Search

Jackson double helps Norwich United to victory

PUBLISHED: 14:48 19 August 2018 | UPDATED: 16:08 19 August 2018

Norwich United celebrate during their 4-1 win over Woodbridge Town Picture: RICHARD SCOTT

Norwich United celebrate during their 4-1 win over Woodbridge Town Picture: RICHARD SCOTT

Archant

Norwich United flexed their muscles as they beat Woodbridge 4-1 in a battle of Premier League ‘newcomers’.

Former Ipswich Town star Carlos Edwards on the attack for Woodbridge in their 4-1 defeat at Norwich United Picture: RICHARD SCOTTFormer Ipswich Town star Carlos Edwards on the attack for Woodbridge in their 4-1 defeat at Norwich United Picture: RICHARD SCOTT

The Planters were relegated last season while Woodbridge came up from the old First Division – and it was the Norfolk team who came out on top.

United occupy sixth position in the early stages of the new campaign, the best of any of the Norfolk sides – but they had to come from behind on Saturday, with Kelsey Trotter opening the scoring before Garrod Linton levelled two minutes from half-time. Liam Jackson added a second five minutes after the break, before Andy Eastaugh and Jackson again secured the points

Thetford are two points behind after a 1-1 draw at newly-promoted Whitton. Goalkeeper Will Viner saved an eighth-minute penalty for Town, and just three minutes later Andrew Wood broke clear of the Whitton defence to fire Town in front. But Whitton hit back early in the second half.

Gorleston suffered a 3-0 defeat at home to Walsham le Willows – their first league reverse of the season. George Bugg lived up to his name as far as Gorleston were concerned, grabbing a hat-trick. Kirkley & Pakefield were 4-3 winners at Hadleigh United.

Joe Jackson pulling the trigger in Swaffham's 8-0 win over Needham Market Reserves Picture: Eddie DeaneJoe Jackson pulling the trigger in Swaffham's 8-0 win over Needham Market Reserves Picture: Eddie Deane

Wroxham and Great Yarmouth were in action on Friday night, and it was a good night for the Yachtsmen, who were 3-1 winners, with goals from Jordan Bond, Ryan Miles and Simon Lappin. Haydn Davis replied for Yarmouth.

There were plenty of goals in Division One North, but Swaffham took the scoring honours after an 8-0 home win over Needham Market Reserves with goals from Ryan Pearson (2), Nick Castellan (2), Dean Miller, Joe Jackson, Kyle Plumb (penalty) and Matthew Gilchrist.

Fakenham thumped Diss 4-0, with goals from Luke Priestley (2), Callum Brain and sub Rick Claxton, while Norwich CBS won by the same scoreline at King’s Lynn Town Reserves – James Page (2), Shaun Wones and Sam Gauntlett on target. Tom Amis (2) and Dominic Doggett got the goals which earned Mulbarton Wanderers a 3-2 win at Haverhill Borough.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Watton and Swaffham Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Watton and Swaffham Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Watton and Swaffham Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other Watton and Swaffham sport

Friday, September 14, 2018

Swaffham’s Nick Cains underlined his reputation as one of the region’s most promising young players with his second pro-am victory in four days.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Diss Town failed to build on a dream start as they suffered a 2-1 home defeat at the hands of near neighbours Debenham LC in Division One North of the Thurlow Nunn League.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Swaffham Town turned in another solid all-round performance to secure three well-deserved points in Division One North of the Thurlow Nunn League.

Sunday, September 2, 2018

A goal in added time clinched the three points and the bragging rights for Swaffham Town in their Friday night derby against King’s Lynn Reserves at Shoemakers Lane.

Local Weather

Sunshine and Showers

Sunshine and Showers

max temp: 23°C

min temp: 11°C

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Watton and Swaffham Times e-edition today
E-edition

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Watton and Swaffham Times weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy