After the previous Saturday's hotly-contested match at Walmer Road with three dismissals Kirkley & Pakefield travelled to Whitton United for a quick return fixture.
Kirkley and Pakefield saw off fellow high-flyers Woodbridge Town at Walmer Road on Boxing Day to stay in touch with the front-runners in the top flight of the Thurlow Nunn League.
Last Saturday's top of the table clash at Walmer Road saw the fourth placed Royals go down to only their third league defeat of the season to third placed Godmanchester.
Kirkley & Pakefield 1 Long Melford 0
It was national competition time again for Kirkley & Pakefield last Saturday with a visit to FC Clacton in the FA Vase second round.
Kaiden Goldspink scored an extra-time decider to book Kirkley and Pakefield's place in the second round of the FA Vase.
Kirkley and Pakefield gained a positive point on the road at FC Clacton on Saturday after recovering from an early 2-0 deficit.