Thetford lose to Gorleston
Thetford Town, who lost 4-1 at home to Gorleston last night, play host to FC Clacton in Ridgeons Division One on Saturday.Last weekend Thetford entertained Halstead and it ended up as a 0-0 draw.
Thetford Town, who lost 4-1 at home to Gorleston last night, play host to FC Clacton in Ridgeons Division One on Saturday.
Last weekend Thetford entertained Halstead and it ended up as a 0-0 draw.
Thetford started the game with Craig Atterton making his debut for the first team replacing Brewer at right-back.
This was the only change to the team that impressively won away at Godmanchester last week.
Browne had a bobbling effort that the Halstead keeper did well to gather and soon after Browne again was involved, when his corner was flicked on by Richards only for Money's effort to be blocked. The young Thetford outfit was more than holding their own against opposition who were third in the table. Bryant came close but was unable to make the most of a good Tanti cross.
Browne's inswinging corners were particularly threatening for Thetford but the deadlock could not be broken.
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On the stroke of half-time Halstead were reduced to 10 men when Falla was adjudged to have committed a high challenge on Bryant. Following Falla's protests of innocence the referee produced the red card.
Thetford were hoping to make the most of the man advantage second half but Halstead created the more clear-cut chances on the break. A long-range free-kick flew narrowly wide and Bilham saved well with his legs.
A Halstead corner caused havoc in the home defence but was eventually cleared and then the best chance of the game was wasted when an inswinging free-kick was headed against a Thetford post.
Bryant had an opportunity late on but his long-range effort from a Bilham clearance went straight at the keeper.
In the end Thetford gained a hard-earned point in their first drawn match since the end of August.
Town's young defence were looking good, having kept another clean sheet.
Thetford Reserves do not have a game this weekend. On Monday the U18 side hosts King's Lynn in another top-of-the-table clash (kick-off 7.45pm).