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Return of Jack Defty gives Swaffham Town a big boost

PUBLISHED: 16:27 20 July 2016 | UPDATED: 17:24 20 July 2016

Jack Defty scores one of his three goals during Swaffham Town's 4-1 win over Newmarket Town at Shoemakers Lane. Picture: Eddie Deane

Jack Defty scores one of his three goals during Swaffham Town's 4-1 win over Newmarket Town at Shoemakers Lane. Picture: Eddie Deane

Eddie Deane

Experienced striker Jack Defty has re-signed for a second spell with Swaffham Town.

The former King’s Lynn and Lowestoft Town hit-man has been one of the local leagues’ most lethal forwards of the last 10 years and will offer the Pedlars invaluable experience, with a particular influence on the club’s younger players.

Defty scored eight goals in 16 games last season as he stepped up his comeback from a nasty broken leg which had threatened to end his career.

There’s no doubt Swaffham boss Paul Hunt sees Defty’s physical presence as causing opposition difficulties. Hunt and Co, after a few weeks of uncertainty when Rob Taylor took over as boss but left without having managed a game, have started their pre-season campaign.

On Friday evening they played their first competitive game against worthy opposition, Mattishall, taking away a 3-2 win on a 3G surface. The best football was played by Swaffham, although their finishing needs polishing, and there was a good performance by the Mattishall keeper.

Hunt has also confirmed striker Alex Vincent as club captain, with a club statement saying: “Alex will also oversee the role of leading the player committee which is vital as this will see the players and club working as one.

“No matter what the situation Alex is always wiling to step up and help out.”

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