Top two teams meet in cup semi-final

THE top two teams in the First Division of the Ridgeons League go head-to-head tonight in the first of two crucial meetings in the space of five days.Second-placed Hadleigh United entertain leaders Newmarket Town tonight at the Millfield in the Division One KO Cup semi-final, kick-off 7.

Nick Garnham

THE top two teams in the First Division of the Ridgeons League go head-to-head tonight in the first of two crucial meetings in the space of four days.

Second-placed Hadleigh United entertain leaders Newmarket Town tonight at the Millfield in the Division One KO Cup semi-final, kick-off 7.45pm, before the two sides meet in the league at Cricket Field Road on Saturday.

A good crowd is expected at tonight's tie which must be settled on the night with extra time and penalties, if necessary, as they vie for the right to meet Diss Town in the final on Wednesday, April 22.


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Hadleigh will be without captain Rob Knott, who has been out of action since injuring a leg against Brantham Athletic on January 31 and goalkeeper Danny Crump is doubtful with a leg injury picked up in Saturday's 2-1 win at Great Yarmouth. Luke Whitwell is on standby to replace him.

New signing Neil Calver is again missing through suspension. Calver, who joined from Felixstowe & Walton United, is yet to play for Hadleigh as he is currently serving a four-match ban.

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Martin Head, chief executive of Suffolk FA, confirmed yesterday that Calver must sit out four Felixstowe & Walton matches, rather than four Hadleigh fixtures, as the ban relates to when he was with the Seasiders.

Since former AFC Sudbury midfielder Calver moved to the Millfield Hadleigh have completed two matches, while Felixstowe have only played one.

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