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FA Cup draw: Sudbury to host Mildenhall

AFC Sudbury have been drawn at home to divisional and Suffolk rivals Mildenhall Town in the first qualifying round of the Emirates FA Cup.

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GOOD DRAW: Long Melford (black and white) will face Ipswich Town in the Suffolk Premier Cup

SUFFOLK PREMIER CUP: Melford draw Ipswich

Long Melford have been drawn at home against Ipswich Town Under-23s in the first round of the Omni Freight Services Suffolk Premier Cup.

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GOAL-DEN MOMENT: Haverhill Rovers players celebrate equalising against higher-league Heybridge Swifts   Picture: Mark Bullimore

Saturday's local football round-up

AFC Sudbury and Mildenhall Town were the only local sides to get through their Emirates FA Cup ties while Stowmarket Town, Haverhill Rovers and Haverhill Borough will all get the chance to make the next round with replays to come on Tuesday.
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TALBOTS APPEAL: Sudbury appeal for the wicket of Burys Dominic Manthorpe during their six-wicket derby win at Friars Street at the weekend. Sudbury skipper Tom Huggins claimed five wickets as Bury were all out for 79

Sudbury renew title hopes with victory against rivals

GIBBS DENLEY

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BREAKING: Britain's top athletes announced for #teamparkrun events UK wide from 9am today - August 19

On you marks, gets set....for YOUR chance to join National Lottery-funded athletes including Olympic and Paralympic stars just revealed for the #teamparkrun 5k events UK wide today - Saturday,- August 19.
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NEW START: Josh Meekings will hope to have a better time at his new Dundee club, after an injury-plagued final season at Inverness in 2016/17.  Credit: Dundee FC

Local footballer signs contract with Scottish Premiership club

Josh Meekings, the 24-year-old footballer from Cavendish, has agreed to join Dundee FC after months of speculation over his future.
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AERIAL CHALLENGE: Joe OHare challenges Diss goalkeeper Lewis Riches for the ball at the weekend

McLean wants the Humbugs to be more prolific in front of goal

Mark McLean believes it is only a matter of time before his Halstead Town side start to put away their chances in front of goal.

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Mildenhall, Suffolk. Mildenhall Triathlon Festival at Mildenhall Swimming Pool and around the town. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Records smashed at successful event

Course records tumbled as multisport returned for the second year at the Mildenhall Triathlon Festival 2017, writes Jack Tappin.

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TESTING THE GOALKEEPER: Michael Barwick had a shot saved on Saturday

Road to Wembley returns for Melford and Hadleigh as duo resume FA Cup campaigns

Hadleigh United and Long Melford will both be hoping to continue on the road to 
Wembley as they return to action in the Emirates FA Cup this weekend.

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NEW SIGNING: Louis Blake playing for his new club

AFC Sudbury skipper will be rested for ‘a few weeks’ after troublesome calf flares up again, while boss moves to bring in two new signings

AFC Sudbury will have to make do without long-serving skipper Sam Clarke again when divisional rivals Aveley visit in the Emirates FA Cup Preliminary Round on Saturday (3pm).

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INTRIGUING ENCOUNTER: Ben Scully is head coach of both Sudbury and Norway

Sudbury to play Norway

Sudbury’s rugby players are set to return to action on Saturday against international opposition, writes Russell Claydon.

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Humbugs claim derby triumph

The first of two evening derbies within 10 days for Halstead Town produced an intriguing match against AFC Sudbury 
Reserves in the Thurlow Nunn League First Division on Tuesday.

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HOME DEFEAT: Jamie Bradbury's Long Melford were beaten 2-0 by Thetford Town at the weekend

Day to forget for lethargic Melford

THURLOW NUNN LEAGUE

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ON TARGET: Ben Hunter scored for AFC Sudbury's reserves and under-18s sides last week

AFC pay the price for missed chances

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DEBUT GOAL: AFCs Adam Mills

New boy Mills strikes late to earn a point

BOSTIK LEAGUE

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AFC Sudbury Tyler French action v Gosport Borough FA Trophy Picture: Clive Pearson

Ipswich trial ends in another rejection for Sudbury’s starlet, as Godbold advises the youngster to focus on a season at AFC

Having received a second knock-back from Ipswich Town this week, Jamie Godbold has said it is now time for young star Tyler French to concentrate on his season at AFC Sudbury.

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Ipswich Town fan and season ticket holder Zach Ward.

Ipswich Town fan Zach Ward says: ‘Our best start since 1999 – let’s enjoy it while it lasts’

Boring, boring Ipswich.

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The lights went out at Park Drive at half-time, meaning AFC Sudbury's game at Maldon & Tiptree had to be abandoned

Tuesday's local football round-up

Bury Town hit Hertford for six on the road in the result of the night, while there were also wins for Needham Market and Ely City.

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ALL SMILES: Suffolk Open Golf Champion Alfie Halil with Suffolk County Golf Union President Colin Firman  Picture: Contributed

Alfie Halil, 16, wins Suffolk Golf Open Championship

Sixteen-year-old Alfie Halil from Flempton Golf Club stunned his competitors to walk off with the 2017 Suffolk Open Golf Championship.

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ON TRIAL: Tyler French

BOSTIK LEAGUE: Tyler French goes back to Ipswich Town as AFC Sudbury add two more

AFC Sudbury's star defender Tyler French is hoping it is second time lucky at SkyBet Championship outfit Ipswich Town, after being handed a new trial to revive his professional dream.
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