Swaffham pleased with point

Diss Town 0, Swaffham Town 0Pleased to return to competitive football, the Pedlars travelled to Brewers Green Lane, Diss for their first Ridgeons League fixture for 2010.

Diss Town 0, Swaffham Town 0

Pleased to return to competitive football, the Pedlars travelled to Brewers Green Lane, Diss for their first Ridgeons League fixture for 2010.

They gained a well deserved point away from home, against the fourth-place side.

Swaffham started strongly, winning a free kick in the fourth minute 30 yards out, Tom Rainford narrowly heading over from the Andrew Hunter delivery.

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Tight play between Matthew Parkinson and Kyle Plumb saw Plumb shooting wide in the 16th minute.

Diss had several corners but the Swaffham defence was strong and clearances from Stephen Thompson and Tom Rainford left keeper Lee Brooks with little to do until the 30th minute, when he made a fine save to his right following a break by the home side mid-field.Swaffham finished the half strong with Parkinson and Hunter combining well, the resulting volley by Hunter being blocked and Hunter's free kick on the stroke of half-time met by Danny Paynter, shooting narrowly wide.

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Brooks had to be alert in the 53rd minute, when Diss took a quick free kick to save at his far post. Strong attacking by Kyle Plumb saw his cross narrowly missed by Matthew Parkinson.

The Pedlars continued to pressure the Diss defence but could not hit the target. Diss were awarded a free kick close to time, 25 yards out, centre of goal. Lee Brooks kept the point safe by pushing the ball over the bar.

The Pedlars' performance on the afternoon was encouraging to see, the back four supported by Brooks, probably their best display of the season.

Good results from our other teams, the Reserve Team beating Watton United Reserves 7-2 mid week and Long Stratton Reserves 3-2 Saturday, they now top Anglian Combination Division Four.

The 'A' Team also taking three points this weekend, away to Cranworth 2 - 0.

Next Saturday the First Team host Stowmarket Town, 3pm kick-off. The Reserve Team travel to the coast to play Sheringham Reserves (2pm k/o) and the 'A' Team are at home to Shipdham (2pm k/o).

A final reminder, the Club are presenting an evening with ex-Norwich City and Scotland player Bryan Gunn.

The Swaffham Conservative Club have kindly agreed to host the event.

The event starts at 7pm, Friday January 29.

Tickets inclusive of a four-course meal are �25 and available from Paul Annakin at the Conservative Club.

All proceeds from the evening are to be split between the Football Club and Gunn's nominated charity.

Don't delay, tickets are selling fast.

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