Ipswich Town fan Dave Gooderham’s column: Entertainment key for new boss

This week it was Steven Gerrard’s turn.

ON TARGET: Steve Adams

A home win and away loss for Melford

Long Melford’s players will go into a weekend off having taken three points from their last two fixtures to leave them in 16th place in the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division.

MOVING ON: Clive and Natalie Golding

AFC Sudbury Ladies’ founders to move on

AFC Sudbury Ladies are looking for a new driving force from next season after the side’s founding figures, father-and-daughter Clive and Natalie Golding, have decided to step away, writes Russell Claydon.


VIDEO: Bury Town and AFC Sudbury share the derby spoils

Bostik League North Division: Bury Town 1 AFC Sudbury 1
UNDER PRESSURE: Cornard goalkeeper Matthew Grove comes out to punch clear a ball into the box at Debenham

Cornard face tough test to end their losing sequence

After losing their fifth game on the trot, things are not set to get any easier for Cornard United this weekend with a trip to already-promoted Woodbridge Town, who will be keen to take another step towards securing the title.

DELIGHTED: Borough players celebrate after Robson scores. Picture: Clive Pearson

Match Report: Haverhill Borough 1 Hadleigh United 0

Haverhill Borough moved six points clear of relegation rivals Hadleigh United in last night's crucial tie between the two demotion threatened sides.

TIME TO SHINE: Luca Collins is set to make his first-team debut in tonight's A134 West Suffolk derby at Bury Town

Young goalkeeper Collins in line for debut in derby

Teenage goalkeeper Luca Collins is set to make his AFC Sudbury first-team debut in tonight’s A134 West Suffolk derby at Bury Town (7.45pm).

AFC Sudbury v Ware - Callum Harrison'Pic - Richard Marsham

Match report: Defender goes in goal as AFC Sudbury drop home points


RECORD BUSTER: Josh Mayhew broke the Thurlow Nunn League record in hat-trick style on the way to a 5-1 win for Stowmarket. Picture: Mecha Morton

Saturday's local football round-up: Stowmarket's Josh Mayhew smashes 25 year goal scoring record

Josh Mayhew has today broken the Thurlow Nunn League's goal scoring record, as he helped Premier Division side Stowmarket Town to a 5-1 victory away to Saffron Walden.
BAD INJURY: Charley Roach, pictured before she sprained her ankle, had to be carried from the pitch at King's Marsh Stadium on Sunday. Picture: Mark Westley

Injury mars ladies’ last home match


'KEEPER'S BALL: James Scammell claims a ball into the box ahead of Thetford's Sam Bond in Saturday's 1-1 draw. Picture: Mark Bullimore

Second-half response proves to be the perfect tonic for Melford


TOP TUITION: Ian Miller will be leading the Wildcats girls training sessions down at AFC Sudbury. Picture: Clive Pearson

First for AFC as ex-pro Ian signs up to help coach girls

Former professional Ian Miller is hoping he can make a success of AFC Sudbury’s first ever foray into girls-only coaching when it launches in a fortnight.

DEADLOCK BREAKER: Sam Mulready scored the fourth goal of his second stint with Soham

BOSTIK LEAGUE: Strike duo earn Soham victory

Sam Mulready and Craig Gillies scored the goals as Soham Town Rangers earned a 2-0 victory at Dereham Town on Thursday night.

ON THE UP: Hadleigh's players were left smiling again on Tuesday. Picture: Mark Westley

Wardley plots Hadleigh’s path to survival with ‘crucial’ Borough trip on Wednesday

Shane Wardley wants to see his Hadleigh United players use Tuesday’s 3-0 victory over Thetford Town as the springboard to ensure they climb clear of the threat of relegation, writes Russell Claydon.

FIRST CONTRACT: Suffolk starlet Dom Manthorpe will be eligible to play for his home county, Bury St Edmunds, Leicestershire and the MCC Young Cricketers in a busy 2018 season. Picture: Mark Westley

Contract sees Mantorpe go closer to first-class dream

Former Hadleigh star Dom Manthorpe is preparing to take the next steps to what he hopes will be a career as a first-class cricketer.

NO STRANGERS TO SUCCESS: Cavendish won the Premier Division last season

Cavendish hope to move to National League System

Cavendish Football Club has applied for a move to a higher league, as they chase a new challenge next season, writes Hannah Dolman.

GAME OFF: This picture was taken by the club during today's pitch inspection and shows standing water on the half-way line   Picture: Bury Town

MATCH OFF: Bury Town pitch fails inspection ahead of AFC Sudbury clash

Another waterlogged pitch at Ram Meadow has seen the A134 west Suffolk derby between Bury Town and AFC Sudbury, scheduled for tonight (April 10), postponed for a second time.
The Thurlow Nunn League season is being extended to cope with the backlog of fixtures from the prolonged wet weather

EXCLUSIVE: Thurlow Nunn League gets green light to extend season

Thurlow Nunn League teams are set to finish their campaigns across different days after the league was given approval by the FA to schedule games up to a week later than planned to complete a fixture backlog.

MEMORABLE DAY: Josh Mayhew bagged his 50th goal of the season. Picture: Mecha Morton

Saturday's local football round-up

It has been a day to remember for Josh Mayhew as the Stowmarket Town striker drew level with a Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division record this afternoon.
JOYOUS SCENES: AFC Sudbury Reserves celebrate one of their two goals    Picture: Mecha Morton

Reserves triumph over league leaders

AFC Sudbury Reserves gave an Easter Monday crowd swelled by the first-team’s derby postponement at Bury Town plenty to cheer about, as they became only the second side this season to beat Thurlow Nunn League First Division leaders Woodbridge Town.

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