HETHERSETT ATHLETIC INTERNET

under-12s 1995/1996

Sep 14th Home Athletic Under-14s Friend 1-3 Curson
Sep 17th Home Athletic Under-14s Friend 3-6 Stanley, Ganley, Milne
Sep 24th Home Sculthorpe League 4-3 Stanley, Steward, Milne, Mitchell
Oct 1st Away Dersingham League 1-6 Steward
Oct 8th Home North Elmham League 4-2 Musson, Steward, Smedmor, Ganley
Oct 15th Home Great Massingham League 4-7 Steward 2, Mitchell, Beck
Oct 22nd Away Dereham Wanderers League 2-5 Steward, Mitchell
Oct 29th Home Toftwood League 8-4 Mitchell 3, Steward 2, Beck, Musson, Smedmor
Nov 12th Home Dereham Town Cup 1-3 Steward
Nov 19th Home Wells League 11-0 Steward 3, Mitchell 2, Beck 2, Milne, Ganley, Smedmor, own goal
Nov 26th Away Necton League 1-5 Musson
Dec 3rd Away Bircham League 0-1  
Dec 17th Away Sculthorpe League 1-2 Steward
January 7th Away North Elmham League 4-1 Steward 2, Ganley, Mitchell
Jan 14th Home Dersingham League 0-4  
Jan 21st Away Dereham Town League 1-6 Mitchell
Feb 11th Home Bircham League 4-4 Musson, Ganley, Milne, own goal
Feb 18th Home Dereham Wanderers Subsid Cup 4-0 Steward 2, Mitchell, Musson
Feb 25th Home Dereham Town League 1-9 Milne
March 3rd Away North Elmham Friend 5-4 Musson 2, Milne, Ganley, own goal
Mar 10th Away Wells League 4-1 Milne 3, Steward
Mar 17th Home North Elmham Sub Cup 3-2 Mitchell, Musson 2
Mar 24th Home Necton League 4-2 Furness, Musson, Mitchell, own goal
Mar 31st Home Dereham Wanderers League 4-2 Steward 3, Curson
April 14th Away Great Massingham League 0-8  
April 28th Away Bircham Sub Final* 1-2 Curson

*Player of the Final award - James Curson

Hethersett Squad for the season: Graham Adams, Steven Beck, Chris Bolderstone, Chris Colwell, James Curson, Simon Furness, Daniel Ganley, Stuart Haynes, Andrew Milne, Robert Mitchell, Matthew Musson, Steven Richardson, William Seppings, Chris Smedmor, Thomas Stanley, Matthew Steward.

FINAL TABLE

  P W D L F A Ps
Dereham Town 18 16 0 2 112 20 48
Dersingham 18 14 1 3 80 18 43
Great Massingham 18 12 3 3 82 39 39
Dereham Wanderers 18 10 1 7 73 40 31
Necton 18 8 2 8 61 40 26
Sculthorpe 18 7 2 9 62 58 23
Bircham 18 6 4 8 55 68 22
Hethersett 18 7 1 10 50 68 22
North Elmham 18 2 2 14 31 88 8
Wells 18 0 0 18 9 176 0

 

Appearances/Goals

  App Goals
ADAMS Graham 23  
BECK Steven 26 4
BOLDERSTONE Chris 26  
BOLDERSTON Tim 1  
COLWELL Chris 25  
CURSON James 7 3
DAWSON David 1  
FURNESS Simon 20 1
GANLEY Daniel 24 6
HAINES Stuart 6  
MILNE Andrew 23 9
MITCHELL Robert 25 13
MUSSON Matthew 25 10
RICHARDSON Steven 21  
SEPPINGS William 4  
SMEDMOR Chris 26 3
STANLEY Thomas 24 2
STEWARD Matthew 24 21
own goals   4

 

Man of the Match Awards: 5 Matt Musson, 4 Steven Beck, 2 Matt Steward, Chris Bolderstone, Graham Adams, Daniel Ganley, Robert Mitchell, 1  Chris Smedmor, Andrew Milne, Chris Colwell, Stephen Richardson

 

Parents player-of the season: Chris Bolderstone 25, Daniel Ganley 55, Andrew Milne 27, Matt Musson 61, Chris Smedmor 19, Matt Steward 68, James Curson 17, Chris Colwell 13, Robert Mitchell 37, Steven Richardson 20, Steven Beck 33, William Seppings 7, Thomas Stanley 8, Graham Adams 6

 

September 14th           Under-12s            (1)    1                   Hethersett Athletic Under-14s       (2)   3

                                       James Curson

At Hethersett Middle School:   Pitch -grass long.

TEAM: Chris Bolderstone, Thomas Stanley, Daniel Ganley, Stuart Haines, Chris Colwell, Matthew Musson, Matthew Steward, Chris Smedmor, Andrew Milne, Steven Beck, Robert Mitchell, Simon Furness, Steven Richardson, David Dawson, James Curson, Graham Adams. Scoreline 1-0 (Curson), 1-1, 1-2, 1-3

 

The Under-12s prepared for the season with a friendly against the club's Under-14s and played extremely well and were only beaten by the size and pace of the opposition. They opened the scoring in the first half but then succumbed later with midfield proving a problem. It gave the team the chance to try out 16 boys.

 

September 17th            Under-12s         (1)      3                 Hethersett Athletic Under-14s        (3)      6

                                          Thomas Standley

                                          Daniel Ganley

                                          Andrew Milne

 

TEAM: Chris Bolderstone, Graham Adams, Daniel Ganley, Stuart Haines, Chris Colwell, Matthew Steward, Chris Smedmor, Simon Furness, Robert Mitchell, Andrew Milne, Steven Beck, Thomas Stanley, Tim Bolderstone

 

With Downham pulling out of the league, Under-12s were left without a game and had a second friendly with the Under-14s. Despite the scoreline they played some excellent football with Chris Smedmor and Danile Ganley outstanding. There was very little to chose between the two sides. New signing Andrew Milne scored his first goal for the club in the last minute.

Scoreline : 0-1 1-1(Stanley) 1-2 1-3 1-4 2-4(Ganley) 2-5 2-6 3-6(Milne)

 

September 24th               Hethersett   Athletic       (2)     4                 Sculthorpe      (1)     3

                                              Thomas Stanley

                                              Matthew Steward

                                              Andrew Milne

                                              Robert Mitchell

 

League match at Hethersett Middle School, 10.30 a.m. Weather - very wet. Pitch - Very soft and muddy

TEAM: Chris Bolderstone, Graham Adams, Daniel Ganley, Stuart Haines (sub Simon Furness second half), Chris Colwell, Matthew Musson, Matthew Steward, Chris Smedmor, Robert Mitchell, Thomas Stanley (sub Andrew Milne second half), Steven Beck.

Scoreline 0-1 1-1(Stanley) 2-1(Steward) 3-1 (Milne) 4-1 (Mitchell) 4-2, 4-3  Man of the match - Matt Steward

 

Hethersett opened their league programme with a fine battling victory against a very skilful Sculthorpe side. Sculthorpe took the lead after six minutes but Hethersett changed their game to playing long balls in the wet conditions and Thomas Stanley equalised and then Matthew Steward gave them the lead with an opportunist goal. After the break Hethersett continued to push forward and Andrew Milne scored a controversial goal when the goalkeeper ran into Matthew Steward in attempting to clear and dropped the ball. Robert Mitchell headed home following a good build-up between Matthew Steward and Chris Smedmor and then Sculthorpe attacked non stop as the Hethersett defence began to tire. Steward moved back into defence but Sculthorpe scored twice and only some desperate defending ensured Hethersett's victory.

 

October 1st                    Dersingham        (3)       6                   Hethersett     (0)     1

                                                                                                        Matt Steward

 

League match at Dersingham, 10.30 a.m. Weather - sunny and warm. Pitch - wet and soft

TEAM: Chris Bolderstone, Graham Adams (sub Andrew Milne), Daniel Ganley, Stuart Haines, Chris Colwell, Matt Musson, Matt Steward, Chris Smedmor, Robert Mitchell (sub Simon Furness), Thomas Stanley, Steven Beck.

Scoreline 1-0, 2-0, 3-0, 4-0, 5-0, 6-0, 6-1 (Steward). Man of the Match - Chris Bolderstone

 

Hethersett ruined all the effort put into last week's victory with a poor display in which they never fought for the ball or contributed anything to the game. The only highlight for the visitors was a good display in goal from Chris Bolderstone and a fine goal in the last minute from Matt Steward when he held off the challenge of three defenders to fire home after being put through by Daniel Ganley.

 

October 8th                Hethersett       (1)        4                     North Elmham      (1)     2

                                       Matt Musson

                                       Matt Steward

                                       Chris Smedmor

                                       Daniel; Ganley

League match at Hethersett Middle School at 2 p.m. Weather - very warm. Pitch - soft and green

TEAM: Chris Bolderstone, William Seppings (sub Chris Colwell second half), Stephen Richardson, Daniel Ganley, Chris Smedmor, Matthew Musson, Andrew Milne (sub James Curson second half), Graham Adams, Steven Beck, Matthew Steward, Robert Mitchell.

Scoreline 1-0 (Musson), 1-1, 2-1 (Steward), 3-1 (Smedmor), 3-2, 4-2 (Ganley). Man of the match - Chris Bolderstone

 

Hethersett struggled yet again against a side they should have beaten handsomely and it was only in the second half when James Curson came on that they began to play with any authority and to put their passes together. They took the lead early on with a hooked shot from Matthew Musson but allowed the opposition to equalise before half-time. After the break they went into a 3-1 lead before conceding a penalty and only making sure of the points in the last minute when Daniel Ganley scored direct from a corner.

 

October 15th               Hethersett         (2)       4           Great Massingham      (4)      7

                                     Matthew Steward 2

                                     Robert Mitchell

                                     Steven Beck

League match at Hethersett Middle School at 2 p.m. Weather - very warm. Pitch soft and green.

TEAM: Chris Bolderstone, Graham Adams, Daniel Ganley, Steven Richardson, Chris Colwell, Matt Musson, Thomas Stanley, Chris Smedmor, Robert Mitchell, Matt Steward, Steven Beck.

Scoreline: 0-1, 0-2, 1-2 (Steward), 1-3, 2-3 (Mitchell), 2-4, 2-5, 3-5 (Beck), 3-6, 3-7, 4-7 (Steward). Man of the match Matthew Musson.

 

Hethersett managed to score four times against the unbeaten league leaders who had previously conceded just five goals in four games. But it still wasn't enough as the defence caved in against the long ball tactics of the visitors. Hethersett had a golden opportunity in the first minute but Matt Steward missed with only the goalkeeper to beat and within a few minutes Massingham were 2-0 up. Steward made amends with a cool finish to make it 2-1 before Massingham went further ahead only for Robert Mitchell to score a sparkling solo goal. On the stroke of half-time Hethersett conceded yet another penalty and after the break the visitors made it 5-2 before Steven Beck turned in a Mitchell cross. Massingham scored twice more before Steward finished off a fine move to complete the scoring.

 

October 22nd         Dereham Wanderers      (2)      5      Hethersett       (1)     2

                                                                                                  Matthew Steward

                                                                                                  Robert Mitchell

League match at Northgate High School, Dereham. Weather fairly warm and dry. Pitch soft and grassy

TEAM: Chris Bolderstone, Thomas Stanley, Daniel Ganley, Steven Richardson, Graham Adams, Matthew Musson, Andrew Milne (sub Simon Furness second half), Chris Smedmor, Robert Mitchell, Matthew Steward, Steven Beck.

Scoreline 1-0, 2-0, 2-1 (Steward), 2-2 (Mitchell), 3-2, 4-2, 5-2. man of the match Chris Smedmor.

 

 

Hethersett's defensive frailties were again exposed as they conceded another five goals which never really gave them a chance. Dereham opened the scoring with a speculative punt from 30 years which dropped into the top corner and then went two up before Hethersett hit back with a fine solo goal from Matthew Steward. After the break Robert Mitchell touched home a Daniel Ganley corner and Hethersett had chances to take the lead before the defence gave in and Dereham scored three times and should have had more.

 

October 29th               Hethersett             (3)       8         Toftwood       (1)     4

                                        Robert Mitchell 3

                                        Matthew Steward 2

                                        Steven Beck

                                        Matthew Musson

                                        Chris Smedmor

League match at Hethersett Middle School 10.30 a.m. Weather bright and warm. Pitch soft and green

TEAM: Chris Bolderstone, Thomas Stanley, Steven Richardson, Simon Furness (sub William Seppings second half), Chris Colwell, Daniel Ganley, Chris Smedmor, Matthew Musson, Steven Beck, Robert Mitchell, Matthew Steward.

Scoreline 1-0 (Steward), 1-1, 2-1 (Steward), 3-1 (Beck), 4-1 (Mitchell), 4-2, 4-3, 5-3 (Mitchell), 6-3 (Musson), 6-4, 7-4 (Mitchell), 8-4 (Smedmor). Man of the match Chris Smedmor

 

Hethersett made hard work of beating second from bottom Toftwood despite playing some good football up front. The defence once again had a nightmare and almost let Toftwood back into the game. Hethersett opened the scoring after 10 minutes when Matthew Steward scored from a corner. Toftwood equalised virtually from the re-start before Steward and Steven Beck made it 3-1 at half-time. Robert Mitchell made it 4-1 at the start of the second half before Hethersett went to sleep and conceded two sloppy goals. Four goals in the last five minutes saved their blushes as Mitchell completed a second half hat-trick and Matthew Musson and Chris Smedmor also scored.

 

November 12th                          Hethersett        (1)      1         Dereham Town    (2)   3

                                                        Matthew Steward

 

Cup match at Hethersett Middle School at 2 p.m. Weather Warm and sunny, pitch soft and wet.

TEAM: Chris Bolderstone, Graham Adams (sub Andrew Milne), Daniel Ganley, Stephen Richardson, Chris Colwell, Matthew Musson, Steven Beck, Robert Mitchell, Chris Smedmor, Thomas Stanley (sub Simon Furness), Matthew Steward.

 

Scoreline 0-1, 1-1 (Steward), 1-2, 1-3. Man of the match Daniel Ganley

 

Hethersett battled away superbly despite being knocked out of the cup at the first round stage against a very good side. Hethersett competed well and the defence held strong until midway through the first half. The home side equalised when Matthew Steward bravely headed home a Daniel Ganley corner. Dereham took the lead just before half-time. After the break Hethersett continued to battle away and only conceded a third goal near the end when they pushed players forward looking for an equaliser.

 

November 19th                         Hethersett       (3)       11        Wells      (0)      0

                                                      Matthew Steward 3

                                                      Robert Mitchell 2

                                                      Steven Beck   2

                                                      Daniel Ganley

                                                      Chris Smedmor

                                                      Andrew Milne

                                                         own goal

 

League match at Hethersett Middle School at 10.30 a.m. Pitch very muddy and heavy. Weather Bright but cold.

TEAM: Chris Bolderstone, Graham Adams (sub Thomas Stanley second half), Daniel Ganley, Stephen Richardson, Chris Colwell, Andrew Milne, Matthew Musson, Chris Smedmor, Robert Mitchell, Stephen Beck, Matthew Steward.

 

Scoreline: 1-0 (Steward), 2-0 (Smedmor), 3-0 (Mitchell), 4-0 (Beck), 5-0 (Steward), 6-0 (own goal), 7-0 (Milne), 8-0 (Ganley), 9-0 (Beck), 10-0 (Steward), 11-0 (Mitchell). Man of the match Stephen Beck

 

Hethersett took their time to produce the expected avalanche of goals but eventually set-up a new club record by becoming the first Athletic/Jubilee team to hit double figures. It took them 14 minutes to open the scoring with a spectacular overhead kick from Matthew Steward and they only had three goals at half-time. In the second half they played some good football and the goals flowed at regular intervals.

 

November 26th                              Necton         (3)          5          Hethersett      (1)      1

                                                                                                             Matthew Musson

League match at Necton at 10.30 a.m. Weather heavy rain. Pitch very soft

TEAM: Chris Bolderstone, William Seppings, Graham Adams, Stuart Haines, Chris Colwell, Stepven Beck, Matthew Musson, Robert Mitchell, Chris Smedmor, Matthew Steward, Chris Smedmor, Andrew Milne.

 

Scoreline: 1-0, 2-0, 3-0, 3-1 (Musson), 4-1, 5-1. Man of the match Steven Beck

 

This was a nightmare game for Hethersett who lost key players through illness and had others less than fully fit. With a makeshift defence they struggled throughout and made basic errors with players running through them without any solid challenges. William Seppings and Steven Beck had fine games but too many players put in too little effort and the basic lack of ability again showed through. Hethersett's goal came on the stroke of half-time when Matthew Musson finished off a good build-up involving Matthew Steward and Robert Mitchell.

 

December 3rd                                  Bircham        (0)         1         Hethersett     (0)      0

                                                                                                 

League match at Great Bircham at 10.30 a.m. Weather cold and dull. Pitch soft

TEAM: Chris Bolderstone, Steven Beck, William Seppings, Daniel Ganley, Graham Adams, Chris Colwell, Matthew Musson, Chris Smedmor, Robert Mitchell, Stephen Richardson, Thomas Stanley.

Scoreline: 1-0.  Man of the match Steven Beck

 

Hethersett played a sterling defensive game but went down to a late goal despite good performances from Daniel Ganley and Steven Beck.

 

December 17th                                  Sculthorpe         (2)      2      Hethersett     (0)      1

                                                                                                                  Matthew Steward

League match at Sculthorpe. Weather cold and dry

TEAM: Chris Bolderstone, Steven Beck, Steven Richardson (sub Simon Furness second half), Daniel Ganley, Thomas Stanley, Chris Colwell, Matthew Musson, Andrew Milne, Robert Mitchell, Chris Smedmor, Matthew Steward.

Scoreline: 1-0, 2-0, 2-1 (Steward). Man of the match Andrew Milne

 

Hethersett were desperately unlucky not to gain at least a draw after a spirited second half fightback after going two goals down in the first half. Their goal came with a fine opportunist shot from Matthew Steward and two minutes from the end Robert Mitchell was denied an equaliser through an offside decision. Once again the defence showed much improved form.

 

January 7th                                 North Elmham         (1)        1      Hethersett      (1)       4

                                                                                                                  Matthew Steward 2

                                                                                                                  Daniel Ganley

                                                                                                                   Robert Mitchell

League match at North Elmham at 10.30 a.m. Pitch soft and muddy. Weather dry, bright and mild.

TEAM: Chris Bolderstone, Graham Adams, Danile Ganley, Steven Beck, Chris Colwell, Steven Richardson, Matthew Musson, Chris Smedmor, Thomas Stanley (sub Simon Furness second half), Robert Mitchell, Matthew Steward.

Scoreline: 0-1 (Steward), 1-1, 1-2(Steward), 1-3 (Ganley), 1-4 (Mitchell). Man of the match Matthew Musson

 

Hethersett really struggled once again to beat a team they should have overwhelmed. They failed to compete for the ball, missed numerous chances and generally pulled out of every tackle. They played some neat football but the finishing touch was always lacking despite four goals. They opened the scoring after 15 minutes when Matthew Steward was put through and lobbed the keeper. There were then two incredible misses on the goalline before Elmham equalised. Going down the slope in the second half Hethersett completely dominated the game with Matthew Steward flicking home his second. Daniel Ganley scored after a fine solo run and Robert Mitchell bundled home a fourth.

 

January 14th                            Hethersett          (0)           0       Dersingham       (0)     4

League match at Hethersett Middle School at 10.30 a.m. Pitch very heavy. Weather bright and warm

TEAM: Chris Bolderstone, Steven Beck, Graham Adams, Daniel Ganley, Steven Richardson, Chris Colwell, Matthew Musson, Robert Mitchell (sub Simon Furness second half), Chris Smedmor (sub Thomas Stanley second half), Andrew Milne, Matthew Steward.

 

Scoreline:  0-1, 0-2, 0-3, 0-4. Man of the match Chris Colwell.

 

Hethersett battled away against top of the table Dersingham and defended solidly for large portions of the game. They were restricted, however, to just a handful of chances. The first half was goalless with Hethersett soaking up heavy pressure and finiding it difficult to get out of their own half. Dersingham opened the scoring six minutes after the break and then added three more goals in a six minute period midway through the half.

 

January 21st                           Dereham Town      (3)     6    Hethersett           (0)      1

                                                                                                       Robert Mitchell

 

League match at Dereham Northgate School 2 p.m. Pitch soft and grassy, weather dry but very cold.

TEAM: Chris Bolderstone, Graham Adams (sub Tom Stanley second half), Steven Beck, Stephen Richardson (sub James Curson first half), Chris Colwell, Matthew Musson, Andrew Milne, Chris Smedmor (sub Simon Furness second half), Matthew Steward, Robert Mitchell, Daniel Ganley.

 

Scoreline: 1-0, 2-0, 3-0, 4-0, 5-0, 5-1 (Mitchell), 6-1. Man of the match Matthew Steward

 

Hethersett were well beaten by league favourites Dereham Town despite having plenty of possession. They were lacking in ideas up front and the defence was at times non existent as Dereham pushed forward and scored several times with long distance shots. Hethersett's inability to tackle is costing them dearly although this was about as good a performance as could be expected from a team that just doesn't have enough good players.

 

February 11th                       Hethersett       (1)       4        Bircham Tigers        (2)        4

                                                    Matt Musson

                                                    Daniel Ganley

                                                    Own Goal, Andrew Milne

League match at Hethersett High School 2 p.m. Pitch very soft, weather heavy rain and then dull

TEAM: Chris Bolderstone, Steven Beck, Chris Smedmor (sub Stephen Richardson second half), Graham Adams, Chris Colwell, Matt Musson, Robert Mitchell, Andrew Milne, Daniel Ganley, Matthew Steward, Thomas Stanley (sub Simon Furness second half).

 

Scoreline 0-1, 1-1 (Musson), 1-2, 1-3, 2-3 (Ganley), 2-4, 3-4 (own goal), 4-4 (Milne). Man of the match Matthew Musson.

 

Hethersett showed their great inconsistency in a match they expected to win but they had to fight hard to claw out a draw. They started abysmally and paid the price for sloppy defending when Bircham took the lead. Matthew Musson equalised only for Bircham to restore their lead before half-time and then go 3-1 and 4-2 up in the second half with Hethersett's second goal coming from Daniel Ganley. In the last 10 minutes they hit top form and made it 4-3 with an own goal and then Andrew Milne deservedly equalised.

 

February 18th                    Hethersett      (2)       4       Dereham Wanderers     (0)      0

                                                  Matthew Steward 2

                                                  Matthew Musson

                                                  Robert Mitchell

Subsidiary Cup at Hethersett Middle School at 10.30 a.m. Pitch very muddy and soft. Weather bright with occasional showers

TEAM: Chris Bolderstone, Steven Beck, Daniel Ganley, Graham Adams, Chris Colwell, Matthew Musson, Andrew Milne, James Curson, Chris Smedmor (sub Thomas Stanley second half), Robert Mitchell, Matthew Steward. Subs (not used) - Simon Furness and Stephen Richardson.

 

Scoreline: 1-0 (Mitchell), 2-0 (Steward), 3-0 (Musson), 4-0 (Steward). Man of the match Matthew Musson

 

Hethersett put in their best performance for some time with a battling and skilful display in the first round of the Subsidiary Cup and they thoroughly deserved victory as they restricted the opposition to only a handful of chances. They also attacked in strength up front and James Curson totally dominated midfield. Two goals in each half saw them through to the semi-finals from a superb performance.

 

February 25th                     Hethersett       (1)       1           Dereham Town      (4)     9

                                                 Andrew Milne

League match at Hethersett High School at 10.30 a.m. Weather very wet, pitch waterlogged and muddy.

TEAM: Chris Bolderstone, Steven Beck, Graham Adams, Stephen Richardson, Daniel Ganley, Chris Colwell, Chris Smedmor (sub Simon Furness second half), Matthew Musson, Thomas Stanley, Andrew Milne, Matthew Steward.

 

Scoreline: 0-1, 0-2, 1-2 (Milne), 1-3, 1-4, 1-5, 1-6, 1-7, 1-8, 1-9. Man of the match Matthew Musson

 

There is little that can be said about this match other than in attrocious conditions, Dereham played all the football and Hethersett's defence was back to its worst. They were only in the game in the first 10 minutes until Dereham scored and then fleetingly when they pulled the score back to 2-1. But from then on it was one-sided and just mistake after mistake.

 

March 3rd                       North Elmham      (0)      4          Hethersett        (2)        5

                                                                                                    Matthew Musson 2

                                                                                                    Andrew Milne

                                                                                                    Daniel Ganley

                                                                                                    Own Goal

Friendly match at North Elmham 10.30. Pitch very soft, weather dull but dry.

TEAM: Chris Bolderstone, Steven Beck, Daniel Ganley, Graham Adams, Chris Colwell, Matthew Musson, Stephen Richardson, Chris Smedmor, Simon Furness, Andrew Milne, Robert Mitchell, Matthew Steward, Thomas Stanley.

 

Scoreline: 0-1 (Musson), 0-2 (Milne), 1-2, 1-3 (own goal), 1-4 (Musson), 2-4, 3-4, 3-5 (Ganley), 4-5. Man of match Graham Adams

 

Hethersett hung on in this friendly despite being 4-1 ahead at one point. They made numerous positional changes during the match to ensure that all 13 players had almost a full game. It was an undistinguished performance with only one of Matthew Musson's goals being of note following a fine flowing move.

 

March 10th                         Wells          (0)       1            Hethersett      (3)         4

                                                                                                Matthew Steward

                                                                                                Andrew Milne 3

League match at Wells 10.30. Weather bright and fine, pitch soft.

TEAM: Chris Bolderstone, Steven Beck, Daniel Ganley, Graham Adams, Chris Colwell, Stephen Richardson (sub Thomas Stanley second half), Matthew Musson, Robert Mitchell, Chris Smedmor (sub Simon Furness second half), Andrew Milne, Matthew Steward.

 

Scoreline: 0-1 (Steward), 0-2 (Milne), 0-3 (Milne), 0-4 (Milne), 1-4. Man of the Match - Daniel Ganley

 

This was another poor performance from Hethersett following their 11-0 victory over Wells earlier in the season. They struggled throughout to score. Matthew Steward opened the scoring midway through the first half and two goals from Andrew Milne gave them a comfortable half-time cusion. In the second half they struggled and their only goal came when Milne completed his hat-trick. Wells broke away to score a consolation goal in the last minute. Steward hit the post and the bar in the second half and, before the break, Chris Colwell fired a penalty straight at the goalkeeper after Steward had been brought down.

 

March 17th                             Hethersett       (0)      3        North Elmham     (2)    2

                                                      Robert Mitchell

                                                      Matthew Musson 2

Subsidiary Cup semi-final at Hethersett Middle School 10.30 a.m. Pitch soft, weather dull but dry.

TEAM: Chris Bolderstone, Thomas Stanley, Graham Adams, James Curson, Chris Colwell, Matthew Musson, Andrew Milne, Chris Smedmor (sub Stephen Richardson second half), Robert Mitchell, Steven Beck, Matthew Steward. Sub (not used) - Simon Furness.  Man of the match - Stephen Richardson

 

Scoreline - 0-1, 0-2, 1-2 (Mitchell), 2-2 (Musson), 3-2 (Musson)

 

Hethersett reached the final of the Subsidiary Cup but made an extremely hard job of it, having to come back from being two goals down at half-time. Hethersett looked lack-lustre in the first half and were hit by goals after nine and 25 minutes. After tje break they turned the game around with Stephen Richardson playing well in midfield after coming on a s sub. Two goals in two minutes midway through the second half from Robert Mitchell and Matthew Musson levelled the scores and Matthew Musson hit the winner four minutes from time after good work from Richardson and Matthew Steward. The team began to play well once their believed in themselves and began fighting for every ball.

 

March 24th                         Hethersett         (2)     4         Necton      (0)      2

                                               Robert Mitchell

                                               Matthew Musson

                                               Simon Furness

                                               Own Goal

League game at Hethersett Middle School 10.30 a.m.weather dull but dry, pitch very soft

TEAM: Chris Bolderstone, Steven Beck, Daniel Ganley, Graham Adams, Chris Colwell, Matthew Musson, Andrew Milne (sub Thomas Stanley second half), Robert Mitchell, Steven Richardson, Matthew Steward, Simon Furness (sub Chris Smedmor second half).

 

Scoreline - 1-0 (Furness), 2-0 (Mitchell), 3-0 (Musson). 4-0 (own goal), 4-1, 4-2/ Man of the match Steven Beck

 

Hethersett made it four wins in a row with a good performance against Necton to reverse a heavy defeat early in the season. The whole team battled well and had many chances to make the win more emphatic. They scored some excellent goals and with 10 minutes remaining were 4-0 ahead. They conceded two late goals and looked fragile at the back in the closing stages as Necton hit back, but Hethersett managed to hold on for a well-earned victory.

 

March 31st                                 Hethersett       (1)       4       Dereham Wanderers       (1)    2

                                                       James Curson

                                                      Matthew Steward 3

League match. Man of the match Robert Mitchell

TEAM: Chris Bolderstone, Thomas Stanley, Daniel Ganley, Steven Beck, Chris Colwell, Matt Musson, Andrew Milne (sub Chris Smedmor second half), Steven Richardson (sub Simon Furness second half), James Curson, Matthew Steward, Robert Mitchell.

Scoreline - 1-0 (Curson), 1-1, 2-1 (Steward), 3-1 (Steward), 4-1 (Steward), 4-2.

 

Hethersett made it five wins in a row with another excellent performance against Dereham Wanderers. After several near misses they took the lead when James Curson converted a Robert Mitchell centre. Dereham equalised before half-time. After the break Matthew Steward nipped in to grab a hat-trick before Dereham acored a consolation towards the end. Chris Bolderstone pulled off some fine saved but Hethersett fully deserved the win.

 

April 14th                                    Great Massingham      (6)     8     Hethersett      (0)    0

League match at Great Massingham.

TEAM: Chris Bolderstone, Steven Beck, Graham Adams, Stuart Haynes, Chris Colwell, Thomas Stanley, Daniel Ganley, Robert Mitchell, Stephen Richardson, Andre Milne, Matthew Musson. Subs - Chris Smedmor, Simon Furness.

 

Despite being well beaten, the scoreline flattered Massingham who scored five times in a  five minute period before half-time and then twice at the end of the match against a weakened Hethersett team.

 

April 28th                Bircham   Tigers    (2)      2                    Hethersett     (1)       1

                                                                                                     James Curson

Subsidiary Cup Final at Holt Football Club. Kick Off 1 p.m. Weather; Dry and bright but fairly cold. Pitch - Hard and dusty

TEAM: Chris Bolderstone, Steven Beck, Daniel Ganley, Graham Adams, Chris Colwell (sub Thomas Stanley second half), James Curson, Andrew Milne (sub Simon Furness second half), Steven Richardson (sub Chris Smedmor second half), Robert Mitchell, Matthew Musson, Matthew Steward.

Hethersett were desperately unlucky to lose this cup final after taking a first minute lead and playing some very good football and having the majority of the play throughout the game. Lax defending ina five minute period in the first half saw Bircham score both their goals on a very big pitch.

Hethersett started well and opened the scoring after a minute with a fine goal from James Curson who fired into the roof of the net after setting himself up. Hethersett looked to be well on top until the 20th and 23rd minutes when Bircham scored.

After the break there was little to chose between the two sides and Hethersett had a golden chance to equalise when they were awarded a penalty for handball. Matthew Musson's spot kick was touched onto the bar and then saved by the goalkeeper and from that point on Hethersett looked beaten although they went close in a late flurry.

Man of the Match was James Curson

Man of the Match Votes: 39 James Curson; 19 Steven Beck, 10 Matt Steward, 8 Daniel Ganley, 6 Andrew Milne, 4 Matt Musson, 3 Graham Adams, 1 Chris Bolderstone.

After the match the following trophies were presented at a buffet at the Scouts and Guides HQ

Fans Player of the Season - Matt Steward

Top Scorer Award - Matt Steward

Players' Player of the Year - Steven Beck

Manager's Special Award - Chris Colwell