Vincent and Champion net share of Swaffham spoils

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Swaffham Town will be looking to end a testing season on a high over the coming weeks, after earning a hard fought point from a trip to Ely City on Tuesday evening.

Goals from Ben Champion and Alex Vincent were enough to earn the Pedlars a share of the spoils at the Unwin, as they followed up a fine 2-1 victory over local rivals Fakenham Town at Clipbush Park last Friday night; leaving them five points adrift at the bottom of the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division with five games to go.

Paul Hunt’s side travel to sixth place Stanway Rovers this weekend, kick off 3pm, looking to keep the wind in their sails ahead of games with fellow strugglers Long Melford and FC Clacton to come before the end of the season.

Despite reaching the final of the Norfolk Senior Cup Wayne Anderson’s Fakenham Town side have struggled to find any sort of consistency in the Premier Division since the turn of the year, which has seen them slump down to 16th in the table; risking being pulled into a relegation dog fight.

Anderson said he is confident that his side won’t be troubled by a possible return to the First Division.

“We just need three or four points to be absolutely safe,” he told the Lynn News.

“It has been a hard season for us, and since Christmas we have struggled to get what we deserved from games; despite good performances.

“We always knew the Swaffham game was going to be tough, they have a point to prove and played very well. We now need to keep focused for the last six games and make sure we do enough to make sure we don’t get dragged into the fight to stay up.

“I am confident we have got enough about us to not get dragged in, there is a good gap between us and the sides below us and we want to build on that starting this weekend against Saffron Walden.”

The Ghosts play host to the Bloods tomorrow, KO 3pm, looking for their first league win since Saturday, February 18, when they enjoyed a 2-1 victory over Stanway.

In the Thurlow Nunn First Division, Downham Town travel to Dereham Town Reserves tonight, kick off 7.45pm at Aldiss Park, looking to put last weekend’s disappointing home defeat at the hands of Cornard United behind them.

King’s Lynn Town Res 3 Framlingham Town 0

Lewis Curson, Kyran Stannard and sub Amon Kutsirayi scored for the visitors.

Attendance: 80.

In the First Division, Lynn entertain Diss Town tomorrow continuing their quest for a top eight spot.

Thurlow Nunn League

Premier Division bottom ten

Walsham le W’s 33 12 5 16 41

Ely C 34 10 10 14 40

Godmanchester 33 10 7 16 37

Haverhill Rvrs 32 9 9 14 36

Fakenham T 34 10 6 18 36

Long Melford 36 9 7 20 34

Hadleigh Utd 35 8 8 19 32

Wivenhoe T 32 6 11 15 29

FC Clacton 35 7 4 25 25

Swaffham T 35 4 8 23 20

First Division top 11

Stowmarket T 34 24 8 2 79*

Haverhill Bor 35 24 6 5 78

Coggeshall T 34 22 8 4 74

Woodbridge T 32 20 4 8 64

Holland FC 33 18 6 9 60

Diss T 33 18 6 9 60

Braintree T 34 19 2 13 59

Halstead T 33 16 10 7 58

Framlingham T 34 16 9 9 57

King’s Lynn R 32 15 5 12 50

Downham T 33 12 10 11 46