Wet weather forces raft of postponements
Bury Town's home derby with AFC Sudbury is among a large number of games to be washed out by the wet weather today (Monday, April 2).
The Blues, who harbour fainter hopes of a Bostik League North Division play-off place after Saturday's 1-1 draw at Tilbury, were due to host Sudbury in a Suffolk derby in front of a bumper crowd at Ram Meadow this afternoon.
But the pitch had several patches of standing water on it from the overnight rain ahead of the 10am pitch inspection it went on to fail.
It was a similar picture elsewhere with Needham Market's trip to Leiston in the Premier Division and Mildenhall Town's home game with Norwich United in the North Division also being called off, though Mildenhall have announced they have re-arranged the fixture for this Thursday (7.45pm).
Soham Town Ranger also saw their North Division fixture at Dereham Town postponed, following a pitch inspection.
In the Thurlow Nunn League, AFC Sudbury Reserves' home game with First Division league leaders Woodbridge Town, on their artificial 3G pitch at King's Marsh Stadium, was one of only two games set to go ahead across the two divisions. The other game still on is Brantham Athletic versus Stanway Rovers (both 3pm).
Newmarket Town, who also play on a 3G pitch, are set to host Ely City tomorrow evening in the Premier Division (7.45pm - follow @liamapicella on Twitter for updates).
CONFIRMED GAMES OFF (as of 11.20am):
Fakenham Town v Thetford Town
Bury Town v AFC Sudbury
Hadleigh United v Long Melford
Cornard United v Halstead Town
Dereham Town v Soham Town Rangers
Leiston v Needham Market
Debenham LC v Diss Town
Needham Market Reserves v Norwich CBS
Coggeshall Town v Haverhill Borough
Mildenhall Town v Norwich United
Framlingham Town v Leiston Reserves