Pedlars up to fourth

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Thurlow Nunn

Division One

Swaffham Town 2

March 1

Swaffham Town are up to fourth after Paul Hunt’s side came from behind to record a battling victory on Saturday.

Denny Escorcio fired March Town United ahead after 53 minutes, leaving Swaffham keeper Lee Brooks with no chance.

Five minutes later and Pedlars captain Dean Miller pulled his side level after a close range finish following a frenetic goalmouth scramble.

With 24 minutes to play Alex Vincent turned the tables as his powerful drive from 20 yards sailed into the top right corner of the March net and, after some strong defending, Swaffham held on.

The Under 18’s are at home to Newmarket Town on Thursday, KO 7.45pm.

Long Melford 1

King’s Lynn Town Res 0

Long Melford completed the double over the young Linnets to go top of the table with a 53rd minute deflected goal from Jamie Griffiths.

Reserves boss Jonathan Hawes said: “We played really well and dominated both halves, even with the wind against us.

“When you are on top you’ve got to get something out of the game but we just couldn’t get a goal.

“We battled well and played some excellent football but didn’t work their goalkeeper enough.

“It’s important that we start turning some of our good performances into three points.”

Although this defeat made it five games without a win, Lynn never gave up and were the better side for long periods of the game.

Nelson Moreira was denied by home goalkeeper Darren Moyes, who had earlier produced a point-blank save to deny Ben Coe.

A floodlight failure four minutes from the end added to the late drama but the game resumed after ten minutes and Melford hung on to take the points.

Downham Town suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat at high flying Saffron Walden as they adapt to life without ex-boss Mark Reeve who left the club last week.

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