Framlingham Town end long wait for a win in the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division by beating Great Yarmouth Town
It may have little impact on where they finish in the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division this season, but Framlingham Town gave a large crowd at Badingham Road something to cheer about on Saturday with a 2-1 win over fellow strugglers Great Yarmouth Town.
The Castlemen, who have been rooted to the foot of the table for some time, headed into the contest without a victory from any of their last 16 outings in all competitions.
However, as the club celebrated its youth day – which helped to boost the attendance figure to 224 – the players in green and white stripes rose to the occasion, battling back from a one-goal deficit at half-time to claim maximum points.
Framlingham started in positive fashion and had the ball in the net from a corner, but the goal was chalked off for a foul on Yarmouth goalkeeper Charlie Beckwith.
Up the other end the visitors started to grow into the contest and after Joel Glover sent his powerful volley crashing against the crossbar they took the lead.
Lee Roots sent in a deep cross that was met by the head of Aaron Sanders, who managed to guide the ball beyond Gary Rose in the home goal.
After the restart set-pieces seemed to be Framlingham’s main threat and they went close to scoring from one when Lewis Bell blazed his effort over the crossbar.
The equaliser eventually arrived in the 77th minute when another delivery into the box was spilled into his own net by Yarmouth’s young goalkeeper Beckwith.
It was one-way traffic after that as Framlingham set about getting the winning goal and it duly arrived three minutes from time when the ball was turned in following a goalmouth scramble, with James Mayhew getting the final touch.
Framlingham remain bottom of the table but the gap to second-from-bottom Yarmouth has now been cut to seven points, with safety a further two points off that.
Tomorrow Framlingham head to fellow Suffolk outfit Walsham-le-Willows, who sit fifth in the table after ending their four-game winless run last time out (3pm).
When the sides met in November striker Danny Smith handed Framlingham an early lead but Walsham hit back with two goals from Jack Brame to win 2-1.