Thurlow Nunn round-up: Lampshire hits hat-trick for Mildenhall Town to deny Ipswich Wanderers
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Reports from the weekend’s Thurlow Nunn Division games.
Mildenhall Town 3 Ipswich Wanderers 3
A late second-half hat-trick from David Lampshire saw Mildenhall Town rescue a point in a game of two halves at Recreation Way.
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Wanderers were 3-0 up with 13 minutes to play until Lampshire, dual registered with Bury Town, smashed in three late goals in dramatic style.
Wanderers signalled their early attacking intent when Craig Jennings scored from a Jack Severy cross on seven minutes.
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Severy’s replacement Ben Deacon made it 2-0 before setting up Jennings to complete his brace with the Ipswich side rampant.
They looked to be heading for a comfortable win until Dan Hitching had to go off and Lampshire came to life – scoring two headed goals and executing a smart turn and finish.
Long Melford 4
Thetford Town 1
Long Melford cruised to a fine home win over Thetford Town on Saturday,
Melford were ahead after two minutes when Jamie Griffiths latched on to a through ball and outpaced the Thetford defence before firing into the net.
The lead was doubled in the 10th minute. Dan Swain advanced down the left and his delicate pass was met with sublime control and a cool finish by Griffiths.
Shaun Hudson pulled one back for Thetford from the spot after the re-start, but the two-goal cushion was soon restored as the impressive Dan Smith dispossessed a Thetford defender and showed great composure to lob the advancing keeper.
Scott Yearling then came close to extending the lead on two occasions before opening his account for the club in the 73rd minute.
It was another high quality goal. Griffiths’ excellent corner was met by Yearling at the near post and his glancing header gave Thetford keeper Parr no chance.
Hadleigh United 2
Godmanchester Rovers 3
This latest defeat leaves Hadleigh still without a home league win this season.
They made a bad start after James Hall scored twice in the opening 15 minutes, the second being a superb 20-yard free-kick.
David Lorimer reduced the deficit after 51 minutes, but Tom Sparkes immediately restored Godmanchester’s advantage.
Scott Chaplin hit the post as Hadleigh improved and Ben Garnham’s 89th-minute goal had Goddy hanging on at the end.
Elsewhere, Walsham Le Willows defeated Brantham 3-1, while Whitton lost 4-0 to Norwich United.
First Division Stowmarket Town 2 Haverhill Borough 3
A late rally from the hosts was not enough to deny Haverhill Borough a fine Division One victory at Stowmarket on Saturday.
In a first half which Borough dominated, Matt Staines went close before making no mistake after 12 minutes, cutting in from the left and firing past Kelby Sharber.
Harry Halls doubled Borough’s lead less than two minutes later with another cracking finish. Collecting the ball 35 yards from goal, Halls looked up before firing an unstoppable shot past the stunned Sharber.
Matt Dixon called Borough goalkeeper Charlie Turner into action on 25 minutes with a shot from distance, but Staines increased Borough’s lead on 58 minutes as he collected a perfectly-cushioned pass from Charlie Sigler and shot past Sharber.
Both Bart Pater and Martin Westcott wasted further opportunities before ‘keeper Turner was forced into a fine save from Dixon. The goalkeeper denied Dixon again, but the forward was not to be denied, powerfully heading in from a corner shortly afterwards.
Turner then made a brave diving save at the feet of Wayne Proctor as Stow added a second deep into injury time through Mical Moore’s crashing half-volley, but that was the last of the action of the game.
Woodbridge Town 1 Dereham Town Reserves 1
Woodbridge Town dominated this game in terms of possession and chances, but were denied the points by a last-minute equaliser.
The Woodpeckers made the perfect start when Alex Greggor’s free-kick was blocked and Jez Slinn netted the rebound after two minutes.
George Watson went close for the home team, before Slinn’s overhead kick just missed the target. The same player agonisingly hit the post after 25 minutes, following an impressive cross from Niki Shopov, before Slinn saw a goalbound shot cleared off the line on the stroke of half-time.
Ryan Fuller’s effort was well saved by home keeper Harry Lay Fulcher after 56 minutes and he denied Ethan Hall after 63 minutes with another excellent stop.
Woodbridge had further chances, but Dereham punished them in the cruellest of fashions as they equalised in the final seconds when Craig Bussens’ header gave Lay Fulcher no chance.