Royals keep their unbeaten run going
PUBLISHED: 10:55 17 September 2010
Kirkley and Pakefield FC notes
K&P made it six successive Ridgeons League games without defeat as they maintained their unbeaten run with back-to-back 1-1 away draws this week.
The young Royals returned from tough trips to Mildenhall last Saturday and Great Yarmouth on Tuesday with two points, which keep them in second place three points behind leaders CRC – who drew and won in the past week.
Teenage striker Ryan Crisp had a 17th birthday to remember last Saturday, as he marked his first league start for K&P with the equalising goal.
In midweek, at a wet Wellesley, the young Royals – who were forced into numerous changes after losing Bodie Carter, Rob Horton and Ryan De Coteau to suspension and talented winger Alex Holmes to injury – showed their character once more after bouncing back from going behind for the second successive game to eventually draw 1-1 with a goal from midfielder Scott Martin.
Jon Reynolds’ men host tenth-placed Histon Reserves at Walmer Road tomorrow (KO 3pm), in their only game this week, as they look to continue their good, unbeaten run.
Meanwhile, leaders CRC entertain fourth placed Leiston in arguably the game of the day in the Ridgeons League.
The Suffolk side have four games in hand already on K&P and their Cambridgeshire counterparts, as they are four and seven points behind the top two respectively.
K&P Reserves, after a long trek to Holt last week saw them return with an Anglian Combination Mummery Cup first round win on penalties, will hit the road again tomorrow as they return to league action with another marathon trek to eighth placed Dersingham (Ko 2pm).
Matt Rudder and Rob Bunning’s K&P A team picked up their first league win in the Notley’s Lowestoft and District League division one last Saturday, as they triumphed 2-0 over Corton Ole Frank on the main pitch at Walmer Road.
Tomorrow, the A team are on their travels with a tough trip to Spexhall in the league.
Neil Harris’ K&P B team will be aiming to soar again tomorrow as they clash with Blundeston Magpies Reserves in the Notley’s Lowestoft and District League division three (2.30pm KO).
With two victories already to their name from their opening two encounters, the young Royals are currently second behind leaders Harleston Town Reserves on goal difference, after their latest win last Saturday – an 8-1 win away demolition of Southwold Town Reserves on the Common.
Goalscorers, in a pleasing display, were two apiece for striker Ben Atkins and wingers Danny Palmer and Luke Besford, and another goal for hotshot Ryan Needs.