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Thurlow Nunn League: leaders Downham beat Fakenham while Swaffham win at ex-King's Lynn and Norwich City Grant Holt's Wroxham


By Pete Woodhouse


Thurlow Nunn League: Downham 2 Fakenham 1

Goals from Matthew Calvert and Jack Frohawk ensured the hosts retained their spot at the summit of Division One after this derby at the Memorial Field on Tuesday.

This was Downham's first home league game of the season – they traditionally have to wait until the town cricket team finishes their fixtures – and they completed a swift double over Fakenham Town.

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A Frohawk brace had seen off The Ghosts on August 13 at Clipbush Park.

This also produced a seventh clean sheet in eight league games this season for Downham.

A game of few chances and not much action.

Downham took the lead after just five minutes.

Early in the second half a good save from away 'keeper Bates foiled the home team.

However Downham doubled their advantage just before the hour mark.

Midway through the second period, Ghosts Andrew Skipper was subbed off to be replaced by Alby Matthews, who struck with fewer than ten minutes on the pitch.

The substitute scored with a header.

In the last ten minutes Youngs with a flick and a shot from Beazer went close for the visitors, but Downham hung on to preserve their lead at the top.

Downham: McAnally, Berry, Oughton, Gould, yates, Sykes, Frohawk, Bird, Bloodworth, Calvert, Plumb.

Fakenham: Bates, Atkins, Whitmore, Skipper, Youngs, Tuddenham, Akers, Beazer, Exley, Brain, Curtis.

Premier Division

Wroxham 1 Swaffham Town 2

Paul Hunt's troops put an end to an unbeaten Wroxham home run, beating the hosts despite a goal from former Norwich City and King's Lynn Town striker Grant Holt.

With a depleted squad, Swaffham went 1-0 up on 48 minutes through Ryan Pearson.

Wroxham levelled in the second half via Holt's goal.

But the Pedlars won it in the 80th minutes thanks to Matty Gilchrist's goal.

Swaffham Town's in the Norfolk Senior Cup have been at home to Downham Town on Saturday, October 12, 3pm KO.

Swaffham Reserves in the First Round of the Cyril Ballyn Cup enjoyed a 3-1 victory away to Long Stratton Reserves.

Goals from Kieran Bruce, Callum McDermid and Sary Rahma progressed the Pedlars to the next round. This is further cup action next weekend for the Reserves, this time in the Norfolk Junior Cup First Round. Swaffham are away to East Harling Reserves.

In the next round of the Cyril Ballyn Cup Swaffham Reserves are away to Buxton on the October 5, with a 2pm KO.

NW Norfolk League

Terrington 1 Snettisham 1

Both sides had to battle against a fierce wind.

Snettisham took the lead with a well-taken poacher's goal from Scott Heffer.

Terrington's Ahmed Rhouti equalised with a low shot. Neither side could break the deadlock in the second half and shared the points.

The tireless Joe Green was Snettisham's MoM and Terrington picked Matt Clayden as their MoM.



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