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Saturday's local football round-up

Stowmarket Town won their seventh game in a row in style while Framlingham Town put themselves two points from securing a historic promotion but Hadleigh failed to take advantage of Haverhill Borough's draw at the bottom end of the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division.
TOP TEAM: Under-10 Boys

Plenty to cheer about at Norfolk tournament

While none of their three under-10 teams were ultimately crowned champions, Harleston Magpies still had plenty to be positive about at Norfolk’s Mini Hockey event in Watton on Sunday.

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WINNERS: Diss U-14s

Young Blues show character to triumph in the Shield contest

Diss Under-14s returned from the Colchester Festival with some silverware to show for their efforts.

STANDING FIRM: Andrew Bedwell was part of a defiant first-half defensive performance from Harleston Magpies

Fifth-placed Magpies sign off following an away loss


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ROUTINE WIN: Debenham celebrate one of their two goals against Cornard

Debenham defence looking solid ahead of derby date

Debenham LC may have some of the most potent attackers in the Thurlow Nunn League First Division, but manager Leon Moore has been particularly pleased with his defence in recent weeks.

Norwich City - Ed Seaman

Norwich City fan Ed Seaman’s column: How to measure progress?

If I had a pound for every time this Norwich City side had been called a ‘work in progress’, I would be a wealthy man.

Ipswich Town columnist Dave Gooderham

Ipswich Town fan Dave Gooderham’s column: Entertainment key for new boss

This week it was Steven Gerrard’s turn.

SKIPPER: Liam Bryant

Walsham aiming for solid season following promotion

Consolidation is Walsham-le-Willows Cricket Club’s major aim this season, but captain Liam Bryant is backing his team to dish out a bloody nose or two along the way.

NEW ARRIVAL: Diss have a new overseas bowler

Meenhorst arrives as overseas player for Diss in 2018

Diss Cricket Club have marked their return to the Dipple & Conway Norfolk Cricket Alliance Premier Division with the signing of an exciting overseas bowler, writes Liam Apicella.

LEADING THE WAY: Adam Gusterson

Harleston’s title charge remains on course

It is shaping up to be a season to remember for Harleston Town manager Adam Gusterson.

DERBY DAY: Mel Aldis's Framlingham head to his former club Debenham at the weekend

Framlingham will rotate for derby clash

Mel Aldis is expecting no favours when his Framlingham Town side head to local rivals Debenham LC tomorrow (3pm), writes Liam Apicella.

STEPPING DOWN: Leigh Sitch will  not skipper Harleston Magpies Men's first team next season, but he will continue to feature in the role of player-assistant coach

Sitch relinquishes role as captain of Magpies

After more than a decade-long stint, Leigh Sitch has taken the decision to stand down as captain of Harleston Magpies Men’s first team.

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GOOD WIN: Barnaby Chenery was among the tries for Diss Saracens

MATCH REPORT: Saracens too strong for Cottenham

Diss Saracens got revenge for their defeat earlier on the season by beating Cottenham 51-29 on Saturday.

WELCOME RETURN: Jaik Mickleburgh returns to Suffolk's fold as their professional, having been in prolific form last season. Picture: Mecha Morton

Suffolk T20 squad to get season under way against Cambridge MCCU

Four Sudbury players are included in the Suffolk squad for Sunday’s T20 double-header versus Cambridge MCCU.
ALL SMILES: Petra Sebestikova receieved her award from Ed Chamberlin and Michael Owen. Picture: Dan Abraham

Award-winning Petra eager to get back in saddle

Behind the glamour, excitement and celebrations of racedays, aside from the trainers and jockeys there is a legion of stable and stud staff which make it all happen.

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WINNING FEELING: Diss manager Jason Cook

MATCH REPORT: Diss continue good form

Diss Town’s recent run of good form continued on Saturday with a comfortable 2-1 home victory over Norwich United Reserves.

CHAMP: David Egan

Egan keen to follow family’s lead

When it comes to horses, thoroughbred racing is all about bloodlines but lineage can be just as important to the human athletes involved in the sport and Newmarket-based champion apprentice David Egan can boast a right royal racing pedigree.

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NO LETTING UP: George Scott

Scott aiming for plenty more in 2018

Twenty-three winners and a strike rate of 20 per cent in 2017 - it is fair to say that George Scott was extremely satisfied with what was just his second season since going solo in the training ranks.

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RECORD BUSTER: Josh Mayhew broke the Thurlow Nunn League record in hat-trick style on the way to a 5-1 win for Stowmarket. Picture: Mecha Morton

Saturday's local football round-up: Stowmarket's Josh Mayhew smashes 25 year goal scoring record

Josh Mayhew has today broken the Thurlow Nunn League's goal scoring record, as he helped Premier Division side Stowmarket Town to a 5-1 victory away to Saffron Walden.
TOUGH AFTERNOON: James Harrison tries to find a way through for Scole in their weekend loss

Table toppers defeat Scole

Scole United’s hopes of securing promotion from the Hadley & Ottaway Anglian Combination Division One took a hit on Saturday.

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