Luke Reed got Town’s first goal.

FOOTBALL: Two late goals kept Downham Town firmly in the Thurlow Nunn League Division One North title race.

Promotion rivals Norwich CBS looked to have dented Town’s charge up the table when they went 1-0 up with only 12 minutes to go.

However, the hosts refused to surrender their long unbeaten record and goals from Luke Reed and George Watts-Sturrock stretched it to nine with a seventh straight victory.

Strong wind made conditions difficult but Town held the upper hand in the first half, despite playing into the teeth of the gale, albeit without threatening the CBS goal.

The visitors gradually came more into the game but Town held firm and almost took the lead on the break when Kieran Hagan hit the bar. 

Shortly after though, CBS took the lead when a gap opened up, allowing winger Lewis Johnson to cut into space and fire a great strike into the corner of Duncan McAnally’s goal.

With time running out, Town pushed forward and equalised from a free-kick. Barry MacWilliam left the visiting goalkeeper fumbling and Reed was first to react to fire the loose ball into the net.

With five minutes to go, some superb football ended with substitute Jacob White laying the ball perfectly into the path of man of the match Watts-Sturrock to fire in the winner.

Town take a break from league action tomorrow when they welcome Diss Town to the Memorial Field in the second round of the Norfolk County FA Senior Cup. Elsewhere, in the competition, Heacham are at home to fellow Anglian Combination side Sprowston.