Thurlow Nunn round-up: Great Yarmouth and Gorleston warm up for east coast derby with draws

Swaffham Town's Alex Vincent on the attack against Halstead. Picture: Eddie Deane

Swaffham Town's Alex Vincent on the attack against Halstead. Picture: Eddie Deane - Credit: Archant

Great Yarmouth and Gorleston warmed up for their east coach derby at the Wellesley this afternoon (kick-off 3pm) with draws against Brantham and Histon respectively.

Mitch Forbes struck a late equaliser to preserve a point for the Bloaters to ensure they go into today's game in good heart.

The visitors had struck first before Miles Palmer rifled home an equaliser on 14 minutes.

Aaron Sanders put the Bloaters in front but Brantham responded with two goals in the second half to put them on the path to victory before Forbes rescued a draw for the hosts.

Gorleston fell behind against Histon in the 14th minute when Ed Rolph was left completely free in the Greens' penalty and, despite the best efforts of defenders, the Stutes striker managed to bundle the ball home.

Gorleston came on strong in the second period looking for an equaliser but had to wait until the third minute of injury time when George Yusuff rose highest to head home Kyle Ingram's free-kick.

There was more drama though with Histon coming close to finding a winner when James Chilvers' header looked destined for the back of the net before a magnificent diving save by Sam Freestone.

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Miguel Lopez was on target for Kirkley & Pakefield but couldn't stop the Royals slipping to a 2-1 defeat at Stanway Rovers whilst Wroxham last 3-0 at home to Godmanchester.

Fakenham went down to a 3-0 defeat at Long Melford as champions Coggeshall finished their campaign with a 3-2 win at home to Stowmarket.

In the First Division Norwich CBS were amongst the goals, hitting six without reply at Cornard. Matt Doyle scored a hat-trick whilst Jordan Attree, James Baughurst and Sam Gauntlett were also on target.

Swaffham ended their campaign with a 2-1 win at home to Halstead thanks to goals from Alex Vincent and Joe Jackson.

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