Dereham Town up to second after two home wins in four days

Dereham Town boss Neal Simmons. Picture: Ian Burt

Dereham Town boss Neal Simmons. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Two quality goals from in-form striker Jamie Forshaw helped Dereham to a 3-1 victory over Mildenhall at Aldiss Park on Tuesday night, their second home win in Bostik League North in the space of four days.

After a goalless first half the Magpies went ahead in the 51st minute when Ryan Crisp's corner fell nicely for Robbie Linford who made no mistake.

However Mildenhall levelled four minutes later when a home defender slipped, allowing Craig Calver to net from 12 yards.

Play switched from end to end before Dereham regained their lead with a superb goal in the 65th minute. Owen Murphy and Rhys Logan combined and the ball was played to the far post where Danny Beaumont headed down to Forshaw and the striker netted with a swerving volley.

Dereham sealed a second home win in the space of four days with time almost up when Forshaw beat Sam Roach from long range, with the keeper stranded up field as the visitors pushed for an equaliser.


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Dereham: Pride, Murphy, Anema, Linford, Eastoe-Smith, Castellan, Logan (Katsande 90), Hinton, Crisp (Kindred 90), Forshaw (Dodden 90), D Beaumont. Attendance: 165

On Saturday Dereham turned in a good all-round display at Aldiss Park to beat Potters Bar 3-1.

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The Magpies took the lead in the second minute. Danny Beaumont and Robbie Linford combined to set up Rhys Logan who struck a 25-yard drive that keeper Berkeley Laurencin could only parry, allowing Jamie Forshaw to net from close range.

As the home pressure continued Logan outstripped the defence and pulled the ball back to the far post where Beaumont displayed great technique to volley home and make it 2-0 with only six minutes gone.

The Magpies went 3-0 up on 38 minutes when Beaumont lifted the ball towards the far post where Ollie Ebbage headed across goal to Forshaw, who nodded home his second.

The Hertfordshire side scored a consolation goal in the 87th minute through Pierre Etienne.

Dereham: Pride, Garner (Murphy 49), Taylor, Linford, Eastoe-Smith, Ebbage (Anema 43), Logan, Hinton, Jarvis, Forshaw (Crisp 74), Beaumont. Attendance: 125

Dereham, now up to second in the table, are away to Cheshunt on Saturday and visit AFC Hornchurch on Tuesday evening.

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