Magpies' games produce the goals
Mildenhall 3, Dereham Town 3The Magpies hit back from 2-0 down to lead, only to have to settle for a share of the spoils in Tuesday night's league thriller.
Mildenhall 3, Dereham Town 3
The Magpies hit back from 2-0 down to lead, only to have to settle for a share of the spoils in Tuesday night's league thriller.
After chances for Dereham's Stuart King and Scott Roberts, Ryan Foster lobbed the ball over keeper John Higgs to give Mildenhall a 14th minute lead. Aaron Turner increased that lead on 22 minutes before Dereham pulled a goal back in the 32nd minute with a superb 25-yard drive from King, reports Ren� Kendal.
The equaliser came nine minutes into the second half, Danny Beaumont latching onto Roberts' pass and rounding the keeper.
Dereham edged ahead on the hour, Adam Smith nudging home a Craig Terrington free-kick, but Turner squared the match on 83 minutes from close range, and Mildenhall saw another late shot rattle a post.
On Saturday, Dereham visit Debenham LC and on Monday they entertain Haverhill.
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Dereham Town's good form continued on Saturday as they hit a magnificent seven goals against basement side Wivenhoe.
Matt Henman's side went on the rampage at Aldiss Park against a young team, but he felt that they could have scored even more. 'Any time you score seven you are pleased, but we will have more difficult tests this season. They were a very young, inexperienced team and we took full advantage of it,' he said. 'We could have got double figures, in all honesty. We missed as many chances as we scored.
Dereham Town 7, Wivenhoe 1
It was one-way traffic from the start with last-ditch clearances and deflections preventing Dereham from scoring before the visitors found the net first in the 32nd minute when Luke Rogers scored from 25 yards.
Dereham were soon back on the attack and they found the equaliser in the 43rd minute with Adam Smith firing home from close range.
In first-half stoppage time Scott Roberts put the Magpies in front after good play by Danny Beaumont.
Within minutes of the restart Nicky Howell headed home a Beaumont cross to increase Dereham's advantage.
Beaumont then made it four in the 55th minute after a fine build-up including Smith and Howell.
Sub Kenny Reeves notched the fifth in the 70th minute with powerful low drive.
Smith added the sixth goal in the 79th minute before Howell notched again two minutes later to make it seven for the Magpies.