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Fakenham Town
Haverhill Borough
Sat 5 Jan 15:00 - Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties League - First Division North Full time

Borough Downed by Ghosts


Fakenham Town 2-0 Haverhill Borough

New manager Kevin Parsons tasted defeat in his first match as Haverhill Borough boss, as his charges fell to a two goal defeat at Fakenham Town.
Shorn of a number of first team regulars, and with Colby Williams making his debut in midfield following his arrival from Lakenheath, Borough struggled to get a foothold in the first half after right back Harry Simmonds’ scorching shot from the edge of the penalty area was well saved by Tom Coombe in the first five minutes.
Both centre-back Cameron Watson and goalkeeper Lewis Down were called upon to deny early Fakenham attacks, although Down could do little to stop Ryan Curtis’s shot which flew past him into the top corner of the goal after 21 minutes.
Craig Pruden shot over on the half hour, but Borough had few further attacks prior to the break.
The visitors started more brightly in the second half, and with Simmonds and Zak Ollington given rein to overlap down the right they finally started to put pressure on the Fakenham defence. With Williams growing into the game alongside the hard working Ryan Swallow, Borough begain to dominate with Pruden having a shot tipped over the bar, and further opportunities wasted.
However Fakenham struck again following a Borough corner. A well worked break saw Josh Youngs and Harry Exley combine to set up Tom Blake for the second goal with a quarter of an hour left in the game.
The last quarter saw little goalmouth action with ‘The Ghosts’ happy to run down the clock and secure an important three points.
Borough: Down, Simmonds, Martin, Williams, Watson, Hurkett, Ollington, Munday(15), Pruden, Swallow, Kent.
Subs Fanthorpe (15) Lindsay, Thompson

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# Team Pl Pts
13. AFC Sudbury Res 36 39
14. King's Lynn Town Res 36 38
15. Diss Town 36 37
16. Haverhill Borough 36 33
17. Needham Market Res 36 33
18. Wisbech St Mary 36 25
19. Felixstowe & Walton United Res 36 19

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