Mildenhall Town 3 Dereham Town 0: Bad night for the Magpies

Dereham manager Neil Simmons Picture: Ian Burt

Dereham manager Neil Simmons Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Archant

Dereham were soundly beaten at Mildenhall in the Bostik League North Division after being two down at the break.

The Magpies came close in the 27th minute when Dylan Edge's close range effort was charged down following Adam Hipperson's excellent pass and minutes later Dion Frary headed narrowly wide.

In the 35th minute a careless pass was picked up by Thomas Debenham who progressed and planted a pinpoint drive into the net. The home side increased their advantage four minutes later when the dangerous Abouhadje Kouassi ran through and scored.

Dereham looked better after the restart but keeper Elliot Pride was forced to make two great saves to prevent Mildenhall adding to their tally before Hipperson thundered a 25 yard left footer inches wide.

The Magpies kept pressing but lacked the quality to penetrate the home defence and in added time Emmanuel Osei-Owusu sealed Mildenhall's win with a well taken individual goal.

Liam Jackson was the Norwich United hero as they beat Great Yarmouth Town 2-0 at the Wellesley in the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division.

The Planters - beaten 2-1 at home by the Bloaters last month - had the better of the first half and deservedly took the lead just before the break when Jackson struck.

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The striker then added a second in the second half as the visitors stretched their unbeaten run to four games.

In the League Challenge Cup there was a derby match at Shoemakers Lane, with Joe Jackson's goal early in the second half earning Swaffham Town a 1-0 win over King's Lynn Reserves.

Elsewhere Diss Town suffered a humiliating 6-1 home defeat at the hands of Lakenheath, with two goals in five minutes midway through the first half from Sam Hawley and Aaron Turner setting up the win.

Virgilio Leitao reduced the arrears just after the break from long range only for Matt Hayden and Ryan Weaver to swiftly make it 4-1. Late goals from James McCabe - a 35 yard cracker - and Nathan Lock completed the rout.

Downham Town were beaten 2-1 at home by Wisbech St Mary.

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