More Friday Night Football

Friday night football returns in the Thurlow Nunn League this week with the Norfolk/Suffolk derby between Thetford Town and Walsham le Willows.

Kick-off at Mundford Road is 7.45pm.

FOUR APPLY FOR PROMOTION TO STEP FOUR

Felixstowe & Walton United, Mildenhall Town, Newmarket Town and Stanway Rovers have all applied for promotion to Step 4 at the end of the season.

These four Thurlow Nunn League clubs are among the 68 to have applied nationally by the 30th November deadline.

IT’S BETTER TO TRAVEL IN THE PREMIER DIVISION

With many clubs around the half way point in their season it may, or may not, be interesting to note that only 32% of Premier Division matches have resulted in home wins. 33% have been draws and 35% have been away victories.

Nine Premier Division teams have had more away wins than home wins while only six have had more home than away wins.

The First Division does not mirror the statistics with 41% home wins, 30% draws and 29% away wins.

FA VASE AGAIN ON SATURDAY

The two Thurlow Nunn League sides remaining in the FA Vase do battle in the Third Round this coming Saturday, December 3rd.

Gorleston entertain Essex Senior League Basildon United, while Ely City travel  to Spartan South Midlands League Welwyn Garden City.

LEAGUE CHALLENGE CUP MATCHES THIS WEEK


This week sees matches in the Third Round of the League Challenge Cup:-

Tuesday 29 November 2016
AFC Sudbury Reserves v. Newmarket Town
Diss Town v. Kirkley & Pakefield
Ipswich Wanderers v. Coggeshall Town
Mildenhall Town v. Downham Town
Stanway Rovers v. Felixstowe & Walton United
Swaffham Town v. King’s Lynn Town Reserves

Wednesday 30 November 2016
Walsham le Willows v. Haverhill Rovers

Tuesday 6 December 2016
Team Bury v. Gorleston

MILDENHALL TOWN RECEIVE TEAM PERFORMANCE AWARDS

Mildenhall Town were recently presented with the latest Team Performance Award. The club received a cheque for £150 and the award salver (being presented above to Mildenhall Chairman Martin Tuck by League Chairman Peter Hutchings).

Mildenhall Town’s chosen charity Prostate Cancer UK were also presented with a £100 cheque by Simon Bottomley of Thurlow Nunn as part of the award. Below Michelle Rampley receives the cheque of behalf of the charity.

TWO FRIDAY NIGHT MATCHES THIS WEEK

There are two Thurlow Nunn League matches this Friday night, both in the Premier Division.

There is a Suffolk derby with Long Melford at home to Haverhill Rovers, while at Walsham le Willows the home side will be looking to pull away from the relegation zone with points against visitors Gorleston, the only team yet to taste defeat in the league.

Both matches kick off at 7.45pm

 

DISS TOWN WITHDRAW FROM RESERVE LEAGUE

Founder member Diss Town Reserves have withdrawn from the Reserve League with immediate effect. They have found it difficult to sustain a reliable player base.

Details of all matches already played have been expunged and scheduled matches cancelled. The League Table has been updated accordingly.

In addition Chatteris Town have withdrawn from the Thurlow Nunn Youth League

FA VASE ON SATURDAY

Six Thurlow Nunn League teams feature in the Second Round Proper of the FA Vase on Saturday with five of them facing away ties.

Three must travel to Essex Senior League teams – Ely City to Wadham Lodge, Felixstowe & Walton United to Basildon United and Ipswich Wanderers to FC Romania.

Two others go to Spartan South Midlands League sides – Stanway Rovers to St Margaretsbury and Thetford Town to Hoddesdon Town,

The sixth club are Gorleston and they will be at home to Northampton Sileby Rangers from the United Counties League..