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Thurlow Nunn round-up: Gorleston title hopes suffer dent after late goal

PUBLISHED: 16:39 26 March 2017 | UPDATED: 16:39 26 March 2017

Diss Town have a new manager. Picture: Archant

Diss Town have a new manager. Picture: Archant

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Gorleston saw their Thurlow Nunn Premier Division title hopes suffer a huge dent as a late equaliser denied them all three points at home to Stanway Rovers.

The Greens looked to be heading for an important victory thanks to Aaron Taylor’s 34th minute header from a Jack Garrod corner.

However, the second goal wouldn’t come and as the game wore on Gorleston retreated deeper and deeper into their own territory.

They were made to pay when, four minutes from time, Stanway struck an equaliser as substitute Romario Dunne headed home.

Gorleston sit in third place, 13 points behind leaders Mildenhall, who have played three games more than the Greens. Mildenhall were 2-1 winners away at Kirkley & Pakefield, who had taken an early lead through Jack Herbert.

Second-placed Felixstowe & Walton’s own title hopes look all but over after they were beaten 2-0 at Saffron Walden.

Great Yarmouth Town enjoyed a 1-0 win at home to Godmanchester Rovers thanks to Mitch Forbes’ penalty 10 minutes from time. The game looked to be heading for a goalless draw until Cruise Nyadzayo, a recent signing from Thetford, was brought down inside the penalty area, which allowed Forbes to hammer home from 12 yards for his 15th goal of the season.

Joint boss Adam Mason was delighted with the way his side ground out all three points but admitted to an element of fortune.

“We talk to the player regularly about the things required to win football matches, one of those is luck,” he said. “We had luck on our side. For me they should’ve had a penalty, our penalty was debatable and our keeper made two outstanding saves to keep a clean sheet.

“Not the best performance by a long way, but three points nonetheless which keeps us in the running for a top six finish.”

Goals from Cameron King and Danny White earned Thetford Town a point in a 2-2 draw against Ely City.

In the First Division Diss Town enjoyed an impressive 4-0 win at home to Halstead Town thanks to goals from Shaun Hunsdon (two), Charlie Webb and Mark Appleton.

Downham Town slipped to a 1-0 defeat against Cornard United whilst King’s Lynn Town Reserves beat Team Bury 2-0.

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