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Weekend round-up: Hadleigh United back in charge of title destiny

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Hadleigh United are back in charge of the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division title race after a 2-1 victory at CRC.

James Blades cancelled out Lamell Howell’s opener before Josh Mayhew netted a 58th-minute winner at the R Costings Abbey Stadium.

The result means Hadleigh head into their final match of the season — at home to Mildenhall Town on Saturday (3pm) — in pole position for the title.

Long Melford finished the First Division campaign with their highest ever points total thanks to a late strike from Nathan Rowe in their 2-1 triumph at bottom club March Town United.

Halstead Town were beaten 2-0 by promoted Fakenham Town on Saturday, while — on Friday — AFC Sudbury Reserves lost 7-0 to Downham Town and Cornard United defeated Needham Market Reserves 4-0 to finish off the foot of the standings for the first time since the 2009/10 season.

In Ryman One North, AFC Sudbury finished their campaign on a high by thrashing Barkingside 4-1.

Ollie Hughes bagged a brace in his final game for the club, while Payton Swatman and Jordan Blackwell were also on target.

Norwich City slipped back into the Barclays Premier League relegation zone after their 4-0 defeat at Manchester United was followed by a 4-0 win for Sunderland over Cardiff City.

Ipswich Town’s Sky Bet Championship play-off hopes ended with a 1-0 defeat at promoted Burnley.

 

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