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Just one in five punters think Ipswich Town will beat league leaders Leeds United at Elland Road toady.

Fast-rising MMA star Andre Goncalves says he’s ready for the big time – and he’ll prove it in enemy territory at Bellator 187 in Dublin in November.

A huge crowd packed into Foxhall Stadium to watch the Brisca F1 Championship of the World at the weekend, writes Dean Cox.

FA Women’s Premier League South East Division One

Norwich City 0

Ipswich Town 5

Ipswich Town Ladies claimed the first bragging rights of the season with a resounding 5-0 victory over local rivals Norwich City at Norwich United’s Plantation Park last night, writes Kieren Standley

Don Topley ranks the players from Essex’s remarkable County Championship winning campaign in his latest weekly look at all things cricket.

With just six scheduled Thurlow Nunn Premier League games this weekend, Felixstowe & Walton United have the opportunity to open up a nine point gap at the top of the division when they host a Wivenhoe Town side struggling at the wrong end of the table.

Essex fighter Steve Aimable takes to the ring at the O2 tomorrow planning a performance which will earn him some December sun in Dubai.

Ipswich Town sit fifth in the Championship table, with five wins from their first seven games – so why are some fans still so negative?

Yorkshire are well on their way to a showdown with Gloucestershire to decide the England Women’s County Championship at Felixstowe Ferry, writes Tony Garnett.

Kyle Abbott ripped through Essex to bowl the Specsavers County champions out for 76 as Hampshire appeared to be strolling towards an innings victory at the Ageas Bowl.

Thurlow Nunn League Cup

Felixstowe & Walton United 5

Whitton United 3

Felixstowe & Walton progressed to the second round of the League Cup and a home tie with Needham Market Reserves after seeing off a youthful and resilient Whitton United, who fielded a very young side at the Goldstar ground on Tuesday evening.

This Sunday sees the Woodbridge & DMCC host the penultimate round of the Bickers Lifting ACU Eastern Motocross Championship at the Blaxhall circuit near Woodbridge, with the event being supported by Orwell Truck and Vans, writes Rick Blyth.

Friendly match

Ipswich 94

USA Select 99

Ipswich Basketball’s new era began with plenty of new faces, plenty of positives and a thrilling contest at Copleston Sports Centre on Saturday, writes Ron Schatten.

Defender Adam Webster made his return from injury and Ben Morris notched a brace as Ipswich Town Under 23s put five past Nottingham Forest last night.

It is a discussion which keeps rumbling on – should players celebrate when they score against former teams?

FA Women’s Premier League

South East Division One

Ipswich Town 0

Leyton Orient 2

Ipswich Town Ladies’ unbeaten run came to an end against a dominant Leyton Orient side as two first half goals ensured that the visitors would be leaving with all three points, writes Ethan Turner.

Olympic gold medallist Sally Gunnell will be the guest speaker at the inaugural West Suffolk Sports awards later this month.

Ipswich women’s hockey side returned triumphant from the Suffolk Cup at Culford, with players from across all four teams meshing well under the direction of new second team coach Richard Rutterford.

London 3 Eastern Counties

Woodbridge Warriors 8

Stowmarket 20

Heavy rain made opening exchanges very slippery as Woodbridge started with a penalty attempt and intercepted the ensuing 22 drop out to maintain pressure through Tim Johnson and Tom Stokes.

Defender Adam Webster makes his return from an ankle injury tonight for the Ipswich Town under 23s.

Suffolk Ladies found the going tough against Gloucestershire on the opening day of the England Women’s County Finals at Felixstowe Ferry today, writes Tony Garnett.

It was a mixed weekend for Chelmsford rugby sides, with the women’s squad claiming a good win, but the men suffering a heavy defeat.

London 1 North

Saffron Walden 3

Colchester 24

Consistent Colchester picked up their third bonus point win in three weeks playing away at Essex rivals Saffron Walden in a rain-drenched game.

Eastern Counties Division Three

Aldeburgh & Thorpeness 35

Mistley seconds 15

Aldeburgh and Thorpeness Rugby Club marked the opening of their new clubhouse with a fine season-opening win on Saturday, writes Malcolm Beer.

Women’s National Championships East 1

Woodbridge Amazons 47

Lakenham Hewett 5

The Amazons got their season off to a flying start at Hatchley Barn on Sunday with a nine try rout of Norfolk side Lakenham Hewitt, writes Ian Girling.

Proud Essex coach Chris Silverwood is targeting an unbeaten season for his County Championship winners.

Fight fans attending the spectacular Contenders 20 show at the Norfolk Showground on Saturday got to witness a couple of spectacular knock-outs – and a proposal.

There was a huge shock in the main event of Contenders Norwich 20, to cap a thrilling night of fights at the Norfolk Showground on Saturday.

Punters are lumping on a Town win in today’s Portman Road clash with rock-bottom Bolton Wanderers (3pm).

Jubilant Essex captain Ryan ten Doeschate said his side’s remarkable County Championship success felt like winning the World Cup.

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