Bacon sizzles to bag brace as Town ease to win

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Chris Bacon scored twice to help Mildenhall Town overturn a half-time deficit and win 5-2 away at Gorleston, on Saturday.

It was Bacon, who recently returned to the club following stints with Wisbech Town and Stamford AFC, that broke the deadlock in the 13th minute following a defensive mix-up.

However, the hosting Greens took a 2-1 lead into the break thanks to goals from Connor Ingram and Peter Lambert.

Mildenhall midfielder, Matt Green restored parity early in the second half, before Dan Brown made it 3-2 with 14 minutes left to play.

Bacon’s second goal of the contest put daylight between the two sides, with substitute David Cooper adding further gloss to the scorline in stoppage time.

Dean Greygoose’s team face local rivals Newmarket Town, on Saturday afternoon (3pm), with a trip to Brantham Athletic to follow on Tuesday (7.45pm).

n Newmarket Town had been due to host FC Clacton last weekend, but the Cricket Field Road pitch was waterlogged.

The fixture against the Essex side has since been rearranged for Tuesday, March 22.

The Jockeys will make the short trip to Recreation Way at the weekend on the back of five matches without a victory.

n In the First Division, Ely City’s promotion push was halted by the weather last Saturday, as their trip to bottom-placed Needham Market Reserves was called off.

Brady Stone’s men, who sit third in the table, are due to return to action this Saturday with a home encounter against Stowmarket Town (3pm).

Ely lost 1-0 when Stow visited the Unwin Ground in the quarter-finals of the Knockout Cup in January.