To celebrate Prostate Cancer UK’s involvement in Non League Day Charity Football Writer Dan Pentland has arranged a fundraising quiz to raise funds for the charity.

On Friday 9 October 2015 he is asking football fans across the UK to Tweet Dan a football trivia question and make a donation to Prostate Cancer UK and double their donation should he answer the question correctly.

He is inviting and answering the questions between 6-8pm on Friday evening. All you need to do to take part is:

1) Follow him on twitter @DanPentlandpcuk

2) Make a donation to the charity by either texting YCFC87 with a space then the donation amount (eg YCFC87 £1) to 70070 or by donating via the just giving page at

3) Tweet a football trivia question

4) Double the donation should Dan answer the question correctly

Please get involved and support a great cause


The draw for the quarter finals of the Chell Trophy is as follows:-

Brantham Athletic v. Witham Town – Nov 24
Diss Town v. Halstead Town – Nov 24
Felixstowe & Walton United v. Brightlingsea Regent – Dec 2
Walsham le Willows v. Stanway Rovers – Nov 25


To celebrate Saturday’s Non League Day Walsham le Willows F.C. will be giving a box of 6 eggs to the first 50 paying supporters at their home match v Brantham Athletic. k.o 3.00p.m.

Special appearance of “Rhode Island Red”

The eggs are free range and supplied by long term supporter Alan Marshall of Manor Farm Eggs and will be available for collection after the match from behind the club bar.

Contact Mike Powles on 07971 613933 or e mail if further information is required. Mike has commented “Rhode Island Red” looks a bit grumpy as his hen’s eggs, which they have taken great effort to lay, are being given away free.


The two Thurlow Nunn League sides left in the Essex Senior Cup have both been given home draws against Ryman League opponents in the Third Round draw.

Halstead Town v. Tilbury
Wivenhoe Town v. Heybridge Swifts

Matches to be played before November 14.


The League sends its congratulations to Haverhill Rovers Secretary Julie Ankers who has been voted the Bury Free Press and Haverhill Echo People’s Champion at the St Edmundsbury Sports Awards.

Julie has volunteered for huge time-consuming roles at the football club due to the lack of volunteers and without Julie the provision of football for 400 football players and 30 teams wouldn’t be able to happen.

Julie has taken on the work as club secretary, treasurer and even managed a girls U11s team. Julie also communicates for the Club through all hours of the day.

Julie said: “I’d like to thank everyone for voting for me by facebook and text. I work very much behind the scenes and I do what I do so that the players can play. That’s what it’s all about for me. Receiving this award promotes the work of the club to help it grow.”


This evening (Wednesday) sees another batch of Thurlow Nunn League matches. In the Premier Division Godmanchester Rovers can go second in the Premier Division with three points from their FA Vase rehearsal with Mildenhall Town while Fakenham Town will climb off the bottom of the table if they beat local rivals Swaffham Town.

In the First Division a win for March Town United at Dereham Town Reserves will lift them into a top three promotion position.

There are also two Chell Trophy ties with Cornard United Reserves at home to Stanway Rovers Reserves and Felixstowe & Walton United Reserves at home to Whitton United Reserves. The winners will earn a place in the quarterfinal draw.


Felixstowe & Walton United went second in the Premier Division table with a single goal victory at fifth placed Stanway Rovers on Tuesday evening. Substitute Armani Schaar secured all three points when he struck from 25 yards with 20 minutes remaining, but the match probably swung on the first half sending off of Stanway goalkeeper Dan Heath.

In the First Division local rivals Debenham LC and Stowmarket Town fought out a 2-2 draw with the Hornets coming back from two down to equalise before half time. Matt Dixon scored both Stowmarket goals with Ben Green hitting a brace for the home side.

Meanwhile Walsham le Willows Reserves, Halstead Town Reserves and Diss Town Reserves all won their Chell Trophy ties to book places in the quarter final draw.


The FA Vase First Round Proper draw has seen Spartan South Midlands League clubs feature heavily as opponents for Thurlow Nunn League teams.

FC Clacton travel to league leaders AFC Dunstable, Great Yarmouth Town go to unbeaten London Colney, Newmarket Town and Whitton United are at Stotfold and Edgware Town respectively, Gorleston are at home London Tigers and Swaffham Town entertain FC Broxbourne Borough.

There will be a seventh match between teams from the two leagues if Hoddesdon Town win their replay with Essex Senior League Takeley on October 14 with the winners away to Ipswich Wanderers. Diss Town have a home draw against Essex Senior League Basildon Town, winners at Wivenhoe Town in the last round.

There are also two all-Thurlow Nunn League ties with Brantham Athletic at home to Kirkley & Pakefield and Godmanchester Rovers entertaining Mildenhall Town. Norwich United, Saffron Walden Town and Stanway Rovers enter the competition at the Second Round stage.

First Round Proper Draw involving Thurlow Nunn League sides:-
AFC Dunstable v. FC Clacton
Brantham Athletic v. Kirkley & Pakefield
Diss Town v. Basildon United
Edgware Town v. Whitton United
Godmanchester Rovers v. Mildenhall Town
Gorleston v. London Tigers
Ipswich Wanderers v. Takeley or Hoddesdon Town
London Colney v. Great Yarmouth Town
Stotfold v. Newmarket Town
Swaffham Town v. FC Broxbourne Borough

Matches to be played on October 31


The FA Vase returns on Saturday with the Second Qualifying Round ties. Matches involving Thurlow Nunn League sides are as follows:-

Brimsdown v. Brantham Athletic (switched to Brantham)
Downham Town v. Sleaford Town
Ely City v. Newmarket Town
Eynesbury Rovers v. Fakenham Town
FC Broxbourne Borough v. Long Melford
Gorleston v. Walsham le Willows
Great Yarmouth Town v. Deeping Rangers
Greenhouse Sports v. Hadleigh United
Ipswich Wanderers v. Clapton
Mildenhall Town v. St Neots Town Saints
Newbury Forest v. FC Clacton
Sporting Bengal United v. Halstead Town
Stowmarket Town v. Hertford Town
Swaffham Town v. Bourne Town
Whitton United v. Debenham LC
Wisbech St Mary v. Diss Town
Wivenhoe Town v. Basildon United
Woodbridge Town v. Ilford


It’s FA Cup Second Qualifying Round day on Saturday with the Thurlow Nunn League represented by Stanway Rovers, Mildenhall Town, Ipswich Wanderers and Kirkley & Pakefield.

Mildenhall Town travel to Southern League Hanwell Town, having been away to another West London side from the same league in the previous round.

Stanway Rovers entertain Staines Town from the Ryman League hoping to add another Step 3 scalp to their total. Staines had spent the previous six seasons in the Conference South.

Kirkley & Pakefield are at home to Southern League Premier Division Hitchin Town while Ipswich Wanderers travel to Ryman League Premier Division Enfield Town.