Tough task for Hadleigh on their travels this weekend, but they have been boosted by win at Wivenhoe

Walsham le Willows and Long Melford in action. Stock image. Picture: Richard Marsham

Walsham le Willows and Long Melford in action. Stock image. Picture: Richard Marsham

Hadleigh, who have been drawn into the relegation battle with some poor results, gave themselves a massive boost last week with an excellent away win at Wivenhoe Town with new signing Luke Gilvray on target in a 2-0 win.

They will be hoping to produce another winning performance, again on their travels, at Godmanchester. It will be a difficult ask against a rapidly improving home side but Hadleigh boss Stuart Alston will feel his side can get something from the game.

Ipswich Wanderers have a tricky test at the New Croft against a young Haverhill Rovers side on a run of five straight defeats in the league, having scored just one goal.

Wanderers have lost just two of their last seven and both against sides in the top four.

Walsham face a tough day out as they travel to Caton’s Lane to take on an unpredictable Saffron Walden side, Walden’s away record is better than their home one but they are always tough to beat,

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Long Melford travel to face a Yarmouth side, unbeaten in 2017 and they may find the wide open spaces of The Wellesley a difficult place to get a result.

The other big game of the day is at The Hawthorns where Stanway Rovers, now down to 5th host a Gorleston side one place better off in 4th but with five games in hand. Newmarket travel to a rejuvenated FC Clacton side looking to shake off a couple of poor results, last week’s draw at Walsham saw them drop further behind the top two.

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The home side, with one defeat in seven, would count this as a major scalp if they could get something from the game. Home advantage could prove vital against a side used to playing on their artificial surface.

In the other two games Thetford travel to Fakenham while basement side Swaffham host Wivenhoe at Shoemakers Lane, both travelling teams will be favourites to take the points although Fakenham have picked up some decent results lately and lost by the only goal of the game at Thetford at the beginning of the month.

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