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Thurlow Nunn round-up: Gorleston's season in danger of petering out after latest defeat

PUBLISHED: 16:12 02 April 2017 | UPDATED: 16:12 02 April 2017

Seasiders' Dan Davis clears the danger for Felixstowe. Picture: Stan Baston

Seasiders' Dan Davis clears the danger for Felixstowe. Picture: Stan Baston

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Gorleston's recent blip continued as they went down to a 2-1 defeat at Godmanchester Rovers in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division.

Craig Jennings shoots past Luis Tibble to double the score for Felixstowe. Picture: Stan BastonCraig Jennings shoots past Luis Tibble to double the score for Felixstowe. Picture: Stan Baston

The Greens saw any realistic title hopes extinguished in midweek after a 6-0 hammering at Felixstowe & Walton and they came away pointless from another away trip on Saturday.

Rovers took the lead in the 24th minute when John Hall capitalised on a mistake from Taurean Molloy to make it 1-0.

The Greens were level before the break though when Jason Thompson volleyed home after good work down the right wing from Harley Clements. The winner came midway through the second period as Reece King finished well after Molloy could only parry a cross into his path.

The result means Gorleston have dropped down to fourth in the table after Newmarket leapfrogged them following their 5-3 win over Haverhill Rovers.

Kirkley & Pakefield's’ defenders cannot stop Tom Winter’s scrambling the ball home. Picture: Stan BastonKirkley & Pakefield's’ defenders cannot stop Tom Winter’s scrambling the ball home. Picture: Stan Baston

Felixstowe & Walton maintained their faint title hopes as they saw off a very youthful Kirkley & Pakefield side 3-0. Goals from Craig Jennings (two) and Tom Winter secured the points against the Royals.

Thetford Town are up to fifth in the table thanks to their impressive 5-2 win at home to Hadleigh. Ex-Norwich City forward Cameron King plundered a hat-trick for the Brecklanders with Ben Anderson and Ryan Fuller also finding the target for Danny White’s side.

Swaffham Town moved to within a point of moving off the bottom of the table thanks to their 2-0 win at Stanway Rovers courtesy of a brace from Nick Castellan.

Fakenham Town secured an excellent 5-2 win at home to Saffron Walden Town despite falling behind early on. Joel Glover levelled matters in the seventh minute but Walden got their noses back in front. The Ghosts made it 2-2 just before the break when Ashley Jarvis fired home and Josh Youngs’ 10th goal of the season gave them the advantage. Further goals from Shane Akers and Jarvis wrapped up the points.

Great Yarmouth Town earned a point on the road after a 1-1 draw against Walsham-le-Willows thanks to Haydn Davis’ first half effort.

In the First Division Diss Town made it three wins in a row after a 2-0 win over King’s Lynn Reserves.

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