Goalmouth scramble in the 0-0 draw between Downham and Ipswich. Picture: STEWART DICKSON (Instagram.com/stewart_dickson)

FOOTBALL: Downham Town were frustrated in a goalless Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties League Division One North home draw with Ipswich Wanderers. 

Second-placed Downham had the lion’s share of possession, but spurned their many chances. 

George Watts-Sturrock hit the upright from a free kick in the first half, while Matty Calvert had a shot cleared off the line and Pat Yates won every ball from corners and free-kicks. 

The second half continued in the same vein, with constant pressure from Downham around the Wanderers goal. 

Late on Jack Frohawk went through on a one-on-one situation but a bobble sent his effort skyward, before he somehow wrapped his foot around an effort from close range which beat the keeper but bounced off the post, so the game ended 0-0.

MoM sponsored by The Offside Trust was captain Jonathon Sykes.

The club also have a guest-speaking event with former Arsenal midfielder Ray Parlour which is on Friday, May 15 at Downham Town Hall.

Ticket details will be released soon.

King’s Lynn Town Reserves lost 2-0 at Norwich CBS at the weekend. 

Second from bottom Lynn Reserves went ahead but lost 2-1 to two late goals when hosting third-place Lakenheath on Wednesday.

Lynn Reserves entertain Downham next Wednesday night.

l It was the proverbial game of two halves for King’s Lynn Town Ladies FC on Sunday in their Eastern
Region
Women’s
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Division One North top-of-the-table clash.

Lynn lost at Cambridge City Development 3-2 in the first versus second encounter.

Lynn dominated the first half to put the score 2-0 at half-time. Cambridge were stronger in the second half which saw the hosts score three times before the game ended.

Goal scorers: Katie Ward and Tegan Wheeler. PoM: Oksana Imanalijeva.