Norwich United 2 Brentwood Town 1: Back-to-back victories for Planters

Adam Hipperson inspired Norwich United's comeback. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Adam Hipperson inspired Norwich United's comeback. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2016

Adam Hipperson inspired a Norwich United comeback victory at Plantation Park, to register back-to-back wins for the first time this season and lift the Planters above Cheshunt.

Brentwood led at the break after Luke Foster's curled second-minute free-kick from just outside the area into the top corner despite Andy Wilton managing to get his fingertips to it.

The Planters deserved to be level by half-time, Shaun Wones hitting the Brentwood upright and Hipperson seeing a strong shot from the edge of the area parried by Town keeper Anthony Page as the Planters piled on the pressure, although the visitors had strong shouts for a handball in the area turned down.

The scores were level in the 62nd minute when Liam Jackson found Hipperson wide on the left and his cut-back was turned into his own net by Harry Gibbs.

Hipperson scored the winner 20 minutes from time, heading home at the far post from Nathan Stewart's cross.


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The Planters could have had more as they maintained the pressure to the end, Henry Pollock unlucky to see his piledriver blocked on the line.

Norwich United: Wilton, Probert (Mackie 64), Applegate, Wones, Eastaugh, Watts, Henery (Stewart 46), Pollock, Jones, Jackson (Carroll 83), Hipperson.

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Brentwood Town: Page, Pugsley (Bell 83), Foster, Hall, Gibbs, Cavalier, Price, Gardner, Freeman, Bademosi (Jones 69), Wiggins (Mitchell 82).

Referee: Paul Burnham

Attendance: 121.

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