Swaffham Town make good start to season against Haverhill Borough

Swaffham Town captain Dean Miller sprawling to get the vital touch for Swaffham's second goal, Matth

Swaffham Town captain Dean Miller sprawling to get the vital touch for Swaffham's second goal, Matthew Parkinson looking on. Picture: Eddie Deane - Credit: Eddie Deane

Swaffham Town started their season’s campaign with a worthy three points against Haverhill Borough in the Thurlow Nunn First Division.

Swaffham Town started their season’s campaign with a worthy three points against Haverhill Borough in the Thurlow Nunn First Division.

Haverhill came to Shoemakers Lane on a mission and did all they could to bully and battle the Swaffham side.

Alex Vincent opening his goal account for the season in the fifth minute with a penalty following a clattering challenge on Joe Jackson, Vincent placing the ball into the bottom right-hand side.

Haverhill looked strong on the attack but Swaffham’s defence, under the watchful eye of captain Dean Miller, remained strong.


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It wasn’t until the last two minutes of normal time that the Pedlars finally made sure of the three points, with a bizarre goal.

Swaffham were awarded a free-kick just inside their own half and the kick was taken by new right-back Ashley Page, who flighted the ball high to the edge of the opposition box.

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The Haverhill keeper screamed that it was his, but the ball bounced, missing all of the challenges, over the keeper and into the back of the net.

The Pedlars continued their league campaign last night when they hosted Dereham Town Reserves, before a derby clash with Thetford Town in the FA Cup extra preliminary round on Friday (7.45pm).

n Swaffham need a manager for their A team, who play in Division One of the Crown Fire Central and South Norfolk League. Contact secretary Ray Ewart on 07990 526744 or Mick Simmons on 07864 517463.

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