Thurlow Nunn preview: Leaders Mildenhall face tricky test against Ipswich Wanderers

Jacob Brown, left, has been a key player for Mildenhall

Jacob Brown, left, has been a key player for Mildenhall - Credit: Mecha Morton

Thurlow Nunn Premier leaders Mildenhall go into this week’s games on the back of three straight defeats that has seen the door left open enough for the chasing pack to feel they are still very much in the title race.

The home side will be wary of making it four in a row as they host an Ipswich Wanderers side that inflicted a 2-1 defeat on them at Humber Doucy Lane at the turn of the year to end a run of 17 straight wins.

Hadleigh United host basement club Swaffham and know a win will take them 14 points clear of their visitors and keep them in touch with the sides immediately above them. While not quite a must win situation, three points would certainly help ease their relegation worries.

Brantham Athletic travel to in-form Great Yarmouth looking for their first win since the beginning of December, the two sides met just a fortnight ago at the Leisure Centre with Yarmouth winning 1-0 and will be looking to complete a quick double over their inconsistent visitors.

Long Melford have climbed into a mid-table spot after a run of four straight wins and will be looking to consolidate that position and even move into the top half of the table with three points against visitors Ely City, who had their midweek match abandoned following a serious injury to Wisbech St Mary’s defender Dan Emmington.

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Haverhill Rovers face a tricky test at Godmanchester having lost five of their six fixtures since the turn of the year, their hosts having fared no better with just one point from a possible 15 in the same period but have a slightly better home record than their visitors have on the road.

Gorleston, with five games in hand on leaders Mildenhall, look the side most likely to catch them but host a Saffron Walden side who have won their last five away games, including at Mildenhall and Stanway Rovers. The visitors have got in the habit of upsetting the form book since these sides met at Catons Lane in early December when Gorleston inflicted Walden’s last defeat.

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Stanway Rovers, still in with an outside chance of finishing in the top three host a Fakenham side that should provide a routine win for them, while Thetford travel to a Wivenhoe side that have only picked up points from the two bottom sides in their last 12 games.

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