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Gunn-derful night for Pedlars

PUBLISHED: 09:06 04 February 2010 | UPDATED: 11:36 08 July 2010

Bryan Gunn and Robert Fleck at the Swaffham fundraiser.

Bryan Gunn and Robert Fleck at the Swaffham fundraiser.

Swaffham Town - after yet another break for snow - are hoping to get back in action on Saturday, hosting FCClacton (ko 3pm).

Then on Tuesday, Fakenham Town visit Shoemakers Lane for the first of this season's derby encounters.

Swaffham Town - after yet another break for snow - are hoping to get back in action on Saturday, hosting FCClacton (ko 3pm).

Then on Tuesday, Fakenham Town visit Shoemakers Lane for the first of this season's derby encounters.

On Saturday, Swaffham Reserves travel to St Andrews Reserves (ko 2pm) and the A-team is without a fixture.

The snow and frozen goal-mouths made the pitches unfit for play last weekend.

However, Swaffham FC were treated to a fine evening of fun and enjoyment on Friday when they held a fundraising dinner - with Norwich City legends Bryan Gunn and Robert Fleck guests of honour.

The former Scotland internationals entertained an audience of over 60 with their anecdotes and fond memories.

Bryan opened the speaking reflecting on that grey day, August 8 last year, when his Norwich City team lost 7 - 1 to Colchester which resulted in him losing the manager's job.

He then commented that how come Swaffham lost 7-0 to Whitton some weeks later and 'Simmo and Kenty' kept their jobs!

This set the mood, level and style for the evening.

As well as the meal, an auction and raffle were held, proceeds being shared by the Pedlars and the Leukaemia Research charity.

Club secretary Ray Ewart said after the event: “Special thanks to our sponsors - including locally The George Hotel, Narford Scaffolding, Platinum Cars, Premier Foods, Ben Burgess Garden Equipment and Billy Exley - for supporting the event and making it a success.

“Also, special thanks to Swaffham Conservative Club for the use of their facilities.”

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