Swaffham and Downham Town pegged back

Recent signing Alan Woodcock
Recent signing Alan Woodcock
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Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division

Swaffham Town 2

Haverhill Rovers 2

An injury-struck Swaffham claimed a valuable point on Saturday but had a two goal advantage clawed back in the last 15 minutes of the game.

The wind and heavy drizzling rain did not help either side. Ben Champion put the Pedlars in the lead, shooting across the goal from 16 yards in the seventh minute. In the 20th minute, James Thompson chipped the keeper into the left hand side of goal – his first senior goal for Swaffham.

Thompson became another victim of the injury list early in the second half, Jake Slender replacing him.

Two bizarre goals in the 75th and 82nd minutes by Rovers levelled the scores and left the Pedlars nine points adrift at the bottom of the Premier Division, with two games in hand on the closest above, FC Clacton. Attendance: 40.

On Thursday in the Thurlow Nunn Youth North Division current table toppers Dereham Town visit Shoemakers Lane for a fixture that could decide the division.

Mildenhall Town 5

Fakenham Town 0

The Ghosts crashed at the league leaders. Att: 154.

First Division

Halstead Town 3

Downham Town 3

Despite goals from the in-form Matty Bussens (2) and Pat Yates, Downham were pegged back three times.

Bussens slotted home his second with a penalty into the corner of the net, while also setting up skipper Yates with a diving header from a cross.

Downham: Clements, Bailey, Yates, Gould, Cross, Calvert, Bird, Dougal, Willmott, Bussens, Fenn.

Attendance: 124.

Leiston Res 0

King’s Lynn Town Res 2

Lynn Reserves bagged a sixth win in eight league and cup games to go into 10th spot.

The visitors went ahead on 43 minutes, with a deflected effort from Ryan Pearson from six yards. Jack Frohawk on 66 minutes added a neat finish from a tight angle.

Leiston’s Nuno Nogueira picked up two yellow cards.

Lynn: Congreve, McLeish, L Fryatt, Fountain, Daw, Stannard, R Pearson, Marshall, Curson, Lennon, Frohawk. Attendance: 22.