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Swaffham Reserves maintain good run with 6-1 win

PUBLISHED: 21:00 22 January 2018 | UPDATED: 21:00 22 January 2018

Some of the storm damage at Shoemakers Lane. Picture: Micky Titmarsh

Some of the storm damage at Shoemakers Lane. Picture: Micky Titmarsh

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With the first team not having a game Swaffham Town Reserves took centre stage at the weekend and they maintained their impressive form.

Kurtis Calaby converts from a corner for Swaffham Reserves on Saturday. Picture: Eddie DeaneKurtis Calaby converts from a corner for Swaffham Reserves on Saturday. Picture: Eddie Deane

They put six past visitors Blofield United Reserves and now sit a respectable fourth in the Hadley and Ottaway Anglian Combination Division Three table.

The scoring was opened by Tommy Hunt in the 13th minute as he fired home a spilled save from eight yards.

Kurtis Calaby added a second on 36 minutes, knocking in from seven yards from a driven corner. A minute before half-time, Alfie Brindle made it three after being played through.

Ten minutes into the second half Joe Jackson knocked home from 12 yards and was then played through on the hour and made it five from 14 yards.

Cameron Lee hit the last of Swaffham’s goals after picking up the ball on the left, cutting in and beating the keeper.

There was a consolation goal for Blofield in the 76th minute but no further goals as the match finished 6-1.

On Saturday the Reserves travel to Long Stratton Reserves.

There was a fine effort by the volunteers to get Saturday’s game on following the considerable wind damage caused to fencing at the end of the week. Repairs were made to 60 yards of fence brought down on one side of the pitch at Shoemakers Lane and several sections on the opposite side of the Myers Playing Field side.

Spokesperson Micky Titmarsh said that the repairs made are almost certainly only temporary due to the age and condition of the timbers, but they will see the clun through to the summer.

Securing funds and support to replace the fencing on one side of the ground will be a major project at the end of the season for a club managed and operated solely by volunteers.

There was a weekend break for the first team but their fourth place in the Thurlow Nunn First Division was maintained despite wins from the clubs around them in the table.

On Saturday they welcome Halstead Town to the Lane, the team#s first encounter of the season. The reverse fixture postponed before Christmas due to a frozen pitch.

The Under-18s have a couple of weeks before resuming their campaign in the Thurlow Nunn Youth League. A mid-season scheduled break is still in operation, a precaution initiated due to previous history with weather related postponements.

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