Pedlars go three points clear after King’s Lynn Res win

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Thurlow Nunn League

Division One

Swaffham Town 2

Lynn Town Reserves 0

Swaffham Town will continue with their one-game-at-a-time philosophy until the end of the season.

That’s the verdict of Pedlars boss Paul Hunt after seeing his side move three points clear at the top of the Thurlow Nunn Division One standings.

Goals from Mark Allibone and Dylan Edge were enough to see Swaffham claim derby bragging rights against King’s Lynn Res on Tuesday night.

It stretched their unbeaten run to 14 matches, but Hunt refused to get carried away with his side’s latest triumph.

Hunt said: “We are not looking at the bigger picture yet. We are playing well and enjoying our football, but all we are thinking about is the next game.

“It was a big game tonight. King’s Lynn Town Reserves are a good side with a lot of pace and we knew it was going to be a tough encounter.

“They have a lot of experience down the spine of their team so we knew we wasn’t going to get an easy game tonight.

“I thought my two centre-halves were magnificent tonight and a late tackle to stop Lynn scoring epitomised just how well those two played.”

Lynn Reserves boss Jonathan Hawes had few complaints about the final result.

Hawes said: “Swaffham started really well until we started to settle into the game.

“Their two goals game from individual mistakes, but they were sharper and stronger than us during the 90 minutes.

“I thought the last 10-15 minutes of the first half we got ourselves into the game and I thought we started the second half well really.

“Swaffham didn’t make any individual errors, whereas we made three or four and that’s how they got their chances on goal.

“They defended well but I thought we could have laid a few more gloves on them. I didn’t think we really hurt them at the back enough.”

Swaffham created the better chances throughout the night, with the pace and movement of Alex Vincent causing King’s Lynn Town Reserves all sorts of problems.

The hosts opened the scoring when Joe Jackson sent Vincent clear down on the left.

Vincent’s cross was deflected into the path of Allibone, who hammered home the opening goal.

Lynn Reserves enjoyed their best spell just after the restart, but they were caught totally napping for Swaffham’s second goal of the night.

A long throw from midfielder Mikey Thompson, who was excellent for the hosts on the night, wasn’t dealt with by the visitors and Pedlars substitute Edge nipped in to score.

Tomorrow, both Swaffham Town and Lynn Reserves meet top-eight opposition in their latest league encounters.

Swaffham travel to sixth-placed Debenham LC, while Lynn make the short trip to March Town United, who are currently one place above them in the table. Downham Town host Team Bury.