Early start proves decisive for White's men
PUBLISHED: 13:20 31 January 2017 | UPDATED: 13:20 31 January 2017
Thetford Town earned themselves a valuable three points in a Norfolk derby clash at Clipbush Park.
Fakenham ended the game with only nine players, but it was a great start by Thetford which caused the problems.
The Brecklanders scored twice inside the first five minutes. Cameron King got them on their way with a superb 25-yard effort in only the second minute and Elliot Smith doubled their advantage.
Fakenham pulled one back midway through the first half thanks to a Joel Glover penalty but gave themselves a real uphill battle when Sam Garner was red-carded in the 66th minute.
Danny White’s men wrapped up the win in the 76th minute through Ross Bailey’s spot-kick and the Ghosts were reduced to nine men shortly after when Kyle Plumb received his marching orders.
The win took Thetford up to eighth in the table, with a home game against Stanway Rovers this weekend.
Fakenham 1 Thetford Town 3