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KIRKLEY & PAKEFIELD FC NOTES

PUBLISHED: 10:06 13 November 2009 | UPDATED: 15:13 06 July 2010

BACK to back wins in the past week have made it another encouraging seven days for Stewart Larter and Jon Reynolds' men.

K&P remain in fifth in the Ridgeons League after Saturday's fine 3-0 home win against a good Debenham LC side (own goal, Dawson, Harvey-Cooper).

BACK to back wins in the past week have made it another encouraging seven days for Stewart Larter and Jon Reynolds' men.

K&P remain in fifth in the Ridgeons League after Saturday's fine 3-0 home win against a good Debenham LC side (own goal, Dawson, Harvey-Cooper). But with five games still in hand on their rivals above them, Kirkley are now only 17 points behind leaders Leiston and 15 behind second-placed Needham Market - meaning that if they win their games in hand The Royals will be well in the mix.

A trip to Walsham le Willows for the fifth meeting between the two sides already this season followed on Wednesday evening in the Suffolk Premier Cup and K&P returned home from Summer Road with a hard-fought 4-1 win, triumphing after extra time, to secure a semi-final spot in the LB Group sponsored county cup.

Goals from Justin Fox, Robert Woodcock - his seventh successful spot kick this season - Chris Henderson and Nathan Stone ensured K&P now join Ipswich Town, Bury Town and Needham Market in the final four.

Cup action takes centre stage once more tomorrow, with the eagerly awaited FA Vase encounter at Walmer Road against Biggleswade.

The match, which kicks off at 3pm with referee Glen Sandall, is being sponsored by Park View Financial Planning. Having won their last three games, K&P's form is slightly better than tomorrow's opponents who have won their last two games at home against Aylesbury and Harefield - sides who are both in the top eight.

The K&P U11C team will be the mascots and ball boys for tomorrow. If the game is drawn after extra time, a replay will be required and this is scheduled for next Tuesday at Biggleswade, 7.45pm KO if needed.

Calling on sponsors and fans to arrive early to back The Royals, commercial manager Dave Woodruff said: “Come early, visit our club shop, purchase your club tie, scarf, hat or banner and SHOUT for your KP Royals - the players deserve your support!”

The reserves, after a fine 5-0 away win at Holt in the Anglian combination division one, where they remain well placed in third, are on their travels again tomorrow with an important trip away to league leaders Poringland, 2.30pm KO.

The K&P youth team are also in action next week with an away match next Thursday at Bungay Town Youth, 7.45pm KO.

Kirkley will soon be unveiling a Young Royals Club, and plans are underway to “launch this exciting new youth development” next month.


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