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Kings of Anglia Issue 9 Magazine Offer

Fen Tigers have it all to do after 19-point defeat at Eastbourne in National League play-off final

PUBLISHED: 21:34 21 October 2018 | UPDATED: 21:34 21 October 2018

Drew Kemp Picture: CAROL DOWNIE

Drew Kemp Picture: CAROL DOWNIE

National League Play-off final, first leg

Eastbourne 54 Mildenhall Fen Tigers 35

Mildenhall Fen Tigers have plenty of work to do if they are to win this season’s National League title after a 19-point defeat in the first leg of the play-off final at Arlington last night.

The second leg is at Mildenhall on Thursday.

Mildenhall would have wanted to keep it closer than this and looked on the cards to be doing so before a disastrous heat five saw both guest Kelsey Dugard and Fen Tigers’ No.1 Drew Kemp both crash out of the race.

It gave the home side impetus and indeed the Fen Tigers, from winning three of the first four heats, only won one more all night. Kemp top scored for the visitors with a stoic 11 but the Eagles heat leaders were all very strong.

Missing Jordan Jenkins and Danny Ayres, this was a tough night for the visitors, who will look to make a strong start on Thursday night.

Fen Tigers: Kemp 11, Dugard 0, Bailey 9+3, Kinsley 9, R/R, Beebe 0, Marson 6+1.

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Former Ipswich Town goalkeeper Shane Supple has announced his retirement from football for a second time, due to a persistent hip injury.

ANDY WARREN takes a look at the changes made by Paul Lambert since his appointment as Ipswich Town manager.

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Former Ipswich Town loanee Richie Wellens has been appointed Swindon Town manager, naming Noel Hunt as his assistant.

Stuart Watson and Andy Warren are back with the latest episode of the Kings of Anglia Podcast.

Jordan Spence has hailed the impact of manager Paul Lambert and believes the Blues can pull themselves away from trouble if they maintain the high standards they have set.

In our daily feature, we take a look at what happened on this day in Ipswich Town’s history. Today features wins over Arsenal and Stoke, while we also remember the late Marton Fulop.

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