowe who will be Gorleston's opponents on Tuesday night when the Greens travel to face the Suffolk side.


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Having bounced back from a disappointing midweek defeat at leaders Mildenhall by beating Long Melford 3-0 last Saturday Gorleston are now just two points behind Felixstowe with a game in hand - while they are 11 adrift of Mildenhall from three fewer games.

Felixstowe are at mid-table Saffron Walden today while Mildenhall are in action down the coast from Gorleston at Kirkley and Pakefield, who have taken just one point from their previous four games.

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Great Yarmouth Town will be spurred on by a sense of injustice when they play host to Godmanchester Rovers following an unfortunate 2-0 home reverse against Newmarket.

'We played well and felt a little hard done by. The way Newmarket celebrated at the end tells the story of the game,' said joint manager Martyn Sinclair. 'But we now have players returning from injury and look forward to finishing the season strongly.'

Thetford Town have home advantage against Ely today while in last night's match bottom side Swaffham won for only the fourth time this season, 2-1 at Fakenham. Kyle Plumb scored for the Ghosts after they had gone 2-0 down early in the second half while Matt Gilchrist saw red after the final whistle.

In Division One Diss Town host Halstead, Downham entertain Cornard and the second strings of King's Lynn and Dereham travel to Team Bury and Woodbridge respectively.

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