Disappointing day as Royals slip to yet another away defeat against FC Clacton

PUBLISHED: 12:38 22 March 2017 | UPDATED: 12:38 22 March 2017

Kirkley lost 2-0 to FC Clacton last weekend. Picture: Archant

Kirkley lost 2-0 to FC Clacton last weekend. Picture: Archant


Saturday saw another very disappointing day on the road for Kirkley & Pakefield FC when they suffered their sixth consecutive away defeat going down to second from bottom FC Clacton by two late goals.

Once again the Royals had to make changes in defence with Lewis Flower injured and Elliot Whiteside unavailable so in came young Macauley Holt with Cain Eagleton switching to central defence.

The first goal came from a penalty conceded in the 84th minute, then in the dying seconds of added on time ,the hosts scrambled in a second to consolidateda 2-0 win and for them three welcome points in their quest to starve off relegation.

Kirkley & Pakefield: Tibbles, Grint, Holt, Lopez, Herbert, Eagleton, Haylock, Haverson, Stone, King, Will. Subs: Smith, Woods, Willis.

Tomorrow Kirkley & Pakefield first team welcome league leaders and championship favourites Mildenhall Town to Walmer Road for a Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division game with a 3pm kick off.

Mildenhall currently head the league table by nine points and have just six matches remaining so are clear favourites for honours.

It was another Saturday of woe for the Royals Reserves, going down by the odd goal in three at home to Mattishall 2-1 and almost certainly now facing relegation. The side is without a game this weekend.

With the A team fixtures now complete, the B team entertained Tudor Rose on the 3G Arena on Saturday, losing 4-3. They now have just one match to play but do not have a match tomorrow.

Kirkley & Pakefield Walking FC have arranged an annual charity evening for the Darren Boyd Memorial Trophy on the K&PFC 3G Arena on Friday, April 7, 7.30pm start.

This will be competed for by four teams at nine-a-side over a round robin, with up to 14 players per squad. Spectators are welcome to see the increasingly popular walking football and may be think about joining and taking part in the future.

Donations will be accepted for the charity fund, with a social evening in the clubhouse afterwards. K&PFC head of walking football Bryan Sturman and former Ipswich Town player Trevor Smith will co-ordinate the evening.

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