Thompson bags first Downham Town win

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Thurlow Nunn League

Division One

Downham Town 2

Cornard Utd 1

Downham Town FC grabbed a big three points in appalling conditions which meant many football games were off at the weekend.

Goals from Craig Dickson and a piledriver from ZakMerrishaw won the game which only proceeded when a pitch inspection was passed.

This gave Lewy Thompson his first win since just taking over the hot seat, which pushed Town up to 14th. Attendance: 23.

Premier Division

Felixstowe & WU 4

Swaffham Town 0

A score that did not reflect the character and determination of the Pedlars, following good performances throughout the side.

In difficult conditions the playing surface was very wet and heavy, while the wind was deceptive in direction and gusting constantly after a 140-mile round trip.

Swaffham, without Joe Jackson and Jack Defty through work commitments and injury, experimented with shape and formation.

They were beaten twice in the first half by good finishes but equally could have been on a par, if opportunities had been executed.

A better second half performance assisted by the wind, with gutsy performances by stalwarts Mikey Thompson and Dean Miller.

The best play saw debutant Matthew Blackford playing through Alex Vincent, to cross to Matthew Parkinson, but his first time strike was too clean and at the keeper.

A further two goals for the Seasiders came in the last five minutes.

Attendance: 87.

The Pedlars are in 15th spot.

Two home fixtures are coming up for the Pedlars, next Saturday versus Whitton United, ahead of the Boxing Day meeting against Walsham-Le-Willows which will kick off at 11am.

A great result away to Horsford for the Under 18’s, a 1-0 victory, the goal scored by Matthew Blackford. Last night they were away to Fakenham Town.

The Reserves were victims of the heavy rainfall on Saturday. Next weekend they travel to Beccles Caxton to complete their 2015 fixtures.