There are three Friday night matches in the Thurlow Nunn League this week.

In the Premier Division Hadleigh United are at home to Haverhill Rovers while there are First Division matches at Haverhill Borough (v. Needham Market Reserves) and at Wivenhoe Town (v. AFC Sudbury Reserves).


Tonight (Wednesday) sees the Chell Trophy semi finals being played.

Walsham le Willows Reserves are at home to Witham Town Reserves while Brightlingsea Regent Reserves entertain Halstead Town Reserves.

The winners will meet in the final at Hadleigh United FC on Wednesday March 16th.




Good Luck to Ipswich Wanderers

The League sends its best wishes to Ipswich Wanderers for their FA Vase match with Essex Senior League side Bowers & Pitsea on Saturday afternoon. Kick-off at Humber Doucy Lane is 3.00pm with the winners at home to Hellenic League Kidlington in the quarter finals.

Just a few miles east there is a mouth watering Premier Division clash with third placed Felixstowe & Walton United entertaining league leaders and defending champions Norwich United.

Second placed Stanway Rovers are at home to Whitton United in a match that is kicking off at 2.30 owing to floodlight issues at The Hawthorns.

Friday Night Football in the Thurlow Nunn League

Friday night sees a feast of Thurlow Nunn League football with three tasty matches on the menu.

In the Premier Division Thetford Town continue their fight to avoid relegation as they entertain Newamrket Town in a local derby.

The First Divsion has two matches on offer with runaway leaders Wivenhoe Town visiting fifth placed Halstead Town in an all-Essex clash while the young and improving Woodbridge Town are at home to Debenham LC in all-Suffolk match.


Premier Division
29 Mat Blake (Norwich United)
20 James Hall (Godmanchester Rovers)
17 Jamie Griffiths (Long Melford)
17 Jamie Shaw (Stanway Rovers)
15 Miles Powell (Felixstowe & Walton United)
13 Danny Thrower (Hadleigh United)
12 Aaron Condon (FC Clacton)
12 Andy Wood (Walsham le Willows)
11 Joe Jackson (Swaffham Town)

First Division
18 Ray Turner (Wivenhoe Town)
16 Matt Dixon (Stowmarket Town)
12 Alex Theobald (Ely City)
11 Charlie Gilbert (AFC Sudbury Res)
11 Mitch Forbes (Great Yarmouth Town)
10 James Seymour (Ely City)
10 Aaron Thurlow (Leiston Res)
10 Adam Hampson (Wivenhoe Town)
10 Jamie George (Diss Town)
10 Joe Heron (Wivenhoe Town)
10 Matthew Simpson (Ely City)

Reserve League
17 Oliver O’Hare (Wivenhoe Town)
15 Joe Dear (Witham Town)
15 Elliot Bullard (Hadleigh United)
14 Harry Mann (Brantham Athletic)
11 Kyle Cassell (Hadleigh United)
10 Scott Yearling (Brightlingsea Regent)
10 Joe Bongjoh (Whitton United)
10 Lewis Blanchett (Stanway Rovers)

Key Game at The Wellesley Ends Goalless

The key game in the First Division on Saturday was at the Wellesley where third placed Great Yarmouth Town entertained runaway leaders Wivenhoe Town. The match ended goalless ending Wivenhoe’s run of 14 successive league and their 100% away record but kept them still unbeaten this season. Next up for the Bloaters is a trip to second placed Ely City next Saturday.

Halstead Town moved up to fifth after coming from 2-0 down at half-time to win 3-2 at Downham Town with a last gasp penalty from skipper Marcus Warren. Halstead’s next opponents are Wivenhoe Town at Rosemary Lane on Friday evening.

Cornard United recorded their first win in 10 matches by beating bottom side Needham Market Reserves 2-1 while King’s Lynn Town Reserves beat Leiston Reserves 3-1, Haverhill Borough beat Diss Town 2-1 and Stowmarket Town and AFC Sudbury Reserves drew 0-0.

Stanway Rovers Up To Second

Stanway Rovers slipped into second place in the Premier Division table after a hard fought 2-1 home win against Saffron Walden Town on Saturday. It was Stanway’s 11th win in the last 12 league matches. On Wednesday they look to keep the run going when they travel to FA Vase heroes Ipswich Wanderers.

Game of the day in the Premier Division must have been at Summer Road where FC Clacton came away with a 6-4 win over Walsham le Willows. There were hat tricks oforboth sides – Andy Wood for Walsham and Aaron Condon for Clacton.

There was almost an historic start at Gorleston with Peter Lambert firing the home side ahead against Whitton United after 10 seconds, just one second later than the goal scored by Ally McKenna for Lowestoft Town at Haverhill Rovers in 2008. Gorleston went on to win 4-2.

Mildenhall Town continued their climb up the table by beating Kirkley & Pakefield 3-0 while Newmarket Town overcame Hadleigh United 2-1. The other two Premier Division games ended in draws with Long Melford twice coming from behind in sharing four goals with Swaffham Town while it was 1-1 at Brantham Athletic with Fakenham Town equalising in the second half.

Congatulations to Ipswich Wanderers

Congratulations to Ipswich Wanderers who reached the last 16 of the FA Vase with Saturday’s memorable 3-1 victory at Bodmin Town, unbeaten leaders of the South West Peninsula League.

The Cornish team went ahead after 14 minutes but Jack Severy and Ross Myhill had Wanderers in front before half time and a second half Tom Bradlaugh penalty sealed a famous win.

Wanderers play their Fifth Round tie this coming Saturday, February 6th, when they entertain Essex Senior League side Bowers & Pitsea for a place in the quarter finals. That quarter final draw is being made on Monday.

Ipswich Wanderers Finally Off To Cornwall

Bodmin Town’s pitch has passed an inspection this morning so Ipswich Wanderers will be leaving this afternoon for their much postponed FA Vase tie..

As a consequence the league fixture Ipswich Wanderers v. Felixstowe & Walton United has been postponed.