Town’s poor form continues

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RIDGEONS LEAGUE

PREMIER DIVISION

Mildenhall Town 1 Newmarket Town 1

MILDENHALL Town’s poor form continued as they shared the spoils with a Newmarket Town side who earned their first point in 13 games in the process.

John Olive stunned the hosts on 20 minutes with a fine strike into the top corner, and though Hall recovered to dominate the play, creating a hatful of chances, they could only reply through Steve Holder’s rasping drive just after half-time.

Just before Olive’s opener, the visitors had a lucky escape when Michael Harvey’s cross saw two defenders divert the ball against their own crossbar within a matter of seconds.

And despite a lacklustre reaction to going behind, the home side still had two great chances to equalise before the break, Andrew Wood dragging wide when clean through and Holder missing the target with a close-range header.

Wayne Proctor, Sean Hefferon and Wood missed more chances after Holder drew Hall level.

Norwich United 1 Mildenhall Town 0

MILDENHALL’S cutting edge in attack again deserted them as Norwich United withstood a torrent of second-half pressure to hold on for victory on Saturday.

Hall started the match slowly and the hosts took advantage after just 10 minutes when Ross King was allowed a free header from a set piece to give his side the lead.

But the visitors, inspired by youngster Isaac Jagroop’s excellent showing in midfield, started to find their feet around the half-hour-mark and could have equalised when Kris Thomas nodded David Cooper’s cross wide.

Despite dominating possession and territory, the away side were hamstrung by poor decision making and a lack of quality in the final third.