Defeat for depleted Pedlars
Long Melford 2, Swaffham Town 1: Swaffham, still suffering from injuries and other absences, travelled to Suffolk with a depleted squad. There was nt the best of starts for the Pedlars, as they conceded in the second minute.
Long Melford 2, Swaffham Town 1
Swaffham, still suffering from injuries and other absences, travelled to Suffolk with a depleted squad. There was nt the best of starts for the Pedlars, as they conceded in the second minute.
They were unable to clear a ball crossed from the left and passing across the area which met by the Melford No 10. Swaffham bounced back and saw Lewis Hemeter hit a post from a Jordan Seaman free-kick. Further chances fell to Paul Shafer and a tremendous volley by Stuart Seales was deflected for a corner.
Swaffham continued applying pressure and saw Ben Russell latching onto a Shafer corner, driving narrowly wide from 25 yards. The scoreline evened in the 44th minute following dogged resistance by Tim Kavanagh in mid-field. He won the ball to play Stuart Seales in to shoot. A Melford defender swung to clear but deflected the ball into his own net.
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The second half saw opportunities at both ends, both keepers playing their part by making stops. Kavanagh, carrying an injury, was replaced by Lee Frost in the 62nd minute. Melford scored the winner in the 70th minute, a long through ball picked up and slotted past Lee Brooks.
Better luck for the Town's other matches this weekend, the Reserves completing the double over Wells Town Reserves with an impressive 7-2 victory, two goals each for Ben Durrant, Matthew Coe and Stephen Aspery the final one from Nathan Clarke. The A Team bagged a well-deserved point drawing 2-2 at home to Hingham Athletic, goals from Adam Figura (pen) and Daniel Wilson.
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Saturday December 12, the first team host Brantham Athletic 3pm kick off, the Reserve team are without a fixture and the'A team travel to Narborough for another local derby (2pm k/o).
The Club will be presenting a cheque to Help for Hero' before the Ridgeons League kick off, the proceeds of the Tom Meranghi Memorial Trophy contested earlier this season.