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Thetford battle back to draw

PUBLISHED: 09:47 27 August 2008 | UPDATED: 21:12 07 July 2010

Thetford Town battled back from a half time 2-0 deficit to gain a draw against unbeaten visitors Great Yarmouth Town and indeed score the first two goals they have conceded this season.

Thetford Town battled back from a half time 2-0 deficit to gain a draw against unbeaten visitors Great Yarmouth Town and indeed score the first two goals they have conceded this season.

Thetford started well and their passing was crisp and precise to allow Simon Mann and Kam Senior plenty of the ball in wide positions. Kwame Jones was again the lone striker and his work rate and touch was first class.

Thetford's only failing was they could not support him quick enough from midfield. Despite their early dominance and passing game Thetford were stunned when a long ball from Yarmouth's Ager was headed upwards by Thetford's Steve Crawshaw but fell to Scott Woodcock who turned sharply to shoot home.

Thetford went further behind just before half time when Scott Woodcock played a neat one two with Stewart Roach to hammer home his and Great Yarmouth's second.

In the second half Thetford started well with Jones again superb up front and Kam Senior supporting well but it was to be a tactical change that brought about Thetford's fightback.

Sam Bryant was brought on to partner Jones as Thetford switched to 4-4-2 and immediately Bryant raced through only to be up-ended in the box by Yarmouth's Adie Ager who was very fortunate not to receive a red card as last man.

Reliable Lee Brewer stepped up to send Yarmouth Keeper Elliot Price the wrong way from the penalty spot. Thetford continued to have the lion share of the second half with Sam Bryant having a splendid debut.

Yarmouth were still dangerous on the break and were unlucky not to put the game out of Thetford's reach with a thunderous Stewart Roach free-kick coming back off a post.

Again they threatened with the pacey Scott Woodcock one on one with Thetford keeper Dan Corston who on this occasion did well to divert the ball and deprive Woodcock his hat trick.

This was to be the turning point of the game as Senior headed the ball straight at the keeper from two yards as Thetford turned the screw harder and harder. With time running out Yarmouth failed to clear the ball from a goalmouth scramble and Thetford skipper Dave Richards poked the ball home to give Thetford a deserved equaliser.

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