Swaffham derby ends honours even

Last night Swaffham Town travelled to Ridgeons Division One rivals for a derby clash and it ended in a 2-2 draw.

The Pedlars host Downham Town on Saturday (kick-off 3pm). On Tuesday week, they travel to Thetford for their third derby in eight days.

There was no Ridgeons encounter for the Pedlars on Saturday, but the Reserves and A team were both in action at Shoemakers Lane.

The Anglian Combination clash pitted high-flying Aylsham against the Reserves.

A hard-fought competition, the run of play and opportunities bouncing to and from either side.

The A-team convincingly beat Great Ryburgh 6-0, a hat-trick for Charlie Gunner.

This weekend, Swaffham Reserves travel to Marlingford (kick-off 2pm), the A team host Hethersett Athletic in the second round of the Dick Davey Ambulance Cup (kick-off 2pm).

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Swaffham Town Football Club hosted their second Sportsman’s Dinner last Friday, the guest speaker was Bob Champion, Grand National winning jockey and famous for the story behind his courageous fight against cancer and the similar comeback from injury of his mount Aldaniti.

Proceeds from the event supported the Bob Champion Cancer Trust as well as the Town’s Football Club. Fifty plus supporters were treated to a fine evenings entertainment as well as a four course meal. The main prize up for offer at the evening were tickets for two, plus a back stage pass, to meet and greet the members of Status Quo at any of their UK concert venues this year (many thanks to Steve Green).

Special thanks from the evening go to club sponsor, Les Elmer at Narford Scaffolding and event auctioneer Steve Green. Swaffham Town Football Club would like to thank the Conservative Club for providing the venue and West Norfolk Flying Chef for once again supplying a superb meal and excellent service. We hope to repeat the event next year, watch this space for whom and where.

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