Proctor plunders points with match-winning strike

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RIDGEONS LEAGUE

PREMIER DIVISION

Gorleston 0 Mildenhall Town 1

A SUPERB volley from Wayne Proctor gave Mildenhall a hard-earned victory over their mid-table rivals.

Mildenhall’s lack of match practice showed in the opening stages as the home side made the running.

However, despite plenty of possession, the Greens failed to trouble visiting goalkeeper Josh Pope.

Town created the best chance of the half when Proctor was released clear on goal, but home stopper Elliot Pride stood up to block.

Proctor broke through again early in the second period, but his square pass failed to pick out Owen Paynter with the goal gaping before Andrew Wood saw his effort cleared off the line as the away side began to find more fluency.

Gorleston still looked threatening and should have opened the scoring on 70 minutes when a low cross dropped to Ali McKenna three yards out, but Pope saved with his leg.

Five minutes later, Wood flicked on Dave Werthmann’s cross for Proctor to lash home from 15 yards.

Paynter missed a good opportunity to extend the lead, and Hall came under pressure in the final 10 minutes.

But, after Adarian Judge cleared brilliantly from his own goalline, the hosts were restricted to long range efforts which Pope dealt with comfortably to seal the win and register a first clean sheet for four months.