HFC Welcomes new Groundsman

I started my football career at the age 6 playing for Briston as a goalkeeper for almost 11 years before work commitments got in the way. Left football for several years due to work before coming back into it. I done several jobs as well in my football life secretary and groundsman just to mention a few.
In September I was approached by hindringham chairman to see if I would like to come on board as groundsman at the club. It didn’t take me long to say yes.
‘ It’s going to be a joyable journey to be part of as groundsman at hindringham specially taking over from Shane there is big shoes to fill but I do my up most to make sure both teams have a great pitch to play every game’.

Vertigan power header helps continue great start to the season.

Hindringham travelled to play bottom of the table North Walsham on Tuesday evening looking to continue the good start to the season. Hindringham were soon on the front foot and from a Day corner Ryan Vertigan powered a header home. One soon became two when Jason Day finished well. Hindringham should have been further in front but were unable to take the chances. North Walsham were given new hope when the ball was given away and punished when North Walsham player manged to squeeze the ball home. Second half Hindringham lost skipper Croker to the sin bin  for 10 minutes and Hindringham where under pressure, when back to full strength from a corner by Hudson played out to edge of the box to Ben watts  he struck a lovely low shot which found the bottom corner.  Hindringham were now in control and the lively Jane Watts making his debut finished well with a first time shot. North Walsham were awarded a penalty in the last minute however Hindringham saw the game out for a 4-2 win


Stalham V Res

Hindringham Res travelled to play Stalham on Saturday with the club having many players unavailable due to Sundown in Norwich and also a stag do. They were still able to field a strong team starting the game well and were awarded a penalty which Kevin Clipston converted.  Hindringham were on top and should have been further ahead when Clipston scored again only for it to be ruled out for offside. The second half Hindringham  were below the standards they had set and Stalham were soon back in the game and took the lead. Towards the end of the game a defensive mistake allowed Stalham to score a third goal leaving the final score Stalham 3 Hindringham Res 1
    On Saturday Hindringham first team are at home to Norwich Utd under 21’s in the mummery cup  2pm ko

1st V Easton Match Report

HFC travelled to newly promoted Easton, who were also unbeaten in their first 3 games.

It was HFC who started the brighter of the two, causing problems down Easton’s right hand side. West & Clarke both had good chances but failed to convert. Easton looked to get the ball wide and delivered some dangerous balls into the box but HFC’s back line kept them at bay. Just before the break Clipston pierced Easton’s back line to find West, West’s original shot was saved but he managed to follow in the re bound to give the visitors the lead. HT 0-1.

HFC started the second half very slowly and had to withstand some serious pressure. 10 minutes into the second half the pressure told when Wheeler latched on to a ball over the top and beat Vertigan to the ball before slotting home to make it 1-1. The game was fairly even from the hour mark with both sides having chances. Elliott with an excellent save late on to keep the scores level. However the game ended in controversy when West was fouled in the box. The ref pointed to the spot to only reverse his decision which left both sides in bemusement. A hard fought game ending in a fair result. FT 1-1.

HFC next game away to North Walsham Tuesday 4th Sept.


Res V Narborough Match Report

Two sides who had were unbeaten from the start of the season went head to head as Narborough visited Hindringham Reserves.

Hindringham playing in a change of shape due to missing personal had a dominant first period playing some nice football at times but unfortunately couldn’t convert there chances to goals, whilst dealing with the Narborough threat comfortably.

Half time score 0-0

Hindringham were quite as dominant in the second half but still have plenty of chances which were not converted. As they pushed for the opening goal, and then the equaliser Narborough scored against the run of play both times in a frustrating afternoon for the Reserves.

Final score 2-0 Narborough


Match Report V Fakenham Res

Hindringham welcomed Fakenham Town Res to the Elms in what was always going to be a difficult game with the visitors gaining promotion last season. The game started with Fakenham controlling the game and creating chances, it took two great saves from Luke Elliott to keep the scores level until a great cross came in to the box and a Fakenham player headed it home. One should have become two when Elliott was adjudged to have fouled The Fakenham striker. Darby stepped up and saw his penalty saved by Elliott. .
The second half Hindringham changed shape and worked hard and started to grow in to the game. As the game was getting towards the end Hindringham had a goal ruled out for offside. In to the final few minutes and Hindringham worked really hard and the lively West had a shot that looked to be going in but his strike partner Clark made sure to level the scores. In front of a large crowd the game ended 1-1


Great start to the season!

Hindringham started the season away at Aylsham with new signings added to last season’s squad and a good pre season under their belts manager Darren Gill was looking for a strong start to the season. Hindringham struggled to deal with the Aylsham counter attack however Hindringham should have been in front but Clipston missed a great chance which proved costly as they fell behind to a good finish by the Aylsham striker. At half time Gill changed the formation and took Clipston off and brought West on along with Jason Day this changed the game completely with Hindringham on the front foot and were soon level with a thumping header by Ryan Vertigan and this really spurred on the team to then score a second through the lively west poking the ball home after goalmouth scramble. With Hindringham in control debutant Ben Watts got hold of the ball was challenged but kept hold of the ball to curl an unstoppable shot in to the top corner to secure 3 points.

On Saturday Hindringham welcomed newly promoted East Harling to the Elms for what was always going to be a tough test. Hindringham started the game OK and were competing with Harling only to fall behind to a well taken goal following poor play from Hindringham. Again at half time manager Gill made two changes and Hindringham were working really hard and when the ball was not cleared by Harling skipper Dan Croker struck an unstoppable shot low in to the bottom corner.

In a game where Hindringham were now on top they fell behind again through sloppy play but the players lifted themselves again and as the game was looking like Harling could take the points Jason Day put in a quality free kick and the ever lively West scored a fantastic looping header. Hindringham really believed that even though they were in injury time that the game could be won and that is exactly what happened Day took a corner Vertigan at back post won the header putting the ball back in to the danger area and West applied the finish that was needed to give Hindringham the 3 points and to send the large crowd away happy. This has been a great start to the season. A real positive feel around the club this season.
On Saturday the first team are away to Easton and the Res are at home to Narborough


Great Away Win to Start Season

The first team started with a great away win against Aylsham Town a team that are expected to be in and around the mix. Manager Gill brought in two players for club debuts Josh Clark and Ben Watts and Adam Buckenham returning to club after few seasons away. Hindringham started the game OK but were soon under what seemed to be constant pressure from the lively Aylsham forwards who caused problems every time they went forward Elliott in goal was able to deal with every thing. Clipston missed a very good chance to put Hindringham in front when shooting wide. The play broke down the Hindringham left and Rhys Collins finished well.

This seemed to rock Hindringham and could not get a foothold in the game but managed to get through to half time.
A change of formation by Gilly and Clipston going off for the lively West and the injured Hood going off for Jason Day who in his first tackle let Aylsham knew they were in a game this set the tone for Hindringham total dominance of the second half with every player stepping up 30% from first half and when Hudson put in a corner Ryan Vertigan met it with a thumping header. With Hindringham in total control another ball in to the box was met with the ball ending up in the net by West this game in all honesty was only going one way now and players growing more confident and what away for the game to finish with debutant Ben Watts picking the ball up and being fouled 2 or 3 times but kept going to curl an unstoppable shot in to the top right hand corner. This capped a great second half team display. Final score Aylsham 1 Hfc 3


Pre Season

That dreaded phrase is now coming up “pre season” we will be starting Thursday 5th July and thereafter every Tuesday. We have some friendlies which are – 1st team Wroxham reserves (h) sat 21st 2pm ko, Fakenham 1st team Friday 27th (h), Holt Friday 3rd Aug (a) Sheringham Friday 10th August (a). + 1 more Reserves – Longham 13th (h), Briston 20th (h), docking 27th (a).

New players welcome!!