Upminster M1s 2 v 1 Norwich City M2s

Upminster made it 3 wins on the spin after edging a tight match against Norwich City.
In a performance similar to that of the previous week, the home side were unable to put their normal stamp on the game, with Norwich sitting deep but not allowing Upminster many clear opportunities.
A fairly drab first half ended goalless, and Upminster knew that they needed to create more in the final third to have a chance of winning against a resolute Norwich side.
Eventually in the second half the home side’s pressure was too much, and Lyndon Ford converted from a tight angle to give Upminster the lead. The home side were made to pay, however, as Norwich pounced on one of a multitude of errors from the home side to equalise.
Upminster pushed for the winner, but were left exposed on one or two occasions and were fortunate that keeper Phil Dixon was always on hand to prevent the away strikers. In the closing minutes Upminster did find a second way through as Russell Murphy pounced to put the home side in the lead once again. Despite a late rally from Norwich, the Upminster defence held firm and saw them gain 3 points.
Upminster travel to high flying Shefford & Sandy next week knowing that they’ll need to sharpen up their play if they’re to make it 4 wins in 4 matches.