Swaffham Town win to rise off bottom of Thurlow Nunn table

Joe Jackson riding the challenge v Braintree Town Reserves, 11.10.14
Joe Jackson riding the challenge v Braintree Town Reserves, 11.10.14
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Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division

Swaffham Tn 2

Walsham le Willows 0

A well deserved three points for the Pedlars saw them rise from the bottom of the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division on Monday.

A relatively equal first half saw the visitors gaining advantage from the wind blowing directly down the field and looking for the hit and run, but were well matched by the Pedlars defence.

Walsham lost a player with 40 minutes gone in the first half, to a straight red card, leaving the referee no option.

Swaffham took the lead in the 62nd minute. Alan Woodcock sent a long through ball to Alex Vincent, who with a first time strike sent a left footed volley from 18 yards across goal to net into the top right hand side.

Joe Jackson (pictured) made it two three minutes later, Ben Champion driving into the left hand wing, and crossing to find the head of Jackson eight yards out. The finish was simple, but exact.

The Pedlars are still in a relegation position and hope that the FA’s review of the league’s constitution fares in favour of them. Attendance: 90.

Godmanchester Rovers 2 Fakenham Town 1

Josh Youngs replied for the Ghosts.

Att: 72.

First Division

King’s Lynn Town Reserves 4 AFC Sudbury Res 1

Goals from Jack Frohawk, Ryan Lennon, Eoin McQuaid and substitute Charlie Butt put in-form Lynn with a great chance of catching ninth-spot Halstead, who they beat 2-0 at the weekend thanks to a Dylan Edge brace.

The Reserves have scored 13 goals in their last three games and have won six out of their last eight matches.

Attendance: 89.