Swaffham Town game abandoned after injury

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Newmarket 1

Swaffham Town 2

A nasty injury to the Newmarket Town keeper just after Swaffham re-took the lead left the officials no alternative than to abandon their Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division game on Saturday.

The Pedlars took the lead after 22 minutes, Damian Skolorzynski shooting through a crowd of players from 15 yards.

The Jockeys levelled the scores in the 36th minute, catching the defence out with a long ball break.

Swaffham started the second half far more positively than their opponents and five minutes in, Jack Defty was fast to pounce on a keeper error to blast home from a tight angle.

The keeper, Barney McLaughlin, in an effort to make right his mistake, hit the goal post with his head, briefly knocking himself out. He regained consciousness but appeared to be suffering further injury.

Paramedics and an ambulance were called, the referee sent the players back to the dressing room and a decision to abandon the game was made some 50 minutes after the incident, the emergency services still in attendance. The 2-1 balance will not stand and the game will be re-scheduled.

The Newmarket officials made special thanks to Swaffham physio, Gerry Palmer, for his assistance in the treatment of the goalkeeper. Next Saturday Swaffham Town are at home to Anglian Combination opposition, Acle United, in the Norfolk Senior Cup, kick-off 3pm at Shoemakers Lane.

The Under 18’s earned three points midweek at home to Aylsham, Jack Prentice (2) and Toby Millward the scorers in this 3-1 victory. On Thursday evening they are away to Easton & Otley College.