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Fakenham Town
Haverhill Rovers
Sat 21 Apr 15:00 - Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties - Premier Division Full time Attendance 45

FAKENHAM TOWN 2 HAVERHILL ROVERS 0

A controversial penalty and a misplaced pass gave Fakenham their first win since defeating Haverhill in the reverse of this fixture back at the start of January.

THURLOW NUNN LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION

The spot kick for the hosts came in the 43rd minute when Alfie Carroll was adjudged to have brought down Reece Taylor in the area, although many saw the ball visibly change path after the challenge; after the referee consulted his assistant, and some time had passed, the original decision of a penalty kick was retained and Connor Charlesworth hammered the ball into the top right corner to put his side in the lead at the break.

Haverhill were the stronger side on the field but chances were difficult to craft, let alone take, Kyle Clarke, Rory Jebb, Jemel Fox and Ben Bradley failing to find the net in a seven minute period near the start of the second half.

The away side's fate was effectively sealed with 62 minutes gone as a pass by Marc Abbott went astray and Kyle Plumb seized on the chance to run forward with the ball before dispatching a low shot past goalkeeper Charlie Turner.

Added time provided added incident as both sides found themselves reduced to ten men, Carroll getting a second yellow card for handball seconds after the 90 minutes were up and Josh Youngs receiving his marching orders six minutes into injury time after kicking out at Fox after a drop ball.

ROVERS : Turner, Carroll, Fox, Miles, Holmes, Sartini, Abbott (Halls, 76), Bradley, Clarke (Milne, 67), Jebb (Judge, 67), Burr. Subs not used – Hardwick, Geoghegan.

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# Team Pl Pts
17. Walsham le Willows 46 55
18. FC Clacton 46 51
19. Haverhill Rovers 46 49
20. Haverhill Borough 46 40
21. Hadleigh United 46 34
22. Fakenham Town 44 25
23. Ipswich Wanderers 45 21

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