Beaumont leads way as Dereham Town win final league game 6-1
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After flirting with relegation for much of the season in Bostik League North Dereham Town finished the campaign in a respectable 14th position following Saturday's 6-1 romp against Great Wakering Rovers at Aldiss Park.
Danny Beaumont lead the way with a hat-trick while Karol Wengrzik, Rhys Logan and Jamie Forshaw were also on target in an impressive display.
Manager Adam Gusterson made changes to his team with Tuesday's Senior Cup final in mind and one of them produced a moment of magic to put the Magpies in front in the sixth minute. Dion Frary played a long ball upfield towards Wengrzik and the youngster progressed before beating keeper Jack Allen from 25 yards.
Twelve minutes later Jamie Forshaw swerved a superb ball out to Rhys Logan on the right and the talented wide man beat his man before slotting home past the advancing keeper to make it 2-0.
The visitors soon reduced the deficit when a cross from the left was headed into his own net by defender Matt Castellan but in the 21st minute Danny Beaumont's low free-kick beat everyone and nestled in the far corner of the net.
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Dereham increased their lead to 4-1 in the 36th minute with a magnificent team goal. After fine play between Forshaw, Wengrzik and David Hinton the ball was played to Lewis Johnson on the edge of the box and the youngster struck a blistering drive against the right hand post. The rebound flew out to Beaumont who smashed an exceptional diagonal drive into the net. Just before the break Wakering missed a great opportunity when defender Hussain Jaffa headed against the post from point blank range.
On the hour mark Wengrzik created space outside the box before firing into the base of Allen's post before Beaumont's curling delivery from the left sailed past Allen and into the net for his hat-trick and Dereham's fifth.
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In the 78th minute home keeper Elliot Pride made a great save before Dereham brought on joint manager Olly Willis. In the 91st minute the veteran crossed from the right to the far post where Forshaw headed home Dereham's sixth to complete the scoring.
Skipper Hinton was presented with the Supporters' Player of the Season award before kick-off.
Dereham: E Pride, D Frary, C Dickerson, D Hinton (T McLeish 75), S Wones, M Castellan, R Logan( R Logan 79), L Johnson, D Beaumont (R Crisp 83), J Forshaw, K Wengrzik. Subs not used: A Hipperson, A Plumstead. Att: 124.