Thetford Town FC all set for Vase

Thetford Town entertain Walsham-le-Willows in the second qualifying round of the FA Carlsberg Vase, on Saturday 3pm kick-off.

Thetford Town 0, Godmanchester Rovers 0

After Town’s win in the FA Vase at Rothwell in midweek it was back to league action with Godmanchester Rovers the visitors.

Town got under way with a Jones effort in the early minutes just going wide.

Town had most of the early play and Dixon brought a good save from the keeper on 15 minutes.


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Godmanchester had their moments and should have taken the lead when the offside trap was beaten but Bowden saved well.

Some strange refereeing decisions stopped the game from flowing.

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Town had a good chance on 25 minutes when good work from Scott saw his cross headed wide by Haynes.

The visiting keeper was the busier in the first half and made a good saves on two occasions, both from Dixon efforts.

The early stages of the second half saw play go from end to end.

On 60 minutes a good ball by Jones into the box just eluded the front players.

Bruno saw his first-time shot well saved by the keeper and then Bowden went full length to save.

But it was Town that finished the stronger with a Thompson header just over and then the visiting keeper making two excellent saves just before the end to make sure the game finished goalless.

Team: Bowden, Joseph, Thompson, Bailey, Haynes (Piggott), Jones, Tanti (Richards), Howard, Scott (Turner), Dixon, Tavares.

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