Vincent seals Swaffham’s first league win of season

Alex Havers
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Swaffham Town registered their first win of the Thurlow Nunn Premier season on Tuesday night after enjoying a workmanlike 1-0 victory over a testing Ely City outfit at Shoemakers Lane.

Alex Vincent bagged the decisive goal for Paul Hunt’s side as they bounced back from a disappointing 1-0 defeat away at Wivenhoe last weekend.

Hunt’s side are without a match this weekend ahead of a visit to Great Yarmouth Town on Tuesday but their Reserves are in action tomorrow – they host Barnes Print Central and South Norfolk League Division Two side Sporle in the second round of the Norfolk Junior Cup.

Fakenham Town will be looking to pick up where they left off when they welcome Wivenhoe Town to Clipbush Park tomorrow. The Ghosts produced an excellent performance to defeat Great Yarmouth 3-2 under the lights last Friday evening and first team boss Wayne Anderson is looking for more of the same from his squad tomorrow.

“The boys were superb against Yarmouth,” he said.

“It is a difficult place to go and you know that you are always in for a tough match at Yarmouth, where there is nowhere to hide.

“The lads put a really good shift in and worked their socks off, especially when we went down to ten men.

“It was a real team performance and I am really happy for the lads, because we haven’t always got what we deserved from games at time this year, so it is nice to have come away with all three points.

“We have got to follow it up at home to Wivenhoe now. There are no easy games in this league so we need another good performance from everyone, one to eleven, and hopefully that will earn us the three points.

“We are sitting in the lower half of mid-table at the moment and we would like to push on and up the table towards the top ten which has been the target since the start of the season, and I know the lads have the quality to do that as they showed at Yarmouth.”

Downham Town welcome King’s Lynn Town Reserves tonight, kick off 7.45pm at the Memorial Field, with the hosts full of confidence after thrashing Whitton United 5-1 last time out. The Linnets second string will have their work cut out keeping Karl Tansley quiet, who already has eight goals to his name his season.