Big wins for Hadleigh United and Brantham Athletic
A round-up of this weekend’s Thurlow Nunn League games, featuring teams from our area.
Premier Division Felixstowe & Walton United 2 Mildenhall 2
The home side let a two-goal lead slip as Mildenhall notched up their fourth successive draw in the league.
All the goals came in the second half with Felixstowe’s Aaron Sheppard breaking the deadlock in the 51st minute.
The centre back rose highest in the box to beat Pope in the visitors’ goal with a glancing header from Ainsley’s free kick.
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With 15 minutes left the home side looked to have made sure of the points with a stunning strike from Powell who volleyed past Pope from the edge of the area.
Mildenhall had other ideas though and Butcher headed past Crump at the near post from Cooper’s corner just three minutes later.
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In the end the visitors were rewarded for their persistence.
Dan Brown was able to lift the ball over Crump after the home ‘keeper had made a double save from the substitute at the foot of the post.
Brantham Athletic 3 Newmarket Town 0
Newmarket came to Brantham to pick up all points but the hosts had their own plans for the game.
Both sides pushed men forward at every opportunity but it was not until the second half that Brantham were able to open the scoring.
A good through-ball was latched onto by Sean Gunn outside the area and he hit home to give the Imps the lead.
Brantham went two-up when another good through-ball saw Ollie Mann cut in and hit home. The third and final goal of the game came when Gunn played the ball wide to Sean Bartlett who cut in and hit home from an awkward angle.
Swaffham Town 1 Hadleigh United 5
The first half of this game belonged to Swaffham and they deserved the interval lead which Joe Jackson gave them after 17 minutes.
However fortunes changed completely in the second half as Hadleigh ran riot when kicking down the slope.
A brave header by David Lorimer levelled the scores after 51 minutes before Danny Thrower converted a spot-kick after Lorimer had been brought down on the hour.
Scott Chaplin made it 3-1 with a cool finish after 67 minutes following more good work by the dangerous Lorimer.
Then Thrower fired in number four in the 76th minute before completing his hat-trick from a narrow angle five minutes from time.
Two Suffolk teams have been removed from their respective county cup competitions for fielding ineligible players. Corton Seltic FC have been removed from the Suffolk FA Primary Cup sponsored by P&O Ferrymasters.
Meanwhile Felixstowe Rangers FC have been removed from the Suffolk FA Sunday Shield. Corton Seltic will no longer be allowed to play in the Primary Cup this season with Stanford Arms FC, who they had beaten, being reinstated. Stanford Arms will now be playing away to Cavendish in the third round on October 31. Felixstowe Rangers have been removed from the Sunday Shield. The team they had beaten, The Lattice Barn FC, have been reinstated and will now be away to Fat Cat in the third round on October 25.