Fakenham Town face FA Cup replay

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Fakenham Town 0

Huntingdon Town 0

Fakenham Town are the only local team to enter the hat for the next round of the FA Cup after their goalless draw on Saturday.

The Ghosts try again tomorrow (Wednesday) night as the other local side Swaffham were knocked out.

The club have confirmed Friday’s game at Clipbush Park against Kirkley will go ahead as scheduled.

Swaffham Tn 2 Thetford 4

Disappointment for the Pedlars, who were suffering with injuries and player unavailability.

They started like rabbits in the headlights, going down to two very good strikes in the fifth and 16th minutes, only to be further punished, giving two further needless goals away in the 35th minute and on the stroke of half-time.

Surely no way back in the second half, with a four-goal mountain to climb? Hope came in the 52nd minute.

Alex Vincent was brought down for a penalty, the Thetford goal keeper lucky just to see a yellow card.

Vincent converted the penalty low and hard to the right corner. A further goal from Vincent in the 64th minute sparked the possibility of a comeback but that was dowsed with 20 minutes to go, with home penalty claims for shirt-pulling ignored by the referee. The Pedlars also hit the post, and wish the best to Thetford in the next round where they will meet Bury Town.

The Reserves host Watton United tomorrow, 7.30pm.

Next Saturday the Pedlars travel to Whitton United in a return to the Thurlow Nunn League.

The Reserves had a heavy opening season defeat at Redgrave Rangers. At the weekend they are away to Loddon United Reserves. The ‘A’ team start their new campaign next Saturday with a trip to Scarning United.