Swaffham Town up to fifth

Swaffham Town 4,

Whitton Utd 2

Paul Hunt’s Swaffham Town first team headlined a great weekend for the club with all three teams recording victories.

The Pedlars had been forced to wait two weeks to get back to winning ways following a 2-1 home defeat to Newmarket in their previous game.

But on Saturday they slipped easily back into the free-scoring form which had helped make them one of the entertaining prospects in the Thurlow Nunn League.

Their five games before the Newmarket defeat had seen them plunder 25 goals – and they didn’t take long to get back into the old routine.

Richard Cornwall opened the scoring in the 12th minute, picking up a loose ball palmed away by the visiting goalkeeper.

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Alex Vincent made it 3-0 by netting in the 25th and 31st minutes before the visitors pulled one back just before half time.

When the men from Suffolk further reduced the arrears after 58 minutes the spoiled fans of Shoemakers Lane prepared for a thrilling finish. But the result was finally put to bed with 15 minutes to go when Will O’Brien scored his first goal of the season – a simple finish after a square ball left the keeper in no-man’s land.

The result lifted the Pedlars up to fifth place in Division One going into the festive period – which sees them playing successive Norfolk derbies, at home to Yarmouth Town on Saturday (kick-off 3pm) and away to Fakenham Town on Boxing Day (11am).

Swaffham Reserves travelled to top of the league Easton and won 1-0 with Steve Aspery scoring the only goal.

And the ‘A’ team completed the senior cleansweep by winning their derby clash with Narborough at Shoemakers Lane with goals from Jordan Lown and Ryan Skeet.

Tomorrow (Thursday) Swaffham U18s are at home to Wisbech (7.45pm).

The Reserves have a break over the Christmas period while the ‘A’ team are at home to Tacolneston (2pm kick off).