Pedlars looking for revenge

THE heavy mid-week rain and downpour over Friday night forced the cancellation of Swaffham Town FC first team’s visit to Saffron Walden Town, which will now be contested on Tuesday (ko 8pm).

Both home fixtures were also casualties, the weather having the same effect at Shoemakers Lane.

On Saturday the first team are at home to Stowmarket Town, the Pedlars looking to re-address the balance following their away defeat to them early in November (3pm).

The Reserve team travel to Wymondham Town Reserves, 2.30pm, the A team are at home to Diss Town A in the third round of the Dick Davey Ambulance Cup, 3pm.

Swaffham U18’s did play on Thursday evening, hosting top-of- the-table Newmarket Town.

The Youth side went down 5-0 but the score was not a true reflection of the competition, two early goals from deflections made the job of coming back all the more difficult.

Good performances from Shaun Massingham, Loui Hockton, Lee Woolmore and captain Jacob Woods at the back showed promise for this young group playing their first season at this high standard of football.

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Opportunities fell for forwards Luke Goodrum, Jason Tudge and Jake O’Neill, but the definitive finish was lacking. The Under 18’s are away to Fakenham Town tomorrow, 7.45pm kick-off.

The club is grateful to the senior team’s after-match food sponsors, The George Hotel, The Greyhound Inn and The Pedlars Hall Cafe.

Club secretary Ray Ewart said: “Without this community support the club would struggle to provide this standard of football for so many of the talented sportsmen in our area.”