Goalkeeping is a problem

FootballLong Melford RoundupWITH no first team game last Saturday, attention focussed on the Reserves at home to AFC Sudbury, against a Sudbury side that looked like the Melford team of days gone by.

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Long Melford Roundup

WITH no first team game last Saturday, attention focussed on the Reserves at home to AFC Sudbury, against a Sudbury side that looked like the Melford team of days gone by.

Two Melford old boys Darren Pratt and Phil Battell had some bearing on the match, each scoring and each having commanding games in Sudbury's defence.


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With a paying crowd of 67 it was good by all standards, and the game was fairly interesting, with Melford perhaps sligtly unlucky to lose 3-1 .

Man of the match for most at Melford was Carl Cook who despite being around the 40-years-old mark inspired with his ability, stamina and enthuaism. Some of the younger players hopefully will take note that you are exprected to battle right to the end of a game, indeed as Carl did for Melford.

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On the player front, Trevor Dinig, who had his debut in goal last week, managed to damage his hand at work and will be out until March. With Craig Rulton also out with a shoulder injury, there is a keeping crisis at the Club which may be difficult to solve.

The Under 18s, one of the success stories at the Club, won by virtue of a solitary goal from Jack Taylor which crept into the net between the keeper and the post, to give Melford all the points against the visiting Haverhill team.

With the gale force winds recently many fence panels were down, we have to thank Maple Builders who stepped in to do the work as a kind gesture,without all these little pieces of help it would indeed be very difficult to keep a club running and with adequate finance.

Today we entertain Gorleston who we defeated away,but with some players missing for todays game it will be hard to emulate, next week we have a tough game with Safrron Walden coming to Long Melford.

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