Brantham are too strong for Ipswich Wanderers

Ollie Mann (left)

Ollie Mann (left)

Hosts, Brantham Athletic cruised to a comfortable 3-0 victory over Ipswich Wanderers, in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division, on Friday night.

Sean Gunn opened the scoring for the home side on 19 minutes from the penalty spot after joint-manager Michael Brothers was felled in the box.

Ollie Mann notched Brantham’s second after 37 minutes, following some good work by Gunn, who rounded the goalkeeper before setting up his team-mate.

Mann notched his second of the night towards the end of the second half, finishing well after good play by Sean Bartlett.

Today, Hadleigh United, deep trouble at the wrong end of the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division, travel to Thetford who are unbeaten in six – albeit four of those games have been drawn – and are running out of time if they are to avoid the drop into Division One.

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An unbeaten five-game run ended at home to Brantham last weekend, but with four of those games ending as draws, it has left them precariously positioned just above Wivenhoe, who have three games in hand.

Wivenhoe travel to Ely, who could do Hadleigh a massive favour with a win over the Dragons, themselves in trouble three months ago. The Robins are now comfortable just below mid-table.

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Walsham Le Willows have hauled themselves away from trouble. Today, they host seventh-placed Great Yarmouth.

Newmarket, in the hunt for second spot, go to Haverhill Rovers, who have recorded just one win in their last eight games. The Jockeys will reach the 100-goal mark for the season should they score just once tomorrow.

Gorleston travel to Godmanchester, while Stanway host Swaffham, whose relegation will be confirmed with defeat.

Fakenham, not yet safe from relegation, host Saffron Walden, who will leave the home side looking nervously over their shoulders with a win.

In Division One, leaders Stowmarket Town play their game in hand on second-placed Haverhill Borough, and will extend their lead at the top to four points with a win at AFC Sudbury.

Woodbridge go to Framlingham, whilst Whitton travel to Leiston Reserves.

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