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Olympic gold medallist Sally Gunnell set for West Suffolk Sports Awards

Olympic gold medallist Sally Gunnell OBE will be the guest speaker at the inaugural West Suffolk Sports Awards a week on Thursday (September 28).
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Ipswich Town fan Zach Ward.

Ipswich Town fan Zach Ward says: ‘We’ve had a great start – but we need to improve ahead of tougher tests’

Perhaps Ipswich can’t be described as convincing, but it’s back to winning ways.

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Fitness coach challenged by
world obstacle tournament

Fitness coach challenged by
world obstacle tournament

Obstacle course racing is a rapidly growing sport and Haverhill’s own, Dan Heath, will be representing the town — and nation — at the World Championships next month.

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East Anglian Premier League champions Sudbury celebrate with their trophy at Friars Street, after their home match with Swardeston was abandoned due to the weather   Picture: Richard Marsham

Cricket round-up: Sudbury celebrate winning the EAPL while Haverhill are relegated

The weather played havoc with the final day of Saturday's cricket league season, but it could not rain on Sudbury's parade as The Talbots carried off the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League (EAPL) title for the first time in their history.
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AFC Sudbury's players celebrate Adam Mills putting them into a 2-0 lead against Chipstead in the Emirates FA Cup  Picture: Richard Marsham

Saturday's local football round-up

AFC Sudbury and Needham Market both made home advantage count to progress through in the Emirates FA Cup, while Diss, Mildenhall, Halstead and Stowmarket were among those to record important league wins.
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MOVING ON: Jack Newman in action for AFC Sudbury against Aveley earlier this season. The midfielder has now signed for lower-league Hadleigh United

THURLOW NUNN LEAGUE: Hadleigh sign title winner Newman from AFC Sudbury

Hadleigh United have pulled off a transfer coup by landing AFC Sudbury's Isthmian League Division One North title winner Jack Newman.

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DEFENSIVE ERROR: Enfields goal came from a misplaced kick from goalkeeper Kieran Petty

Borough unable to take second win over Enfield

Haverhill Borough were unable to reproduce their FA Cup first qualifying round win over Enfield 1893, as they lost 1-0 away in the first qualifying round of the FA Vase.

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FINAL SQUADS: Sudbury (on the left) faced the Haverhill Knights (right) in the Suffolk T20 Cup final

So close and yet so far for valiant Haverhill Knights in Suffolk T20 Cup final

Haverhill Knights, the cricket club’s T20 team, fell just two runs short of victory in the county cup final, against East Anglian Premier League leaders Sudbury.

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GAME OVER: Whitton United scored three goals to Haverhill's one

Lower-league opponents dump Rovers out of Vase

BUILDBASE FA VASE

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HEAD'S DOWN: Borough have struggled in their last three games, conceding 15 goals but scoring none

Borough hit for six by free-scoring Newmarket Town

Borough were well beaten on Wednesday night by a flowing and well-structured Newmarket side in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division.

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CAUSE FOR CELEBRATION: Wicketkeeper David Humphrey

Final day showdown for Haverhill cricket team

Division One of the Two Counties Championship will see a thrilling final match between Haverhill and Worlington this weekend, with the loser almost certainly facing relegation.

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NEW SIGNING: Lee Reed has signed for Ely City

TNL TRANSFER NEWS: Reed joins brother at Ely

Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division side Ely City have completed the signing of midfielder Lee Reed.

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Bury Town players congratulate Leon Ottley-Gooch on putting the Blues 2-0 up against Tilbury  Picture: Andy Abbott

Saturday's local football round-up

Bury Town hit six for the second time this season while Hadleigh United, Debenham LC, Framlingham Town and Halstead Town all progressed in the FA Vase.
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READY TO GO: Haverhill Ladies start their season with Hockey Fest on Saturday September 9

Local hockey club join national initiative

The chairwoman of Haverhill Hockey Club has said she cannot wait to get the new season under way, kicking it off by taking part in England Hockey’s national initiative, Hockey Fest.

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TEAM EFFORT: The whole club are supporting the first team as they bid to stay in Division One with two games remaining

Two wins needed to avoid relegation with two games remaining

Adam Dellar has said the final two games are about ‘finishing the season on a high’ as the relegation battle looks likely to stretch to the final match.

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TRAINING: Haverhill & District RFC have been working hard in pre-season and have high hopes for the season

Confidence boost for club going into first league fixture

Haverhill & District RFC will go into their first fixture of the season boosted by a narrow pre-season away win against last year’s bottom side Sawston on Saturday, writes Hannah Dolman.

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PUSHED AROUND: Haverhill's Ash Botten hits the deck at The New Croft

Trampled by side two levels above in FA Cup

Haverhill Borough crashed out of the FA Cup to a team two divisions above, after equalling their best ever result in the competition.

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RIVALRY: Last year's FA Vase produced a competitive second qulaifying round match between Borough and Rovers

Road to wembley mapped
out for haverhill sides

The Buildbase FA Vase kicks off this weekend, with both Haverhill teams in action — and looking to walk the path the whole way to Wembley.

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CLUB FINALS DAY: The Pairs finalists

Bowls club host club finals
day in beautiful sunshine

Haverhill Bowls Club held its last day of the outdoor season in bright sunshine, sparking some excellent quality bowls.

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Ipswich Town fan Zach Ward says: ‘I’m no fan of the international break – but it came at a good time’

I didn’t put myself through the misery of watching England last Friday and Monday. From recent experience, the national team either leaves you bored or disappointed at the moment – so I saved myself the bother.

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