Swaffham Town pay the penalty against Attleborough in Norfolk Senior Cup


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Swaffham Town were the victims of a Norfolk Senior Cup upset on Saturday as they were dumped out of the competition by Attleborough Town.

The Anglian Combination Division One side beat a young Pedlars side on penalties to progress to the next round.

Attleborough took the lead in the seventh minute, only for Swaffham to come back a minute later, Alex Vincent providing the assist for Mark Allibone to finish.

Vincent got his first of the afternoon in the 39th minute after his corner kick was fumbled into the net.

Boro levelled two minutes later, the first of two own goals, the second coming three minutes into the second half.

The balance was restored in the 61st minute, Vincent converting from the spot, and that was how it remained at full-time.

Extra time saw Swaffham on top but never getting the important finish.

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Attleborough were awarded a soft penalty seven minutes into the second period but keeper Dan Gentry saved to his left. Attlebough finally earned their place in the third round, beating the Pedlars 4-2 on penalties.

Swaffham Town wish them all the very best for the competition.

Last Tuesday Swaffham went down to a 2-1 defeat against Great Yarmouth Town in the league despite Vincent notching with an excellent long-range strike.

Swaffham were due to be in action again last night at home to Fakenham Town, after the newspaper had gone to press.

On Saturday the Pedlars are in Buildbase FA Vase action as they travel to Peterborough Sports.

Anybody wishing to travel with the Pedlars, please contact club secretary Ray Ewart (07990 526744) to check for availability.

The reserves had more luck in a county competition as they ran out convincing 5-1 winners against Sporle.

A brace apiece for Mark Smith and Matthew Blackford did the damage whilst Danny Nicholls was also on the scoresheet.

Next weekend they travel to Beccles Caxton looking to claim their first league win of the season.

The Under 18s are flying high at the top of the Thurlow Nunn Youth North division.

On Wednesday they play their first of a double header away to Lakeford Rangers.