Sport - Football: Swales, 16, makes his mark for Redgate

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Teenager Ben Swales played a prominent part as Redgate Rangers triumphed against Thorpe Village Reserves in the Anglian Combination.

Making only his second start for the side, Swales, 16, scored one and provided the assist for captain Stevie Fisher to add a second in their Division Six clash.

Conditions worsened with a downfall of rain and sleet and the Thorpe goalkeeper pulled off a great reaction save to deny Danny Lincoln.

Thorpe got themselves back in the game with a breakaway goal.

But Redgate, who remain second in the table with 24 points from their opening nine fixtures, held on for an important three points in a 2-1 win.

MoM: Scott Berry.

n Tomorrow, Dersingham Rovers, who have a number of games in hand on the teams above them in the table, host second-placed Wroxham Reserves in a top-of-the-table clash at The Pastures (2pm).

Rovers have strengthened their side ahead of the game with the signings of Robbie Palmer and Chris Maslin – two players manager Robbie Back had with him at Reffley Royals.

Both players can play in a number of positions.

On the game, Back, who has also put in seven-days for a defender, said: “It’s a game we must win really to put us right back in contention in the league.

“We’re so behind in terms of games played, we don’t want to lose any more ground on either Blofield or Wroxham at the top end of the table.”

On the club’s two new arrivals, Back said: “Robbie has been brought for cover up front with Chris Jenkins out injured long-term, while the signing of Chris will give us a little bit more pace in our team.

“Even though we are doing well this season, we are trying to build for the future at the same time.”

Norfolk Primary Cup

Gayton United Reserves saw off Caister A 3-0 in a cup replay, thanks to goals from Lee Ballard (2) and Isaac Bloodworth.

This now makes it four North West Norfolk League teams now through to the last eight, with Gayton United Reserves joining William Burt, Riverside and Discovery Royals in this season’s quarter-finals.

Tomorrow, Swaffham Town Reserves travel to Cromer Town Reserves (2.30pm), while the A team entertain Rockland United at Shoemakers Lane (2pm).

North West Norfolk League

The league programme was hit by the weather, leaving only eight games.

In Division One, Great Massingham beat West Winch 5-1.

Division Two saw Riverside take advantage of the top two not having games to close the gap with a 7-0 over Denver.

This defeat drops Denver into the bottom two.

Denver’s Morris Armitage/ PKS Construction Denver MoM was Jimmy Brooks.

Flitcham got a much-needed win 3-1 away win at Dersingham Reserves to move them out of the bottom two.

The only game in Division Three saw Gaywood close in on leaders Lynn Williams beating them 3-2.

In Division Four, a goal from Lewis Kerr wasn’t enough to stop leaders Snettisham losing 3-1 to a very good Castle Rising Reserves.