Search

It’s now just one point from a possible 12 for Swaffham Town

PUBLISHED: 20:22 19 February 2018 | UPDATED: 20:22 19 February 2018

Swaffham Town line up for a team picture in their away kit. Picture: Gerry Palmer

Swaffham Town line up for a team picture in their away kit. Picture: Gerry Palmer

Archant

Swaffham Town’s disappointing run of form in Division One of the Thurlow Nunn League continued when they lost to Framlingham Town for the second time in little over a month.

The Pedlars followed up a 2-1 defeat on home soil back in January with a 3-0 defeat in Suffolk on Saturday to slip further off the pace in the battle for promotion.

Having taken just one point from four games since an 8-0 victory at Needham Market Reserves on January 6 they are now seven points adrift of Framlingham in fourth spot, having played three more games.

Following the reverse match, where the hoops of Framlingham and the stripes of Swaffham produced confusion for those spectating, the Pedlars chose to change strip to red shirts on Saturday, as sponsored by Swaffham Building Supplies.

Boosted by the rare sight of sunshine and blue skies, the Pedlars started well but were denied a penalty in the opening minutes which might have changed the course of the afternoon. They had plenty of the play in the first half but found themselves 2-0 down, with Danny Smith getting both of the goals.

Uncharacteristically Joe Jackson missed a lob in a one-on-one with the keeper which would have levelled the score at 1-1.

The final damage was done five minutes into the second half with a cross by the Framlingham right back Sine Prado Rodriguez somehow finding the back of the net.

The previous weekend’s punishment of the pitch in the 2-2 draw with Little Oakley put paid to both the Under-18 and Reserve fixtures at Shoemakers Lane this week.

There is still lots of work required to repair the damage in preparation for the Thurlow Nunn League clash with Cornard United on Saturday.

The Reserves are set to continue their campaign on Saturday away to leaders Buxton while the Under-18s, after two weeks out, are away to North Walsham.

There was a great win last Sunday for the Veterans, 4-1 against Harts with two goals from Keith Rix and two own goals. The older Pedlars have a local derby at Mundford at the weekend.

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.

Most Read

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.

Read more
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.

Read more
Korben Willis
Monday, December 4, 2017

Mick Cooper of West Acre qualified in style to reach the last 32 of this year’s English Amateur Billiards Championship.

Read more
West Norfolk
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Swaffham finally discovered their form in a cup competition as they beat Hempnall 2-1 in a physical Norfolk Senior Cup clash.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 23°C

min temp: 12°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