All you want to know about this weekend’s Thurlow Nunn Premier Division fixtures
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Leaders Mildenhall Town re-established their six-point lead at the top, following their 2-0 win over rivals Gorleston on Tuesday night.
On Saturday, Dean Greygoose’s side host below mid-table Fakenham Town and should be too strong for the visitors, who have picked up just four points from their last six games.
Brantham, who saw their mini-revival come to an end at Thetford in midweek, host Saffron Walden as they look to put that 5-2 result behind them.
They face difficult opposition in Walden who have won eight times on the road this season.
Ipswich Wanderers host Thetford, midweek winners against Brantham, in what could be a real tight affair.
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Shane Wardley’s Wanderers, unbeaten in four, took all three points at Mundford Road just two weeks ago.
Hadleigh United travel to Ely City, and would be happy to return with their fifth consecutive draw as they try to pull away from the relegation places.
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Long Melford, themselves too close for comfort to the relegation zone, could give themselves and their fellow Suffolk clubs a massive lift if they pick up a result at Gorleston.
They will have a more singular view, knowing their Premier Division status is under serious threat.
Newmarket Town had their seven-match winning run ended abruptly at the Ridgeons Stadium last week as they surrendered a two-goal lead to Walsham le Willows, and now face a tricky test at Great Yarmouth.
Walsham travel to Wivenhoe, looking to repeat last week’s massive result at Newmarket, and three points from this encounter would be a huge step towards Paul Smith’s side securing their Premier Division status.
FC Clacton are almost certainly doomed to relegation from the Premier Division, having got the league’s worst goal difference and currently being at least eight points adrift of possible safety.
They have nothing to lose and their six wins this season have all come at the Rush Green Bowl, so visitors Kirkley & Pakefield will not have an easy afternoon in Essex.
Basement club Swaffham Town host a Haverhill Rovers side who are as unpredictable as the weather.