Hornets suffer biggest loss since their 2011 relegation

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Swaffham Town 6

Debenham LC 1

A second-half hat-trick from Joe Jackson condemned Debenham LC to their heaviest defeat since relegation to the Thurlow Nunn First Division.

The Hornets have not suffered such a beating since the 2010/11 season when they finished bottom of the Premier Division.

Even a David Lampshire goal on the stroke of half-time could not spark them into life as the Peddlars eased to victory.

Centre-half James Buhlemann leapt in front of goalkeeper Derren Burn to head Swaffham into the lead before Alex Vincent intercepted a pass in midfield and ran through to make it 2-0.

The home team were fully in command and added a third through Richard Cornwall before Lampshire evaded a number of tackles and gave Debenham a lifeline.

However, the visitors’ hopes of a comeback were swiftly dampened as Jackson netted his first with ease nine minutes after the break.

Substitute Ashley St John crossed for Jackson to make it 5-1, with the Peddlars’ number 11 completing his treble seven minutes from time.

Debenham’s optimism of a month ago seems to have evaporated as the team struggles to find the form that the supporters want to see, and they hope managers Dale Vince and Jason Pettit can find the formula to bring success.