Thurlow Nunn round-up: Stowmarket beat Melford, Framlingham stay unbeaten

James Mayhew celebrates Framlingham's opening goal in their win over AFC Sudbury Reserves. Picture:

James Mayhew celebrates Framlingham's opening goal in their win over AFC Sudbury Reserves. Picture: DEAN WARNER - Credit: Archant

Struggling Long Melford put up a fight against star-packed Stowmarket but fell 2-1 at home.

Out of the blue the first goal arrived after 49 minutes as Melford allowed Ollie Brown to run some 30 yards without challenge, and his shot from 25 yards hard and low nestled into the corner of the net.

On 66 minutes Melford levelled from the penalty spot, Hassan Ally got through on goal and was taken down by Phil Weavers from behind, a clear penalty.

The kick was taken by Will Wingfield and was initially parried out by keeper Bradbrook only for Wingfield to fire home the rebound from two yards.

As is almost a trademark of Melford, they presented Stowmarket with their winner, a sloppy half way line pass was given to Stowmarket and the ball quickly transferred to Josh Mayhew who fired home from the right flank.

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Also in the Premier, a disappointing performance from Haverhill Borough saw them fall to a 4-0 defeat at home to Wroxham.

Robbie Sweeney opened the scoring, picking the ball up on the edge of the penalty area before curling a shot into the very corner of the goal.

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Wroxham doubled their advantage when Sam Pledger netted. He added a second on 70 minutes and the scoring was completed by Payton Swatman’s deflected shot from outside the penalty area seven minutes later.

Sam Hawley was then sent off for a second yellow card to round off a poor afternoon for Borough.

Elsewhere in the top league, Stuart Alston marked his last match as Hadleigh United boss with an impressive 2-0 win against Haverhill Rovers at the Millfield.

Kyran Andrews opened the scoring with an excellent goal in the tenth minute while Sam Sharp scored a second from distance on the hour.

Framlingham continued their unbeaten start in Division One with a 3-0 win against a youthful AFC Sudbury Reserves side.

Fram’s captain Mayhew opened the scoring on 67 minutes when his initial header came off the bar and he launched himself forward to head past the keeper from the rebound.

Two late goals on 84 and 87 minutes sealed the win, the first an own goal from Hammett and then Aldis netted.

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