HISTON GO TOP

Histon, unbeaten since their return to the Eastern Counties League, have gone top of the Premier Division after beating Godmanchester Rovers 4-2 on Bank Holiday Monday afternoon. Matthew Hayden scored two of the goals that helped Histon to a 4-0 lead before Goddy hit back with two second half strikes.

The other two Bank Holiday Monday Premier Division matches ended 2-1 with FC Clacton coming from behind to overcome Hadleigh United and Haverhill Borough beating Wivenhoe Town.

Whitton United eased to a 3-0 success over Little Oakley to go second in the First Division. Wales, Cole and Rampley scored their goals.

BANK HOLIDAY AFTERNOON FOOTBALL

Histon can go top of the Premier Division on Monday afternoon with three points from their home match with Godmanchester Rovers.

There are also Premier Division matches at FC Clacton (v. Hadleigh United) and Haverhill Borough (v. Wivenhoe Town) plus Whitton United v. Little Oakley in the First Division. Whitton would go second in the table if they avoid defeat.

All four matches kick-off at 3.00pm

SEASIDERS END COGGESHALL’S RUN

It was Felixstowe and Walton United who came out on top in the battle of the 100% sides at Coggeshall Town on Saturday. Just before half time Nnamdi Nwachuku gave the home side the lead from the penalty spot after he was fouled in the area, but Felixstowe equalised, also from the spot, early in the second half. Joe Francis is pictured above slotting home. The visitors then had to sustain long periods of pressure before Josh Kerridge headed a corner powerfully home shortly before the final whistle. It is the Essex side that still lead the table though but The Seasiders are now second following Thetford Town‘s surprise 5-0 reverse at Saffron Walden Town.

Walsham le Willows won the other Premier Division match between unbeaten sides, coming away from Haverhill Rovers with a 4-1 success. The Friday night fixture between the two First Division 100%’s ended all square with Woodbridge Town coming from behind to draw 1-1 at Framlingham Town in front of 186 spectators.

SOMETHING HAS TO GIVE ON SATURDAY

It’s all to play for in the Premier Division on Saturday with two of the 100% teams going head to head at Coggeshall. The league leaders entertain third placed Felixstowe & Walton United meaning that there will be at least one less 100% team come Saturday evening.

A third 100% team, Haverhill Rovers, are at home to another side yet to taste league defeat this season – Walshalm le Willows.

The only other unbeaten Premier Division side are Histon and they defend their record at Wivenhoe Town.

A reminder that the Stowmarket Town v. Newmarket Town match is being played at Notcutts, home of Woodbridge Town.

BANK HOLIDAY FRIDAY FOOTBALL

There’s a plethora of Friday night Thurlow Nunn League football to start the Bank Holiday weekend.

In the Premier Division Great Yarmouth Town, fresh from their FA Cup exploits, travel to Ipswich Wanderers while there are four First Division local derbies to choose from:-
Braintree Town Reserves v. Halstead Town
Framlingham Town v. Woodbridge Town
Holland FC v. Little Oakley
Swaffham Town v. Downham Town

HAVERHILL BOROUGH MAKE IT THREE THROUGH IN FA CUP

Despite having no league points so far this season Haverhill Borough have become the third Thurlow Nunn League side into the First Qualifying Round of the FA Cup. They beat Ilford 5-2 in Tuesday evening’s replay with Charlie Holmes netting twice.Borough now entertain Southern League King’s Langley on September 2nd.

The other two Thurlow Nunn League sides, Saffron Walden Town and Haverhill Rovers, lost their Tuesday replays with Barking, 4-3 winners in a thriller at Saffron Walden, becoming Gorleston‘s visitors in the next round.

Stowmarket Town travel to Bostik league Romford this evening (Wednesday) as they try and make it four league teams into the next round.

WIVENHOE v. BRANTHAM ON WEDNESDAY EVENING

If you’re looking for a Thurlow Nunn League match on Wednesday evening there’s the Essex/Suffolk derby between Wivenhoe Town and Brantham Athletic at the GMP Plant Hire Stadium. Kick-off 7.45pm as both sides look to get points to climb the Premier Division table.

SOME CRACKING TUESDAY NIGHT ACTION ON OFFER

As well as FA Cup replays at Saffron Walden Town, Haverhill Borough and Heybridge Swifts (v. Haverhill Rovers) there is also some cracking league action on offer on Tuesday evening.

Felixstowe & Walton United will be looking to maintain their 100% league record in the battle of The Seasiders at FC Clacton while Thetford Town could move level on points at the top with 3 points from their home game with Kirkley & Pakefield. The other Tuesday night Premier Division game is Histon v. Long Melford.

In the First Division Diss Town start their catch up in games with an intriguing Norfolk home derby with Swaffham Town. Framlingham Town have won both their league games so far and entertain fellow Suffolk side Whitton United. Fram will be hoping for the return of many of the 246 that attended Saturday’s FA Cup tie with Mildenhall Town. The crowd was the highest in Suffolk outside Ipswich Town and Lowestoft Town!. Also on offer is Needham Market Reserves v. AFC Sudbury Reserves.

FA CUP DRAW MADE

Both Thurlow Nunn League sides definitely through to the First Qualifying Round of the FA Cup have been given home draws.

Great Yarmouth Town have been drawn at home to Chesham United from the Step 3 Southern Premier League while neighbours Gorleston will entertain the winners of Tuesday evening’s Saffron Walden Town v. Barking replay. It will be Gorleston’s first FA Cup home match since 2013.

The other three Thurlow Nunn League sides remaining in the competition all face stiff tests if they win their Preliminary Round replays this week. Haverhill Borough would be at home to Southern League Premier Division King’s Langley, Haverhill Rovers would travel to Southern League East Division Arlesey and Stowmarket Town would be at home to AFC Hornchurch from the Bostik League.

First Qualifying ties will be played on Saturday September 2nd with £3,000 to each of the winners.

SUFFOLK COUNTY CUP DRAWS

The draws for the early rounds of the Suffolk County Cups have been made.

Ties involving Thurlow Nunn League sides are:-

Suffolk Premier Cup Round 1
AFC Sudbury v. Haverhill Borough (Oct 10)
Long Melford v. Ipswich Town XI (Oct 11)

Suffolk Premier Cup Round 2
AFC Sudbury or Haverhill Borough v. Needham Market (Nov 14)
Hadleigh United v. Long Melford or Ipswich Town XI (Nov 14)
Felixstowe & Walton United v. Stowmarket Town (Nov 14)
Lowestoft Town v. Kirkley & Pakefield (Nov 14)
Bury Town v. Newmarket Town (Nov 14)
Ipswich Wanderers v. Haverhill Rovers (Nov 14)
Walsham le Willows v. Brantham Athletic (Nov 15)

Suffolk Senior Cup Round 1
Achilles v. Framlingham Town (Sept 16)

Suffolk Senior Cup Round 2
AFC Sudbury Res v. Capel Plough (Sept 30)
Team Bury v. Ransomes Sports (Oct 7)
Haughley United v. Whitton United (Oct 14)
AFC Hoxne v. Cornard United (Oct 14)
Waveney v. Achilles or Framlingham Town (Oct 14)
Henley v. Leiston Res (Oct 14)
Beccles Town v. Debenham LC (Oct 14)
Woodbridge Town v. Crane Sports (Oct 14)
Lakenheath v. Needham Market Res (Oct 14)