Ridgeons Division One round-up
In Ridgeons League Division One, Fakenham Town were hit for six by visiting Saffron Walden, managing just one in reply.After conceding a penalty, which resulted in a man being sent off, to go 2-0 down after 37 minutes, Fakenham had no chance of getting back in their first home game of the season.
In Ridgeons League Division One, Fakenham Town were hit for six by visiting Saffron Walden, managing just one in reply.
After conceding a penalty, which resulted in a man being sent off, to go 2-0 down after 37 minutes, Fakenham had no chance of getting back in their first home game of the season.
Saffron Walden went on to win 6-1, Karl Pask was the Ghosts' scorer. The result leaves Fakenham at the bottom of the table.
Meanwhile, Cornard have taken over at the top with nine points after their 3-1 win at Whitton United.
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It was a good weekend for Thetford Town who came back from the trip to Ipswich Wanderers with their first win of the season - which takes them off the bottom of the table, rising three places.
They went one down but battled back to take victory with goals by Steve Davies and Simon Mann.
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New Thetford manager Mark Scott was delighted with the result.
He said: “It was excellent, very pleasing to get the win. It was a hard game with a few players missing.
“We have made steady progress after some upheaval - we have lost four or five players already and have new players. We haven't managed to get the same team out for four games!”
He said Thetford were hoping to recruit some more players and that progress was good after a shaky start to the season. “It's promising. We're away to Stow[market] on Saturday, who are in a bit of turmoil themselves - looking forward to
Diss Town maintained their unbeaten start to the league season as they made it eight points from four games as they scored a late equaliser to rescue a point against Brantham Athletic at home.
Brantham took the lead when Simon Mann crossed for Ollie Mann to head in at the far post. Diss had two strong claims for a penalty turned away before they equalised in the 87th minute when Sam Bryant beat two defenders before sending a low shot into the near corner of the net. The Tangerines drop to third in the table as a result.
Swaffham Town hit the road to visit Godmanchester Rovers but came away with a 1-0 defeat, conceding the goal by Boon after
one minute 20 seconds following a
mix-up in defence. The Pedlars finished the half the better side and had several chances but the equaliser failed to materialise.
In other results, FC Clacton took the points from a 1-0 win over visitors Great Yarmouth, Halstead Town hosted Gorleston and won 4-1. Team Bury beat hosts Long Melford 1-0, March Town United put two past visitors Stowmarket with one in reply while Cornard beat hosts Whitton United 3-1.