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Kirkley and Pakefield FC Notes

PUBLISHED: 10:26 29 October 2010

AFTER a win, draw and loss in their last three league games at Walmer Road, K&P will be aiming to finish their run of consecutive home games on a high tomorrow with a convincing home win over second-from-bottom Woodbridge.

And they will go into the game in good spirits ahead of Halloween and fireworks night in the week ahead as they fired off an amazing 16 goals in hammering a young Leiston side on Wednesday night.

Hotshot Ali McKenna was the hero - with a stunning eight goals sealing a record 16-1 defeat for the Blues in this Ridgeons League Cup tie.

If only one of these goals had been found at the weekend. For the The Royals slipped to a 1-0 defeat in the top-of-the-table encounter with CRC - and McKenna missed a penalty - as the young Royals misfired.

K&P remain in third in the Ridgeons Premier League, but they are now 11 points behind leaders Dereham and they have CRC, Leiston, Wisbech and Haverhill poised behind them with a number of games in hand.

Tomorrow’s home match with Woodbridge – prior to next week’s Premier Cup tie at Woodbridge and two away league games, with the eagerly-awaited FA Vase home encounter on November 13 with Long Buckby sandwiched in-between – has good omens about it, despite the time of the year, as it is being sponsored by Jon of Karpet Kingdom – with his three previous sponsored matches all resulting in wins.

In the Suffolk Premier Cup quarter-finals, the Royals have avoided the big guns – Lowestoft Town, AFC Sudbury or Bury Town and Needham Market – and instead will set up a quick return with tomorrow’s league opponents Woodbridge in a game to be played next Tuesday or Wednesday.

The Young Royals Youth Team beat Gt Yarmouth youth last week to remain at the top of the league, and in the Ridgeons Youth Cup second round they have drawn Debenham LC in a home match to be played during the week commencing Monday, November 22.

The Royals Reserves triumphed under the floodlights last Friday with a fine penalty shoot-out win in the Mummery Cup over Mattishall. Tomorrow ninth-placed K&P Reserves travel to play 10th-placed North Walsham Town with a later 3pm kick-off.

In the Notleys Lowestoft & District Saturday League (kick-off 2.30pm tomorrow), K&P A entertain Barsham at Walmer Road in Division One, following a fine 5-0 win last week. K&P B, after a good showing in a 2-0 defeat away at AFC Hoxne Reserves from the Suffolk and Ipswich League last week, will be aiming to bounce back in the league as they have a difficult division three encounter away at Dip Farm against Royal Oak.

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