Swaffham boss Hunt steps down after Newmarket win

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Swaffham Town 4

Newmarket Town 1

Pedlars boss Paul Hunt signed off in style at the weekend.

Following the victory on Saturday, Hunt announced that with immediate effect he would be resigning as first team manager in order to launch a new business venture which will leave him very little time to continue.

The club stated: “The committee and players of Swaffham Town thank Paul for his commitment and hard work over the last five years and wish him every success with his future project.

“As an interim measure, Matthew Parkinson will take over the first team management.”

A dream start came for the Pedlars, Nick Castellan putting Alex Vincent through in the second minute, to calmly slot home.

The visitors failed to use the advantage of the wind during the first half. Nick Castellan picked up an injury with five minutes of the half to go.

Joe Jackson was his replacement, returning after several weeks of injury.

Jackson in the second half hit the post. Swaffham’s second came in the 55th minute, Vincent driving down the left wing, crossing for Jack Defty to pass into the net.

The visitors got one back two minutes later but in the 63rd minute, Vincent provided the assist from a pin-point corner for number three, Defty’s header leaving the keeper standing.

In the 78th minute, Vincent played through for Defty to finish and claim his first Swaffham hat-trick in front of his home crowd.

Swaffham are in seventh position.

On Thursday the Under 18’s travel to Soham Town Rangers in the FA Youth Cup (kick off 7.45pm).

Woodbridge Town 0 King’s Lynn Res 1

Lynn Town Reserves moved up to second in the table with a good win at Woodbridge, who hadn’t lost since the first game of the season.

Dylan Edge continued his scoring touch with the winner in the 70th minute.

Nathan Daw had an excellent game and the Linnets back five of Bird, Spittlehouse, Burch, McLeish and Simpson kept Woodbridge at bay all afternoon.