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Thetford win derby clash

PUBLISHED: 18:47 31 March 2010 | UPDATED: 22:01 07 July 2010

THETFORD Town, having won derby bragging rights over Swaffham, will want to maintain that winning feeling when they visit Whitton on Saturday in a key mid-table battle.

THETFORD Town, having won derby bragging rights over Swaffham, will want to maintain that winning feeling when they visit Whitton on Saturday in a key mid-table battle.

Whitton are just one place above Thetford in the Ridgeons Division One table.

Then, on Tuesday, Thetford are due to host fifth-placed Diss Town.

Swaffham Town 0, Thetford Town 2

A FINE afternoon for football, weather conditions perfect and the pitch looking remarkably good considering the stage of the season.

Swaffham, still missing key members of their squad through injuries and other commitments, saw the return of Steve Crawshaw to Shoemaker's Lane following several seasons.

He transferred from Diss Town in midweek and will be seen as instrumental in bolstering the defence.

Thetford took the lead in the 12th minute from the penalty spot, keeper Craig Titmarsh having no chance to stop the well-positioned kick from Matt Dixon.

The Pedlars countered good combination work between Kyle Plumb and Nathan Clarke and saw opportunities defended well by the Thetford keeper.

Further damage was done in the 36th minute when a looping header was netted by Dixon following a free-kick 30 yards out.

The second half was far more even but the frustration of the Swaffham side was apparent following some disputed decisions throughout the fixture.

Further efforts came to no avail and Thetford took away the three points.

Swaffham will want to bounce back from this derby defeat when they host Halstead (kick-off 3pm) in Ridgeons Division One.


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