Pedlars look to bounce back from lacklustre end to 2018
The visit of Debenham LC to Shoemakers Lane tomorrow (3pm) can’t come soon enough for Swaffham Town manager Paul Hunt as his side look to bounce back from a lacklustre end to 2018.
Hunt’s side suffered a 2-0 defeat at fellow promotion-rivals March Town United last Saturday.
Former King’s Lynn Town players Craig Gillies and Jack Friend netted to sink the Pedlars and the result saw the Hares go level on points with their third-placed opponents in Division One North of the Thurlow Nunn League.
Swaffham’s boss admitted his side only had themselves to blame for the defeat.
“We created so many chances against March, we could of and should of easily come away from the game with something,” said Hunt.
“It’s a defeat that is our own hands, we only have ourselves to blame and when you come away from a game feeling like that, the next one can’t come soon enough.
“Debenham will be a tough test. They have always been a robust side who are dogged and any points you take from them are hard earned.
“The whole group are really up for Saturday, we want to put things right and bounce back straight away.”
Debenham’s visit to Shoemakers Lane comes at the end of a week which saw the club’s manager Leon Moore depart the club.
Swaffham go into the game without midfielder Ryan Pearson, whose absence has been a blow for the Pedlars.
“We have missed Ryan,” admitted Hunt.
“He is a player who can make things happen in games and you always miss him when he isn’t in the squad.
“It isn’t easy to replace a player who can pop up with goals from midfield. Ryan has bagged 14 goals for us so far this season, which shows just how much of an impact he can have on a game.”
Hunt’s side go into tomorrow’s fixture seven points behind second-placed Mulbarton Wanderers and 17 points leaders Harleston Town with three games in hand on the sides above them.
Lynn Reserves travel to second placed Mulbarton Wanderers for a Division One North fixture.
Pictured far right is Swaffham Town striker Kyle Plumb in action for the Pedlars during their 2-0 defeat against March Town United last Saturday.