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Fakenham Town host King's Lynn Town Reserves in derby clash

Fakenham Town host King’s Lynn Town Reserves in a Friday night Thurlow Nunn derby tonight.

Despite a 3-3 draw at Swaffham Town earlier in the month, the Ghosts go into the match looking for their first win in six matches.

Andy Cunningham’s side will be looking to make a move up the table against a King’s Lynn Town Reserves outfit who are looking for their fourth successive win in league action.

Clipbush Park - home of Fakenham Town FC. (2282606)
Clipbush Park - home of Fakenham Town FC. (2282606)

Fakenham were left ruing their luck last Friday after Ryan Curtis and Callum Brain both struck the woodwork during a 2-0 defeat against Mulbarton Wanderers.

On Tuesday night, Joe Jackson was on target as Swaffham Town took the derby spoils against a young King’s Lynn Town Reserves side in the Thurlow Nunn League Challenge Cup.

Jackson struck late on to settle a tight affair at Shoemakers Lane, which has hit the headlines for the wrong reasons following damage to the club’s floodlights.

Lynn’s second string included eight under-18 players in their squad as they continue to bring youngsters through at the club.

Tomorrow, AFC Sudbury Reserves are the visitors to Swaffham as the Pedlars look to move into the top-three of Division One North.

But local rivals Downham, who are currently third in the standings, might have something to say about that as they welcome second-placed Mulbarton Wanderers to the Memorial Field in a top-of-the-table clash.

Also on Tuesday, Downham’s interest in the Challenge Cup was ended after Wisbech St Mary secured a 2-1 success on their travels.

Joe Woodhouse scored an injury-time winner for the visitors, whose first-half lead through Kensey Cater was cancelled out by a Tom Chilton own goal midway through the second period.

Two goals apiece for Danny Nichols, Liam Forshaw and Korben Willis saw Swaffham Town Reserves secure a 6-1 victory over Acle United Reserves in the Anglian Combination.

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