Sheringham v Long Stratton

2,30pm  13 September 2014

Anglian Combination, Premier Division
Sheringham 0 Long Stratton 2 (att 35)

I don't get to Norfolk very often, so we decided to turn this trip into a mini-break, with the football slotted in between some more traditional tourism.

Sheringham is a very pleasant, and busy, north Norfolk seaside town, and a pre-match fresh crab sandwich, eaten on the seafront, was the perfect appetiser for the afternoon's main course at Sheringham Recreation Ground.

To be honest the football was a little disappointing, Long Stratton having no problems seeing off a struggling home side thanks to a goal in each half.

Sheringham have now lost all seven league games this season, including a couple of heavy defeats, and but for the woodwork, some goal-line clearances and good goalkeeping, they'd have conceded more than two in this game.

The Sheringham keeper was in good form for the hour he was on the pitch, but he had to retire injured after Long Stratton's second goal went past him. His stand-in was rarely troubled as the game petered out.

Although the action wasn't up to much the venue was. Sheringham play at the back of the town's leisure centre, and have a fully-enclosed pitch with floodlights and a modern stand. It wouldn't be out of place at a higher level of football, if they could get a team to match.








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