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Cup glory beckons for Boro

It has already been a season of firsts for Haverhill Borough but there are still more to come — including their first ever match in the Omni Freight Services Suffolk Premier Cup next week.

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Ipswich Town fan Zach Ward

Ipswich Town fan Zach Ward says: ‘Nelson’s fiction has made Mick’s job easy for the East Anglian derby’

I would like to put on record my thanks to Norwich City striker Nélson Oliveira. He has given Mick McCarthy possibly the easiest team talk of his career for the East Anglian Derby on Sunday (Sky Sports Football, 12pm).

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DELIGHT: The Bury Town bench erupt after a goal from Ricky Spriggs (Picture: Mecha Morton)

Saturday's local football round-up

Bury Town missed the chance to go into the top five of the Bostik North Division as they lost 2-1 at home.
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UP AND UP: Josh Meekings, a former pupil at Samuel Ward Academy, is on the cusp of returning to top-flight football after a lengthy injury lay-off. He has come a long way since signing a two-year apprenticeship with Ipswich Town as a 16-year-old  helping Inverness win the Scottish Cup final in 2015 (Picture: David Young)

On the cusp: Meekings is close to top flight football return after lengthy injury

Former Samuel Ward Academy pupil Josh Meekings is set to make his return to the top level of Scottish football after more than two years of injury troubles.

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STEPPING AISDE: Stuart Alston

THURLOW NUNN LEAGUE: Hadleigh hunting new manager

Stuart Alston has decided to vacate his role as manager of Hadleigh United.

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PENALTY: The moment Charlie Holmes was brought down in the box - with a penalty awarded for the tackle

Borough squander a two-goal advantage

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GOAL-SCORER: Stanway Rovers were able to hold on to a 1-1 draw, as well as goal-scorer Jordan Palmer's coattails

Two points dropped after lacklustre Rovers display

Haverhill Rovers manager Ben Cowling has blasted his team’s most recent performance as ‘terrible’ after they drew 1-1 with Stanway Rovers.

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GOOOOOAAALLLL: Jack Watson scores for Newmarket Town, in their 4-0 victory over Histon (Picture: Mark Westley)

Saturday's local football round-up

AFC Sudbury scored a stoppage time equaliser to keep their hopes alive in the FA Trophy in Mark Morsley's first game in the dugout.
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Rovers coach wins national chance to aim for top jobs

Rovers coach wins national chance to aim for top jobs

Kayleigh Steed wants to be England manager.

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POIGNANT: Haverhill travelled to Thurston Rangers RC in the team's first fixture since the tragic death of Josh Gilbert

Haverhill fail to register a point after four games

Head coach Tony Hope remains optimistic about the club’s fortunes, despite another huge 71-3 defeat away to Thurston on Saturday.

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GOLDEN ERA: Manager Michael Shinn

Golden era: Great time to be at club

West Wratting’s manager Michael Shinn has joked that the club is enjoying it’s ‘golden era’, as it sits comfortably at the top of the Kershaw Premier Division.

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IMPORTANT MONTH AHEAD: Cowling says Rovers are at a crucial point

Rovers’ season at turning point after home defeat

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EMERGENCY: The air ambulance takes off from the grass pitch at The New Croft on Friday (Picture: Mark Westley)

Rovers boss calls for FA to provide free life saving equipment to non-league clubs

Ben Cowling has urged the FA to provide all clubs in the area with defibrillators free of charge, following the postponed Haverhill derby.

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HERO: Tommy Hardwick, alongside welfare officer Lisa Shulver, gave the gentleman life-saving CPR

Postponed derby re-arranged to Christmas period

The first leg of the Haverhill derby, between New Croft sides’ Borough and Rovers, has been rescheduled to Friday, December 29.

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Mark Morsley (right) with the FA Cup while at Needham Market with his captain Kem Izzet (left), ahead of their fourth round qualifying tie with Cambridge United in 2013/14

BOSTIK LEAGUE: Mark Morsley comes out of managerial retirement for surprise second spell at AFC Sudbury

AFC Sudbury have sensationally agreed to re-link up with former boss Mark Morsley - who retired from management over the summer to take on a chairman role at Needham Market - as Jamie Godbold's successor.

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ON TARGET: Ely celebrate Tom Williams' goal during their 3-1 win over Kirkley. Picture: April Urquhart

Saturday's local football round-up

Needham Market and AFC Sudbury bowed out of the Emirates FA Cup this afternoon, while Stowmarket Town went goal crazy on the road at Thetford Town.
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Appeal goes out for football boots

Appeal goes out for football boots

Footballers in Suffolk are being urged to donate their old boots to players residing in Africa.

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EMERGENCY: The East Anglian Air Ambulance taking off with the man who fell ill, bound for Norwich (Picture: Mark Westley)

Air ambulance attends Haverhill football derby after supporter suffers heart attack

A football supporter required CPR after falling ill at The New Croft, shortly before the Haverhill derby between Borough and Rovers was due to kick off on Friday night.
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PLAYER-MANAGER ERA: Martin Westcott spent two-and-a-half seasons with Borough as a player-manager but stood down in the summer due to work and family commitments

Westcott’s move to Bury signals the end of an era

The manager largely credited with Borough’s promotion to the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division has transferred to Team Bury, following his resignation over the summer.

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DOUBLE: Jordan Palmer scored both goals

Rovers win
with clean sheet for debut goalie

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