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Walsham-le-Willows Cricket Club, a local community club, is looking to build upon recent successes, and encourage more participation across all ages and levels.

In Bostik North, AFC Sudbury sprung a surprise with a home victory over league leaders AFC Hornchurch, extending their unbeaten run to six matches.

Thurlow Nunn Premier

Stowmarket Town 2

Saffron Walden Town 3

Stowmarket Town saw their winning start to 2018 come to an end after a late Joe Murphy goal helped Saffron Walden Town take all the points, writes Alex Moss.

Rick Andrews says Stowmarket Town face a tough test in front of them as they go in search of a ninth win on the bounce this weekend, writes Alex Moss.

Chelmsford teenager Mitch Powell was at the British Cycling Awards Ceremony in Birmingham at the weekend to receive the splendid trophy for winning the National Short Distance Grass Track Series.

This could be a big weekend for several of the top clubs, and for some at the wrong end of the table.

Ipswich Town fans have been urged to get behind the Blues and stop creating “dead atmospheres” ahead of the East Anglian derby. Meanwhile, see our photo gallery of the event - can you spot your child?

Needham Market had to fend off a Felixstowe & Walton United fightback before booking their place in the semi-finals of this season’s Omni Freight Services Suffolk Premier Cup.

Gym United Manager Matt Morton has hailed his side’s togetherness after they became only the second Suffolk team to reach the semi-finals of the FA Sunday Cup, writes Nick Garnham.

Felixstowe & Walton United joint manager Ian Watson says his side will relish the opportunity to test themselves against higher-league opposition in tomorrow night’s Omni Freight Services Suffolk Premier Cup tie at Needham Market, writes Nick Garnham.

Felixstowe Ferry’s Glen Davis and Gary Howard defied the bitterly cold weather to win the better ball prize in Southwold’s Suffolk Winter Alliance meeting.

Leiston’s recent struggles in the league continued as they fell to a 1-0 defeat at Merstham on Saturday.

Thurlow Nunn Premier

Haverhill Borough 0

Stowmarket Town 6

Stowmarket Town made it eight wins in a row after easing past Haverhill Borough 6-0 at the New Croft on Saturday, writes Alex Moss.

Former Ipswich Town footballer Kieron Dyer has revealed details of sexual abuse he suffered as a boy.

Mike Bacon takes a look at why 3G pitches are not loved by everyone. Also, are we going to witness a Tiger Woods comeback to rival any other sporting return?

Suffolk sport

AFC Sudbury boss Mark Morsley says his side are not ready for Step 3 football, despite the fact their current form is hurtling them towards the Step 4 play-offs.

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Sudbury 38

Chelmsford 3

Sudbury consolidated the second place position in the league with a bonus point win over Chelmsford at Whittome field, with the added bonus of the third-placed team losing their home game.

In Bostik North, AFC Sudbury sprung a surprise with a home victory over league leaders AFC Hornchurch, extending their unbeaten run to six matches.

A dogged performance from Framlingham Town saw the Castlemen keep another clean sheet, Danny Smith score his 100th senior goal and young Portuguese Sini Rodrigues net his first for the club in a fine 3-0 win over Swaffham in Thurlow Nunn One.

Chelmsford teenager Mitch Powell was at the British Cycling Awards Ceremony in Birmingham at the weekend to receive the splendid trophy for winning the National Short Distance Grass Track Series.

This could be a big weekend for several of the top clubs, and for some at the wrong end of the table.

Gym United Manager Matt Morton has hailed his side’s togetherness after they became only the second Suffolk team to reach the semi-finals of the FA Sunday Cup, writes Nick Garnham.

Non-league football academies are on the increase – in September 2015 AFC Sudbury made the decision to set up their own.

Ipswich Town

Ipswich Town fan Karl Fuller defends Freddie Sears against criticism, hail the travelling Town army, then admits some say we should be careful what we wish for!

Terry Hunt, like all Town fans, enjoyed the win at Sunderland. But asks, are the play-offs really a reality? And where are the academy players?

Mike Bacon takes a look at the football wages gravy train, and why Phil Neville should delete his social media apps! Plus he asks, who’d be a caddy?

Town fan Karl Fuller looks back at Town’s draw at Bolton and why one of Mick McCarthy’s after-match comments was not needed

Terry Hunt says a feeling of togetherness between fans and the club appears a million miles away at Portman Road right now.

Mike Bacon takes at look at how the Video Assistant Referee is working in football as asks, is there too much technology in the game now?

Mike Bacon takes a look at ‘No Hunger In Paradise’, the book and TV programme about youth academy football..

Former Ipswich Town captain Carlos Edwards is looking forward to bringing his experience to Woodbridge Town, and says he still takes every game ‘very seriously’.

Former Ipswich Town captain Carlos Edwards would like to see more leaders on the pitch among the current crop of Blues players.

Mike Bacon remembers the day Ipswich Town won the FA Cup – as 40 years on Town begin another FA Cup adventure...

Former Ipswich Town star Carlos Edwards has signed for Woodbridge Town.

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