Swaffham share four goals

Stowmarket Town 2, Swaffham Town 2: The Pedlars travelled to Suffolk with playing conditions not at their best. It was a very warm afternoon but the pitch was extremely hard, dusty with very little grass, making play difficult.

Stowmarket Town 2, Swaffham Town 2

The Pedlars travelled to Suffolk with playing conditions not at their best.

It was a very warm afternoon but the pitch was extremely hard, dusty with very little grass, making play difficult.

The visitors seemed to settle quickly, winning a corner in the first minute and then a free kick which was over-struck by Ben Russell in the third.


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However, yet again this season they conceded early following pressure from Stowmarket, Lee Brokes coming to meet the through ball and beaten by the Number 10, who side-footed in from an acute angle.

Further frustration three minutes later when Stowmarket hit the target again. Heads went down and it took a fine save by Lee Brookes to avoid a third.

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Swaffham rallied and had attempts from Gavin Norman and keith Polski just wide and well saved by the keeper respectively.

The half-time team talk by Lester Kent injected some inspiration into the Swaffham side and they came out attacking from the start. Two minutes into the second half Matthew Kenny won a corner, taken by Ben Russell and tactfully knocked in by David Greenwood.

The Pedlars kept up the pressure but it was not until the 79th minute when a poor corner clearance was picked up by Captain David Spalding, who took on and beat four players to beat the keeper, netting at the far post.

A well-deserved draw following a fine second-half performance and David 'Spuddy' Spalding the Swaffham, Man of the Match leading by example and uncharacteristically hitting the score sheet.

Swaffham hope this is the first of many this season!

The first team are away to Downham Market Tuesday (7.45pm k/o) and host Great Yarmouth this Saturday (3pm k/o).

The Reserve Team entertain Thorpe Village Saturday, in the Norfolk Junior Cup First Round (3pm k/o) and the 'A' team are away to Dereham Town 'A' (3pm k/o).

All at the club hope that you will support your local teams and look forward to seeing you at the fixtures.

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