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Hall hope to build on Fakenham victory and climb up the league

SMILING AGAIN: Mildenhall Town players celebrate James Patterson's goal which led to a 2-0 victory against Fakenham Town at the weekend
SMILING AGAIN: Mildenhall Town players celebrate James Patterson's goal which led to a 2-0 victory against Fakenham Town at the weekend

Mildenhall Town interim boss Dean Greygoose praised his side after they won at home for the first time under his tutelage at the weekend.

Goals from James Paterson and Steve Holder helped the Hall (10th) beat in-form Fakenham Town 2-0 on Saturday.

And Greygoose — whose side travel to Hadleigh United tomorrow (3pm) — was delighted with Mildenhall’s performance against a side whose last league defeat was back on October 11.

“They were unbeaten in six (in the league) heading in,” said Greygoose. “We defended very well as a team and deservedly won the game.

“As the game went on we just got better and better.”

Mildenhall have finished in the top seven of the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division in eight of the last 10 seasons, and Greygoose believes that a similar finish in May is possible.

“Looking at the squad we should be a bit higher in the league,” said the Mildenhall manager.

“There’s certain things to work on, but if we can maybe get a run together then we can go up the table.”

Town travel to last season’s champions this weekend with a near-full strength squad, but will be without suspended striker Holder, who picked up his fifth yellow card at Ipswich Wanderers earlier this month.

However new signing Matt Green, who made his debut in the 3-1 Suffolk Premier Cup defeat at AFC Sudbury on Tuesday, should feature.

Thetford Town (15th) will hope to get over last weekend’s capitulation against Newmarket Town, when they travel to Gorleston tomorrow (3pm).

Mark Scott’s side led 3-0 at Town on Saturday with goals from Shane Leech (two) and Elliott Smith.

But they went on to concede three goals in the final 10 minutes to draw 3-3 to the third-placed Jockeys.

“I can’t really put into words what happened,” said Scott. “We’ve taken a 3-0 lead against third in the division and were in cruise control.

“To concede three in the last six or seven minutes, made it feel like a loss.”

Walsham-le-Willows visit to Whitton United tomorrow (3pm), hoping to end a run of four matches without a win in all competitions.

The Willows (16th) drew 1-1 with Felixstowe and Walton United at the weekend, with Jack Brame’s ninth goal of the season securing a point for Paul Smith’s side.

In the First Division, Stowmarket Town (10th) host Long Melford (3pm).

Rick Andrews’ side gave away two penalties in a 4-0 defeat at home to March Town United at the weekend, with teenage goalkeeper Kelby Sharber-Coleman making his debut between the sticks for Stow.

Team Bury (11th) aim to put their Suffolk Senior Cup disappointment behind them when they host March Town United tomorrow (3pm).

The Blues suffered a 2-1 second-round defeat against Crane Sports of the Suffolk and Ipswich League Senior Division on Saturday.


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