Mildenhall rue wasted chances

PUBLISHED: 15:48 02 November 2006 | UPDATED: 12:05 04 May 2010

RIDGEONS LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION Mildenhall Town 2 Clacton Town 2 MILDENHALL missed a golden opportunity to go back to the top of table by letting the lead slip twice against mid-table Clacton on Saturday. The home side started brightly and created early

RIDGEONS LEAGUE

PREMIER DIVISION

Mildenhall Town 2

Clacton Town 2

MILDENHALL missed a golden opportunity to go back to the top of table by letting the lead slip twice against mid-table Clacton on Saturday.

The home side started brightly and created early opportunities with Graham Rush having a shot pushed on to the post by the Clacton keeper and then Lewis Blois coming close with an audacious lob.

Gareth Simpson gave Mildenhall the lead in the 35th minute when he lifted the ball over the goalkeeper from 30 yards.

Clacton equalised before the break when the home side gave away possession cheaply, in front of their own box, and Clacton's prolific striker Sean Hillier ran in to strike the ball into the corner of the net.

Simpson put Mildenhall back in front in the 70th minute with a stunning volley into the top corner only for Clacton to came straight back at them from the re-start, but Ben Nower produced a stunning save to keep out Hillier's header and Keith Hetherington's shot after the rebound was well cleared by Marcus Hering.

Mildenhall then twice thought they had sealed the win, when first Dan Heron had a goal disallowed after a dubious offside decision, then Blois rattled the crossbar with a thunderous volley.

However, in the dying minutes, Hetherington turned inside a defender before curling his shot around the helpless Nower.

Mildenhall's frustration, at not having taken all three points, was compounded by news that leaders Wroxham suffered a shock defeat against Leiston.

Mildenhall travel to CRC on Saturday and Histon Reserves on Monday.

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