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West Norfolk sides go goal crazy at the weekend

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There were goals galore involving senior West Norfolk footballing sides at the weekend.

In the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division, Fakenham Town ran riot with a 8-3 demolition of Whitton United at the Daly Group Stadium.

Jake Watts marked his home debut for the club by scoring four of the Ghosts' goals, while Mitch Rasberry, Dan Jarvis, Josh Youngs and Lewis Sturman also got their names on the scoresheet.

Football stock shots. Picture: Simon Lankester (51874959)
Football stock shots. Picture: Simon Lankester (51874959)

The win lifts Fakenham up to 14th in the league standings and tonight they face a derby trip to March Town United.

Pointless Swaffham's misery continued with an 8-0 reverse at Mildenhall Town.

The Pedlars have conceded 45 goals in their opening 11 fixtures and need a quick change in fortunes if they are going to survive in the division this season.

In the First Division North, Downham Town moved back into the top half of the table with an impressive and controlled performance against previously unbeaten Huntingdon Town.

A brace from Simon Bird and a Luke Reed effort saw Downham Town triumph 3-0 at the Memorial Field with Kieran Hagan and Bird sharing the man-of-the-match accolade.

The goals continued to flow in the second round of the Mummery Cup.

There's just no stopping Heacham who made it nine straight wins in league and cup competitions this campaign.

The Magpies thrashed Dussindale and Hellesdon Rovers 9-0 at Station Road with both John Flanagan and Connor Young notching hat-tricks.

Josh Winner, Nathan Davies and George Rawlings also found the back of the net in a game where Stuart Mitchell sponsored the matchball.

In the same competition, Fakenham Town Reserves suffered a 6-1 defeat at Thetford Rovers.

On Sunday, King's Lynn Town Ladies progressed to the Third Qualifying Round of the Women's FA Cup with a 5-1 win over Brett Vale.

On target for the Linnets were: Rachel Skinner, Alexa Hunter, Amy Magnus, Oksana Imanalijeva and Aimee Ford.

The next round is scheduled for Sunday, October 24.

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