Another blow for battling Pedlars
Stowmarket Town 4, Swaffham Town 0
THIS game was a further disappointment for Paul Hunt's squad, and a scoreline which again did not reflect the nature of the game.
They hope for better things this weekend when they host Halstead Town on Saturday, kick-off 3pm.
The Reserves travel to North Walsham 2pm kick off and the A team are away to Cranworth in the third round of the Ben Smith Memorial Cup.
Early pressure saw Will O'Brien, Medhi Mehrpour and Nathan Cross combining well.
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The first threat from the home side came in the 17th minute forcing a save from Dean Mayes pushing the ball wide for a corner, the result of that easily gathered.
The Stowmarket opener came from a mistake at the back.
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Matthew Parkinson lost the ball, the centre forward ran through the defence, his ground shot catching a bump in the ground to take it over the outstretched arms of diving Mayes.
On the stroke of half-time Stowmarket broke on the right-hand side, a well-delivered cross was easily met for the number seven to side-foot into the net.
A change to the side with the introduction of new signing Aaaron Clifford for Jake Platten in the 55th minute, but Mayes was wrong-footed by a wicked deflection for the third after 60 minutes.
The Pedlars battled and at no time gave up the match.
A further tactical change saw Jack Redhead replace Dwayne Hockton but further efforts still left the visitors looking for a goal.
The final goal for Stowmarket came in the 81st minute, Swaffham caught out after pushing forward with numbers, beaten by the resulting break.