Joy of six for Swaffham Town at AFC Sudbury Reserves

Ashley St John chipping the keeper during Swaffham Reserves' 2-2 draw with Yelverton at Shoemakers L

Ashley St John chipping the keeper during Swaffham Reserves' 2-2 draw with Yelverton at Shoemakers Lane. Picture: Eddie Deane - Credit: Eddie Deane

A young Swaffham Town squad proved too strong for AFC Sudbury Reserves, to keep their promotion hopes alive.

Ben Harris shooting through the crowd during Swaffham Reserves' 2-2 draw with Yelverton at Shoemaker

Ben Harris shooting through the crowd during Swaffham Reserves' 2-2 draw with Yelverton at Shoemakers Lane. Picture: Eddie Deane - Credit: Eddie Deane

The Pedlars had not played a league game this month before their trip to Suffolk, due to postponement.

On a very wet morning, the 6-1 scoreline was not necessarily a true reflection of the match as Pedlars keeper Lee Brooks came to the assistance of his defence on more than one occasion.

Captain Michael Thompson headed home the first goal in the 24th minute, making the best of a corner from Alex Vincent, and it was Vincent who scored the second, with two minutes remaining in the half, taking advantage of a spilled ball.

Joe Jackson scored the third five minutes after the break, Aaron Porter providing the cross for him to convert. Vincent scored his second in the 83rd minute from another loose ball.

Stephen Aspery riding the challenge during Swaffham Reserves' 2-2 draw with Yelverton at Shoemakers

Stephen Aspery riding the challenge during Swaffham Reserves' 2-2 draw with Yelverton at Shoemakers Lane. Picture: Eddie Deane - Credit: Eddie Deane


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Brothers Nick and Matthew Castellan hit goals five and six for the Pedlars, Nick converting his first goal for the senior team and Matt side-footing from a Vincent free-kick.

The Pedlars will look to keep the pressure on the top three on Saturday when they take on ninth-placed Halstead Town at Shoemakers Lane in a 3pm kick-off.

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Swaffham Reserves drew 2-2 at home against Yelverton in Division Three of the Anglian Combination, with Ben Harris and Ashley St John on target. This Saturday the reserves are away to struggling Hemsby (2pm).

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