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Thurlow Nunn round-up: Fakenham Town slip to heavy defeat

PUBLISHED: 14:07 04 February 2018 | UPDATED: 14:07 04 February 2018

Fakenham were hammered 8-0 by Histon. Picture: Archant

Fakenham were hammered 8-0 by Histon. Picture: Archant

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Fakenham Town slipped to their fifth consecutive defeat in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division as they were hammered 8-0 by Histon.

The Ghosts last tasted victory at the start of January in a 2-1 win at Haverhill Rovers but their recent form has kept them firmly in a relegation dogfight. Matt Hayden plundered a hat-trick for the Stutes whilst Max York, Evan Key, Lee Smith, James Carman and Shaun Jenkins were also on the scoresheet.

Thetford Town slipped to a heavy defeat on the road as they were well beaten at Stowmarket. Max Melanson had put the visitors in front but Stowmarket got back on level terms before the break and ran riot in the second period.

Kirkley & Pakefield notched up their third consecutive win as they ran out 3-0 winners at Walsham le Willows. Kyle Baker bagged a brace whilst Scott Haverson was also on the scoresheet as the Royals moved up to 12th in the table.

Great Yarmouth Town and Gorleston saw their matches against Saffron Walden and Wivenhoe respectively postponed due to waterlogged pitches.

Norwich CBS bounced back from their 3-0 reverse in midweek against Whitton with an excellent display to take all three points at Diss Town in the First Division.

Matty Doyle broke the deadlock when his strike took a defection and nestled in the bottom corner. Diss were level shortly after with a long range Cory Gittins effort which went through a crowd of bodies. CBS started the brighter in the second half and James Page scored twice to make it 1-3 to CBS. Ben Fowkes, Doyle and Jordan Attree all had great chances to make the game more than safe but all failed to find the net.

Diss took advantage of CBS pressing and created two chances that they should have scored but for two brilliant saves from John Howes. Diss grabbed a second through Virgilio Leitao with the last kick of the game but it was too little, too late.

Swaffham Town saw their promotion aspirations suffer a dent as they were beaten 3-1 at home by Leiston Reserves. Matthew Gilchrist had got the Pedlars back on level terms in the second half but Leiston proved too good to run out convincing winners.

Wisbech St Mary recovered from a two-goal deficit as they nicked a point at Braintree Reserves. Alfie Cleal opened the scoring for the home side before Lewis Stantiall doubled their lead. Jack Mockford reduced the arrears in the second half but Braintree restored their two-goal advantage through Joe Jones. Wisbech didn’t let their heads drop though and Jack Friend and a Nick Davey penalty ensured they left with a share of the spoils.

Norwich United’s second string went down to a 2-0 defeat at promotion chasers Framlingham Town.

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