Defty heads winner for Swaffham Town

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Whitton United 0

Swaffham Town 1

The Pedlars returned to Swaffham with all three Thurlow Nunn League Premier points after playing in heat of nearly 30 degrees.

The decisive goal came 18 minutes into the game, superb build-up play through mid-field to push forward concluded in Alex Vincent crossing a pin-point ball for Jack Defty to meet to head home on his Pedlars debut. Five minutes into the second half, captain Dean Miller saw red, bringing down his man in front of goal. Lee Brooks confidently saved the resulting penalty low to his right-hand side, pushing wide for a corner. The 12th place Pedlars re-grouped and changed shape to balance the loss.

Swaffham should have had a penalty themselves, Vincent pushed off the ball cutting into goal, the referee claiming the defender took the ball. Swaffham hit the post twice. The Pedlars are at home tonight against Gorleston (7.45pm) at Shoemakers Lane.

The ‘A’ team start their campaign tomorrow, a tough opener at Castle Acre Swifts, kick off 6.15pm. The U18’s on Thursday entertain Eastern & Otley College, k/o 7.45pm.

Fakenham Town are third from bottom in the same division. They lost 1-0 at home to Kirkley & Pakefield. Att:85. Tomorrow they entertain Norwich United (7.45pm).

Division One

King’s Lynn Tn Reserves 2 Stowmarket 2

There was disappointment for third-place King’s Lynn Reserves who drew having been two up early on through Simon Bird, set up by Kevin White after three minutes and Jack Frohawk midway through the first period.

Stowmarket pulled a goal back on 34 minutes through Matt Dixon and another “wonder strike” saw Wayne Proctor equalise on 70 minutes.

Eoin McQuaid should have scored while Joe Simpson made some excellent saves for the hosts between the posts.

Youngster Dylan Edge, 16, earned his first start for the reserves following his double midweek hat-trick for the under-18 team while Jamie Burgess, also 16, was included in the squad.

Lynn: Simpson,Palmer (Shipp 76), McLeish, Bird, Spittleouse, White, Biles, Stannard (Burch 67), Edge, Frohawk, McQuaid.

Booked: Stannard, White, Palmer.

Stowmarket: McCarrick, Hardwick, Gaught, Holmes, Birch, Pleasance, Licence (Cheetham 43), Graham (Laflin 60), Proctor, Dixon, Davis (Alcock 88).

Booked: Gaught, Graham.

Att: 178. Man of the Match: Joe Simpson.

Downham Town lost 3-0 at Ely City on Friday nightin the same division and sit in 15th.