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Swaffham claim a point but it should have been all three at Hadleigh

PUBLISHED: 11:21 21 February 2017 | UPDATED: 11:21 21 February 2017

Alan Burch standing strong

Alan Burch standing strong

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Swaffham Town claimed a well deserved point away at fellow strugglers Hadleigh United – but it should have been all three.

Double goal scorer Korben Willis on the attack under the watchful eyes of Nathan Pack and Chris Carter from the dug outDouble goal scorer Korben Willis on the attack under the watchful eyes of Nathan Pack and Chris Carter from the dug out

The Pedlars were in a commanding 2-0 lead until late on before the home side rallied with two goals of their own to claim a share of the spoils.

Alex Vincent got his first of the afternoon after 29 minutes after being played through by Mark Allibone.

Vincent struck a left footed shot from 16 yards across the keeper into the bottom right hand corner of the net.

However, there were then more injury concerns for the Pedlars when David Weaver-Pope came off two minutes later with a pulled hamstring, Tommy Hunt his replacement.

The Pedlars worked hard and never really came under threat.

The game looked sown up in the 65th minute as Vincent bagged his second of the afternoon.

Matthew Blackford provided the assist this time and Vincent did the rest, chipping the goalkeeper from 14 yards.

Hadleigh got one back on the stroke of time, a well placed header lobbing keeper Dan Gentry leaving him no chance.

The final blow came for Swaffham three minutes into added time, the Hadleigh equaliser coming following what looked like a clear hand ball. However, neither the referee or his assistant saw the incident, summing up the way this campaign has gone for the Pedlars, who sit bottom of the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division.

This Saturday the first Team are at home to fifth-placed Stanway Rovers.

It was a game of two halves back at Shoemakers Lane as the Reserves went in at half-time 2-0 up, both goals scored by Korben Willis. The opposition, Buxton, levelled the game and scored the winner with the last kick of the game. The Reserves travel to Beccles Caxton next Saturday.

The Under 18s play Easton & Otley College on Thursday night at the Football Development Centre, Bowthorpe. They will be endeavouring to regain top position in the Thurlow Nunn Youth, North Division.

The Veterans are in for a busy weekend, competing in the FA Peoples Cup on Saturday in a five-a-side competition before hosting Wensum Albion Old Boys the following day.

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