Swaffham are off the mark

Norwich United continued their promising start under new manager Gary Butcher with their second Premier Division win in three games - 2-1 at home to Harwich & Parkeston.

Norwich United continued their promising start under new manager Gary Butcher with their second Premier Division win in three games - 2-1 at home to Harwich & Parkeston.

It was also a great day for newly-promoted Swaffham, who gained their first points with the 3-2 win at Histon Reserves.

But the game of the day was arguably at Kirkley & Pakefield, where the score changed hands three times as the hosts drew 3-3 with Newmarket Town.

The visitors will have been left the happier of the two, having played for over an hour with only ten men after Lee Simm was sent off for his second attack of verbal comments to the match official.

Kirkley took a 14th minute lead with a header by Justyn Chenery, but John Olive equalised and then gave the Jockeys a 2-1 lead, swiftly cancelled out by Joe Jefford.

Chenery put Kirkley back in front with a bicycle kick, but almost straight away, Ibraham Ibbutorbosh moved up to square the scores for the final time.

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There was another exciting draw at Gorleston, where the hosts fought back from two goals to Downham (Stuart Pearson and Wayne Anderson) to draw with goals from Lee Hunter and Chris Henderson.