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Leiston Res
Swaffham Town
Sat 24 Nov 15:00 - Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties League - First Division North Full time

Reserves 1 Swaffham Town 5

Reserves suffer heavy home defeat

The Reserves suffered their first home defeat in four games as they were beaten by promotion challengers Swaffham Town. Playing their first home game after five successive away games, the first half was a close affair with the visitors narrowly ahead at the interval. However, in the second half third placed Swaffham, the Divisions second highest scorers, netted four more times before Owen Hammond netted a late consolation for the Reserves as the game ended 5-1 to the Norfolk side.

Leiston had George Keys making his Leiston debut as he couldn't play for the first team in the FA Trophy as he was cup tied. The Blues started the brighter side, with Nikki Shopov looking a threat down the left hand side and Matt Rutterford and Chris Alcock playing well in midfield. However, Swaffham started to play with more tempo and Tom Mansfield dealt with some long balls well with good calmness. The away side took the lead from a corner and the ball was headed into the net after being knocked back from the far post.

In the second half, Swaffham took their second and third goal's very well, the first from a free kick that Finley Noon, who was making his league debut (he played against Gorleston in the League Cup earlier in the season), had no chance with. The Norfolk side added two more goals, before the Reserves added a late consolation goal from Owen Hammond after the Swaffham keeper had parried a free kick.

The Reserves next match is next Saturday as they visit Needham Market Reserves in league action.

FT: - Leiston Reserves 1-5 Swaffham Town.

Leiston line-up: - Noon, Groom, Shopov (Morling ), Mansfield, Coldwell, Keys, Alcock (Seymour), Rutterford, Garrard, Hammond, Kiwomya (Pierce). Sub not used: - Gissing.

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Team selection

Team selection has not been published for this fixture yet.

League round up

Other First Division North results

King's Lynn Town Res
Cornard United
Debenham LC
Diss Town
Ipswich Wanderers
AFC Sudbury Res

League table

# Team Pl Pts
10. Ipswich Wanderers 24 34
11. Debenham LC 27 30
12. Leiston Res 23 29
13. Cornard United 24 29
14. Diss Town 24 26
15. Haverhill Borough 22 23
16. Wisbech St Mary 24 18

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