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Swaffham Town defeat Vase quarter-finalists Wroxham in Thurlow Nunn Premier Division

Swaffham Town condemned Thurlow Nunn Premier Division title challengers Wroxham to their first defeat in 12 games at Shoemakers Lane on Tuesday night.

Manager Alex Vincent said he was proud of his side for their performance against a Trafford Park outfit who booked their place in the quarter-finals of this year’s FA Vase just three days earlier.

He said: “It is a huge result for the us and it is going to give everyone at the club a buzz because we have beaten a top side who are pushing for a place in a Wembley final and doing well in the League.

Swaffham action 3 (29015079)
Swaffham action 3 (29015079)

“Getting three points against Wroxham is going to give all the players a huge boost, we needed to get a result to give everyone and lift and that’s exactly what we have done.

“We want to be able to use the confidence boost that Tuesday’s win has given us to go on a winning run from here.”

Swaffham’s goals in their 2-1 victory over the Yachtsmen came courtesy of Jamie Titmarsh and Nick Davey and Vincent was full of praise for the former.

“It was fantastic to see Jamie score the winner,” Vincent said.

“That is his first goal for the first team and he is a lad who is Swaffham born and bred, with a family who love the club, so it is really refreshing to see him grab the winning goal for his local club.

“Thomas Wagg is another young player who has come through the ranks and featured a lot this season, he is a great young talent with the best possible attitude.

“Our younger players are a real credit to the club.”

Swaffham action 1 (29015075)
Swaffham action 1 (29015075)

Vincent’s side return to action tomorrow when they travel to Walsham Le Willows.

The Pedlars know that victory tomorrow at Summer Road could see them climb to 12th in the Premier Division standings.

In the First Division North, Downham Town travel to Diss Town looking to get their promotion push back on track after suffering back-to-back league defeats for the first time this season after their 1-0 reverse at Mulbarton Wanderers last weekend.

Craig Dickson and Dale Stokes’ side will be the first test for new Diss Town manager Steve Eastaugh who was appointed as Jon Abbott’s successor on Wednesday.

Fakenham Town will be looking to record a fifth consecutive league win when they travel to Ipswich Wanderers.

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