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Player-manager Matt Morton felt the ups and downs that come with having a youthful side were on full display during Thetford Town’s 2-0 defeat to Mildenhall Town on Tuesday.

The Brecklanders fell behind after just five minutes to a Phil Weavers goal, but then saw a lot of the ball and carved out a couple of good chances.

However, Tanner Call’s goal six minutes into the second half seemed to knock the stuffing out of the hosts, who have now lost three games in a row in all competitions following Saturday’s 4-2 Buildbase FA Vase defeat at London Lions.

Thetford were beaten 2-0 at home by Mildenhall on Tuesday. Picture: Mark Westley
Thetford were beaten 2-0 at home by Mildenhall on Tuesday. Picture: Mark Westley

Morton said: “We’re a young side and sometimes it’s difficult after a couple of defeats.

“The first half is a good response after a really poor 10 minutes or so. We were happy at half-time, apart from the goal that we conceded, but that second goal has really hit us.

“We found it difficult to get the same control of the game after that.

“There are three or four experienced lads in and around our young players, but consistency comes with experience.

“Sometimes you’ve got to accept the rough with the smooth. When the lads turn it on, teams can’t live with us and I include anyone in the league in that because at our best we’re a very good side.

“The young lads are a massive part of what we’re doing. They’re learning and their form has been good over the last 10 weeks, we can’t complain.

“If we can keep this group together we’re going to get better and better.”

Morton’s side will be at home again on Saturday against Ely City (3pm).

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