Non-league

AFC Hoxne become the champions of the Suffolk FA Junior Cup against Henley.

First–half goals from Bobby Varela and Liam Smith were enough for AFC Hoxne to win the Suffolk FA Junior Cup at Portman Road last night, as they ran out 2-0 winners over Henley Athletic.

Saturday, May 21, 2016
Jamie Day in action for Dartford during his playing days in 2009

Jamie Day has been appointed the new manager of National League side Braintree Town.

Saturday, May 21, 2016
Kenny Davis has left Braintree

Braintree Town are facing up to life without their manager, Danny Cowley, and now their experienced skipper, Kenny Davis, going into the close-season.

Saturday, May 21, 2016
Christian McClean at Twerton

A former professional footballer was the victim of a hit and run in Essex.

Friday, May 20, 2016
Chris Swailes in his Ipswich Town days

Defender Chris Swailes could become a record-breaker on Sunday, if he is confirmed to be the oldest player to feature in a Wembley final, and the 45-year-old owes an awful lot to Ipswich Town.

Thursday, May 19, 2016
Robert Eagle

AFC Sudbury manager Jamie Godbold has made his first two signings of the summer at the newly-promoted Ryman Premier Division club.

Thursday, May 19, 2016
Jamie Godbold is congratulated by fans after winning promotion this season

Highly-rated manager Jamie Godbold insists he has unfinished business at Ryman Premier League newcomers AFC Sudbury, after turning down the advances of Conference South side Chelmsford City.

Thursday, May 19, 2016
Ipswich Wanderers new boss Shane Wardley.

New Ipswich Wanderers boss Shane Wardley shouldn’t have any shortage of options when he builds his squad for the new Thurlow Nunn Premier Division season, this summer.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Emmanuel Osei

Needham Market manager Mark Morsley has swooped to sign former Leiston striker Emmanuel Osei, while transfer-listing veteran midfielder Kem Izzet and releasing Jordan Patrick, Ollie Brown and Ollie Mann.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Mark Morsley

Needham Market manager Mark Morsley has expressed his disappointment at Colchester United, over the U’s lack of communication with him over their interest in Kevin Horlock.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Danny (left) and Nicky Cowley have left Braintree to join Lincoln City

A manager with international pedigree is amongst the applicants for the vacant Braintree Town job, chairman Lee Harding has revealed.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Danny Cowley pictured after Braintree had been knocked out by Grimsby in the Braintree v Grimsby (National League Play-off semi final second leg) match at The Avanti Stadium, Brsaintree, on 08 May 2016.      
Picture: Steve Waller       
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As Danny Cowley begins what he hopes will be a long and successful career as a professional football manager, the former Braintree boss knows he is leaving behind a group of players with a spirit and togetherness that he may never encounter again.

Saturday, May 14, 2016
Danny Cowley pictured after Braintree had been knocked out by Grimsby in the Braintree v Grimsby (National League Play-off semi final second leg) match at The Avanti Stadium, Brsaintree, on 08 May 2016.      
Picture: Steve Waller       
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Braintree Town are wasting no time as they look to replace outgoing manager Danny Cowley.

Thursday, May 12, 2016
Danny Cowley

Danny Cowley has this evening resigned as Braintree Town manager.

Thursday, May 12, 2016
Danny Cowley pictured after Braintree had been knocked out by Grimsby in the Braintree v Grimsby (National League Play-off semi final second leg) match at The Avanti Stadium, Brsaintree, on 08 May 2016.      
Picture: Steve Waller       
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Danny Cowley remains manager of Braintree Town and will be attending training with Iron this evening, chairman Lee Harding has confirmed.

Thursday, May 12, 2016
Waveney celebrate Tom Mawford's late winner

Tom Mawford struck in the third minute of stoppage time, his second goal of the game, as Waveney came from behind to defeat 10-man Haughley United, 3-2, in a dramatic Suffolk FA Senior Cup final at Portman Road last night.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Lakenheat win the 2015 trophy

Haughley United winning the Suffolk FA Senior Cup final would be a feat talked about for years, according to manager Jason Cook.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
A disappointed Danny Cowley is interviewed by BT Sports Natalie Quirk at the end of the Braintree v Grimsby (National League Play-off semi final second leg) match at The Avanti Stadium, Brsaintree, on 08 May 2016.      
Picture: Steve Waller       
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Braintree Town chairman Lee Harding has questioned why boss Danny Cowley would want to leave the Iron to take over at Lincoln City, while confirming he has yet to receive an approach for the 36-year-old from League Two side Notts County.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Haverhill Borough's Craig Pruden, left.

Haverhill Borough secured their first trophy in their short history with a comprehensive 5-0 victory over Stowmarket Town in the Thurlow Nunn Division One cup final on Friday night.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
The winning Achilles squad that beat Haughley United 4-2 to win the Bob Coleman Cup

Achilles were impressive winners defeating Haughley in the Bob Coleman Cup final at Woodbridge Town’s ground in front of more than 250 spectators.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Danny Cowley

Braintree Town boss, Danny Cowley, could be on the verge of leaving Cressing Road to join National League rivals Lincoln City.

Monday, May 9, 2016
Ipswich Town ladies

Ipswich Town Ladies’ manager Ralph Pruden said it will be ‘awesome’ for his side to play on their ‘home’ ground in the final of the Suffolk FA Women’s Cup, sponsored by HomeStore Self Storage.

Sunday, May 8, 2016
A disappointed Danny Cowley is interviewed by BT Sports Natalie Quirk at the end of the Braintree v Grimsby (National League Play-off semi final second leg) match at The Avanti Stadium, Brsaintree, on 08 May 2016.      
Picture: Steve Waller       
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Danny Cowley was filled with an overriding feeling of pride despite seeing Braintree Town side suffer play-off semi-final heartbreak at the hands of Grimsby Town.

Sunday, May 8, 2016
Omar Bogle celebrates his winner for Grimsby in the Braintree v Grimsby (National League Play-off semi final second leg) match at The Avanti Stadium, Brsaintree, on 08 May 2016.      
Picture: Steve Waller       
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Ten-man Braintree’s stunning season came to a heartbreaking end this afternoon as they missed out on a place at Wembley following a 2-1 aggregate defeat to Grimsby, after extra-time.

Sunday, May 8, 2016
Braintree Town face Grimsby today, with a Wembley place at stake

Live match updates as Braintree Town bid to reach the National League play-off final, in today’s semi-final second leg clash with Grimsby.

Sunday, May 8, 2016
Braintree skipper Kenny Davis scores from the spot for the only goal of the Grimbsy v Braintree (National League Play-off semi final first leg) match at Blundell Park, Grimbsy, on 05 May 2016.      
Picture: Steve Waller       
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Braintree Town entertain Grimsby Town on Sunday afternoon knowing they are just 90 minutes from a trip to Wembley for the National League play-off final.

Saturday, May 7, 2016
Simeon Akinola battles with Evan Horwood during the Grimsby v Braintree (National League Play-off semi final first leg) match at Blundell Park, Grimsby, on 05 May 2016.      
Picture: Steve Waller       
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His side may be just 90 minutes from the National League play-off final, but Braintree forward Simeon Akinola is refusing to get carried away by the prospect of running out at Wembley.

Saturday, May 7, 2016
Braintree manager Dan Cowley (left) discusses tactics with his brother and assistant Nicky during the Grimsby Town v Braintree Town (National League Play-off semi final first leg) match at Blundell Park, Cleethorpes, on 05 May 2016.      
Picture: Steve Waller       
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Manager Danny Cowley knows Braintree Town still have plenty of work to do if they are to reach the National League play-off final.

Friday, May 6, 2016
Episode 15 of Sleeping Giants

This week on Sleeping Giants, we discuss the rise of Braintree Town, have our say on Ipswich Town’s new kit and discuss John McGreal’s new role at Colchester.

Thursday, May 5, 2016
Kenny Davis, who swept home a penalty at Grimsby Town tonight

Grimsby Town 0 Braintree Town 1

Thursday, May 5, 2016
Shane Wardley

Ipswich Wanderers have announced current player, Shane Wardley as their new manager.

Thursday, May 5, 2016
Lowestoft Town's three goal scorers (L-R, Danny Crow, Joe Marsden and Michael Spillane) pictured with the trophy after their victory over Leiston in the  during the Leiston Suffolk Premier Cup Final at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 04 May 2016.      
Picture: Steve Waller       
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Holders, Lowestoft Town lifted the Suffolk Premier Cup for the 13th time last night and went some way to softening the blow of relegation from Conference North, the Trawlerboys winning 3-1 against Ryman Premier Leiston at Portman Road.

Thursday, May 5, 2016
Danny Cowley

Despite admitting the gulf in stature between Grimsby and Braintree is ‘frightening’, manager Danny Cowley insisted his group of Iron players have no reason to be scared as they begin their Wembley bid this evening.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Leiston manager Richard Wilkins.

Leiston manager Richard Wilkins does not expect Lowestoft Town to be suffering a relegation hangover when the two teams meet in the Suffolk Premier Cup final at Portman Road tonight (7pm kick-off).

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Braintree Town Football v Altrincham in Vanarama National league 3-0

Danny Cowley is hoping his string of previous play-off successes will help him handle what could be a ‘life-changing’ week for Braintree Town.

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