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Downham Market 1 v 2 Woodbridge Town

Woodbridge Town picked up their first win away from home since the 5th of September with a fantastic performance to beat Downham Town 2-1.

Andrew Crowe opened the scoring early on before Joe Jackson swiftly cancelled his effort out. Kubi Kussan netted his first goal for the club to restore the advantage around the half hour mark.

The first chance of the game fell to the hosts after eight minutes when Majic Smalls intercepted a ball across the Peckers backline and drove goalwards. He checked inside and tried to bend an effort into the bottom right corner from the edge of the box but fired just wide.

The Peckers took the lead two minutes later when Kussan won possession high up the pitch and slotted Crowe in behind. The striker broke forward out wide and finished past the keeper’s near post from a tight angle to open the scoring.

Downham equalised in the 15th minute when Jackson collected the ball out wide, checked onto his right foot and whipped an brilliant effort from the corner of the box into far side netting.

The hosts went close shortly after when Fletcher Toll was in over the top by Jake Miller, he brought the ball down well and bared down on goal but Alfie Stronge rushed out and got down well to save his effort with his feet.

Woodbridge restored their advantage in the 28th minute with Crowe and Kussan combining again. Crowe produced some lovely skill to keep possession on the right before coming inside and finding Kussan on the edge of the box who took a touch and fired into the bottom left corner.

They could have extended their lead shortly before half time when Jack Finlinson went on a brilliant drive down the right and pulled back for Ryan Keeble who hit his effort into the ground which saw it bounce over the bar.

Downham almost equalised five minutes into the second half when Smalls when on a mazy run from midfield and let fly from the edge of the box towards the far post but his effort sailed wide.

They went close again in the 75th when Eoin McQuaid when on a fantastic run from his own half all the way to the penalty area beating multiple players in the process.

He looked certain to score until Armani Schaar eased got back brilliantly to ease him off the ball before he could get a shot away.

The Peckers were inches away from a third five minutes later when a corner was taken short to Kussan who sent in a brilliant croos which was met by Finlinson who saw his header crash back off the crossbar.

It was a brilliant away performance from the Peckers who saw out a well-deserved win. They will hope to produce another one when they return to Norfolk on Saturday to face Fakenham Town in their penultimate game off the season.


Downham: McAnalley, Miller, Hutton (Balding 72), Gould, Yates, Castellan, White (Gadston 67), McQuaid, Toll, Smalls, Jackson Unused: Reed, Dickinson, Visocanskis


Woodbridge: Stronge, Schaar, Leggett, Southgate, Allen, Rea, Finlinson, Kussan, Crowe, Bolt, Keeble Unused: Dodman, Clark

Report by Rob Binns

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