Late goal knocks Fakenham Town out of FA Cup

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FA Cup

Wroxham 3

Fakenham Town 2

The Ghosts somewhat unluckily went out of the Emirates FA Cup after being ahead for much of the second half at fellow Norfolk side Wroxham.

Thurlow Nunn Premier Division outfit Fakenham Town’s Sam Garner and Robbie Harris both hit the bar as The Ghosts lay a late siege to the Wroxham goal, but play went from one end to another and Wroxham bagged a late winner.

The home side scored after just two minutes, but an Ashley Jarvis brace at the end of the half put the visitors 2-1 up at half-time at Trafford Park.

Wroxham equalised, then grabbed the winner on 77 minutes.

Ghosts: Rix, Akers, Dye, Day, Gilchrist, Youngs, Franks, Harvey (c), Jarvis, Harris, Page. Subs: Williams, Garner, Brain, Wiseman.

Swaffham Town 2

Haverhill Rovers 2

The Pedlars continued their Thurlow Nunn Premier Division campaign with a well earned and deserved point against tough opposition.

The visitors took the lead after five minutes. George Hutton restored the balance in the 22nd minute, striking from 15 yards.

Hutton made it 2-1, two minutes from half-time. Haverhill levelled in the 66th minute from a set-piece. The scorer arguably should have seen red for retaliation following award of the kick.

The midweek game against Norwich Utd has been postponed due to Norwich’s FA Cup replay. The Under 18’s on Thursday travel to Dereham.

Division One

Cornard 1

King’s Lynn Town Res 3

Lynn were looking to get back on track with three points at a recently improved Cornard side who have recently appointed a new manager.

Simpson carried on his good form with a couple of good saves. Liam Fryatt, back after first team duties, put Dylan Edge through with a good ball but the keeper saved with ease.

Lynn came out for the second half with more conviction and went ahead when McQuaid crossed for Kevin White to head home in the roof of the net. The impressive Edge added a fine finish from just outside the box. Cornard then got one back from a set piece.

Jamie Burgess (16) was introduced into the game with 30 minutes to go and was involved in the move which saw other substitute Nathan Daw score and take the three points back to Lynn, who lie in third.

Man of the Match: Dylan Edge.

Dereham Town 0

Downham Town 1

The only goal of the game from centre-forward Mark Smith earned Downham’s second win of the season, which puts them in 10th position.