FRAMLINGHAM TOWN LOOKING FOR STAFF

FRAMLINGHAM TOWN FC

First Division Thurlow Nunn League side Framlingham Town first team and their Reserves, who are members of the Suffolk and Ipswich league and play in Intermediate A, are seeking people to join their management and coaching staff. Please contact Mel Aldis for more details and register your interest on 07799566507 or melaldis@gmail.com

FA VASE AGAIN THIS WEEKEND

It’s FA Vase day again this weekend with the following Second Qualifying Round ties featuring Thurlow Nunn League teams:-

Godmanchester Rovers v. Raunds Town
Swaffham Town v. Rushden & Higham United
Histon v. Cogenhoe United
Thetford Town v. Oakham United
Wellingborough Whitworths v. Wisbech St Mary
Redbridge v. Coggeshall Town
Tower Hamlets v. Little Oakley
Enfield Borough v. Woodbridge Town
Wroxham v. Norwich CBS
Basildon United v. Walsham le Willows
Barkingside v. Whitton United (playing Sunday)
Halstead Town v. Stanway Rovers
Diss Town v. Framlingham Town
Kirkley & Pakefield v. Burnham Ramblers
Great Yarmouth Town v. Debenham LC
Wodson Park v. Holland FC
Stowmarket Town v. Enfield 1893
Hadleigh United v. Sawbridgeworth Town

CUP UPSET OPPORTUNITIES THIS WEEK

Tuesday evening sees the start of the 2017/18 League Challenge Cup with four Premier Division v. First Division ties and one all-First Division tie:-

Felixstowe & Walton United v. Whitton United
Hadleigh United v. Little Oakley
Kirkley & Pakefield v. Norwich United Reserves
Saffron Walden Town v. Haverhill Borough
Framlingham Town v. Needham Market Reserves

Pictured above are last season’s winners, Mildenhall Town

UNBEATEN RECORDS ON THE LINE


Game of the day in the First Division on Saturday is the local derby clash between Debenham LC, unbeaten in all competitions this season, and division leaders Woodbridge Town, yet to taste league defeat.

The Premier Division features the two teams that won 6-0 in midweek meeting at Coggeshall where the SeedGrowers entertain Newmarket Town. The sides sit second and third in the table.

CAN BRANTHAM DO IT AGAIN?

There’s three intriguing Premier Division matches this Friday night.

Felixstowe & Walton United will be out to make it 10 league wins out of 10 and to avenge their shock FA Cup exit when Brantham Athletic come visiting again. The Imps won there 7-2 in early August, since when the Seasiders have not looked back.

Meanwhile there’s a Norfolk derby with Wroxham entertaining Thetford Town. Three points for Wroxham will take them up the fourth in the table while three points for Thetford will see them go second.

The third match should be a close affair between two teams nearer the other end of the table. Hadleigh United are at home to managerless Ipswich Wanderers. Achilles manager Luke Hillyard originally agreed to take the Wanderers hot seat before changing his mind this week.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT CHOICES

There’s three local derbies to choose from on Wednesday evening. Haverhill Borough v. Newmarket Town in the Premier Division, King’s Lynn Town Reserves v. Downham Town in the First Division and Norwich United Reserves v. Norwich CBS in the First Division KO Cup.

YARMOUTH MATCH OFF BUT PLENTY OF OTHER OPTIONS

Tonight’s Great Yarmouth Town v. Fakenham Town match has been postponed because of problems with the floodlights. The game has been rescheduled to Tuesday, September 26th. If you were thinking of going there’s another intriguing Premier Division match just down the road - Kirkley & Pakefield v. Stowmarket Town.

Other league matches this evening (Tuesday) are:-
Coggeshall Town v. Haverhill Rovers
Ely City v. Godmanchester Rovers
Stanway Rovers v. Hadleigh United
Thetford Town v. Walsham le Willows
Diss Town v. Needham Market Reserves
Halstead Town v. Little Oakley

If cup football is your preference there there’s Cornard United v. Team Bury in the First Division KO Cup

FA VASE UPDATE


Thurlow Nunn League First Division sides did rather well in the FA Vase on Saturday with no less than eight winning their ties and only three losing. Six of those victories were against Step 5 opponents – Norwich CBS, Whitton United, Halstead Town and Holland FC all knocked out Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division teams while Framlingham Town beat Waltham Forest from the Essex Senior League and Woodbridge Town overcame former Vase winners Hoddesdon Town. Debenham LC scored two injury time goals to eliminate Brimsdown and Swaffham Town hit 6 at Stewarts and Lloyds to complete the octet. Holland FC and Norwich CBS were making their debuts in the competition.

Premier Division Histon, Great Yarmouth Town and Hadleigh United also went through against teams from other leagues while Coggeshall Town won at FC Clacton.

Second Qualifying Round Draw (as per Saturday evening) is:-
Godmanchester Rovers v. Raunds Town
Swaffham Town v. Rushden & Higham United
Histon v. Cogenhoe United or Rothwell Corinthians
Thetford Town v. Oakham United
Wellingborough Whitworths v. Wisbech St Mary
Redbridge v. Coggeshall Town
Tower Hamlets v. Little Oakley
Enfield Borough v. Woodbridge Town
Wroxham v. Norwich CBS
Basildon Uited or St Margaretsbury v. Walsham le Willows
Barkingside or Southend Manor v. Whitton United
Halstead Town v. Stanway Rovers
Diss Town v. Framlingham Town
Kirkley & Pakefield v. Burnham Ramblers
Great Yarmouth Town v. Debenham LC
Wodson Park v. Holland FC
Stowmarket Town or Team Bury v. Enfield 1893 or Haverhill Borough
Hadleigh United v. Sawbridgeworth Town

Matches scheduled for September 23rd.

Felixstowe & Walton United, Gorleston, Ely City and Newmarket Town join the competition at a later stage