Swaffham all set for derby
There's a Ridgeons Division One derby showdown to savour on Saturday between Swaffham Town and visitors Thetford Town at Shoemakers Lane (ko 3pm). The reverse fixture ended up as a 1-1 draw (kick-off 3pm) and both teams will want to bounce back from defeats last weekend as well as getting derby bragging rights.
There's a Ridgeons Division One derby showdown to savour on Saturday between Swaffham Town and visitors Thetford Town at Shoemakers Lane (ko 3pm).
The reverse fixture ended up as a 1-1 draw (kick-off 3pm) and both teams will want to bounce back from defeats last weekend as well as getting derby bragging rights.
Thetford lost to visitors Team Bury 1-0 while Swaffham were disappointingly beaten 8-0 by hosts Yarmouth after a good midweek win over Godmanchester. Thetford are 11th in the table while Swaffham are just two places below with three points fewer.
In the meantime, the Pedlars are due to visit Saffron Walden in the league tonight (Wednesday), ko 7.45. See our website www.wstimes24.co.uk for the result.
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SWAFFHAM'S visit to the Wellesley will not remain as their most memorable.
The scoreline provided the Bloaters with their highest aggregate so far this season but was not a real reflection on the performance.
Yarmouth boss Paul Tong acknowledged this, saying: 'The first half it was pretty even, to be fair. The Swaffham keeper made an excellent save from a Martin McGee penalty and a number of other saves too.'
The Pedlars haemorrhaged six goals in the last 20 minutes, four of those in the last 10 minutes. Lee Brooks again had a fine game, coming out best in several one-to-ones and saved the questionable penalty.
The determination showed by Gary Haime and Michael Cozens was not enough to inspire the squad to provide a better performance.
It was good to see Matthew Kenny return to a match start following surgery.
There was a better result for Swaffham Reserves, beating Mattishall Reserves 3-2, the A team losing out 3-2 to Gressenhall.
On Saturday, the Reserves travel away to Spixworth United Reserves (ko 4pm) and the
A-team is away to Nostro in the Fen Regis Invitation Shield (ko 3pm).
Swaffham 3, Godmanchester Rovers 0
An entertaining and encouraging midweek performance. The Pedlars started well, playing uphill, and from the first whistle demonstrated their determination. They were rewarded for their efforts with Stuart Seales finishing from Kyle Plumb's build-up.
Swaffham then added another from a free-kick served by Ben Russell, Michael Cozens combining with James McManus to fire into the bottom right-hand corner.
Cozens was instrumental in setting Kyle Plumb on a run down the left wing, to beat the keeper from 15 yards with a confident finish.