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Royals are rulers

PUBLISHED: 11:24 21 August 2009 | UPDATED: 11:37 06 July 2010

K&P's excellent start to the new season continued as they progressed in the FA Cup with victory over Walsham-le-Willows in a tight extra preliminary Round tie that was eventually sealed by a solitary goal in Wednesday's replay.

K&P's excellent start to the new season continued as they progressed in the FA Cup with victory over Walsham-le-Willows in a tight extra preliminary Round tie that was eventually sealed by a solitary goal in Wednesday's replay.

The Royals remain unbeaten after their first two Ridgeons League games produced seven goals without reply in victories over Wivenhoe and Woodbridge, which puts Stewart Larter and Jon Reynolds men at the top of the table.

A 1-1 draw at Walsham-le-Willows last Saturday - with Chris Henderson's late goal earning a replay, despite The Royals playing 85 minutes with only 10 men as Ryan de Coteau was sent off - was followed by Wednesday's narrow win, which has set up another Walmer Road encounter with Northants side Cogenhoe in the next round.

Reynolds admitted this week that he was “well pleased” with the entire squad, as regards fitness and good positive attitudes from all, following the start to the new campaign. And now K&P are 7-2 with the club's platinum sponsors Premier Racing Services, at their new branch in Oulton Broad, to win the Ridgeons League.

But keen to err on the side of caution, the management and squad are intent on not letting this go to their heads as they aim to continue the good run in their next two tough Ridgeons League games away at Ely tomorrow and then another intriguing encounter away at rivals Wroxham next Tuesday at 7.45pm.

Kirkley and Pakefield Reserves started the new Anglian Combination division one campaign in style with a fine 5-0 away win at Corton on Tuesday.

The new joint management team of Matt Rudder and Rob Bunning lifted their first piece of silverware for the A team as they triumphed in the annual Spexhall Charity Cup on Saturday.

The A team had beaten Wenhaston the previous week, before a victory on penalties against Waveney at the weekend.

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