Thurlow Nunn Premier: Framlingham draw – big win for Hadleigh, while the ‘Peckers hit 6!

Six Appeal! Woodbridge players celebrate at Newmarket, where they won 6-2 on Saturday. Photo: PAUL L

Six Appeal! Woodbridge players celebrate at Newmarket, where they won 6-2 on Saturday. Photo: PAUL LEECH - Credit: Archant

Round up of some of Saturday’s Thurlow Premier games.

Framlingham 3 Ely 3

Jake Taylor scors Fram's second as Max Willett follows up. Photo: DEAN WARNER

Jake Taylor scors Fram's second as Max Willett follows up. Photo: DEAN WARNER - Credit: Archant

This should have been a three-pointer game for the Castlemen with the amount of chances and opportunities they had.

However, two crucial mistakes allowed Ely to go away with a point they were happy about.

As early as the second minute Ely had two shots saved by Rose before Reed got beyond Johnson to shoot narrowly wide.


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The home side opened the scoring on 21 minutes, Charlie Smith’s raking cross was met by Max Willett’s head and as the ball came back across the box Taylor planted his shot high into the net.

Within a minute Ely were gifted an equaliser when keeper Rose cleared straight to Reed 20 yards out who shot into the empty net.

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The second half was less than a minute old when Goddard found Taylor to glance a header in for a second goal for the home side. Both sides were finding the slippery conditions a problem, however a second mistake by the home side awarded the chance to equalise when pass back to the keeper was intercepted and a penalty was given for handball as the ball was sent goalwards,

Holder scored from the spot. Ely took the lead on 70 minutes when some interpassing sent Reed through on goal and he slotted past Rose. The home side pushed forward for a goal and bombarded the Ely goal and on 80 minutes Danny Smith scored when he slotted the ball low past the keeper to earn a point.

Hadleigh 3 Norwich Utd 2

This action packed match saw Hadleigh record their fifth league win of the season.

Excellent Hadleigh attacking saw them take a ninth minute lead when Kyle Ferguson fired in a low shot through a packed Norwich area.

Norwich levelled on 30 minutes when a lofted ball in by Liam Jackson took a deflection to wrongfoot ‘keeper Nick Punter.

Dan Knight got clear for Hadleigh his deft pass found Romario Dunne to fire in a low shot to give Hadleigh a 54th minute lead. But they only held this for three minutes as Hadleigh’s defence were caught allowing Haydn Davis to fire in a low shot .Two minutes later Hadleigh were back in front when George Crowe scored a well deserved goal with a low shot going in past the diving ‘keeper Pearson.

Newmarket 2 Woodbridge 6

Woodbridge Town are in seventh position in the league table after a scintillating team display at Newmarket Town and were five goals up after 33 minutes.

Kelsey Trotter scored a hat-trick and Ryan Keeble twice as home keeper Alex Archer reduced the away scoreline with some impressive saves.

The Woodpeckers took the lead after only four minutes when after a foul on Carlos Edwards just outside the penalty area, the ex-Ipswich captain’s free kick made it 1-0 after a slight deflection past Archer.

Keeble’s shot from an acute angle hit the post after 20 minutes but after 26 minutes the away side doubled their lead when Liam Scopes’ through ball was met by Keeble and his shot easily beat Archer.

Trotter scored his first after 29 minutes with an outstanding goal, a superb first time effort from 25 yards into the top corner to make it 3-0. Amazingly, a minute later after Stronge’s accurate goal kick which lead to a goalmouth scramble Trotter made no mistake and it was 4-0.

Four goals scored in seven amazing minutes and after 33 minutes Callum Sinclair’s cross from the right wing was swept home by Keeble to make it five!

The home side pulled a goal back when after Michael Shinn’s shot hit the post, Avis netted from close-range.

Shinn scored again after 80 minutes when he netted from close range but the away side made it 6-2 when Trotter completed an excellent hat-trick

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