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Downham Town claim Thurlow Nunn League derby spoils

Wisbech St Mary 0

Downham Town 2

Two second goals were enough to see Downham Town take the Thurlow Nunn League First Division North derby spoils at the FTL Commercials Ltd Stadium on Wednesday night.

There was little to choose between the two sides in a scrappy first half before the visitors assumed control after the interval.

George Watts-Sturrock opened the scoring before Isaac Bloodworth, who made a huge impact after coming off the bench, doubled Downham’s advantage.

Wisbech St Mary v Downham football action. (42292998)
Wisbech St Mary v Downham football action. (42292998)

The Saints felt aggrieved at not having got something from the match after hitting the woodwork and having another effort ruled out for not crossing the line, but on the balance of play Downham were worthy winners.

Joint Downham Town boss Dale Stokes, pictured above, said: “It was a frustrating night and it’s another game where we haven’t really played well and won.

“Wisbech St Mary sat in and tried to hit us on the counter and we’re not really used to that. We had to be patient at times.

“We had to make a number of positional changes with players being out and at times we made it hard for ourselves by giving the ball away too much near the edge of our box.”

Downham Town now find themselves joint top at the summit with both Lakenheath and Fakenham Town, having played a game more than their two rivals.

“I was speaking to Sam (Darlow) at the game and he said it’s a sign of a good team if you are not playing well but are still picking up points,” admitted Stokes.

“We are still a new side but will get better the more time the new players have to gel.”

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