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Comeback win can help inspire the Willows to back-to-back victories

FOUR-GOAL HAUL: Andrew Wood scored all four goals for Walsham-le-Willows in their 4-2 win at Newmarket Town
FOUR-GOAL HAUL: Andrew Wood scored all four goals for Walsham-le-Willows in their 4-2 win at Newmarket Town

Buoyed by an impressive comeback win at high-flying Newmarket Town last time out, Walsham-le-Willows will be aiming to make it back-to-back wins this weekend.

The Willows looked to be heading for defeat at the Ridgeons Stadium on Saturday, as goals from Austen Diaper and Jamie Thurlbourne gave hosts Newmarket a 2-0 lead.

But Walsham had other ideas, as their top goalscorer Andrew Wood fired in four unanswered goals to secure a fine 4-2 comeback win.

And ahead of visiting relegation-threatened Wivenhoe Town tomorrow (3pm), Paul Smith’s side are targeting another victory to edge further away from the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division bottom three.

Saturday’s win at Newmarket pushed the Willows up one place to 16th in the table and stretched the gap between themselves and the bottom three to six points.

Following this weekend’s trip into Essex, Walsham entertain Thetford Town (6th) on Wednesday night (7.45pm).

The Brecklanders, who travel to Ipswich Wanderers tomorrow (7.45pm), ended a run of four straight home games with a comeback victory of their own on Tuesday.

Robbie Priddle scored four times, while substitute Emmanuel Machaya was also on target, as Thetford came from 2-0 down to beat Brantham Athletic 5-2.

Priddle, who leads the goalscoring charts at Mundford Road with 19, also found the target in Thetford’s 1-1 draw with Great Yarmouth Town last Saturday.

n Elsewhere, Stowmarket Town will be hoping to avoid a slip up in their First Division promotion push when they entertain second from bottom Dereham Town Reserves tomorrow (3pm).

The Old Gold and Blacks moved five-points clear at the top of the table after a George Bugg hat-trick helped them to a 3-0 win at King’s Lynn Town Reserves last weekend.

Team Bury (17th) will be hoping to end a run of five defeats when they host March Town United tomorrow (3pm) and then AFC Sudbury Reserves on Tuesday (7.45pm).

The Blues were beaten 3-0 on their travels by Downham Town at the weekend.


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