All set for derby cup tie

On Saturday Thetford first team are at near neighbours Swaffham Town in the Norfolk Senior Cup.Last weekend Town entertained Godmanchester Rovers and lost 3-0.

On Saturday Thetford first team are at near neighbours Swaffham Town in the Norfolk Senior Cup.

Last weekend Town entertained Godmanchester Rovers and lost 3-0.

Rovers have made a strong start to their league campaign, but it was Town who had the best start, when on five minutes, a good run by Mann saw his final cross go begging and cleared by Godmanchester. On 17 minutes, a Mann cross found Jones but his header went wide.

Godmanchester started to pressure Town had a good chance on 20 minutes, which was deflected for a corner, and then soon after, they had a chance which came off the post. Town did have their share of the ball and a good run by Senior saw his final effort saved. Godmanchester had the last chance of the half when a Thompson effort curled past the post.


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Town stated well in the second half and on 55 minutes, a Mann cross found Senior, whose effort went over the bar.

The game went from end to end, and a Godmanchester effort on 65 minutes was saved by Bilham. Town's best chance of the match came on 70 minutes, when good play saw Jones pass to Senior, and with only the keeper to beat, his shot came off the keeper's legs and was cleared.

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Three minutes later, Godmanchester took the lead when indecisive play by the Town defence left Thompson unmarked and he made no mistake from 18 yards.

On 75 minutes, Richards was adjudged to have fouled in the box and Bass stepped up to convert the kick. Then Town had a great chance to pull a goal back when Mann, through on goal, lobbed the keeper, only to see it rebound off the post and the follow-up ending up in the side netting.

Godmanchester sealed the points on 83 minutes, when Devlin fouled in the area and Bass stepped up to convert his second penalty of the match. The final minutes were played out with a disappointing result for Town.

The Reserves travelled to Tiptree in the first leg of the Chell Trophy and lost 8-0. So all to play for in the second leg. Next Saturday they travel to Leiston in the league.

The Under 18s are at home next Monday, October 6, to Wisbech Town, 7.45pm kick-off.

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