AFC Sudbury 1
Swaffham Town 6
A young crop of Swaffham Town players left a very wet Sudbury ground delighted as they recorded a handsome victory over the Suffolk side on Saturday.
The result means the Pedlars keep the pressure on the sides around them as the race for promotion to the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division hots up over those all-important festive fixtures.
The game was harder than the score reflects for Paul Hunt’s side with keeper Lee Brooks coming to the rescue for his side on more than one occasion.
Pedlars captain Michael Thompson headed home the first goal in the 24th minute, making the best of a Swaffham corner, delivered by Alex Vincent. Vincent cashed in on the second, with two minutes remaining in the first half, making easy pickings of a spilled ball.
Five minutes later and Joe Jackson stretched the visitors’ lead to three goals after Aaron Porter provided the perfect cross for Jackson to convert.
Vincent collected his second in the 83rd minute, again capitalising on a loose ball.
The Castellan brothers, Nick and Matthew, arrived on cue in the closing stages; hitting goals five and six to end a perfect afternoon for the Pedlars.
Nick converted his first goal for the senior team, while Matt side-footed in from a Vincent free-kick.
Next weekend, the fourth-spot Pedlars host Halstead, kick-off 3pm.
n A respectable result came for the Reserves, a 2-2 draw against Yelverton, Ben Harris and Ashley St. John providing the goals for the Pedlars.
Next weekend they are away to Hemsby.
n The Under 18’s will be looking to continue their good run of form following an impressive 2-0 victory at Wisbech St. Mary, when they play at Newmarket Town on Thursday.