Saxmundham Sports Club, Carlton Rd, Saxmundham IP17 1AT

The first team travelled to Kirton Athletic today still looking for their first league victory. With Pricey on nappy changing duties Shaun and Jack took the reigns.

In a strong wind and driving rain the match was pretty even at the start but Kirton had an early chance which was put wide. After around 15 minutes a corner for Sax was collected by Sharman who chipped a cross from the byline for Isaac to finish with a diving header at the far post 0-1.

The game remained pretty even but Kirton would have levelled if not for Dale’s block on the line. Charlie then put wide from a great through ball by Jack, and Sharman shot over after a good passing move. HT 0-1.

The second half started much like the first with neither team on top. After around 10 minutes Sharman won a physical battle with the centre back and calmly slotted the ball past the keeper. 0-2.

This allowed us to soak up Kirton pressure and catch them on the break. They had a lot of possession but struggled to break through our defensive line. However with about 10 minutes to go a deep free kick was volleyed in at the far post to make it 1-2.

This meant we had to suffer 10 minutes of pressure as Kirton threw bodies forward but some strong defending saw it through to the end. Final score 1-2 and a much needed win.

In summary this was not a pretty performance but the boys showed character in digging in to secure the victory.