Winning finale for Pedlars
It was a fitting end to the season for Swaffham Town FC, with all senior teams bringing home three points.The first team set the standard and were first out of the starting blocks Friday evening, with a comprehensive 4-1 victory over Team Bury.
It was a fitting end to the season for Swaffham Town FC, with all senior teams bringing home three points.
The first team set the standard and were first out of the starting blocks Friday evening, with a comprehensive 4-1 victory over Team Bury.
It was an exciting and entertaining game, all goals coming in the second half.
Kyle Plumb opened the account, Richard Cornwall, Nathan Clark contributing and a late free-kick screamer into the top
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right-hand corner by Pedlars' stalwart Andrew Hunter to finish the evening's work.
It was a good way to bounce back from losing 3-2 to bottom team Fakenham midweek.
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Swaffham allowed the Ghosts to steal an early lead in the third minute, leaving an uphill struggle once again.
They cancelled the advantage five minutes later, Stuart Seales finishing well from a James McManus through-ball.
The Pedlars took the advantage early in the second half, Kyle Plumb finishing comfortably from 12 yards in the 58th minute, but failed to clear two minutes later, the Ghosts levelling.
Fakenham finished the re-match, punishing complacency in the 88th minute. The season derby meetings concluding with home wins on both occasions.
The first team's winning feeling was passed to the A-team for their Saturday afternoon encounter at Gressenhall which resulted in a convincing 3-1 victory, Adam Figura with a single, club leading scorer Mark Blockwell with a brace.
The final leg was left to the Reserves with their meeting with league leaders Blofield United Reserves. With all to play for, especially pride, the Pedlars continued their fine form under the watchful eyes of management team, Graham Miller and Robbie Howling. Goals from Corey Shields and Stephen Aspery ensured the victory with a final score of Blofield Reserves 1, Swaffham Town Reserves 2.
In addition to this busy week, the first semi-final of the Hospital Cup was played Thursday evening.
A healthy number of spectators saw Narborough snatching a 2-1 victory over Great Cressingham.
A fast and furious encounter with fine performances by both sides and an excellent display of the footballing talent available in the locality.
On Tuesday the second semi-final encounter kicks off at 7.30 pm, Castle Acre Swifts drawn as the home side take on Swaffham Town A in what again is anticipated to be a lively fixture.
Next Saturday, May 8, Swaffham Town FC will hold its presentation evening, starting at 7.30 pm.
There is a special charity match at Thetford Town's Mundford Road ground on Saturday to raise money for Help for Heroes.
A Thetford team - including former West Ham and Manchester City player Kevin Horlock, ex-Ipswich player Lee Norfolk, Team Bury's Ricky Cornish and Mildenhall manager Simon Charlton - will take on a combined forces side from RAF Honington and Marham.
Kick-off is at noon, entry is free but there will be collecting buckets at the ground.