Safety still not secured for Thetford Town


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Thetford Town are still not quite able to stop worrying about the threat of relegation – with just three games of the season to play.

The Brecklanders lost 2-0 at Brantham Athletic on Saturday to remain in 15th position in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division table.

Ely and Diss are already relegated but Wivenhoe kept their heads above water in the final relegation place with a 2-0 home win over Mildenhall. That cut Thetford’s safety cushion to just five points – delaying confirmation of survival for Mark Scott’s side.

Two goals in the second half from Adam Mills condemned the Brecklanders to defeat at eighth-placed Brantham, with injuries leading to the visitors finishing the game with 10 men on the field.

Sam Bond, Sam Bryant and Halen Smith were all forced off during the course of the game, making for a tough afternoon as Brantham stretched their unbeaten run to 10 games.

Thetford boss Scott took to Twitter to express his disappointment for goalkeeper Scott Cruickshank after the game, saying: “Excellent performance from our No1 @cruickshank0582 for @Thetford_TownFC yesterday. Didn’t deserve to concede the two late goals.”

Thetford are on the road for another difficult match on Saturday, away at reigning champions Hadleigh United, who have slipped to sixth after three successive defeats.

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Scott’s side then return to Mundford Road for their final game of the season the following Saturday, against Wivenhoe.

• Thetford Town Reserves are still in with a slim chance of winning the title in Division Six of the Almary Green Anglian Combination.

Thetford Rovers Reserves are top but have finished their matches with Scole three points behind with four games in hand and Town four points behind with two games in hand.