Double away joy for Town sets them up for FA Cup clash
RIDGEONS PREMIER LEAGUE Norwich United 1 Mildenhall Town 3 TOWN moved to fifth in the table with this excellent away win. In a scrappy match the away team had the better of the play and created more chances. After threatening the Norwich goal on a number
RIDGEONS PREMIER LEAGUE
Norwich United 1
Mildenhall Town 3
TOWN moved to fifth in the table with this excellent away win.
In a scrappy match the away team had the better of the play and created more chances.
After threatening the Norwich goal on a number of occasions, Mildenhall took the lead after 25 minutes. Niall Inman reacted quickly to the rebound, after Dan Heron forced a save, and he kept his cool under pressure to finish off.
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Mildenhall doubled their lead just before half-time. Matty Clements used his electric pace to get away from the defence, chase on to a great first-time pass from Hayes, and fire the ball home.
The visitors sealed victory in the last five minutes, and the goal was scored in a similar fashion to the first. This time it was Paul Miles who displayed alert reactions, and he found the net after latching on to a parried save from a Heron effort.
Norwich scored a consolation deep into injury time with a Paul Cook downward header that left Nower with no chance.
RIDGEONS PREMIER LEAGUE
Felixstowe and Walton United 1
Mildenhall Town 2
MILDENHALL boosted their confidence and their league position with a win away from home at Felixstowe and Walton.
Adie Hayes was on fine form as he returned from suspension to strengthen the Mildenhall side. Hayes threatened the Felixstowe goal twice in the first 10 minutes, with one attempt being cleared off the line.
Mildenhall continued to pile on the pressure during the early stages of the game, which saw Andy Eady heading narrowly wide.
Felixstowe managed to worry their opponents when they broke through, after 18 minutes, only for Mildenhall goalkeeper Nower to deny them a goal.
The first half ended with neither side scoring in 45 scrappy minutes.
Striker Dan Heron was replaced by Niall Inman early in the second period, after suffered a knock in the first-half.
Mildenhall began to step up the pace after 55 minutes, when a Docking cross was met by Hayes, who unleashed an unstoppable shot.
After squandering chances to level, Felixstowe were punished on 68 minutes when Hayes again forced his way through the Felixstowe defence to provide Matty Clements with an easy header.
The home side eventually pulled one back in the dying minutes, but it wasn't enough to get a result.
Mildenhall boss Trevor Munns said: "The players did well in hard circumstances. They had a lot of pace upfront but we dealt with it. Adie Hayes scored a good goal and it was great to have him back."
n Mildenhall travel to Wisbech Town for in the FA Cup preliminary on Saturday.