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2008/2009 Sunday Firsts
August 31st - Hethersett 3 The Grove 3
TEAM: Chris Bolderstone, D. Freeman, Matt Steward, Chris Smedmor, James Rice, Matt Thurlow, Lee Barrett, Matt Cartledge, Stuart Catchpole, James Pipe, Ross Potter. Subs - Danny Holman, Lewis Allen
Hethersett kicked off the 2008-09 season with a 3-3 draw with The
Grove. New signings Dave Freeman, Stuart Catchpole and Matt Thurlow all
made their home debuts in a strong looking Hethersett side.
The game was extremely tight early on with James Pipe and Lee
Barrett creating some half chances and The Grove goalkeeper making a world
class save from a Matt Steward header. The Grove took the lead midway
through the first half after Hethersett fell asleep at a free kick.
Hethersett battled back and equalised just before half time after a
miscued shot from Chris Smedmor fell into the path of Lee Barrett who
coolly slotted home.
The 2nd half began the same with both teams very evenly
matched but once again it was The Grove who took the lead after Hethersett
switched off at a short corner and allowed The Grove a free strike at
goal, The Grove player drilling the ball into the bottom corner. Moments
later Chris Bolderstone made a great save, tipping the ball onto the
inside of the post. This galvanised Hethersett into action and The Grove
failed to clear a corner Ross Potter nodded down for Lee Barrett to easily
finish. It was from another corner that Hethersett took the lead for the
first time in the game. The original corner was only partially cleared and
Ross Potter delivered the ball back into the box for Matt Thurlow to head
home on his Hethersett debut.
Hethersett looked to hang on for all 3 points but conceded after
the defence failed to deal with a long ball and The Grove striker coolly
Both teams had chances in the closing stages but the game finished
3-3 which was fair result.
September 7th - Bertrams 5 Hethersett 0
TEAM: S. Moseley, J. Rice, S. Beck, D. Holman, R. Potter, M. Thurlow, J. Pipe, L. Allen, L. Barrett, D. Freeman, C. Smedmor, M. Cartledge, J. Wright
September 14th Poringland 0 Hethersett 0
A goalless draw was a fair result.
TEAM: S. Moseley, S. Redhead, J. Rice, D. Freeman, S. Catchpole, M. Thurlow, C. Smedmor, D. Holman, J. Pipe, L. Barrett, B. Burke, J. Tarrant, L. Allen
September 21st Hethersett 1 Salhouse 3
Hethersett played some neat football and had plenty of possession but were weak in front of goal.
TEAM: S. Moseley, S. Redhead, S.. Catchpole, D. Freeman, M. Cartledge, L. Allen, D. Holman, M. Thurlow, M. Steward, L. Barrett, J. Pipe, J. Tarrant, C. Smedmor, J. Rice
September 28th AFC Wanderers 2 Hethersett 2
Hethersett came back from 2-0 down at half-time with two second half strikes from Matt Steward.
TEAM - Andrew Maxim, David Freeman, Matt Cartledge, Ross Potter, Matt Steward, Danny Holman, Chris Smedmor, Jack Tarrant, James Pipe, Stu Catchpole, Kelvin Willimott, Chris Colwell, Ryan O'Sullivan
October 12th Hethersett 1 AFC Wanderers 4 (aet)
Hethersett were knocked out of the County Cup despite leading until injury time when AFC equalised to take the match into extra-time and then scored three times more against a tiring Hethersett side.
TEAM: Steve Moseley, Dave Freeman, Matt Cartledge, Luke Appleton, Danny Holman, James Rice, Simon Redhead, Matt Thurlow, Lee Barrett, Matt Steward, Chris Smedmor, Neil Anderson
October 19th Unthank Arms 2 Hethersett 1
TEAM: Matt Cartledge, Dave Freeman, Danny Holman, Matt Steward, James Rice, Jack Tarrant, Neil Anderson, Lee Barrett, Matt Barrett, Chris Smedmor, James Pipe, Simon Wishart
October 26th Dog House 5 Hethersett 0
TEAM: S. Moseley, C. Smedmor, A. Oliver, M. Steward, D. Freeman, M. Garrod, W. Cook, J. Pipe. L. Barrett, I. Garrod, A. Waters, A. Robinson
November 9th Hethersett 4 Mattishall YCOB 3
TEAM: S. Moseley, D. Freeman, D. Holman, J. Loughlin, M. Cartledge, B. Burke, J. Tarrant, M. Thurlow, P. Grimwood, L. Allen, C. Smedmor, N. Anderson
November 16th Marlborough 6 Hethersett 0
Hethersett conceded three goals in the first 10 minutes and then a further three in the last 10 minutes.
TEAM: Steve Moseley, Dominic Jones, Matt Cartledge, James Loughlin, Danny Holman, Jack Tarrant, Matt Steward, Paul Norman, Lewis Allen, James Pipe, Chris Smedmor, Neil Anderson
November 30th Norman Wanderers 5 Hethersett 0
Hethersett were five goals down at half-time before rallying in the second half.
TEAM: Ryan O'Sullivan, James Rice, Matt Cartledge, Matt Steward, Danny Holman, Dave Freeman, Chris Smedmor, Jack Tarrant, Lewis Allen, Lee Barrett, Paul Grimwood, Matt Molloy, Neil Anderson, Ross Luther-Veitch
December 7th Hethersett 3 Unthank Arms 2
Unthank led 2-0 before Hethersett came back strongly with Unthank having two players sent off for foul and abusive language.
TEAM: Ryan O'Sullivan, Chris Smedmor, Paul Norman, Simon Redhead, Jack Tarrant, Neil Anderson, Matt Molloy, Lee Barrett, Lewis Allen, Matt Steward, Stuart Catchpole, James Loughlin
December 14th The Grove 2 Hethersett 2
TEAM: S. Moseley, D. Freeman, P. Grimwood, J. Loughlin, M. Molloy, B. Player, P. Norman, J. Tarrant, L. Barrett, L. Allen, M. Cartledge, N. Anderson, C. Kew
January 4th Salhouse 2 Hethersett 1
TEAM: Steve Moseley, Matt Molloy, Jay Back, Matt Cartledge, James Rice, Dominic Jones, Jack Tarrant, Chris Kew, Lewis Allen, Lee Barrett, Danny Gray, Paul Norman, Brett Bowman
January 18th Hethersett 3 Unthank Arms 1
TEAM: James Rice, Matt Steward, Dave Freeman, Jack Tarrant, Lee Barrett, Tommy Lake, Dominic Jones, Matt Cartledge, Danny Gray, Lewis Allen. Nick Shorten, Chris Smedmor, Danny Holman
January 25th Hethersett 4 Champion 2
Hethersett progressed to the quarter-finals of the League Cup with a comfortable victory over Champion that saw them go into a 4-0 lead before Champion pulled a goal back and then scored a second in injury time.
TEAM: Chris Bolderstone, Nick Shorten, Matt Cartledge, Jack Tarrant, Matt Steward, Dave Freeman, Lewis Allen, Dominic Jones, Danny Gray, Lee Barrett, Tommy Lake, James Loughlin, Paul Grimwood, Danny Holman
February 1st Hethersett 0 Dog House 7
Hethersett dropped into the relegation places after losing heavily to championship chasing Dog House. Hethersett will have to beat the teams around them if they are to avoid relegation as a large gap in ability opens up between the teams at the top and bottom of the league.
TEAM: Ryan O'Sullivan, Matt Steward, Nick Shorten, Jay Back, Dave Freeman, Dom Jones, Paul Norman, Chris Smedmor, Lewis Allen, Danny Holman, Danny Gray, Chris Kew, Matt Molloy
February 22nd Quebec 2 Hethersett 3
Hethersett turned the formbook upside down and ended any hopes Quebec had of winning the title. The victory eases Hethersett's relegation concerns.
TEAM: S. Moseley, N. Shorten, D. Holman, J. Back, M. Cartledge, B. Cook, T. Parke, J. Tarrant, J. Curtis, L. Barrett, D. Gray, M. Barrett, P. Norman
March 1st Hethersett 1 Norman Wanderers 2
Hethersett were disappointed not ot take at least a point from a close and well fought game.
TEAM: Steve Moseley, Nick Shorten, Matt Cartledge, Jay Back, Matt Steward, Jack Tarrant, Tom Park, Dominic Jones, Danny Gray, Lee Barrett, John Curtis, Matt Barrett, Daniel Holman
March 8th Hethersett 0 Quebec 2
TEAM: S. Moseley, J. Rice, D. Freeman, L. Barrett, J. Back, J. Pipe, J. Curtis, J. Tarrant, M. Cartledge, M. Steward, D. Holman, C. Smedmor, L. Allen
March 15th Hethersett 2 Poringland 0
TEAM: S. Moseley, M. Jarrod, J. Back, D. Holman, M. Steward, D. Jones, J. Curtis, J. Tarrant, L. Allen, D. Gray, L. Barrett, M. Molloy, J. Loughlin, C. Kew
March 22nd Hellesdon Athletic 1 Hethersett 3
Hethersett reached the semi-finals of the league cup with a good 3-1 win against Division One side Hellesdon.
TEAM: S. Moseley, J. Loughlin, M. Steward, D. Holman, M. Cartledge, P. Norman, J. Rice, J. Curtis, L. Barrett, L. Mace, D. Gray, P. Grimwood, C. Kew, L . Allen
April 12th Hethersett 5 AFC Wanderers 0
This match had to be switched to the Memorial Field after Easton College became unavailable. Hethersett put in their best performance of the season to hammer AFC and give them a chance of avoiding the drop into Division One. They stay in third place from bottom with three going down. Danny Gray scored to break the club's individual goalscoring record for a single season.
TEAM: S. Moseley, J. Rice, D. Freeman, M. Cartledge, J. Curtis, D. Jones, J. Tarrant, L. Allen, L. Barrett, D. Gray, M. Steward, D. Holman, P. Norman, C. Kew
April 19th Hethersett 1 Norwich Busmen 1 *
After extra-time, Hethersett lost 4-3 on penalties.
Hethersett were desperately unlucky to go out of the Norwich Sunday League Cup at the semi-final stages on penalties after the game ended all square at 1-1 after extra-time. Busmen opened the scoring virtually from the kick off and dominated much of the first half with the slope advantage. After the break, Hethersett came back into the game and John Curtis equalising after 60 minutes with a long range shot that the 'keeper was unable to hold onto. Hethersett had chances to win the game but failed to break down a solid Busmen team. Hethersett missed one and had another penalty saved and Busmen only missed one to go through to the final.
TEAM: S. Moseley, J. Loughlin, D. Holman, M. Steward, M. Cartledge, J. Rice, J. Curtis, D. Jones, L. Barrett, L. Allen, D. Gray, C. Kew, P. Norman, P. Grimwood.
April 26th Hethersett 0 Marlborough 2
A very young and inexperienced Hethersett side put in a tremendous performance against top of the table Marlborough and were level at half-time. After the break Marlborough's experience showed but Hethersett battled away and did very well.
TEAM: S. Moseley, J. Loughlin, D. Freeman, J. Rice, T. Tarrant, L. Barrett, M. Barrett, M. Molloy, D. Jones, L. Appleton, M. Garrod, S. Catchpole, J. Curtis
May 3rd Hethersett 7 Bertrams 0
Hethersett approached this match knowing that six points from their final two games would save them from relegation and they made short work of a poor Bertrams side who could still go down themselves. Hethersett were just a goal up at half-time but after the break scored with ease and the margin of victory could have been much greater.
TEAM: S. Moseley, D. Freeman, M. Garrod, M. Barrett, M. Steward, D. Jones, J. Tarrant, J. Curtis, L. Barrett, S. Catchpole, S. Wenham, T. Parke, L. Allen, D. Holman
May 10th Mattishall YCOB 0 Hethersett 23
The season ended in farce for Hethersett as they visited Mattishall needing a win to avoid relegation. Mattishall started the game with just seven players and played most of it with nine. Hethersett were 11-0 up at half-time and continued to score at will throughout the second half to turn a -20 goal difference into a +3.
TEAM: S. Moseley, D. Freeman, M. Barrett, D. Jones, M. Cartledge, J. Curtis, D. Self, J. Tarrant, L. Allen, L. Barrett, S. Catchpole, D. Holman, R. Potter