Hat-trick hero Isaac Bloodworth and Matt Calvert combine to combat Leiston’s challenge, left, while, above, Ben Baxter-Hunt weaves his way towards goal. Pictures: Stewart Dickson (Instagram.com/stewart_dickson).

FOOTBALL: Downham Town looked on course for a record score when an explosive start saw them storm to a 3-0 lead inside 15 minutes of their Thurlow Nunn League Division One North match against Leiston Reserves.

Just five weeks after crashing 7-2 at their opponents, Town looked determined to at least match that tally but eased off and had to settle for a 4-2 win.

That was still enough for them to regain top spot and came thanks to a hat-trick from Isaac Bloodworth and a single strike from Ben Baxter-Hunt. 

A far more direct than usual style combined the pace, power and skill of Baxter-Hunt, Robbie Priddle and Bloodworth to great effect, slicing open Leiston at will. 

But Downham could not keep up that momentum and a number of top saves from the Leiston goalkeeper kept the scoreline reasonable.

Goal king Joeseph Taylor added two more to his impressive season’s total to help King’s Lynn Town Reserves to a 3-3 draw at AFC Sudbury Reserves.

Nathan Stewart was the other scorer in the six-goal thriller, which saw Taylor take his tally for the season in Linnets colours to 23.

Hat-trick hero Isaac Bloodworth and Matt Calvert combine to combat Leiston’s challenge, left, while, above, Ben Baxter-Hunt weaves his way towards goal. Pictures: Stewart Dickson
(Instagram.com/stewart_dickson).