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Saturday's local football round-up

A late goal secured Needham Market's first point of 2018 while it was a high five for Newmarket Town and there were good wins for AFC Sudbury, Soham Town Rangers and Halstead Town.
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BIT OF RAIN: A lot of the local football pitches have been badly affected by the volume of rain that has fallen in recent weeks, leading to cancelled games

Waterlogged pitches see cancelled games

Heavy rain has seen a number of local games called off due to waterlogged pitches.

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VIGILANT: Haverhill's second team worked hard to keep Ely City II at bay as they beat them 2-1

Seconds bounce back with goal frenzy to secure league place

It’s been far from an ideal start to the new year for Haverhill Hockey Club on their return to the field, with both the Ladies I and II teams losing.

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Norwich City fan Ed Seaman’s column: Season is not dead

Norwich City fan Ed Seaman’s column: Season is not dead

Whisper it quietly, but Norwich City’s season might not be dead in the water after all.

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BITTER PILL: Ryan Swallows his frustration on a tough day for Borough

Borough crash back to earth after derby delight

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Ipswich Town fan Dave Gooderham’s column: Worries over lack of signings

I don’t think any of us expected a plethora of transfer activity in January.

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NO STRANGERS TO SUCCESS: West Wratting have reached the Kershaw Premier League KO Cup semi-final before.  Danny Hill opened the scoring (pictured) in their 3-2 victory over Great Shelford in the 2013/14 season

Nothing taken for granted despite winning streak at West Wratting

West Wratting may be in the form of their life, but manager Michael Bavester refuses to take it for granted as the side prepare for back-to-back matches against Lakenheath.

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NEW ROLE: Kevin Grainger will become Newmarket's chairman

BREAKING NEWS: Grainger steps down as Newmarket boss

Kevin Grainger will step down as manager of Newmarket Town following the conclusion of Saturday’s home encounter against Walsham le Willows.

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ON THE MOVE: Dan Brown has joined Ely from Mildenhall

THURLOW NUNN LEAGUE: Ely sign Hall striker

Ely City have completed the signing of Mildenhall Town striker Dan Brown on an initial one-month loan deal.

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STRONG TEAM: The runners with their silver medals

Impressive second for men in county championship

Haverhill Running Club are celebrating after their men’s team finished an impressive second in the Suffolk Cross Country Championships, writes Hannah Dolman.

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PROLIFIC: Josh Mayhew took his Stow tally for the season to 39 goals. Picture: Mecha Morton

Saturday's local football round-up

It was a case of 'seventh heaven' for promotion-hunting Stowmarket Town this afternoon, while there was also impressive victories for Haverhill Rovers, Framlingham Town and Cornard United.
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Ipswich Town fan Dave Gooderham’s column: Fond memories of Ted

I feel privileged that I have met or spoke to many from Ipswich Town’s illustrious past over the years.

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NEW ARRIVAL: Ross Elkins

Wratting boss welcomes Elkins’ arrival

West Wratting boss Michael Bavester feels former Haverhill Borough skipper Ross Elkins can make a big impact at his new club

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SEEING RED: Jarid Robson was to be dismissed for a sliding tackle. Picture: Gary Brown

Skipper dismissed as Borough beaten by high-flying Brantham

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LAST HURRAH: Jordan Palmer (number 12) celebrates what was to be his last goal for Rovers on Saturday ahead of choosing to leave the club

Boss confident despite Palmer leaving Rovers

Marc Abbott believes Haverhill Rovers’ chances of survival have not decreased in the wake of leading goalscorer Jordan Palmer departing the club.

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WING PLAY: Jonathan Milne

Rovers fail to make their dominance count as search for a win continues

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PLAYER PLEA: Steve Bowark

Coach issues plea for players after embarrassment of 96-0 whitewash

Haverhill Rugby Club’s Steve Bowark has issued a ‘call to arms’ for past and new players to save them from another selection embarrassment.

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DEPARTED: Jordan Palmer in action for Haverhill Rovers  Picture: Mark Bullimore

THURLOW NUNN LEAGUE: Rovers' top scorer departs

Striker Jordan Plamer has announced his departure from Premier Division side Haverhill Rovers.

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POTENTIAL: Jemel Fox is pleased by what he sees in the U18 team, targeting the final of the Suffolk FA Under 18 Midweek Cup

‘Youth team capable of top three finish and cup final’

The first team might be licking their wounds after a bruising loss to Borough, but the under-18s are on fire as they go into this year unbeaten since October.

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