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Saturday's local football round-up

A late goal secured Needham Market's first point of 2018 while it was a high five for Newmarket Town and there were good wins for AFC Sudbury, Soham Town Rangers and Halstead Town.
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BIT OF RAIN: A lot of the local football pitches have been badly affected by the volume of rain that has fallen in recent weeks, leading to cancelled games

Waterlogged pitches see cancelled games

Heavy rain has seen a number of local games called off due to waterlogged pitches.

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SWITCHING CLUBS: Needham's Armani Schaar, pictured right playing at AFC Sudbury, has joined Bury Town on loan to get some more game time   Picture: Ben Pooley

BOSTIK LEAGUE: Needham Market and Bury Town make loan signings

Needham Market have boosted their Premier Division survival bid with loan additions from Billericay Town and Colchester United, while North Division play-off chasers Bury Town have borrowed a midfielder from them.
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RISING STAR: Luke Gannaway has taken his foot steps to becoming a professional footballer by signing a deal with Ipswich Towns academy

Ipswich Town come calling for AFC’s Academy striker

A plethora of youngsters across the globe dream of becoming a professional footballer.

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The green at Acton Village Hall where dog fouling is a problem.
Pic - Richard Marsham

Acton youth team loses access to playing field following dispute

The long-term future of a youth football team appears uncertain, after it lost its home field following a dispute between its coach and the village hall committee.

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Joggers get 2018 off to a successful start

Joggers get 2018 off to a successful start

It was a good start to the year for Sudbury Joggers at the weekend, as many took part in three different events.

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Norwich City fan Ed Seaman’s column: Season is not dead

Norwich City fan Ed Seaman’s column: Season is not dead

Whisper it quietly, but Norwich City’s season might not be dead in the water after all.

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Ipswich Town fan Dave Gooderham’s column: Worries over lack of signings

I don’t think any of us expected a plethora of transfer activity in January.

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OPENING GOAL: Cornard Uniteds Ezra Drann heads his side in front in their 2-0 home win over Needham Market Reserves

Cornard move another step closer to hitting cup target

THURLOW NUNN LEAGUE

FIRST DIVISION

Cornard Utd 2

Needham Market Res 0

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JUBILATION: Sudbury Talbots players celebrate a try during a memorable home win over champions Ipswich YM

Convincing win on the road keeps Sudbury in touch with top two

LONDON LEAGUE

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NEW ROLE: Kevin Grainger will become Newmarket's chairman

BREAKING NEWS: Grainger steps down as Newmarket boss

Kevin Grainger will step down as manager of Newmarket Town following the conclusion of Saturday’s home encounter against Walsham le Willows.

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ON THE MOVE: Dan Brown has joined Ely from Mildenhall

THURLOW NUNN LEAGUE: Ely sign Hall striker

Ely City have completed the signing of Mildenhall Town striker Dan Brown on an initial one-month loan deal.

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AIMING HIGH: Boxer Billy Bird

Bird ready to take flight up into the elite with title win

Billy Bird says he is ready to grasp a ‘golden ticket’ to really launch his professional boxing career as he steps up his preparations for a shot at a Southern Area title, writes Russell Claydon.

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TRY TIME: Halstead Templars captain and man-of-the-match Adrian Illingworth scores against Bury St Edmunds

Halstead’s backs cut loose in a try-fest at basement side Bury

EASTERN COUNTIES

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ON TARGET: AFC Sudbury captain Joe Whight scored his second goal of the season on Saturday in the Grays Athletic defeat

Sudbury looking to right the wrongs this weekend

After seeing their unbeaten run come to an end against Grays Athletic, Lee Norfolk has said AFC Sudbury will be out to ‘right some wrongs’ when play-off chasing Barking visit King’s Marsh on Saturday (3pm).

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AIMING FOR UPSET: Lea Blackham has been getting plenty of practice in

Lea all set to take on top seed

Lea Blackham makes his debut in the World Indoor Bowls Championships next week — and it really could be a baptism of fire.

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DEPARTED: Omer Riza has left Newmarket after five appearances

THURLOW NUNN LEAGUE: Riza leaves Newmarket

A troublesome knee problem has forced Omer Riza to quit Newmarket Town.

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Debut season proves Jack’s just champion at karting

Debut season proves Jack’s just champion at karting

Jack Dann is taking a well-earned rest from driving this month following a highly successful karting season last year.

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PROLIFIC: Josh Mayhew took his Stow tally for the season to 39 goals. Picture: Mecha Morton

Saturday's local football round-up

It was a case of 'seventh heaven' for promotion-hunting Stowmarket Town this afternoon, while there was also impressive victories for Haverhill Rovers, Framlingham Town and Cornard United.
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HOME WIN: Cornard's joint bosses oversaw a 3-2 victory

Victory is sweet revenge for Ards

THURLOW NUNN LEAGUE

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