Saturday in the Thurlow Nunn League

Tattoos in action at FC Clacton v. Godmanchester Rovers by RJS Photography

Woodbridge Town and Stowmarket Town were the only two of the top nine in the Premier Division to win on Saturday. Second placed Woodbridge secured 3 points with a late Jake Rudge goal after a feisty encounter with Norwich United, who had two players sent off.  The Woodpeckers are now just 3 points adrift of Histon, who were twice pegged back by Kirkley & Pakefield in their 2-2 home draw.

Third placed Godmanchester Rovers found themselves trailing 3-0 at half time to a Max Booth hat trick at FC Clacton, but fought back in the second half before eventually losing 5-3. Stowmarket Town are back up to fourth following a 1-0 home win against Whitton United with Josh Mayhew coming off the bench to score the crucial goal.

Wroxham are down to fifth after being held 1-1 at bottom club Framlingham Town while Walsham le Willows fell to sixth with a second half Jamie Judge goal proving enough for visitors Haverhill Rovers.  Brantham Athletic in 7th lost 1-0 at home to Gorleston and Newmarket Town were held 1-1 by visiting Thetford Town. In the other Premier Division match played on Saturday Ely City beat Hadleigh United 2-1 in a key battle nearer the bottom of the table.

A first half hat trick from Nathan Stone helped First Division North leaders Harleston Town beat Leiston Reserves 5-1 in the First Division KO Cup quarter final to set up an intriguing semi final tie at First Division South leaders Hashtag United on 12th March. Meanwhile Mulbarton Wanderers, second in the North Division, suffered a surprise 3-1 defeat at bottom team Needham Market Reserves. Needham have now won 3 in a row after only one win in their previous 25 league games.

First Division South leaders Hashtag United beat visitors Holland 5-0, while White Ensign moved up to second after a John Hilliard hat trick helped them to a 4-0 win over bottom side Newbury Forest. Halstead Town are down to third after losing 2-0 at home to Hackney Wick.