Swaffham Town bag deserved away point

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Thurlow Nunn League

Premier Division

Kirkley & Pakefield 3 Swaffham 3

For Swaffham, Jack Defty was unable to bundle a ball into the net on Wednesday at a capable Kirkley side.

The home side took the lead in the 32nd minute, a penalty from a handball, ’keeper Scott Cruickshank just unable to deflect the shot. Kirkley made it two with five minutes of the half left, from distance.

In the 61st minute, Defty crossed for Nick Castellan to knock past the keeper. Twelve minutes later, the Pedlars drew level, Ashley Keegan playing Alex Vincent through, to round the keeper and convert. Kirkley then netted their second rocket of the night.

Swaffham again levelled with two minutes to go: Cruickshank with a goal kick, played on by Danny Tindall for Vincent to beat the left back, and slot his shot past the keeper. The Pedlars next weekend host Ipswich Wanderers at Shoemakers Lane.

On Wednesday, the Under 18’s at Aylsham had a convincing 6-0 victory, goals from Callum Robinson, Aaron Smith and a brace for both Sam Carter and Jack Prentice. On Thursday they host Easton & Otley College, kick off 7.45pm.

Fakenham Town 1 Mildenhall Town 5

Former Linnet Steve Spriggs was one of the scorers against the Ghosts.

First Division

Holland FC 2 Downham 3

Scorers Matt Bussens, James Dougal and Jon Sykes won it for Town.

Wisbech St Mary 1

King’s Lynn Town Res 1

Lynn drew a stalemate in their Friday derby.

Attendance: 220.

, silencing ‘Fortress Walmer’

Fakenham Town 1 - 5 Mildenhall Town 5

The First team travelled to ‘Fortress Walmer’ Wednesday evening to battle with a very capable Kirkley & Pakefield side.

The Reserves started their 2016/17 campaign away to Redgate Rangers on Saturday. Although having the best of the play, the wind not helping either side, the Pedlars struggled to punish in front of goal. redgate took their limited opportunities well and made the most to take a four nil victory. Next Saturday the Reserves are again on the north Norfolk coast, Sheringham Reserves the opposition.

Photos by Eddie Deane from the Reserve’s away to Redgate Rangers:

190816 STFC 1 - Sary Rahma rises above all to make the header.

190816 STFC 2 - Keeper Aaron Watson ready to leap into action to make the stop

190816 STFC 3 - David Weaver-Pope with the arial challenge

190816 STFC 4 - Before the game, Team photo sporting their new kit sponsored by ‘Shaun Hodgson Engineering Limited’ Sary Rahma

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