Thurlow Nunn round-up: Woodbridge Town extend lead atop Division One
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Woodbridge Town extended their lead at the top of the Thurlow Nunn First Division table to four points with a comprehensive 4-0 win over Downham Town as 16-year-old Jake Conway made his league debut as a substitute in the second half for the Woodpeckers.
Man of the match Matt Mackenzie’s accurate cross after 13 minutes was headed in by Ryan Keeble to score his sixth goal of the season to make it 1-0.
Liam Scopes’ effort just missed the target for the home side after 49 minutes but after 53 minutes Taylor Southgate’s header found Trotter and he made it 2-0 from close range.
Keeble’s shot hit the woodwork after 71 minutes but Mackenzie was first to the rebound to make it 3-0. A defensive mix up from the away side after 76 minutes was punished by Callum Sinclair and he made no mistake to make it 4-0.
Substitute Conway’s mazy run after 77 minutes was well defended for a corner and his pinpoint cross after 81 minutes found Trotter but his effort went wide of the post.
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Conway again troubled the away defence after 87 minutes, but it was another deserved win for the home side, who visit Framlingham Town in their next league fixture on Friday night.
Meanwhile, in the Premier Division, a battle of the Rovers between home side Godmanchester and Haverhill, ended with the Suffolk side claiming a 4-1 win.
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A blistering opening half hour saw Haverhill take what was an unassailable 3-0 lead. A wonderful strike from Luke Haines opened the scoring after 9 minutes when, from 25 yards out and in a central position, he hit a half volley that seared into the top right corner.
The lead was doubled after 26 minutes, Cameron Watson playing in Rafal Wozniak, who was brought down in the area and Jordan Palmer netted the spot kick.
In the 30th minute Aaron Forshaw got in on the act and seven minutes after the break it was 4-0, home captain Tom Moran tripping Palmer in the area and he netted his second from the spot.
Xachary Knight Percival got a late consolation for the home side.