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Pedlars boss doesn't expect departure of Harleston Town management team to effect destination of title

Swaffham Town boss Paul Hunt says the departure of Harleston Town’s managerial team is unlikely to have any impact on the title race.

Hunt’s side are currently 14 points behind First Division North leaders Harleston and the Pedlars chief was quick to quash any suggestion that the trio’s departure would affect the title race.

Paul Hunt at Framlingham. (5628092)
Paul Hunt at Framlingham. (5628092)

“It’s really none of our business what goes on at other clubs,” said Hunt.

“Sometimes when a manager departs it is a blow and a side takes time to settle under a new boss.

“But on the other hand some new managers come in and hit the ground running straight away so I can’t see the changes at Harleston making much of a difference.

“The guys have done a terrific job over at Harleston, they are 14 points clear of us but we have got four games in hand, so are going to have a real go at chasing them down.

“The best way for us to catch Harleston and Mulbarton, is to focus on ourselves and take each game as it comes.”

There is a lot to play for between now and the end of the season, starting when Hunt takes his side to AFC Sudbury’s second string tomorrow (3pm).

Hunt admits playing on a 4G surface isn’t his first choice.

“It is a tough place to go and get a result. The 4G pitch always takes a bit of adapting to and Sudbury are the strongest reserve side in this league,” said Hunt.

“We are going over there expecting a tough game but we go there with the dressing room on a high and I am confident of getting a positive result.”

Elsewhere, Downham Town travel to Debenham LC looking to build on last weekend’s 1-0 win over Felixstowe and Walton United Reserves while Fakenham Town are without a fixture.

Joint Downham boss Dale Stokes said: “Debenham won’t be an easy place to go but we are looking to push on from the win against Felixstowe.

“The win against Felixstowe should have been by more so we are looking to be more clinical in front of goal this weekend.”


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