Felixstowe & Walton United Reserves lose historic clash with Downham

PUBLISHED: 14:39 05 August 2018 | UPDATED: 14:39 05 August 2018

Felixstowes newest recruit, Joe Potter, climbs highest to see off the danger against Downham. Picture: STAN BASTON

Felixstowes newest recruit, Joe Potter, climbs highest to see off the danger against Downham. Picture: STAN BASTON

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Thurlow Nunn Division One North

Felixstowe & Walton United Reserves 0

Downham Town 3

Felixstowe & Walton’s second string started their first campaign at Thurlow Nunn level at home to Downham Town in front of a healthy crowd of 141 people, writes Barry Grossmith.

Downham’s Isaac Bloodworth sees his free kick deflected by the Felixstowe wall. Picture: STAN BASTONDownham’s Isaac Bloodworth sees his free kick deflected by the Felixstowe wall. Picture: STAN BASTON

Shortly before the half hour, the deadlock was broken when an impressive effort from outside the box by Isaac Bloodworth gave the visitors a deserved lead.

Ben Baxter extended the visitors’ lead on 68 minutes following a spell where Downham began to dominate possession. A number of decent saves from keeper Joe Potter, a recent addition to the squad from neighbours Whitton United, kept the visitors at bay, but Matt Bussens did manage to add a third as the final whistle approached.

Felixstowe coach Aren Howell said: “We need to trust each other with the ball and be more patient,” while captain Shane Forbes added, ‘We’re on a learning curve and we accept we missed chances.”

The team entertain Leiston Reserves tomorrow night.

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