Thurlow Nunn round-up: Diss survival hopes given boost

Diss Town boosted their hopes of survival thanks to a 1-0 win over Walsham-le-Willows courtesy of Matt Dixon's strike.

The Tangerines remain second from bottom on 17 points although they are at least staying in touch with the sides just above them.

Managerless Kirkley & Pakefield made it six games without defeat after a 2-0 win at home to Mildenhall Town.

Caretaker boss Marty Hubble was handed the reins at the start of January after Jamie Godbold left for AFC Sudbury and they have maintained their form despite the former Lowestoft Town man's departure.

Ross Gilfedder's double secured all three points for the Royals, who sit in fourth place, just a point behind Hadleigh with a game in hand.

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Fakenham and Gorleston fought out an exciting 2-2 draw at Clipbush Park. Robbie Harris broke the deadlock in the 15th minute after latching on to Matt Dye's through-ball before finishing calmly.

Gorleston skipper Chris Sandford restored parity in the 37th minute with a fine drilled effort from the edge of the area but Fakenham made it 2-1 before the break thanks to Alex Walpole's looping header.

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It looked like Wayne Anderson's men would hold on for the victory until 15 minutes from time when Gorleston substitute Nathan Russell rose highest to nod home at the back post and preserve a share of the spoils.

Thetford Town's struggles continued as they lost their fifth match in a row, 2-1 at Newmarket as Ross Paterson bagged a brace for the Jockeymen.

Swaffham maintained their title charge with a 3-0 win at home to Needham Market Reserves. Goals from Alex Vincent (2) and Joe Jackson ensured the Pedlars remained in third place, 10 points behind leaders Long Melford with five games in hand.

Great Yarmouth Town remain firmly in the promotion hunt in fourth place having disposed of AFC Sudbury Reserves 3-0 at home.

Peter Oldham's brace sandwiched Kyle Ingram's strike as the Bloaters strengthened their promotion assault.

Yarmouth and Swaffham face each other next weekend in a key match in the battle for a Premier Division spot.

Downham's fine second half to the season continued with a 3-1 win at Stowmarket with Karl Tansley proving the match-winner with two late goals.

Dereham Town Reserves let a two-goal lead slip and had to settle for a point at home to Woodbridge. The Magpies' second string sit in 15th position.

King's Lynn Town Reserves also had to settle for a 2-2 draw at Debenham LC.

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