Kirkley & Pakefield ready to bring out their Sunday best

PUBLISHED: 08:31 21 November 2014

Kirkley & Pakefield boss Jamie Godbold.

Kirkley & Pakefield boss Jamie Godbold.


This weekend sees competitive Sunday football action for Kirkley & Pakefield for probably the first time in their recent history with a visit to play AFC Dunstable of the Spartan South Midlands Premier League in a FA Vase second round match.

The game is being staged on Sunday with a 3pm ko as AFC Dunstable ground share with Dunstable Town who play in a higher league and have a Saturday home fixture.

AFC Dunstable are currently in fourth place in their league, the same league as Colney Heath who beat the Royals in the previous round but were then removed from the competition for playing an unregistered player.

Sunday’s game is worth £1,200 to the winners and a further step nearer a Wembley final. If a replay is required it will be at Walmer Road on Tuesday at 7.45pm.

All players and supporters booked to travel on the coach are reminded to be at Walmer Road clubhouse by 9.45am.

Mildenhall Town 2 
Kirkley & Pakefield 4

Saturday saw Kirkley & Pakefield travel to Mildenhall in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division.

Before the match player/manager Jamie Godbold was presented with a cheque for £250 on behalf of Thurlow Nunn for the club’s winning of the September/October Fair Play Award.

The game was played on a very heavy pitchand after early attacking from the home team the Royals took an eighth minute lead through Ian Hunter who stroked the ball home from inside the box after good work and centre by Ross King.

On 36 minutes the Royals increased their lead when a ball from Hunter saw Ross Gilfedder beat the keeper with a good shot.

The final minute of the half saw the home team pull one back following a corner.

Ten minutes into the second half the Royals conceded a scrappy second, again resulting from a corner.

But they battled back well and got their rewards on 75 minutes when a good free kick from Hunter saw a powerful header from Lewis Hammond hit the back of the net.

Two good efforts from Haverson and Gilfedder followed, both well saved by the home keeper Pope. But the best goal of the game was yet to come on 81 minutes when Gilfedder showed great skills tormenting and rounding the keeper and defenders before hitting a great volley on the turn from 18 yards for a magnificent goal. The match ended with the Royals gaining three good points from an excellent team performance apart from their costly defending from corners. The win moved the Royals up to seventh in the table.

A young K&P Reserve team lost heavily at home 4-1 on Saturday against Reepham. Tomorrow they have an away league match against Cromer, 2.30pm ko.

Jock’s A team went down 7-3 on the 3G arena against an experienced Oulton Broad team. Tomorrow they have another home match on the 3G arena against WEMPFC with a 2pm ko.

The B team, playing away against Payton FC, came away with a 2-2 draw. They visit Barsham tomorrow 2pm ko.

The Under-18s Youth team lost 3-0 at Wroxham last Thursday, last night. They had a League Cup match against Needham Market which was being played at Debenham Leisure Centre. Next Thursday evening they travel the short distance to Gorleston for a league match, 7.45pm ko.

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