THURLOW NUNN LEAGUE
Mildenhall Town 3
Newmarket Town 1
Chris Bacon marked his new Mildenhall Town contract by scoring twice in a 3-1 win over local rivals Newmarket Town on Saturday afternoon.
The 32-year-old, who returned to Recreation Way for a second stint last month, recently committed himself to the club until the end of next season.
And, having sorted out his immediate future, Bacon backed up the previous weekend’s brace at Gorleston by being Mildenhall’s main man in a victory that saw them jump up to fifth in the table.
“You get out what you put in. The team did well. We pressed well, played in the right areas and luckily I was able to finish a couple off,” he said. “I’ve been here before and the people are really nice. They make you feel appreciated.
"The players here are hungry and want to learn. This is the right environment for me."
Mildenhall's number nine opened the scoring in the 12th minute as he volleyed in Kelvin Enaro's cross, before Bacon then turned provider seven minutes into the second-half as Ben Yeomans headed the hosts 2-0 in front, only for Newmarket to respond through Deakan Napier 11 minutes later.
However, any hopes of a comeback for the Jockeys were extinguished in the 78th minute when Bacon fired Dan Brown's low cross into the roof of the net.
Bacon's impact impressed his manager Dean Greygoose, who believes that he has found the answer to his side's problems in front of goal.
"He’s only going to get better. I have used 11 different centre-forwards this season," he said. "He got across the near post for the first goal. I have been here 18 months and it has been hard to get people to do that regularly."
n Bacon was again on target in a 2-1 win away at Brantham on Tuesday night, with Greygoose's men next set to host Gorleston tomorrow (3pm).