Leaders Swaffham scoop team of the month award

MLNF Matthew Castellan

MLNF Matthew Castellan

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MLNF Dylan Edge

MLNF Dylan Edge

Swaffham Town have won a Thurlow Nunn Football League team of the month award for February and March.

The award is £150 to the club and £100 to a charity of its choosing.

The presentation is due to take place next Saturday at home to Stowmarket Town at Shoemakers Lane.

The Pedlars are flying high at the top of Division One, although they made things difficult for themselves on Saturday, getting sucked into playing the kick and run football of their opponents.

The Pedlars took the lead 14 minutes into the game, Joe Jackson cutting in from the left and smashing home from 12 yards.

All looked on schedule for the Pedlars to coast home.

They then gave the visitors a consolation, a low cross getting caught between the legs of Liam Reed, the ball emerging and spinning past a wrong footed Lee Brooks, with just 21 minutes played.

Nerves calmed just four minutes later, Jake Platten converting following a goal-mouth scramble, knocking home from ten yards.

Further chances came in the half, as Swaffham were denied by the cross bar twice, but failed to put the game to bed.

There was a similar start to the second half, as several shots went wide of the mark or too close to the keeper.

The final goal came in the 84th minute, Matthew Castellan meeting with his head a perfectly floated Jack Redhead free-kick. The ball glanced into the bottom right hand corner of the net.

More home action came on Easter Monday, as the Pedlars entertained fourth place Great Yarmouth Town and next Saturday they welcome Stowmarket Town to Shoemakers Lane.

The Reserves brought home the points away to Yelverton, two goals apiece for Steve Aspery and Jamie Buhlemann for a convincing 4-0 win.

This result keep the race for promotion exciting and close in the Anglian Combination third division.

Next Saturday they travel to Easton.

The Under 18’s are back in action tomorrow: they travel to Mildenhall for their penultimate league match.

Next Sunday the Veterans are at home to Hempnall.