Thetford look to give survival hopes a further boost

FOOTBALL - Thetford Town v Haverhill Rovers''Pictured: Pearson (T) ANL-151220-125722009
FOOTBALL - Thetford Town v Haverhill Rovers''Pictured: Pearson (T) ANL-151220-125722009
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Thetford Town will be looking to give their Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division survival hopes a further boost when they host Saffron Walden Town tomorrow (3pm).

The Brecklanders moved to within one point of safety on Friday, as a thrilling 5-3 victory over Newmarket Town helped them climb up one place to 18th in the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division table.

Sam Bond and Robbie Priddle struck early on to give Thetford a 2-0 lead after just four minutes, before Newmarket hit back with three goals six minutes midway through the half to lead 3-2 at the interval.

Second-half goals from Priddle, Ryan Pearson and Hunsdon saw Thetford move out of the bottom two, above Walsham-le-Willows.

Thetford played a friendly at home to Lowewstoft Town on Tuesday, losing 4-3.

Walsham lost 4-3 at Kirley and Pakefield last Saturday, their fourth straight defeat,and tomorrow face a trip to mid-table Gorleston as they battle for survival.

Walsham Reserves went down 3-1 to Whittam Town Reserves in the semi-final of the Chell Trophy at Summer Road on Wednesday.

Mildenhall Town, who have lost their last two fixtures, going down 20-1 at Saffron Walden last Saturday, face a tough challenge when second-placed Stanway Rovers visit Recreation Way tomorrow.

Team Bury, who lost 2-1 to Ely City on Tuesday, face a local derby when they host Stowmarket Town in the First Division at Ram Meadow on Saturday. Team Bury are bottom but one.