Hedingham United 1 Haverhill Sports Association 5

HSA hit five for the second successive week to move up to fourth in the Essex & Suffolk League Premier Division table.

The away side got off to a flying start when Tom Lock played Ryan Weaver in and the lively striker lobbed Bouttell in Hedinghams goal after only two minutes.

Shortly after Weaver had the ball in the net again but was denied by the linesman’s flag. After eight minutes Cody Frazier saw red and was asked to leave the dugout following comments made to a linesman.

This incident seemed to affect HSA’s momentum and after a period of sloppy play Amos scored from the edge of the box with a great strike across Liam Cutts.

HSA were then on the back foot but managed to regain the initiative half way through the period when Adam Palmer’s perfectly weighted ball allowed Craig Cutts to round Bouttell and fire home past a couple of recovering defenders.

The rest of the half was easily forgettable as players struggled to get to grips with the tricky pitch and the play took place in the midfield.

HSA improved after the break and created plenty of chances with Weaver, Cutts, Palmer and Micheal Austin all coming close.

With 15 minutes to go the points were all but sealed as Tommy Hardwick fed Weaver who picked out Ben Bradley arriving at the far post, the winger’s half volley finish was just good enough to beat Bouttell.

Weaver added his second from the penalty spot after the impressive Paul Hunt was tripped driving into the box with five minutes to go before Owen Longley scored his first goal of the season firing into the bottom corner.

HSA now have three successive home games starting with Lawford next week.