Swaffham Town claim four points from Ipswich double header

Nick Castellan
Nick Castellan
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Thurlow Nunn League

Premier Division

Swaffham Town 2

Ipswich Wanderers 1

Two tremendous performances in the double header against Ipswich Wanderers this week, saw the Pedlars claim four points from the two games.

On Wednesday Swaffham came back from behind, Joe Jackson lashing home from 20 yards to claim the equaliser on the verge of full time.

In the return game, Swaffham continued their form, Jackson scored a wonder goal from 30 yards after seeing the keeper off his line - a true Budweiser Gold Challenge contender on 14 minutes.

Town’s second came 12 minutes later, Alex Vincent deadly with a free kick 25 yards out, into the bottom right hand corner. Wanderers got a consolation two minutes later.

The Pedlars held on but have a tough week ahead with Newmarket Town away (last night at Ram Meadow, Bury), and at home to Saffron Walden Town tomorrow.

Fakenham Town 2

Haverhill Rv 0

Fakenham Town made it five games unbeaten to keep up their hopes of a great escape.

Kyle Plumb gave The Ghosts the lead, heading in from a corner on 16 minutes.

Plumb doubled the advantage shortly before half-time at Clipbush Park.

Fakenham: Rix, D. Williams, St. Garner, Gilchrist, Youngs, Franks, S. Garner, Harvey (c), Plumb, Jarvis, Claxton. Subs: Brooks, Dye, Smith.

Division One

Haverhill Borough 5

Downham Tn 0

Downham finished the season being convincingly beaten, Downham feeling all five Haverhill goals could and should have been avoided.

Downham were without Andy Willmott and regular centre-backs Pat Yates and Jonno Sykes. Luke Gooding filled in at right back and defended well in a challenging game. Connor Walker had to leave the field after pulling his hamstring.

Halstead Tn 1 Lynn Res 0

King’s Lynn Res narrowly lost before hosting Wivenhoe on Thursday.

Lynn Under 18s beat March Town United 7-0 to secure the Youth League Western Division title in front of a crowd of 133 last Thursday. Scorers in results panel.