Crane 10 Harleston Magpies V 2

Division 4NECrane 10 Harleston Magpies V 2CRANE put in a performance that they had been threatening for sometime against a Harleston side who were unfortunate to suffer such a defeat having been competitive in the opening stages.

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Crane 10 Harleston Magpies V 2

CRANE put in a performance that they had been threatening for sometime against a Harleston side who were unfortunate to suffer such a defeat having been competitive in the opening stages. With skipper Andy Bristow returning to the team in attack and Mark Campbell back in midfield, Crane found the movement and creativeness to wreak havoc with the Harleston defence.

After a tense opening 15 minutes without a goal, Crane were keen to make the breakthrough and thought they had when Aiden Bloomfield went around the keeper and flicked goalwards, the ball deflecting in off a defender but after the umpire had strangely awarded a penalty corner rather than a stroke or allowing the goal to stand.


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Crane didn't have to wait much longer to get in front. From a penalty corner, Bloomfield's shot was deflected high and wide, the danger seemingly passed until Andel Williams met the dropping ball with a perfectly controlled front foot drive into the goal from an acute angle. From here things started to come together as Bristow and Bloomfield combined for a superb goal before Bloomfield turned provider for Dawson who made it 3-0 at half time.

The second half continued in much the same vein, confidence flowing through the home side and despite a couple of good goals from Harleston, Crane extended their lead.

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Bloomfield added two more to completed his hat-trick and Dawson gave a lesson in finishing as he racked up four, whilst Bristow had to be content with two goals. Crane are looking forward to their top of the table clash away at Norwich City next week.

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