Two draws end promotion hopes for Swaffham Town
- Credit: Eddie Deane
Dreams of promotion from Thurlow Nunn Division One have ended for Swaffham Town, after drawing both of their matches over the Easter weekend.
On Saturday the Pedlars were held to a 1-1 draw by seventh-placed Saffron Walden Town at Shoemakers Lane.
Swaffham performed well but couldn't force the first goal and it was Walden who took the lead, in the 82nd minute, after being caught on the break.
But substitute Mark Allibone hit back for the home side five minutes later, bundling the ball into the net to keep Swaffham's season alive.
That left the Pedlars knowing that they must win at Dereham Town Reserves on Monday if they were to continue their slim hopes of forcing their way into the top three.
You may also want to watch:
But another 1-1 draw, with Swaffham's goal courtesy of an own goal, has left the Pedlars too far adrift of the promotion places.
They are now five points adrift of third-placed Ipswich Wanderers, with just one game left to play, away at champions Whitton United on Saturday.
- 1 Burst main leaves villages without water
- 2 Timeline: When should you receive the coronavirus vaccine?
- 3 Inquests into deaths at Banham Poultry adjourned for seventh time
- 4 'I've lost my pension': Car collection destroyed by 'professional' vandal
- 5 Wetherspoon pubs reveal reopening plan after 'zero' sales
- 6 'Full' foodbank gets new home as demand surges
- 7 Handyman from Watton died at home, inquest hears
- 8 Everything we know so far about Covid vaccinations in Norfolk and Waveney
- 9 Covid cases fall in every area of Norfolk for first time since June
- 10 'I didn't want to bother NHS' - Cancer scare mum urges others to seek help
Ironically, Swaffham beat Whitton 1-0 at Shoemakers Lane earlier this month, but will now not be joining them in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division.
Even more ironically, before this weekend's two draws Swaffham had only drawn two previous matches all season, both with local rivals Fakenham Town.
Swaffham's A team were due to host Gayton in the semi-final of the Hospital Cup last night.
Castle Acre Swifts await the victor in the final, after beating Narborough 6-4, which will be played on Saturday, May 3.