Sky Blues flying high with victory on historic day for the ‘new’ club

Swaffham skipper Alex Vincent letting rip. Picture: Eddie Deane

Swaffham skipper Alex Vincent letting rip. Picture: Eddie Deane - Credit: Archant

Norwich CBS ensured history was on their side when they came through their first ever Vase game with flying colours.

Swaffham's Ryan Pearson beating the keeper. Picture: Eddie Deane

Swaffham's Ryan Pearson beating the keeper. Picture: Eddie Deane - Credit: Archant

The city side – formed following the promotion and rebirth of Spixworth as a Thurlow Nunn First Division club – were 2-0 home winners over Premier Division visitors Ipswich Wanderers in their first round qualifying match.

Swaffham's Luke Reed always in control. Picture: Eddie Deane

Swaffham's Luke Reed always in control. Picture: Eddie Deane - Credit: Archant

Matthew Cross put the Sky Blues ahead on 32 minutes and Matthew Doyle sealed victory with 20 minutes to go.

Swaffham's Luis Duarte winning the battle. Picture: Eddie Deane

Swaffham's Luis Duarte winning the battle. Picture: Eddie Deane - Credit: Archant

It means the newcomers visit another team new to the league, Wroxham, in the next round, although the Yachtsmen have come from the other direction, having been relegation into the Premier last season.

Great Yarmouth and Swaffham also made it safely through at the weekend. Great Yarmouth were 3-1 home winners over Broxbourne Borough. The Bloaters went ahead early on when Mitch Forbes popped up to score his first goal of the season with a deft backheel.


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The second half belonged to the visitors as their attacking play caused problems for the home defence, who just about managed to keep Borough at bay.

Their endeavours were rewarded with a deserved goal in the 78th minute through Jamie Brandon, but it stirred the Bloaters into life and a minute later substitute Aaron Sanders deftly dinked the ball over the keeper. The game was over when Joel Glover fired home a free-kick to give the home side a slightly flattering victory and a home tie against Debenham LC.

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Joint manager Adam Mason said: “To play that badly and win we have to be pleased, but that was a disappointing performance by us. We are through to the next round and I guess that is all that really matters.

“Fair play to Broxbourne who caused us problems all afternoon.”

Swaffham Town enjoyed an emphatic 6-1 win at Stewart & Lloyds in difficult conditions.

Ryan Pearson headed home for his first Swaffham goal on five minutes, although it was all square after 26 minutes. But second-half goals from Joe Jackson (2). captain Alex Vincent (2) and Pearson sealed a big win.

Struggling Fakenham Town lost 3-2 at home to Huntingdon Town while Downham went down 2-0 at home to Biggleswade United.

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