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Newmarket Town 1 Swaffham Town 0 - Disappointing week for Pedlars

PUBLISHED: 06:30 23 March 2016

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Swaffham Town endured a disappointing week as they followed up a midweek loss to Walsham le Willows with a 1-0 defeat at Newmarket.

Luck was against them at Walsham – a controversial penalty decision in the first half hit the Pedlars hard and they struggled to recover.

At Newmarket, the goal came from one of the only threats from the opposition. Joe Jackson came closest for Swaffham, chipping the keeper from 18 yards, his effort hitting the bar and returning to the beaten keeper. Further concern are the injuries being picked up, potentially affecting the Easter fixtures this weekend. Jack Gould is suffering with a groin strain whilst Alex Vincent has a hamstring problem. Fortunately for the Pedlars, this weekend the other clubs around them in the league came away without points as well.

There are no midweek fixtures this week but on Saturday Stanway Rovers visit Shoemakers Lane in the return fixture following last weekend’s narrow defeat to the league’s second-placed side.

On Easter Monday the Pedlars travel to Mildenhall Town.

The Reserves collected a vital point at home to Fakenham Town Reserves. The 2-2 draw saw goals from Ben Harris and James Thompson clinch a point for the Pedlars. Next weekend they are away to Watton United and then play Downham Town on Wednesday evening at Shoemakers Lane, kick-off 7.30 pm.

The Under 18s lost their midweek Thurlow Nunn Youth Cup clash at the Walks, Toby Millward scoring for Swaffham in their 3-1 defeat.

The Veterans returned from their game against William IV Old Boys with a point as goals from Jimmy Chapman and Matthew Begg secured a 2-2 draw. On Sunday, March 20 they play Cringleford Old Boys.

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