There were First Division Knock-out Cup victories for Team Bury and Framlingham Town in last night’s Second Round matches.Team Bury won 3-1 at holders Haverhill Borough while Fram won a penalty shoot out after a goalless 90 minutes at Woodbridge Town.
They will join Tuesday’s winners Coggeshall Town, Debenham LC, Wisbech St Mary and Halstead Town in the quarter finals. The other two places will go the winners of the outstanding King’s Lynn Town Reserves v. March Town United and AFC Sudbury Reserves v. Whitton United ties.
The draw for the quarter finals will be made on Saturday afternoon and published on this website later that evening. The matches will be scheduled to February 14th or 15th 2017.
This week’s Friday night Thurlow Nunn League match is the Premier Division Suffolk derby between Felixstowe & Walton United and Hadleigh United.
Kick-off at the Godlstar Ground is 7.45pm.
This week saw matches in the 1st Round of the Reserve League Chell Trophy. All six matches ended in wins for the home side which leaves the 2nd Round as follows:-
Tuesday 8 November
Hadleigh United v. Stowmarket Town
Wednesday 9 November
Long Melford v. Halstead Town
Stanway Rovers v. Witham Town
Walsham le Willows v. Newmarket Town
Friday night football in the Thurlow Nunn League has proved popular again this season.
This Friday sees two local derbies to choose from. In the Premier Division Haverhill Rovers entertain Newmarket Town in a match between teams just outside the top places while in the First Division Downham Town entertain King’s Lynn Town Reserves. Three points for the home side will take them into the top three.
Defending Champions Witham Town Reserves moved to the top of the Reserve League on Tuesday evening with a 1-0 victory at Cornard United Reserves.
Second placed Wivenhoe Town Reserves could however regain top spot if they can claim 3 points from their home fixture with third placed Stanway Rovers Reserves tonight (Thursday). Wivenhoe are unbeaten this season while Stanway have a 100% league record. Something has to give!
Mildenhall Town increased their lead at the top of the Premier Division to 4 points after beating neighbours Newmarket Town 2-1 on Tuesday evening. Mildenhall had to come from behind for the victory with Chris Bacon netting the second half winner. The win completed a league double over the Jockeys and was watched by a crowd of 201.
Thetford Town moved back into second place despite only drawing 1-1 at home with Godmanchester Rovers. The visitors fell to second from bottom after Swaffham Town climbed above them following their 1-0 success at home to Ely City. Alex Vincent scored the all important goal in what was Swaffham’s first league victory of the season.
Stowmarket Town swept to the top of the First Division with a 3-0 home victory in their local derby with Framlingham Town. Jack Baker, Steve Holder and Ace Howell scored for the Greens in front of 134 spectators.
Also in the First Division Hasltead Town‘s home match with AFC Sudbury Reserves is to be replayed after it was found that the home side had fielded an ineligble player. Halstead’s 4-0 victory in the original match has been expunged.
Good luck to Felixstowe & Walton United.
The League’s sole surviving club in the FA Cup travel to Beaconsfield SYCOB on Saturday for a place in the Fourth Qualifying Round.
Two more of the popular Friday night matches this week with Great Yarmouth Town at home to Fakenham Town and Ipswich Wanderers entertaining Brantham Athletic.
Both Premier Division matches kick off at 7.45pm.
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.
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