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After their Cup defeat last week, Hethersett were looking forward to getting back to winning ways with an away league game against Taveners.
Both teams started well and were trying to take control of the game. Taveners were good at pushing their defence forward and Hethersett were conscious that they had to beat the off-side trap.
After 25 minutes the break came with James Millson latching onto a through ball from midfield. The Taveners' keeper stopped the first effort but James was able to score at the second attempt with a well taken strike into the bottom left corner of the goal.
Hethersett continued to apply pressure and were awarded a corner. Rob Pugh put in an in-swinger which the keeper could not hold and Chris Kerr was on hand with an easy tap in to make sure of Hethersett's second. Taveners continued to apply pressure and managed to pull one back before half time.
After half time, both teams came out determined to win the game. Chances fell to Paul Martin, an excellent volley by Mike Pugh which hit the foot of the post.
After 20 minutes, Tim Allenden scored Hethersett's third with another well taken strike from outside the area. Hethersett looked to be well on target for another away victory. However deep into injury time Taveners pulled one back and that led to frantic play by both sides, until the final whistle.
It was a good victory for Hethersett with their hard-working defence of Ade Moore, Danny Holman, Mike Douglas, Martin Mowser and goalkeeper Tom Rainsford outstanding.