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Unbeaten Heacham have two players sent-off

Heacham won their fifth consecutive game in the Anglian Combination Premier Division despite having two players dismissed against visiting Long Stratton.

The hosts had Ben Coe and Nathan Davies sent-off in a five-goal thriller at Station Road.

Coe was shown a straight red for trying to play peacemaker following a bad challenge on one his own players in the first half before Davies followed him for an early bath for picking up a second yellow card after the break.

Striker Joe Jackson netted on his debut for the club while Davies, who has played more than 100 games for the club, bagged a brace.

Despite winning 3-2, a tough afternoon for Heacham saw Nathan Daws suffer a hairline fracture of the foot and ligament damage after a poor challenge, while Matt Goss and Ed Tann both limped off with injuries during the 90 minutes.

One bright spot for the hosts was the return of Luke Gray while the trio of Josh Winner, Adam Reeve and Sam Lammiman all got 90 minutes with the reserves.

“It was the worst we’ve played this season in the first half but in the second half the players put in a real shift, which they had to with us eventually going down to nine men.”

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Haverhill Rovers 0

Fakenham Town 5

The first team picked up their second league win of the season as they made the trip to Haverhill Rovers.

A Louis Henman-Mason hat-trick, an Ashley Jarvis penalty and a Cameron Beazer header rounded off the emphatic 5-0 victory.

On Tuesday night, the Ghosts went down 2-1 at home to Mulbarton with Jack Robinson scoring their goal.

Tomorrow, Fakenham host Lakenheath at the Daly Group Stadium in the Premier Division while Swaffham Town entertain Woodbridge Town.

In the First Division North, Downham Town have a big game when they welcome league leaders Harleston Town to the Memorial Field.

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Swaffham Town came from a goal behind after the interval to book their place in the next round.

Goals from Luke Middleton and Blake Davies were good enough to see the Pedlars through to the next stage.

Assistant manager Johnny Alflatt said: “Due to the change of day of the fixture we was missing one or two which was hard, but to a man the lads were brilliant.

“They battled for everything and to go 1-0 down and then come back to win 2-1 showed brilliant character considering the start we have had to the season.

“Hopefully we will strengthen the squad over the next week or so and we need to take some momentum from Sunday into the league.”

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