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Downham book play-off place against Harleston Town



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Promotion-chasing DownhamTown will travel to Harleston Town next Saturday in a head-to-head for a place in the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division.

The Memorial Field outfit find themselves just 90 minutes away from playing at the highest-ever level in the club's history after a tense last four victory over Norwich CBS.

Downham dominated the first half but only had a Joe Jackson goal to show for their efforts going into the interval.

Members of the crowd watching Downham host Norwich CBS at The Memorial Field. (56242880)
Members of the crowd watching Downham host Norwich CBS at The Memorial Field. (56242880)

It was a different story after the break as Norwich CBS went in search of an equaliser and pushed Downham back.

George Hutton keeps his eyes on the ball. (56242881)
George Hutton keeps his eyes on the ball. (56242881)

The hosts were indebted to goalkeeper Duncan McAnally who was the late hero at the Memorial Field with a fine penalty save.

Joe Jackson battles for the ball. (56242882)
Joe Jackson battles for the ball. (56242882)

Harleston Town were 2-1 victors over Framlingham Town at Wilderness Lane in the other semi-final and have home advantage in next weekend's final after finishing second in the league standings.

Jacob White tries to get on the ball for Downham Town. (56242885)
Jacob White tries to get on the ball for Downham Town. (56242885)

Before their last-four win, joint manager Dale Stokes said: "We’d love to have another go at Harleston as they’re one of only three sides we didn’t beat this year."

Tommy Hunt on the ball. (56242889)
Tommy Hunt on the ball. (56242889)
Charlie Butt driving forward. (56242890)
Charlie Butt driving forward. (56242890)
Barry McWilliam defends his goal. (56242891)
Barry McWilliam defends his goal. (56242891)
Joe Jackson appeals for a decision from the referee's assistant. (56242893)
Joe Jackson appeals for a decision from the referee's assistant. (56242893)


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