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A right Royal appointment for K&P

PUBLISHED: 11:08 18 December 2009 | UPDATED: 15:37 06 July 2010

KIRKLEY & PAKEFIELD FC NOTES



IN their final away day of the year, Kirkley head off on their travels to one of their bogey grounds - the Royal Oak.

And they'll be looking to bounce back in some style after a frustrating past few weeks that has seen them drop points in the Ridgeons League.

KIRKLEY & PAKEFIELD FC NOTES

IN their final away day of the year, Kirkley head off on their travels to one of their bogey grounds - the Royal Oak.

And they'll be looking to bounce back in some style after a frustrating past few weeks that has seen them drop points in the Ridgeons League.

A 3-0 home in against Debenham LC on November 7 was K&P's last league win - this has been followed two good wins in the FA Vase, but two 1-1 draws at Felixstowe and Walton United and most recently at home to CRC last Saturday have seen a 2-1 defeat at Stanway Rovers and a 2-0 home loss to Wroxham sandwiched in-between.

In this frustrating period, two league games have also fallen foul of the weather - most recently due to a frozen pitch last Tuesday at Haverhill - and this means that Stewart Larter and Jon Reynolds men are now seventh in the table.

But, with a New Year dawning, The Royals still have six games in hand on the leaders Needham Market as they aim to climb the table once more - starting tomorrow at bottom of the table Harwich and Parkeston.

The home side have only accrued one point all season after losing 18 of their 19 league games, conceding 67 goals in the process.

With two festive home treats ahead, it is all to play for still as K&P host north Suffolk rivals Leiston at Walmer Road on Boxing Day in a fixture that kicks off at noon.

On bank holiday Monday, December 28, K&P are also in action at Walmer Road as they entertain Norwich United at home.

The reserves conclude their 2009 campaign with a home clash with Stalham Town 2pm KO tomorrow. The youth team's game was postponed in midweek and they will hopefully get back into action early in the New Year at Diss in the KO Cup.

Amongst Graham Bunning's squad there is an abundance of talent that will hopefully progress upwards sooner rather than later.

Tomorrow, the A team hosts Spexhall in their last league game of the year (2pm KO), while the B team are also in action away at Spexhall Reserves.

Kirkley & Pakefield Veterans ended another year undefeated after beating Griffin Vets 3-1 in the Vets Cup last Sunday. This stunning success preserves Jon Sturman's side's incredible long unbeaten run that stretches back to a defeat in May 2007!

Off the field, the supporters Christmas Party will be held in the clubhouse at 7pm next Tuesday. And there was more Christmas cheer this week, with a top double announcement from club officials.

K&P have launched a special online shopping site which, includes all those late must-have festive gifts, and to find out more visit: www.buy.at/KPRoyals with all monies going to club funds.

And looking further ahead, former Liverpool and Tottenham defender Neil "Razor" Ruddock is set to headline the club's annual Sportsman's Evening on May 7 next year.

For more details, telephone Royal David on 01502 741588 or de.woodruff1@btinternet.com - but be quick as there is only a limited number of tables available.

“Congratulations must go to our U11C team for their brilliant 5-1 win against Waveney in their cup competition, which now puts them in the semi-finals! We must not forget our Youth Division with over 36 sides, as they give us such prestige,” Royal David said.


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