Point for Ghosts, but Swaffham squander lead

Fakenham's encouraging early-season form continued as they won a well-deserved point in a 1-1 draw at Cambridge University Press.

But Downham's mixed start continued as they were beaten 2-0 at Cornard, while Swaffham went down by the odd goal in five at Brightlingsea Regent.

Fakenham almost took an early lead when a header by Julian Delicata went just past the post from Jake Betts' corner.

Cambridge responded well by taking the lead on 13 minutes when an unmarked player scored from a cross after Rix had parried a shot from outside the box. Cambridge had the better chances for a period before Fakenham settled down and got back into the game with a shot from Sam Garner going just over.

Both sides were finding it hard to create chance before half-time, but the second half started with both sides looking to attack and Fakenham almost got caught on the break, only for the resulting shot to go just wide.


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On the hour mark, James Bamford was replaced by Kristian Jones with Garner taking up a more central midfield role. Fakenham were now looking the more likely to score and Jones had a shot on target after 70 minutes.

Fakenham were now putting Cambridge under pressure and levelled the scores after a good run and cross from the left by Betts was calmly finished by Jones.

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Swaffham Town surrendered a two-goal half-time lead, thanks to Luke Fell's first goals of the campaign, at Brightlingsea Regent.

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