Defeats for Haverhill duo as Rovers lose to Diss Town and Halstead beat borough
Here we take a look at the Thurlow Nunn fixtures from the weekend.
Premier Division Haverhill Rovers 0 Diss Town 1
With Haverhill securing their Premier Division status in last week’s draw at Mildenhall and with Diss already relegated, this game had a real end of season nothing to play for feel about it.
The only goal of the game came courtesy of Ben Lewis as Rovers hit the woodwork an astonishing three times.
Hadleigh United 0 Gorleston 1
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Both teams has several youngsters on parade and they played out an entertaining contest in Hadleigh’s final home game of the season.
Scott Woodgate scored the only goal after 31 minutes when Hadleigh defender Nile Francis made a defensive header which was intercepted by Woodgate, who gave Ben Nower no chance.
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Hadleigh dominated the second half but Greens ‘keeper Liam Hembling was inspired with some great saves, while Scott Chaplin hit the woodwork in the 47th minute.
Swaffham Town 5 Woodbridge Town 1
Woodbridge finished their campaign with a heavy 5-1 away defeat to already-promoted Swaffham.
The home team forced Luke Kingham-Jones into a couple of saves early before the away team came into the game with Mrozek playing a through ball to Lucky Nwosu to run on and finish superbly in his final game for the Woodpeckers.
Swaffham equalised after a mistake to which the visitors broke away and scored. Woodbridge had two great chances to go back in front with Mrozek and Greenwood both squandering their attempts on goal.
The second half was dominated by Swaffham after they scored four goals, with Woodbridge forming a guard of honour for Swaffham to receive their runners-up trophy at the end of the game.
Halstead 1 Haverhill Borough 0
A deflected goal midway through the second half provided all three points for Halstead in a disappointing encounter on the final day of the Thurlow Nunn First Division league season.
Halstead started the better of the two teams, with Jonah Gosling sweeping a shot across the face of the Borough goal in the opening ten minutes. This attempt was followed by Jordan Hutching’s direct free kick which Borough ‘keeper Charlie Turner tipped over, before the Borough’s ‘keeper again was brought into action from the resulting corner, blocking a far post header.
Borough’s first attempt on goal saw Aaron Forshaw head wide from a Danny Shipton free kick on the half hour, and this was followed by a cross-cum-shot from Ryan Weaver which Matt Walker in the Halstead goal did well to tip over.
Halstead took the lead on 55 minutes. Breaking smartly from defence, the ball was moved quickly across the edge of the penalty area to Hutchins, whose shot appeared to be flying wide before it was deflected in by Brad Keefe.