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Thetford Town are pegged back in FA Vase tie

PUBLISHED: 20:25 23 October 2017

Action from Wroxham (blue) v Haverhill Borough at Trafford Park. Picture: Ian Burt

Action from Wroxham (blue) v Haverhill Borough at Trafford Park. Picture: Ian Burt

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Thetford Town were pegged back in Saturday's FA Vase first round tie against Debenham LC at Mundford Road which ended in a 1-1 draw.

Town went into the game as favourites against a team from the second tier of the Thurlow Nunn League and went ahead just before the break when an excellent move ended with Tanner Call applying the finishing touch.

The visitors got back on level terms just after the hour mark however and the match ended 1-1 after 90 minutes, with extra-time failing to produce a winner as Town keeper Kingsley Barnes made a couple of late saves.

Thetford return to league action on Saturday afternoon with a trip to Ely City and are back at Mundford Road on Tuesday night when they entertain Norwich CBS - formerly Spixworth - in the League Knock-out Cup.

Elsewhere in the FA Vase, Norwich CBS moved in the next round after Matthew Doyle’s goal was enough to earn a 1-0 win over visiting Oxhey Jets while Wisbech St Mary were 2-1 home winners over Whitton United.

In the league Fakenham Town put their recent troubles behind them with only their second win of the season.

The Ghosts’ footballing activities have taken a back seat to off-the-field issues in recent weeks, but the team, playing for the first time since the new “senior football admin” appointments of Simon Barnes, Doug Colman and Nolan Keeley, ended an eight-game winless run by beating Hadleigh United 2-1.

The visitors were ahead at half-time, but Kyle Plumb levelled from the penalty spot after 65 minutes before Ricky Claxton notched the winner.

Fakenham remain bottom but with games in hand on their nearest rivals will be hoping the change in fortunes continues.

Kirkley & Pakefield were 2-1 winners at Haverhill Rovers while Wroxham were among the goals, thumping Haverhill Borough 7-2 at Trafford Park.

Great Yarmouth Town had to settle for a 0-0 draw at FC Clacton.

In the First Division, King’s Lynn Town Reserves thumped Leiston 8-1 (Toby Hilliard (2), Toby Allen (2), Eoin McQuaid, Jack Frohawk, Nathan Daw, Ryan Lennon).

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