Thetford Town warming up nicely for League Cup Final test
PUBLISHED: 08:42 30 April 2018
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Thetford Town warmed up for their biggest match in many years by winning their penultimate league game of the season on Saturday.
The Brecklanders now have their sights firmly set on the League Cup Final against Brantham at Diss Town on Bank Holiday Monday and the opportunity of picking up their first piece of silverware since seeing off St Andrews in the Norfolk Senior Cup Final way back in 1991.
With that in mind manager Danny White rested some players for the game against Haverhill Rovers at Mundford Road, but the hosts still came out on top 1-0. Volter Rocha’s 35th minute goal was enough to settle a scrappy game and end a run of six games without a win.
Great Yarmouth Town were also successful against Haverhill opposition, winning 3-1 at Borough with the goals coming from Hadyn Davis, Kieran Hagan and Taylor Lopez, while Wroxham also had a good day on the road. They won 2-1 at Hadleigh, with all the goals coming in the first half. Peter Wiltshire and Adam Plumstead were on target for the Yachtsmen.
Gorleston returned home empty handed from Brantham after a poor first half which saw them go in at the interval 3-0 down. The Greens improved after the break but all they had to show for it was a consolation goal from Keegan Middleton in the third minute of injury time.
Kirkley & Pakefield made it two emphatic home wins in the space of five days when they beat Ely City 3-0. Liam Harvey Cooper scored in the 33rd and 47th minutes while Lee Will put the icing on the cake by adding a third on 80 minutes, having scored at hat-trick in the 4-1 win over Long Melford on Tuesday.
Fakenham Town’s basement battle with Ipswich Wanderers was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.
It’s getting interesting at the top following Coggeshall Town’s 2-1 defeat at Newmarket. They are now just one point ahead of title rivals Felixstowe & Walton, who hammered Walsham le Willows 6-0, with the pair meeting at Dellwood Avenue on Tuesday night in what should be a tremendous game.
In Division One Swaffham Town stunned champions Woodbridge by condemning them to a first home defeat of the season. Goals in a superb 2-1 win came from Alex Vincent and, late on, from substitute Jack Prentice.