Friendly round-up: Lowestoft Town well beaten by Kirkley & Pakefield whilst King's Lynn Town ease to win
Lowestoft Town went down to a 4-1 defeat against Kirkley & Pakefield at the Amber Dew Events Stadium in their latest pre-season friendly.
The Trawlerboys opened the scoring in the 13th minute thanks to free-kick from summer signing Ollie Humphrey. However, it was all downhill for Ady Gallagher’s side after that as the Royals romped to victory thanks to goals from Kyle Baker (two), Michael Tacon and Dylan Blades.
Despite the result Lowestoft have moved to strengthen their squad with the signings of Freddie Westlake and Cruise Nyadzayo. The duo had been trialists with the Blues this summer and have done enough to convince the management team they deserve deals.
Nyadzayo will be dual registered with Wroxahm for the upcoming season meaning he will be able to play for both clubs whilst Westlake has agreed a deal subject to international clearance after coming back from playing in Cyprus.
King’s Lynn Town looked in fine fettle as they eased to a 3-0 win over Stamford. Ryan Jarvis, a summer signing from Lowestoft Town, opened the scoring in the 34th minute and the Linnets doubled their advantage just before the hour mark thanks to Jair Minors’ effort. Ryan Harnwell completed the scoring late on. The match also saw former England Under 18 international Tom Siddons turn out for Lynn with the 26-year-old on trial at The Walks. Siddons was the leading scorer for Sleaford last season with 19 goals from 42 appearances.
Swaffham Town enjoyed an impressive 4-1 win over Gorleston thanks to goals from Blake Stangroome, James Thompson and Joe Jackson (two).
Scott Hipperson was at the double as Norwich United beat Fakenham Town 2-0 whilst Great Yarmouth Town went down to a 3-0 defeat against Norwich CBS. Jordan Rocastle, Sam Gauntlett and Jordan Attree getting the goals for CBS, who won the Anglian Combination as Spixworth last season.
On Friday night Dereham Town cruised to a 5-0 win over Thetford Town as the Magpies prepare for their Bostik Division One North campaign. Ashley Jarvis grabbed a couple of goals whilst Robbie Linford, Rhys Logan and an own goal completed the scoring.