THETFORD TOWN GO TOP


Thetford Town, given a last minute reprieve from relegation just 3 months ago, have gone top of the Premier Division after winning 3-2 at Kirkley & Pakefield on Wednesday evening.

Two goals from Cameron King and a Johhny Conroy strike took the Brecklanders one point above Mildenhall Town, although the Suffolk side do have two games in hand.

FA Vase Draw

The draw for the First Round Proper of the FA Vase has been made and ties involving 11 Thurlow Nunn League teams are as follows. Ipswich Wanderers have yet to enter the competition.

Felixstowe & Walton United v. Haverhill Borough
Godmanchester Rovers v. London Colney
Gorleston v. Barking
Northampton On Chenecks v. Ely City
Peterborough Sports v. Swaffham Town
Thetford Town v. Great Yarmouth Town
Walsham Le Willows v. Tring Athletic
Welwyn Garden City v. Saffron Walden Town
Yaxley v. Stanway Rovers

Matches being played 22 October

FIRST MATCH UNDER COGGESHALL’S NEW LIGHTS


Friday night sees the first match under Coggeshall Town‘s brand new floodlights. The First Division leaders take on Braintree Town Reserves in a 7.45 kick-off.

Friday night also sees two Reserve League matches – Diss Town v. Whitton United and Saffron Walden Town v. Halstead Town – and a much anticipated FA Vase tie at Haverhill. In the first ever meeting between the two teams Haverhill Borough take on Haverhill Rovers in a match that kicks off at 8.05pm.

BEACONSFIELD NEXT FOR THE SEASIDERS

The FA Cup adventure for Felixstowe & Walton United continues.

Following Saturday’s famous 2-1 victory over National League Bishop’s Stortford the Seasiders have been drawn away to Beaconsfield SYCOB in the Third Qualifying Round on October 1st.

This is the furthest that either side have ever got in the famous competition and with their opponents struggling near the bottom of their Southern League Step 4 division, Felixstowe must have a chance of going even further.

Beaconsfield SYCOB (Slough Youth Club Old Boys) play their matches at Holloways Park, near the M40 Beaconsfield Services, and were knocked out of least season’s FA Cup by Kirkley & Pakefield.

Seasiders Get Tough Home Draw in FA Cup

The Leagues’s only remaining side in the FA Cup have been handed a tough tie in the Second Qualifying Round on September 17th.

The Seasiders will be at home to National League South side Bishop’s Stortford. The Hertfordshire side play 3 levels above Felixstowe in the non-league pyramid and during their illustrious history have won the FA Amateur Cup (1974) and the FA Trophy (1981)

SEASIDERS THROUGH IN FA CUP


There was a crowd of 247 to witness Felixstowe & Walton United come from a goal down to beat Ryman League Tilbury 2-1 in the FA Cup on Saturday. Stuart Ainsley and Miles Powell scored the Suffolk side’s goals.

The Seasiders go into Monday’s Second Qualifying Round draw as the sole Thurlow Nunn League representative.

NO HOME COMFORTS IN PREMIER DIVISION MATCHES

There were no home comforts in the weekend’s Premier Division fixtures with 9 of the 10 matches ending in away victories!

The exception was at Emerald Park where second placed Gorleston drew 1-1 with third placed Newmarket Town. Along with Wivenhoe Town, 4-0 winners at Godmanchester Rovers, Gorleston and Newmarket are the only teams that remain unbeaten in the division.

Leaders Mildenhall Town lost their unbeaten record with goals from Stuart Ainsley and Craig Jennings securing fourth placed Felixstowe & Walton United a 2-0 away victory.

In the First Division Coggeshall Town’s 2-0 victory over Team Bury and Framlingham Town’s single goal home success against Braintree Town Reserves means that the table is led by two of the clubs new to the league. Another of the new clubs, Holland FC, are in fifth place after beating AFC Sudbury Reserves 5-1 at the Rush Green Bowl. Diss Town remain third despite losing their local derby 3-0 at fourth placed Stowmarket Town.

FANS TURN OUT FOR EARLY MATCHES

The opening 13 matches in the Thurlow Nunn League have seen encouraging attendances.

The average attendance in the Premier Division has been 178 with the 233 at Saffron Walden Town v. Swaffham Town the highest while in the First Division the average has been 145, including 225 at March Town United v. Wisbech St Mary.

RESERVE LEAGUE FIXTURES RELEASED

The Thurlow Nunn League Reserve League fixture list for next season can be found on the following file:-

THURLOW NUNN LEAGUE RESERVE LEAGUE FIXTURES 2016

To find a fixture list for a particular team click on this link:-
and then click on the team name in the embryonic league table.