Pedlars lose to Greens

Swaffham Town, having lost 1-0 at Gorleston on Tuesday night, have a tough test at second-placed Brantham Athletic on Saturday in Ridgeons Division One (3pm ko).

Swaffham Town, having lost 1-0 at Gorleston on Tuesday night, have a tough test at second-placed Brantham Athletic on Saturday in Ridgeons Division One (3pm ko).

Swaffham Town 1, March Town United 1

A well-earned and well-deserved point for Swaffham this weekend.


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Following the previous two disappointing matches the team battled, showing character and spirit to contribute to a fine performance by both teams.

March started strongly, forcing a good save by Lee Brooks in the fifth minute but Swaffham countered and Kyle Plumb broke through the defence to shoot wide.

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Further attempts followed but the break came when David Spalding won the ball in midfield, played to Stuart Seales whose through-ball went to Plumb, who finished with a left-foot shot in the 26th minute.

March Town turned on the pressure but the Swaffham defence stood firm and good man-to-man marking by Spalding ensured the danger threat from March's Pepper was reduced to him being little more than a spectator.

The Pedlars' second half started with their foot still on the gas and they were unlucky not to get a second from an Andrew Hunter attempt.

March Town had further attempts stopped firstly by a great tackle by Matthew Parkinson and Lee Brooks again remaining strong in goal.

The March equaliser came in the 81st minute, a back-post header following a free-kick, pointlessly given away, the only opportunity Pepper had all game!

On Saturday, Swaffham Reserves are away to Thorpe Rovers, with a 2.30pm kick-off. The A-team are at home to Hingham Athletic Reserves in the Fen Regis Invitation Shield (3pm kick-off).

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