Thurlow Nunn round-up: Mildenhall celebrate title win with 9-0 triumph

Woodbridge Town's Mark Ray nets at Halstead

Woodbridge Town's Mark Ray nets at Halstead - Credit: Archant

Mildenhall Town finished their title-winning season in style with a 9-0 thrashing over already-relegated Wivenhoe Town on Saturday.

Matt Mackenzie makes it 4-0 to Woodbridge

Matt Mackenzie makes it 4-0 to Woodbridge - Credit: Archant

The Hall were presented with the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division title after the game, as Dean Greygoose’s side finished nine points clear at the top.

Hit by injuries, suspensions and holiday absentees, Long Melford travelled to Kirkley & Pakefield with very much a makeshift team, and were robbed of a fully justified point by a goal two minutes from full time.

The opening goal of the game came after 19 minutes when Ashley Skeggs flicked the ball into the path of Scott Sloots, who thumped the ball into the roof of the net to put the Villagers ahead.

The leveller came after 25 minutes when, from what looked an offside position, Nathan Stone ran through to fire past Darren Moyes in the Melford goal.


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Then, as most people prepared for the final whistle, up popped Stone on 88 minutes to beat Moyes with a wind-assisted cross come shot which beat the goalkeeper and found the top corner of the net.

Woodbridge Town finished the season in superb fashion and secured fourth in the Thurlow Nunn League First Division table with a four-goal win at Halstead Town.

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Top goalscorer Mark Ray scored two goals to bring his tally for the season to 45 goals for the Woodpeckers, and Will Davies scored his fourth goal in a week for the club.

The away side took the lead after nine minutes when Ray controlled well and beat home goalkeeper Tom Williamson with a neat finish to make it 1-0.

Matt Mackenzie’s cross after 67 minutes found substitute Davies and he made it 2-0 from close range with his first touch of the ball.

Another substitute, Luke Moss, picked out Ryan Keeble with an excellent pass and his cross after 77 minutes found Ray and he made no mistake to make it 3-0.

Mackenzie then met Ray’s pass to make it 4-0 in the last minute.

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