Weekend round-up: AFC draw at league leaders while Hadleigh suffer first defeat

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AFC Sudbury extended their unbeaten run to six matches when they held Ryman League Division One North leaders Harlow Town to a goalless draw at the Harlow Arena on Saturday.

This was the first time this season that the unbeaten league leaders had failed to score, and Harlow manager Danny Chapman was left fuming at officials after they turned down what he felt was a legitimate penalty call in the first half.

AFC are now eighth, with Harlow dropping to second and Needham Market regaining top spot after winning 3-1 at Romford.

In the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division, leaders Hadleigh United suffered their first defeat of the season, going down 3-0 at third-placed Gorleston.

In the First Division, Cornard United are still without a win, going down 2-0 at Downham Town, but Halstead Town picked up three points in a 3-1 win at Leiston Reserves.

AFC Sudbury Reserves drew 3-3 at home to March Town United.

Long Melford made their exit from the FA Vase, going down 4-3 at Baldock Town in the second qualifying round.

Ipswich Town drew 2-2 at Nottingham Forest in the Championship on Sunday, Daryl Murphy scoring both goals, but they were denied by an injury-time equaliser from Michail Antonio.

Norwich City were held 1-1 at Carrow Road by Rotherham on Saturday, Cameron Jerome getting a second-half equaliser for the Canaries.

* For a full round-up, including match action, reaction and previews to the week ahead, see Thursday’s Suffolk Free Press.