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Felixstowe & Walton battling with Newmarket Town to finish second in Thurlow Nunn Premier

PUBLISHED: 06:00 21 April 2017

Jordy Matthews strikes through a crowded penalty to give Felixstowe all three points at home to Haverhill Borough last week. Photo: STAN BASTON

Jordy Matthews strikes through a crowded penalty to give Felixstowe all three points at home to Haverhill Borough last week. Photo: STAN BASTON

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With the destination of the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division title decided, the battle for the runners-up position goes into the last week.

If Newmarket Town fail to collect three points at home to Kirkley & Pakefield tomorrow and the Seasiders win at Ely, then Kevin O’Donnell’s men will finish second.

Any other combination would see the battle go into the final game when the two sides meet at The Goldstar Ground on April 29.

Both sides should be favourites to collect maximum points although The Seasiders face a tricky test at the Unwin ground with Ely having a decent home record.

The Jockeys host a Kirkley & Pakefield side who have fallen away badly in the second half of the season and have lost five of their last six games.

The Seasiders start the day in second place with Newmarket a point behind but with an inferior goal difference.

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy is hoping that all the trash talk makes for a rip-roaring East Anglian derby at Portman Road on Sunday lunchtime (12pm ko).

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy is hopeful that Joe Garner and Tom Adeyemi will both be fit to face Norwich City in the East Anglian derby at Portman Road on Sunday lunchtime (12pm k0).

Ipswich Town host rivals Norwich City in the first East Anglian derby of the season this Sunday lunchtime (12pm ko) and you can watch back what Blues boss Mick McCarthy had to say in his pre-match press conference earlier today.

East Anglian rivals Ipswich Town and Norwich City faced each other in a two-legged Championship play-off semi-final back in May 2015 – it may only be little more than two years ago, but can you name the 30 players who featured for both sides in those matches?

Ipswich Town star David McGoldrick says he and his team-mates ‘owe the fans a victory’ over fierce rivals Norwich City, on Sunday.

There’s nothing to beat derby day as Ipswich and Norwich go head-to-head on Sunday. Mike Bacon previews the game.

Ivo Pinto wants Norwich City to do their talking on the pitch against bitter rivals Ipswich Town in Sunday’s Championship derby.

Daniel Farke delivered a double injury boost ahead of Norwich’s City Championship derby at Ipswich.

Daniel Farke has warned Norwich City they will have to fight fire with fire to match ‘aggressive’ Ipswich Town in Sunday’s Championship derby.

Fans have a big role to play in the “massive” East Anglian derby this weekend – and must cheer on the Blues all the way to victory.

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