Vincent at the double as Pedlars go nap

Pedlars Joe Woods heads home v Leiston Res.
Pedlars Joe Woods heads home v Leiston Res.
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Thurlow Nunn League

Division One

Swaffham 5 Leiston Res 1

Swaffham Town are flying high and maintained their push for promotion after thrashing lowly Leiston Reserves at Shoemakers Lane, writes Ed Colman.

This was despite a shaky start on Saturday, going 1-0 down in the third minute.

The goals came courtesy of Joseph Jackson, Michael Thompson, Joe Woods and a double for Alex Vincent.

Jackson, remaining on form, had equalised in the 11th minute. The game changed in the 52nd minute when Mikey Thompson thumped the ball home from the edge of the 18 yard area.

This capped a great week’s work in the Thurlow Nunn League for third-spot Swaffham after gaining three points from their midweek visit to Dereham Town Reserves in their 4-1 victory.

The Under 18’s are in action on Thursday evening, a local derby where Downham Town visit Shoemakers Lane, kick off 7.45pm.

Downham Town suffered a 2-0 home defeat to Saffron Walden, with the visitors setting a new club record of 23 matches unbeaten as they remain in second place.

Despite a frustrating day on the pitch, Bob Warby’s men were boosted by the news that the FA had withdrawn its threat to relegate the club as a statement from Wembley confirmed the club “will retain their position at Step Six going forward” regardless of whether or not they carry out improvement work to their Memorial Field ground.

However, despite the news, the club will not be permitted to enter the FA Vase again next season if the work is not undertaken.

Premier Division

Fakenham Town boss Wayne Anderson was left disappointed on Saturday as his side slipped to a 4-0 defeat at home to Stanway Rovers.

The Ghosts battled well first half but struggled to cope with the visitors’ physicality in the second half as three scrappy goals from Karl Fondop-Talun, Ray Turner and Paris Tuwizama plus a fortunate long strike from Turner ensured the visitors moved up to third in the Premier Division table.

l Swaffham Town FC are looking forward to season 2015/2016 and would like to hear from any individual or team wishing to manage/coach an ‘A’ team for next season.

Any interested parties are requested to contact secretary, Ray Ewart at rayewart@aol.com or 07990 526744.