PUBLISHED: 17:30 09 August 2009 | UPDATED: 16:24 10 September 2010
Whitton United 3, Swaffham Town 0: A disappointing result for the Pedlars in their first away fixture, the Score not necessarily reflecting the true flow of the game.
Whitton United 3, Swaffham Town 0
A disappointing result for the Pedlars in their first away fixture, the Score not necessarily reflecting the true flow of the game.
Whitton kicked downhill first half and were awarded a corner in the first minute, which was easily dealt with. Swaffham broke and Richard Cornwall had a shot parried for a corner at the other end. In the 11th minute Paul Shafer headed over the Whitton bar.
The stalemate was broken in the 23rd minute when a poorly-defended free kick, on the right was punched by keeper Lee Brookes into his own net.
In the 35th minute a movement between Matthew Kenny and Paul Shafer resulted in the keeper tipping over the bar for a corner, which was cleared.
Two minutes later Swaffham won corners from both sides, dealt with by the Whitton defence. Just before half-time the keeper again beat away a shot from Matty Kenny.
The second half started promisingly with Paul Shafer having a shot saved then hitting the rebound over the bar and in the 58th minute Shafer set up a volleying opportunity for Ben Russell.
The 63rd minute saw Whitton break up the right wing and the resulting cross saw Jermaine Halewood score with a fine header.
Swaffham had further opportunities but to no avail. Scott Voutt and Keith Polski replaced Lewis Hemeter and David Spalding in the 70th minute and a further Swaffham attempt by Steven Thompson was punched clear by the Whitton keeper.
Whitton's third came in the 89th minute with a long ball cleared from defence setting up O'Neill to volley past Lee Brookes.
On Saturday, the Pedlars host Ipswich Wanderers, 3pm kick off.
Also next weekend, as part of the club's 50 years at Shoemakers Lane celebrations, they will be holding a disco (non-club members over 18 only) on Saturday, August 15, 8pm till late and a Family Funday Sunday, August 16 from 12-5pm. Both events will be £2, payable on the door.