Mixed fortunes for Thetford
THETFORD Town, who next visit Yarmouth, paid the penalty for missed chances against visitors Hadleigh, losing 2-1.Hadleigh took an early lead when a cross was not cut out.
THETFORD Town, who next visit Yarmouth, paid the penalty for missed chances against visitors Hadleigh, losing 2-1.
Hadleigh took an early lead when a cross was not cut out. Town responded well and a Pask effort was saved. Soon after, a good run by Mann was cleared then later on a good run from Wood should have seen someone in the middle to finish. Pask then had two efforts saved.
Town equalised when a corner from Cusack was turned back by Pask and Catchpole, running in, made no mistake. Town had two good chances.
In the second half a pass from Pask found Wood whose first-time shot missed the target. Later on, Pask's effort from an angle just went wide. Town keeper Hulyer brought off two good saves but once again good work from Bloomfield saw Woods blast wide. Then Hadleigh scored from a free-kick to get a generous win. Thetford thank match sponsors Sports Kit, Thetford.
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Thetford Town travelled to Gorleston in a pre-Christmas fixture and, on a lovely playing surface, the opening exchanges were evenly shared - and it ended 1-1.
With Town creating chances and Gorleston counter-attacking, the game went from end to end.
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Gorleston had an effort on 15 minutes that went wide and on 24 minutes the dangerous Bloomfield had an effort over the bar.
Strong runs from Armes caused Gorleston problems and in the closing minutes of the half both Pask and Wood had good chances.
The second half saw similar play going from end to end, but once again Town created a chance for Holder, on 57 minutes, which went wide. Gorleston had a period of pressure, which gave the Town defence a chance to shine.
On 75 minutes an Armes effort was saved and five minutes later, Gorleston took the lead when they found a way through Town's defence to score past Hulyer.
Town continued to battle and gained a deserved point when, deep into injury time, a corner found Brooks, who headed across goal for Pask to score a deserved equaliser.
A good, competitive game from both sets of players saw a final result of 1-1.