Thetford leap up Ridgeons table

Thetford Town leapt up the Ridgeons Division One table by four places last night after beating visitors Godmanchester 2-1.They are now comfortably mid-table in tenth with nine points from seven games.

Thetford Town leapt up the Ridgeons Division One table last night after beating visitors Godmanchester 2-1.

They are now comfortably mid-table in tenth with nine points from seven games.

They will want to continue the good work on Saturday when they host Great Yarmouth in the League Cup (7.45).

Thetford were knocked out of the FA Vase last weekend by Daventry, 6-1.

Of the final result, Town secretary Bob Richards said: “Harsh, but a good experience for much of the young squad who had experienced the FA Vase for the first time.

“The score did not do them justice and if you didn't see the game you will be thinking our boys took a hell of a beating.

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“A big thank you to the loyal supporters, friends and family that made the journey.”

He added: “Welcome to the club's latest signing Mark Bowden, a former Elgin keeper.”

Daventry 6, Thetford Tn 1

A TOUGH challenge but Thetford went into the FA Vase game on Saturday with new confidence and promising new signings.

Town couldn't have asked for a better start, Henry Scott gave Thetford the lead after just 10 minutes with an unstoppable shot from

outside the area to stun the home team.

A very soft penalty was awarded to the home side which levelled the score before a further two goals knocked the stuffing out of Town. Daventry, now full of confidence and dominating long periods with good possession, made it hard for Town to get back into the game.

A much better and more determined second-half performance saw Town winning far more midfield battles and creating good opportunities which made the game very competitive.

Scott hit the post with a well-executed free-kick before Matt Howard was hauled to the ground inside the penalty area but denied the opportunity when the referee stunned everyone by awarding a free-kick on the edge of the area.

Matt Dixon worked hard to find a way through a well-organised and strong defence but was halted every time with some poorly timed challenges/fouls and, on one occasion, an offside flag.

Disappointingly, despite are their best efforts Town conceded three late goals that made the final score 6-1.

The Reserves' fixture has been cancelled this Saturday and rescheduled for Wednesday, September 30 away at Dereham Town in the Chell Trophy.

w Meanwhile, Swaffham Town lost to visitors Great Yarmouth 2-1 in Ridgeons Division One on Saturday.

The Bloaters scored first before Gavin Norman equalised from the penalty spot after Andrew Hunter was pulled down in the box.

Yarmouth added another later on to secure the win.

It could have been three, but Lee Brookes came to Swaffham's rescue with a quality save in the dying minutes of the game.