Swaffham appoint manager pairing

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Swaffham Town FC have announce the appointment of Matthew Parkinson and Scott Lumsden as co-managers for the first team.

Parkinson has been at the club for a number of seasons as a player/coach and is well known as heading up the club’s thriving youth set-up.

Norwich-born Lumsden spent most of life north of the border with an impressive portfolio centred around his goalkeeping background, peaking when he represented the Scottish Amateur Football Association in 2011 with a 2-0 win over Northern Ireland Amateurs. His playing career finished through injury in 2014.

A club statement said: “The partnership has been at the helm in this interim period and we hope that they will further and progress the good work undertaken at the club in previous seasons.”

Saffron Walden Town 0 Swaffham 0

A creditable point away for the Pedlars on Saturday, with both sides hitting the bar and a great save by Luke Holt between the Swaffham sticks, which ensured the honours were even.

A gritty performance by the Pedlars on a heavy pitch. Catons Lane is historically a tough venue to get anything. Three further points midweek away to Fakenham sees the Pedlars in seventh position with 17 points.

Tonight they host King’s Lynn Res in the League Cup.

The Under 18’s were unlucky midweek, bowing out of the FA Youth Cup to Stowmarket Town, 3-1. Opportunities just failed to hit the target or were scrambled away to safety. On Thursday they host North Walsham.

The Reserves deserved something from their home game against Freethorpe but eventually went down 2-0. Next Saturday they are away to Brandon Town.