Thurlow Nunn football round-up: Heavy defeat for Villagers; Joy for Walsham and Woodbridge
PUBLISHED: 15:18 03 September 2017
After an efficient midweek win at Stanway Rovers, Long Melford slumped to a heavy Thurlow Nunn Premier Division defeat, putting in a very poor performance against Godmanchester Rovers team.
With poor passing, over complication and poor judgement, telling factors, Melford presented the opposition with four gift goals.
After this performance The Villagers will have to start asking a few questions as to how they can survive at this level.
The hosts recorded a big victory thanks to goals from Zac Knight-Percival and a brace apiece from Ben Yeomans and Aaron Mackay.
Ten-man Walsham-le-Willows were 2-0 victors at home to Hadleigh United.
Ryan Twinn deservedly put the hosts ahead on 40 minutes and Ryan Clark doubled the advantage on 55 minutes.
Having dominated the game Walsham were rattled when Lee Sim was sent off for a second bookable offence but they easily held out.
Elsewhere in the division, hosts Brantham defeated Fakenham, 5-0, Stowmarket lost at Ely 2-1 and Haverhill Rovers won 3-1 at FC Clacton.
In Division One, Woodbridge Town lead the league table by a point with a game in hand after a hard-fought 3-1 win at Swaffham Town. Goalkeeper Alfie Stronge made a crucial penalty save after 73 minutes, Mark Ray (two) and Matt Mackenzie scored three times in seven minutes, early in the second half to clinch the three points for the Woodpeckers.
The home side pulled a goal back after 67 minutes when Matt Blackford’s through ball was met by Substitute Tommy Hunt and he made it 3-1.
Elsewhere, Framlingham Town drew 3-3 at Little Oakley.
Jake Taylor put Fram two-goals up inside 13 minutes, before Pat Tynan pulled a goal back on 20 minutes.
Harry Mann levelled for the hosts on 47 minutes, before Tynan gave Oakley the lead five minutes later.
Framlingham grabbed an equaliser on 62 mintes when Cyrus Thorpe scored for the visitors.
Over in Ipswich, Whitton Town defeated March Town United 2-0, thanks to goals from Jamie Cole and Niall McPhillips.