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Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division

Brantham Athletic 4

Swaffham Town 1

The Pedlars are not travelling well, slipping to a disappointing defeat away to Brantham Athletic but still maintained their league position.

Swaffham Town started strongly, with Jake Platten unlucky to not be on the score sheet in the opening minutes, his shot from 20 yards having the keeper beaten but just too high of the mark. The home-side took the lead in the 34th minute, against the run of play, a long through ball beating the defence, and the centre forward slotting past Dean ‘Rocky’ Mayes and finding the far corner of the net.

Brantham opened the second half with two further goals in 10 minutes. An injury to the referee saw a change in officials and an opening for the Pedlars appeared in the 79th minute, the award of a soft penalty but the chance put wide by Swaffham’s number 10, Alex Vincent.

Swaffham got a goal back just two minutes later, Nick Castellan thumping home from 10 yards.

Brantham got their fourth from the spot in the dying moments of the game.

Tomorrow Swaffham are away to Ipswich Wanderers.

Fakenham Town 0

Felixstowe & Walton

United 2

The scoreline seemed harsh on the Ghosts who dominated at times in the second half.

Just before the second goal for Felixstowe late on, Youngs had headed just wide from a Fakenham corner.

After 18 minutes Felixstowe took the lead at Clipbush Park.

Fakenham: Rix, Gilchrist (c), Garner, Day, Youngs, Brooks, Gray, Franks, Claxton, Dye, Brain. Subs: Williams, Howlett, Akers, Harvey, Wiseman.

Swaffham Reserves had a 1-0 home victory against Beccles Caxton, new signing Harry Porter opening his Pedlars goal account.

A tense 3-2 victory for the Veterans on Sunday against Mundford, goals from Jimmy Chapman, Michael Woodhouse and Darran Hewitt in the challenge for the Vets League First Division.

The Under 18’s were in action Thursday evening, a 1-1 draw against Easton & Otley College, Jake Slender getting the opening goal. On Thursday they are at home to local rivals Downham Town in the preliminary round of the Thurlow Nunn Youth League Cup.