Warby unveiled as new Downham boss off to dream start

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Bob Warby has been unveiled as the new manager of Thurlow Nunn First Division side Downham Town.

Warby succeeds former boss Mark Reeve who resigned from the club for personal reasons earlier this month.

He will be joined at Memorial Field by Lewis Thompson, who has been appointed first team assistant manager.

The pair took charge of their first match on Saturday afternoon and got off to a dream start as the club maintained their unbeaten home record as they recorded an impressive 4-0 victory over Leiston Reserves with goals coming from Mark Smith, Matthew Calvert and a double from Karl Tansley.

Second-spot Swaffham Town have maintained their promotion push at the top of the Thurlow Nunn First Division following a 3-0 victory at Woodbridge on Saturday.

The Pedlars got off to a dream start in the match as the unchallenged Matthew Castellan headed Paul Hunt’s side ahead after 11 minutes following a lively start from Swaffham.

The hosts were reduced to ten men soon after, and after a long spell of Swaffham pressure Alex Vincent doubled his side’s lead three minutes into the second half after sliding the ball past the Woodbridge keeper from 12 yards out.

Swaffham continued to dominate but the Woodpeckers dug in deep and defended well.

However with 86 minutes played Joe Jackson found a way through and he converted from 16 yards out to secure a much deserved three points for the Pedlars.

At a foggy Shoemakers Lane, the Reserves came back from being 2-0 down to beat Hemsby 4-3. Goals from Isaac Linford, Alex Havers, Stephen Aspery and Jamie Buhlemann.

The Under 18’s played out a high scoring loss on Thursdayto Newmarket Town, 5-3.

n Swaffham Town play Great Massingham in the third Hospital Cup quarter-final tomorrow (7.30pm). A bucket collection will be taken during the game.

STFC have launched a ‘100 Club’ to raise funds. Anyone interested in joining, contact Paul Annakin (01760 724884). The cost is £5 per month.