Weekend sports results: Halstead Town hit six on opening day

JIMMY Holder’s Halstead were 6-0 winners against Downham Town as the Ridgeons League season got under way, while Hadleigh won, Cornard drew and Long Melford lost.

In cricket Sudbury drew away at bottom-of-the-table Norwich in a rain-shortened match while Halstead suffered a 190 run defeat at Clacton.

Football:

Premier League

Wigan Athletic 1 Norwich City 1

(Hoolahan)

npower Championship

Ipswich Town 0 Hull City 1

Att: 18,116

Ridgeons League

Premier Division

Hadleigh United 2 Great Yarmouth Town 1

Att: 81

First Division

Halstead Town 6 Downham Town 0

Att: 97

Long Melford 1 Thetford Town 3

Att: 70

Swaffham Town 1 Cornard United 1

Att: 54

Tuesday fixtures (7.45pm):

Premier

Hadleigh United v Brantham Athletic

First Division

Cambridge University Press v Halstead Town

Stowmarket Town v Long Melford

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