Credit where credit is due. A lot of brickbats were hurled at Mick McCarthy during last season’s trials and tribulations, so now it’s only fair to congratulate him after a storming start to the new campaign.
Woodbridge Town fought back from a goal down to maintain their 100% record in the league this season, Mark Ray scoring his fifth and sixth goals of the campaign, ex-Woodpecker Josh Dowsing scoring Team Bury’s goal on his first appearance for the club.
Leiston opened their Bostik League program entertaining the newly promoted Surrey side and included new signings Marcus Garnham, Kyle Hammond, Rob Eagle and Dominic Docherty, whilst Christy Finch returned following a spell with Norwich United.
Ten-man Iron put up a tremendous backs-to-the-wall second half performance to maintain their two-goal first half lead and so collect all three points in this feisty encounter at Cressing Road and remain unbeaten after three games.
New Braintree Town manager Brad Quinton was left a frustrated man on the touchline at the IronmongeryDirect Stadium on Tuesday evening having seen his side throw away a potential second win of the season against their old Kent rivals Dartford and in the end having to settle for a draw.
Two games, two wins - including a 7-0 away whipping of Cornard United. You could forgive Whitton United boss Shane Coldron for getting a bit excited about the prospects for his side’s season in Thurlow Nunn Division One.
This weekend’s clash at the Goldstar Ground should attract plenty of interest with newly-promoted and new-look Stowmarket Town the visitors to Felixstowe for the two clubs’ opening league fixture of the season.
“It’s just stunning”, “very unusual” and “immediately eye-catching” was how the judges summed up the winning entry in a competition to find the best grassroots football photograph of the 2016-17 season.