Ghosts hold league leaders to a draw

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Fakenham Town picked up a point at home to league leaders Mildenhall Town this afternoon while there were defeats for the other three West Norfolk sides in the Thurlow Nunn League.The Ghosts held runaway leaders Mildenhall to a goalless draw in the Premier Division clash at the Daly Group Stadium.Home goalkeeper Luke Pearson made a couple of good saves to thwart the visitors in the second half but Andy Cunningham’s side more than held their own against the side 14 points clear at the summit.The Ghosts remain well set for a top-half finish in the standings.On Tuesday night, Fakenham are back in home league action again when they entertain Mulbarton Wanderers (7.45pm).Downham Town’s play-off ambitions suffered a blow with a 3-2 reverse at third-placed Thetford Town this afternoon.Owen McQuaid and James Morre were on target for Downham Town but it wasn’t good enough with George Diggens (2) and Elliot Smith finding the back of the net for the hosts.All of the goals came in a crazy first half and, despite their best efforts after the interval, Downham were unable to find an equaliser, even though they dominated large parts of the second period.After the game, Downham took to X to say: “The home side were far superior in the first half as we went in 3-2 down.“Complete contrast after the break, as we were much improved and piled on the pressure. However, we couldn’t find the equaliser.”Downham remain sixth in the league table but now find themselves four points adrift of Dereham Town in the final play-off spot.On Tuesday night, Downham turn their attentions to the semi-finals of the League Challenge Cup (7.45pm).Heacham suffered a sixth straight defeat in league and cup competitions with a 3-1 reverse at fourth-placed Mulbarton Wanderers.Individual errors proved the catalyst for the Magpies’ latest loss.Mulbarton led 2-0 at the break thanks to a double from co-manager Ben Thompson.Matt Goss pulled a goal back for the visitors in the second half before Owen Lane wrapped up the three points for the hosts.Heacham stay 15th in the league table.There was no luck for Swaffham Town in the First Division North as the Pedlars suffered a 6-0 defeat at title-chasing Framlingham Town.On Tuesday night, Swaffham Town welcome Haverhill Rovers for a league game at Shoemakers Lane (7.45pm)

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