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Promotion-chasing Pedlars want to end season with winning sequence

Swaffham Town boss Paul Hunt has set his players the challenging task of claiming seven wins from as many games between now and the end of the season.

And if they do that, then Hunt believes the team will have a great chance of clinching promotion.

Despite sustaining a raft of recent injuries, momentum has been building in the Pedlars’ camp, with last weekend’s 2-0 victory over March Town United a real boost for everyone at Shoemakers Lane.

The win leaves Swaffham four points off Mulbarton in second and eight points shy of league leaders Harleston but with three games.

Paul Hunt at Framlingham. (8139658)
Paul Hunt at Framlingham. (8139658)

With 21 points left to play for, Hunt said: “I think we need to win all seven games.

“You always take it that the opposition, who already have the points in the bag, are not going to lose, so the only way to make sure that we end up where we want to be is to win every game.

“We have been on long unbeaten runs before and we are on a good run now, so hopefully it’s the start of another one.”

Thankfully, the club’s injury crisis is starting to ease at the business end of the season with Ryan Pearson, Joe Jackson and Dean Miller all featuring in the squad against the Hares.

Swaffham stalwart Alex Vincent was also due to have his cast removed from his broken leg yesterday and Hunt quipped: “Vinnie will be on the phone on Friday to see if he can play Saturday.

“He will do his rehab and we won’t bring him back too early. It will be in the hands of a fully-qualified physio to make sure he’s right when he does come back.

“The injuries all came together and unfortunately it was all of our frontmen.”

The Pedlars’ goalscoring dilemma has been helped by recent arrival Ben Coe who notched both goals against March.

“He’s a really good lad,” said Hunt.

“He spent a lot time out of football through no fault of his own and has come in and done really well for us.”


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