Thurlow Nunn preview: Mildenhall out to seal title and relegate FC Clacton
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Brantham Athletic will get a good measure of how they are progressing under their new management when they host fifth-placed Thetford Town tomorrow.
The visitors have been the Premier Division’s surprise package this term and scored five against Brantham in the reverse fixture a month ago.
Mildenhall could mathematically secure the title with a win over FC Clacton at Recreation Way, while at the same time consigning their visitors to Division One football next season. The table-toppers will want to secure the points from this fixture with a tricky game to negotiate at Thetford on Monday.
Third-placed Newmarket Town will be wary of their visitors Ipswich Wanderers, who hit seven past them in the reverse fixture back in November. Stuart Wardley’s side could be Kingmakers as they host secon-placed Felixstowe on Monday – Bank Holiday double would certainly give them plenty of confidence, while making the final two weeks of the season a nervy time for their opponents.
Hadleigh United could go a long way to securing their Premier Division status when they host fourth-placed Gorleston. Their visitors have lost four in a row, conceding 13 goals in the process, to fall away from a top-three challenge. Hadleigh have lost their last two, but previously went on a five match unbeaten run.
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There could be an intriguing encounter at Summer Road where Walsham Le Willows host Godmanchester Rovers. Both have pulled themselves away from relegation worries in the past couple of months, and both have some notable scalps under their belts.
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Kirkley & Pakefield host Saffron Walden, with neither mid-table side having too much to play for other than pride.
Stanway travel to Great Yarmouth. The home side are happy to have secured their position in the Premier Division, while Stanway will be wondering what might have been.
Long Melford make the long journey to Fakenham Town still not safe from the threat of relegation.