Thurlow Nunn football round-up: Heavy defeat for Villagers; Joy for Walsham and Woodbridge

PUBLISHED: 15:18 03 September 2017

Alfie Stronge makes a fine penalty save for Woodbridge.

Alfie Stronge makes a fine penalty save for Woodbridge.

Paul Leech

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.

Matt McKenzie scores for WoodbridgeMatt McKenzie scores for Woodbridge

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.

Anthony Johnson heads across goal for FramlinghamAnthony Johnson heads across goal for Framlingham

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.

James Mayhew clears from Jamie BeechamJames Mayhew clears from Jamie Beecham

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.

Harry Mann and Danny Smith - Little Oakley v FramlinghamHarry Mann and Danny Smith - Little Oakley v Framlingham

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.

Framlingham's Cyrus Thorpe beats Pat Tynan to ballFramlingham's Cyrus Thorpe beats Pat Tynan to ball

Danny Smith with Pat Tynan and Jamie BeechamDanny Smith with Pat Tynan and Jamie Beecham

Framlingham's Jake Taylor goes wide with headerFramlingham's Jake Taylor goes wide with header

John Kerridge and Matt Stace - Little Oakley v Framlingham TownJohn Kerridge and Matt Stace - Little Oakley v Framlingham Town

Little Oakley's Luke Tynan clears from John Kerridge andSimon PoacherLittle Oakley's Luke Tynan clears from John Kerridge andSimon Poacher

Little Oakley v FramlinghamLittle Oakley v Framlingham

Little Oakley's Robert Pratt and Framlingham's Matt AldisLittle Oakley's Robert Pratt and Framlingham's Matt Aldis

Framlingham's Danny Smith beats Lewis Wood to the ball.Framlingham's Danny Smith beats Lewis Wood to the ball.

Pat Tynan and John Kerridge - lITTLE oAKLEY V fRAMLINGHAM tOWNPat Tynan and John Kerridge - lITTLE oAKLEY V fRAMLINGHAM tOWN

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