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Saturday's local football round-up

Needham Market eased their relegation worries with an excellent home victory, while Haverhill Borough and Stowmarket Town enjoyed important wins in their seasons and Team Bury ended their barren run.
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KEEPING YOUR HEAD: Skipper Sam Holmes heads away the danger as player-manager Marc Abbott watches on, during their side's tough match at home to Thetford Town (Picture: Tudor Morgan-Owen)

Rovers struggle to keep goals out as they concede 10 in two

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NEW KEEPER: Niall Conroy (pictured here signing for Newmarket Town) has agreed to join Haverhill Borough

BREAKING: Haverhill Borough land former Soham Town Rangers player Niall Conroy

Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division side Haverhill Borough have announced the signing of goalkeeper Niall Conroy, who left Step 4 side Cambridge City in February.

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Ipswich Town columnist Dave Gooderham

Ipswich Town fan Dave Gooderham’s column: Little to smile about

It’s hard not to think about what might have been. Beating Burton at home, holding on for SEVEN more seconds against Norwich and Ipswich would be just five points off the top six — regardless of the 1-0 home defeat to Cardiff.

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LEADING BY EXAMPLE: Skipper Jarid Robson scored a sublime goal in the final minutes of the game to pull a goal back for Haverhill Borough against Stanway, as they eventually lost 3-2

Borough ‘where they deserve to be’ in relegation dog-fight

Anthony Choat has reiterated that ‘the league doesn’t lie’ as he accepted Haverhill Borough ‘are where we deserve to be’ in their first season at Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division level.

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POSITIVE: Manager Jemel Fox has backed his side to beat the visitors (Picture: Mecha Morton)

Home quarter-final for Under-18s in Suffolk cup

Haverhill Rovers Under-18s will tonight stake their claim on a place in the semi-finals of the Suffolk FA Boys Under-18 Midweek Cup, writes Hannah Dolman.

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READY: Darryl Tate and Kayleigh Steed will manage the new team, to enter competition next season

Here come the Girls!

The stage has been set for Haverhill Rovers to reintroduce a women’s team to The New Croft after an absence of nearly 10 years of female football in the town.

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RIVALRY RENEWED: Bury will take on Needham Market in the semi-finals

COUNTY CUP DRAWS: Bury to face holders Needham

Neighbours Bury Town and Needham Market have been paired together in the semi-final of the Omni Freight Services Suffolk Premier Cup.

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MOVING ON: Jamie Thurlbourne has left Newmarket

THURLOW NUNN LEAGUE: Thurlbourne leaves Newmarket

Newmarket Town have lost the services of Jamie Thurlbourne to Wisbech Town.

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BIG STEP: AFC Sudbury beat league leaders AFC Hornchurch at the King's Marsh Stadium (Picture: Mecha Morton)

Saturday's local football round-up

AFC Sudbury remain unbeaten in six, following their 1-0 home win over league leaders AFC Hornchurch in the Bostik North Division.
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CLEAN SHEET: Paul Walker shone for AFC Sudbury at Tilbury, while the club have produced a new badge (inset) which features a new club banner along the bottom to go under the town crest

Walker shines in AFC’s goalless draw

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NEW ADDITION: Andrew Ofosu

BOSTIK LEAGUE: Hall sign new striker

Mildenhall Town manager Dean Greygoose has bolstered his attacking options with the signing of Andrew Ofosu.
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STARTED WELL: Luke Haines fired his side to a 1-0 lead within the first 20 minutes as Haverhill Rovers dominated the first 30 minutes of play

Rovers fall in the Quarters

OMNI FREIGHT SERVICES SUFFOLK PREMIER CUP

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Ipswich Town columnist Dave Gooderham

Long-suffering fans deserve a derby win

If I could choose two words to describe Ipswich Town fans right now, it would be ‘long suffering’.

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CLOSE EFFORT: Haverhill Borough captain Jarid Robson came close to scoring during Saturday's 6-0 Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division home defeat against Stowmarket Town

Tough week for Borough ends with heavy loss to Stowmarket

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WIN REMOVED: Haverhill Borough have had their 4-1 win at Walsham-le-Willows on December 9 ruled out for fielding an ineligible player, Ed Greenall, pictured in goal during Saturday's 6-0 defeat to Stowmarket Town

Borough boss still upbeat despite win ruled out

Haverhill Borough manager Anthony Choat is staying positive despite being dealt a blow to his side’s survival hopes last week, writes Alex Moss.

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QUESTIONS: The moment that caused controversy, does the ball cross the line? (Picture: Mecha Morton)

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Bury Town were the side to claim bragging rights in their Bostik North Division derby against Mildenhall Town, in a game played in atrocious pitch conditions.

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The New Croft pilots Respect and watches it soar

The New Croft pilots Respect and watches it soar

The New Croft has successfully spread Respect — The FA’s flagship behavioural campaign — after being selected as one of 43 sites across the country to pilot an innovative scheme this season.

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STRONG WING PLAY: Ryan Phillips performance on the wing was crucial in the lead up to two of Borough's goals (Picture: Gary Brown)

‘Second half of the season was made for Borough’, boss claims

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Ipswich Town columnist Dave Gooderham

Dave Gooderham’s Ipswich Town column: Mick has to make top six

It’s getting a bit silly.

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