Sheringham 2-0 Woodbridge Town
By Rob Binns
It was a day to forget for 10-man Woodbridge Town as they fell to a 2-0 defeat away at Sheringham.
Both goals came in quick succession late in the first half, a Cam Panich own goal was followed by a goal from Spencer Cawcutt which proved to be enough for the hosts.
An already tough challenge for the Peckers became even harder when Panich was sent off for a straight red card early in the second half.
Sheringham went close on the half hour mark when Jaden Snelling broke down the left and pulled back for Tim Cary whose effort took a knick off the foot of Alfie Stronge to slow it down and allow Harry Blackburn to clear off the line.
The home side took the lead in the 39th minute when Jamie Nelson and Cawcutt combined with the latter breaking deep into the box and drilling a low effort across goal which bounced off Panich and into his own net.
They doubled the advantage two minutes later when Nelson stole possession high up the pitch and slotted through Cawcutt who dispatched the ball into the bottom corner.
The Peckers were reduced to 10 after 53 minutes when Panich was shown a straight red card for a professional foul when he brought down Maca Holt as the last man back.
The home side would have extended their lead in the 88th minute if not for a double save from Stronge.
He parried out the initial effort from Cary before rushing out to deny substitute George Abbott with his feet.
Sheringham controlled the second half with the Peckers unable to create any real opportunities with a man disadvantage.
Attention now turns to the Leagues Challenge Cup for Woodbridge when they travel to Long Melford on Wednesday night.
Sheringham: Oliver, Flute (Henman 70), Galley, Cox, McIntyre (Smith 63), Cary, Snelling, Nelson, Holt (Abbott 80), Boardman, Cawcutt Unused: Dickenson
Woodbridge: Stronge, Blackburn (Wiggins 63), Harvey, Panich, Allen (Bak 72), Leggett, Keeble, Southgate, Schaar (Rea 57), Crowe (Bolt 72), Trotter Unused: Clark