2015/16 Fixture Update

The 2015/16 Thurlow Nunn League season is to kick off with a curtain raiser First Division match at Wivenhoe Town on Friday evening, August 7th. The Dragons will host Woodbridge Town at the Maple Tree Cars Stadium ahead of the main season start the following afternoon. The match is to be the first of a series of Friday evening league fixtures to be scheduled during the course of the season.

The League is also pleased to announce two further Groudhopper Events to give supporters the chance to see 4 matches in a single 24 hour period. This follows the success of similar events over the past three seasons.
Details are as follows:-

Long Melford v. Saffron Walden Town (Friday 18 September, ko 7.45pm)
Cornard United v. Wivenhoe Town (Saturday 19 September, ko noon)
Haverhill Rovers v. Swaffham Town (Saturday 19 September, ko 3.00pm)
Ely City v. Haverhill Borough (Saturday 19 September, ko 6.00pm)

Walsham le Willows v. Thetford Town (Friday 4 March, ko 7.45pm)
Stowmarket Town v. Woodbridge Town (Saturday 5 March, ko noon)
Hadleigh United v. Fakenham Town (Saturday 5 March, ko 3.00pm)
Whitton United v. Brantham Athletic (Saturday 5 March, ko 6.00pm)

It is hoped to release the full Premier Division fixture schedule later this week. The First Division fixtures will not be available for at least another fortnight as 6 of those teams groundshare with Ryman and Southern League sides and fixtures for those leagues are not expected until around July 16/17.

Reserve League fixtures will follow after the First Division fixtures with the first matches to be scheduled to August 15th.

League Challenge Cup

The draw for the early rounds of the 2015/16 League Challenge Cup has been made.

Preliminary Round

22 September 2015

Cornard United v. Godmanchester Rovers

Gorleston v. Walsham le Willows

23 September 2015

Haverhill Borough v. Long Melford

Wivenhoe Town v. Hadleigh United

Round 1

13 October 2015

AFC Sudbury Res v. Haverhill Borough or Long Melford

Braintree Town Res v. Cornard United or Godmanchester Rovers

Diss Town v. Stowmarket Town

Felixstowe & Walton United v. FC Clacton

Haverhill Rovers v. Newmarket Town

Kirkley & Pakefield v. Gorleston or Walsham le Willows

Norwich United (holders) v. Team Bury

Saffron Walden Town v. Halstead Town

Stanway Rovers v. Brantham Athletic

Swaffham Town v. King’s Lynn Town Res

Thetford Town v. Downham Town

14 October 2015

Dereham Town Res v. Mildenhall Town

Fakenham Town v. Ely City

Ipswich Wanderers v. Whitton United

Needham Market Res v. Leiston Res

Wivenhoe Town or Hadleigh United v. Woodbridge Town (13 Oct if Hadleigh)

Round 2 

11/12 November 2015

Quarter Finals 

19/20 January 2016

Semi Finals 

9/10 February 2016

Final 

2 May 2016, ko 3.00pm

Debenham LC, Great Yarmouth Town and March Town United opted not to enter the competition this season.

 

First Division KO Cup

The draw for the early rounds of next season’s First Division KO Cup has been made.

Preliminary Round 

AFC Sudbury Res (holders) v. Leiston Res

Dereham Town Res v. Needham Market Res

Woodbridge Town v. Cornard United

Round 1 

Debenham LC v. Haverhill Borough

Diss Town v. Halstead Town

Downham Town v. Great Yarmouth Town

Ely City v. Dereham Town Res or Needham Market Res

March Town United v. Team Bury

Stowmarket Town v. King’s Lynn Town Res

Wivenhoe Town v. AFC Sudbury Res or Leiston Res

Woodbridge Town or Cornard United v. Braintree Town Res

Final – Friday May 6th (other dates tba)

 

Youth League Constitution

At the Thurlow Nunn League AGM on June 20th the following Youth League Constitution was agreed for Season 2015/16 (new entrants in bold):-

CENTRAL DIVISION
Brantham Athletic
Coplestonians
Felixstowe & Walton United
Framlingham Town
Ipswich Wanderers
Leiston
Needham Market
Stowmarket Town
Walsham Le Willows
Woodbridge Town

EAST DIVISION
Beccles Town
Bungay Town
Diss Town
Gorleston
Great Yarmouth Town
Harford Tornadoes
Kirkley & Pakefield
Norwich United
Wroxham

NORTH DIVISION
Aylsham
Canaries CSF
Dereham Town
Easton & Otley College
Fakenham Town
Horsford
North Walsham
Sheringham
Swaffham Town

CAMBRIDGE DIVISION
Biggleswade Town
Biggleswade United
Ely City
Godmanchester Rovers
Histon
Mildenhall Town
Newmarket Town
Royston Town
Saffron Walden Town
Soham Town Rangers
St Neots Town

SOUTH DIVISION
AFC Sudbury
Brightlingsea Regent
Cornard United
FC Clacton
Hadleigh United
Halstead Town
Haverhill Rovers
Long Melford
Sporting 87
Witham Town

WEST DIVISION
Chatteris Town
Downham Town
Holbeach United
Huntingdon Town
King’s Lynn Town
March Town United
Peterborough Northern Star
St Ives Town
Wisbech St Mary

Senior Leagues Constitution 2015/16

At the Thurlow Nunn League AGM on June 20th the following Constitution was agreed for the Senior Divisions for Season 2015/16:-

Premier Division
Brantham Athletic
FC Clacton
Fakenham Town
Felixstowe & Walton United
Godmanchester Rovers
Gorleston
Hadleigh United
Haverhill Rovers
Ipswich Wanderers
Kirkley & Pakefield
Long Melford
Mildenhall Town
Newmarket Town
Norwich United
Saffron Walden Town
Stanway Rovers
Swaffham Town
Thetford Town
Walsham le Willows
Whitton United

First Division
AFC Sudbury Reserves
Braintree Town Reserves
Cornard United
Debenham LC
Dereham Town Reserves
Diss Town
Downham Town
Ely City
Great Yarmouth Town
Halstead Town
Haverhill Borough
King’s Lynn Town Reserves
Leiston Reserves
March Town United
Needham Market Reserves
Stowmarket Town
Team Bury
Wivenhoe Town
Woodbridge Town

Reserve League Constitution 2015/16

At the Thurlow Nunn League AGM on June 20th the following single division Reserve League Constitution was agreed for Season 2015/16:-

Brantham Athletic
Brightlingsea Regent
Cornard United
Diss Town
Felixstowe & Walton United
Hadleigh United
Halstead Town
Long Melford
Lowestoft Town
Newmarket Town
Saffron Walden Town
Stanway Rovers
Stowmarket Town
Walsham le Willows
Whitton United
Witham Town
Wivenhoe Town
Woodbridge Town

Thurlow Nunn League Season Review 2014/15

2014/15 was the third season supported by the valued sponsorship of Thurlow Nunn.

On the pitch Norwich United proved their dominance by winning both the League Championship and the League Challenge Cup. The Planters won the title by 26 points and with 6 games still left to play. They passed the century mark in both league points and goals. Norwich United were also the Thurlow Nunn League side that went furthest in the FA Cup and, along with Stanway Rovers, reached the last 16 of the FA Vase. Their opponents in the League Challenge Cup Final were Walsham le Willows.

Runners up in the league were Godmanchester Rovers who had their best ever finish and in Tom Meechan had the division’s leading goalscorer, just one ahead of Norwich United’s Mat Blake. In addition Godmanchester won the Huntingdonshire Senior Cup.

Third placed Stanway Rovers also had their highest league finish to add to their impressive FA Vase run. The young Kirkley & Pakefield side’s fourth place equaled the club’s best ever performance and Felixstowe & Walton United were fifth. Whitton United are also to be congratulated on being Suffolk Premier Cup runners-up, taking Conference side Lowestoft Town to extra time in the final.

With no team being promoted to Step 4 this season three teams are to be relegated to the First Division at the end of the season. They are Ely City, Diss Town and Wivenhoe Town.

Promoted from the First Division are Champions Long Melford, Swaffham Town and Saffron Walden Town. It will the first time that Long Melford have played in the top tier of the league. Swaffham had the division’s leading goalscorer in Alex Vincent while Saffron Walden had a tense finish to the season beating rivals Great Yarmouth Town in their final match to secure the third promotion spot from their opponents. The match drew a crowd of 762, the highest league attendance for 6 years.

An impressive AFC Sudbury Reserves side beat Great Yarmouth Town in the First Division KO Cup Final, just 6 days after the Bloaters disappointment in the league. Like most of the reserve sides AFC Sudbury finished in the bottom half of the First Division table, although debutants King’s Lynn Town Reserves were a credible fifth.

The Team Performance Awards, kindly sponsored by Thurlow Nunn, were won on two occasions by Norwich United and once by Swaffham Town. Kirkley & Pakefield, Thetford Town and Halstead Town were winners of Fair Play Awards during the season.

Witham Town were Reserve League Champions with Saffron Walden Town winning the Reserve League First Division. Lowestoft Town beat Brightlingsea Regent in a high tempo Chell Trophy Final while Hadleigh United won the Suffolk Senior Reserve Cup.

The Thurlow Nunn Youth League maintained its high standards with Histon, Woodbridge Town, Biggleswade Town, Dereham Town and Brightlingsea Regent winning the regional divisions. Biggleswade went on to win the Championship play-offs, beating Woodbridge after extra time in the final.. Needham Market won the Thurlow Nunn Youth Cup, beating Histon in the final, while Royston Town had an excellent run in the FA Youth Cup before bowing out 2-1 to Arsenal.

Finally the season saw the sad passing of local football stalwarts Keith Dixon (Woodbridge Town), Roger Wosahlo (Ipswich Wanderers) and Tony Dickerson (Wroxham).

2014/15 Leading Goalscorers


 

 

 

Premier Division
Tom Meechan (Godmanchester Rovers)  34
Mat Blake (Norwich United)  33
Ollie Mann (Brantham Athletic)  25

First Division
Alex Vincent (Swaffham Town)  28
Jamie Griffiths (Long Melford)  24
Joe Jackson (Swafham Town )  22

Reserve League
Joe Dear (Witham Town)  27
Harry Liskus (Long Melford )  13
Keiron Baker (Brightlingsea Regent)  12

Youth League & Cup
Danny Smith (Framlingham Town)  26
Keiran Davis (Biggleswade Town)  24
Liam Jackson (Easton & Otley College)  24

Biggleswade Town are Youth League Champions

Congratulations to Biggleswade Town Youths who have won the Youth League Championship in their first season with the league.

They beat Woodbrdige Town 4-2 after extra time in Tuesday’s Championship Play off Final at Diss Town FC.