Downham lose away; Fakenham make it successive wins

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Downham Town saw their unbeaten away record ended at league leaders Mildenhall Town this afternoon while Fakenham Town made it successive Premier Division wins.Two goals in four minutes during the second half saw Downham taste defeat for the first time on their league travels as joint boss Craig Dickson served the first of his four-game stadium ban.Both sides had their chances in a tight first half which ended goalless.Mildenhall took the lead 19 minutes into the second half as Tanner Call’s ball in was converted by Ben Nolan.The Suffolk outfit made sure of all three points four minutes later after Adam Capel headed home from a corner.The defeat leaves Downham Town sixth in the league standings – one point and one place off the play-off spots.Fakenham continued their upward trajectory with a hard-fought 2-1 victory at Long Melford.Andy Cunningham’s side took the lead on the stroke of half-time as Jay Myhill found the bottom corner with a fine finish.Long Melford levelled matters 15 minutes after the restart before the Ghosts regained the advantage eight minutes later.Fin Whiteley was clattered as he closed down the home goalkeeper but Jake Watts was on hand to walk in what proved to be the winner.The win moves the Ghosts up a place to ninth in the league table.On Tuesday night, Fakenham Town host Downham Town in a Thurlow Nunn Premier Division derby (7.45pm).Elsewhere in the Premier Division, Heacham saw their league game at Hadleigh United postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.In the First Division North, Chez Rust scored a brace for Swaffham Town but it wasn’t enough as they slipped to a 3-2 home defeat against Wivenhoe Town.The defeat leaves the Pedlars, who travel to Parson Drove in a rearranged fixture on Tuesday night (7.45pm), without a win in five games.

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