Thurlow Nunn League wins for Haverhill Borough and Haverhill Rovers, while Linton Granta continue their resurgence

Danny Shipton on the ball during Haverhill Borough's match at Downham Town, in which he scored two goals in the away side's 3-0 win. Picture by Gary Brown. ANL-151116-101549002
Danny Shipton on the ball during Haverhill Borough's match at Downham Town, in which he scored two goals in the away side's 3-0 win. Picture by Gary Brown. ANL-151116-101549002

Haverhill Rovers and Haverhill Borough each recorded fine 3-0 wins in their league matches on Saturday.

Luke Haines (39 minutes) and Blake Kicks (81) both registered their first goal for Haverhill Rovers’ first team either side of a Ryan Weaver effort as they beat bottom-side Fakenham Town 3-0 at the New Croft on Saturday.

Rovers are now in eighth place in the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division, just two points shy of a place in the top six thanks to a run of just one defeat in 11 league matches.

They go to Whitton United for a league fixture on Saturday (3pm).

First team player-coach Danny Shipton registered not just one rare goal for Haverhill Borough, but two, as they returned from their visit to Downham Town with a 3-0 win to take them up to 11th in the First Division.

The left-back scored early and late in the second half, either side of a Jonny Milne goal, as Borough earned all three points.

Borough travel to Debenham LC tomorrow (Tuesday, 7.45pm kick off) for their rearranged Thurlow Nunn League First Division Knockout Cup First Round match.

In the Kershaw Premier League, Linton Granta made it three wins in a row as they thrashed their hosts Foxton 6-2 to climb out of the bottom two for the first time this season at the expense of their opponents.

Two goals from Dale Archer and another from Darren Bicknell put them 3-0 up within 15 minutes, and although Conor Lynch pulled one back, Matt Crawley and Simon Greathead extended Granta’s lead to 5-1 before the half-time whistle.

Ian Cambridge reduced the arrears for Foxton, before Archer completed his hat-trick in the final minute, making it eight goals in his four matches since he returned to Granta.

West Wratting’s cup form failed to mirror their recent league form as they lost 3-1 at Gamlingay United in the quarter-final of the Kershaw Premier League Knockout Cup. Callum Harrison scored their goal.

Granta are not in action on Saturday, but Wratting have a league fixture away at Sawston United.