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Swaffham Town return to league action in Thurlow Nunn League Premier

Swaffham Town manager Paul Hunt wants his side to kick on in the league when they travel to Long Melford tomorrow.

The Pedlars exited the FA Vaseat Mildenhall last Saturday and now return to the bread-and-butter action of the Thurlow Nunn Premier.

Hunt said: “It’s a tough game for us. Melford have had some good results so far this season and the matches they have lost have only been by the odd goal.

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Swaffham 2 (16165020)

“Our priority now is to kick on in the league, but it is hard when you are bringing youngsters through and trying to blood them in.”

The Pedlars are set to be without the experienced Dean Miller, Nick Castellan, Luke Reed, Alex Vincent, Danny Tindall (injury) for the trip to Suffolk while Ryan Pearson is serving a suspension.

Hunt had no complaints about his side’s cup exit.

“Mildenhall are a very good side and I expect them to be pushing for a place in the top four,” he said.

“They’ve just signed Walter Rocha (ex-Lynn and Thetford Town), but my two centre-halves were magnificent against him.

“The players gave me everything and Scott Moore, 17, made his full debut and acquitted himself really well.”

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Swaffham 1 (16165013)

Downham Town, who travel to second-placed Ipswich Wanderers in Division One North tomorrow, returned to winning ways at Wisbech St Mary on Tuesday night.

Goals from Jack Frohawk and James Dougal saw Downham run out comfortable 2-0 winners to return to the top of the table.

Joint boss Dale Stokes said: “After the two defeats last week, we needed to win.

“We made a few changes and the players reacted really well. We never felt under any real threat at any point, but had to remain patient.”

Elsewhere, Fakenham Town travel to Lakenheath while King’s Lynn Town Reserves have been left without a fixture with Wisbech Town in home FA Cup action.

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