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Sat 16 Dec 2017

Long Melford v Kirkley & P (3pm) Thurlow Nunn Prem


Sat 16 Dec 2017

Walsham Res v Long Melford Res (3pm) TN Res Lge


Sat 23 Dec 2017

Haverhill Borough v Long Melford (3pm) Thurlow Nunn Prem


Tue 26 Dec 2017

Long Melford v Hadleigh Utd (11am) Thurlow Nunn Prem


Sat 30 Dec 2017

Wroxham v Long Melford (3pm) Thurlow Nunn Prem


Sat 06 Jan 2018

Long Melford v Felixstowe (3pm) Thurlow Nunn Prem


Sat 06 Jan 2018

Woodbridge Town Res v Long Melford Res (3pm) TN Res Lge

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There's only a few days left to purchase your Christmas Draw tickets - the draw will be made at Saturday's home match against Kirkley & Pakefield.

For more details click here


(December 10)

Sam Newton (pictured) has signed from neighbours Cornard United.

Sam is a naturally left-sided player who was a regular starter for Cornard in the past couple of seasons.

Sam's previous spell at Melford was in the 2013/14 season when he started 15 matches and scored 2 goals.

Thank you to Cornard for cancelling Sam's registration.

Two familiar faces returned to the club in yesterday's match at Felixstowe, after taking a break from Thurlow Nunn football recently.

Steve Chisholm (116 appearances / 13 goals) and Andrew Fisher (62 appearances / 4 goals).

A warm welcome back to all three players.

TODAY'S MATCHES  (December 09)

1st Team away v Felixstowe: match is ON after pitch passed a morning inspection.

Reserves home v Felixstowe Res: match is OFF after pitch failed a morning inspection.

WEEKEND PREVIEW  (December 08)

The First Team travel to Felixstowe & Walton United tomorrow (3pm kick off) in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division.

The postcode for Felixstowe's Goldstar Ground is  IP11 9HT and admission prices are Adults £6, Concessions £3, Under 16s Free.

On paper this is Melford's hardest match of the season, against runaway leaders Felixstowe who are 19 points clear at the top of the table.

It will hopefully be an entertaining game as Melford are in good form themselves too at the moment, having picked up 19 points from the last 9 matches, including victories against Newmarket Town, Stanway Rovers and Haverhill Rovers.

Melford can travel to Felixstowe without any pressure and as manager Jamie Bradbury told the Suffolk Free Press this week; 

“It’s an opportunity to see how we can do against the best in the division,” said Bradbury. “We're looking forward to it.”

At Stoneylands the Reserves host Felixstowe's reserve side (3pm kick off - admission prices £3 / £2 concessions) in the Thurlow Nunn Reserve League.

OUR CONDOLENCES  (December 07)

The club are sorry to hear of the passing of Pat Arbon, a well known local football man he was involved in hospitality and press reports at Brundon Lane. Prior to that he did similar roles at the Priory Stadium and Sudbury Town 

As a local policeman, Pat was involved with the Police Snooker and Cricket teams.

Our sincere condolences to his family.


First Team manager Jamie Bradbury spoke to the Suffolk Free Press this week. 

To read what Jamie had to say pick up a copy from your local newsagents for 85p. 


Thank you to two new player sponsors:

ROB EDWARDS - sponsoring Ashley Sloots and Daniel Smith

TOM GIBSON - sponsoring Ben Judge.

TONIGHT'S MATCH  (November 29)

Tonight the First Team are at home to Haverhill Rovers in the Thurlow Nunn Premier.

Kick off is 7.45pm and admission prices are £7 (or £4 concessions) including a free programme.

If you're visiting Stoneylands for the first time this season click here

A reminder that Christmas Draw tickets are available in the clubhouse - £2 per ticket or £5 for a strip of five.

Proceeds from the raffle will be split, 50% will go to the New Facilities Project and 50% will be given in prize money.

There is a guaranteed minimum prize of £100, although hopefully that figure will rise substantially over the next few weeks.

The draw will be made at our last home match before Christmas (on 16 December against Kirkley & Pakefield).

WEEKEND PREVIEW  (November 24)

Tomorrow the First Team head to Emerald Park (postcode NR31 9AG) to take on Gorleston in the Thurlow Nunn Premier (3pm).

Melford will be aiming to extend the good recent record of 13 points from the last 6 matches. However with Gorleston currently higher in the table and still going strong in the FA Vase, it will be another tough match tomorrow afternoon.

The Reserves have had a mixed week so far; after a much-improved 4-1 win against Woodbridge Town on Saturday, it was not such a good night on Tuesday when table toppers Halstead Town cruised to a 8-1 win at Stoneylands (Jason Joseph scored the Melford goal).

Stuart Malseed's side will hope for a better outcome tomorrow at home to Hadleigh United Reserves (3pm kick off).

As always if you're not making the journey to Norfolk then your support would be very welcome at Stoneylands for the Reserves match.


Highlights of Friday night's match against Stanway Rovers can be found on the Essex Non League YouTube page: click here


With the First Team not in action today (they beat Stanway Rovers 3-1 last night, match report to follow shortly) - your support would be much appreciated at Stoneylands today where the Reserves host Woodbridge Town (3pm kick off).

The Reserves will hopefully have a new faces on show and are in need of a morale-boosting result, so please get down to Stoneylands this afternoon and get behind Stuart and the squad.


It's Friday night football at Stoneylands for the first time this season, as the First Team host Stanway Rovers in the Thurlow Nunn Premier.

Kick off is at 7.45pm and admission prices including a free programme are £7 or £4 concessions.

If you're visiting Stoneylands for the first time this season, the following information might be useful [click here]

A reminder our Christmas Cash Draw kicks off tonight. Raffle tickets will be on sale at £2 each or £5 for a strip of five tickets. 

The raffle will remain open until Saturday December 16 when the winning numbers will be drawn at half time during our home fixture against Kirkley & Pakefield.  

ERROR IN PRESS  (November 16)

Please note there is an error in this week's Suffolk Free Press - the upcoming home match against Stanway Rovers takes places tomorrow night (Friday, 7.45pm KO) - not Saturday as stated in paper.

TODAY'S MATCHES  (November 11)

The First Team make the relatively short journey to Cricket Field Road to take on Newmarket Town on their 3G pitch (3pm kick off) in the Thurlow Nunn Premier.

By coincidence the Reserves also play Newmarket Town's reserve side this afternoon - 3pm kick off at Stoneylands in the Suffolk Senior Reserve Cup.


Another tough match for the First Team tomorrow at home to promotion contenders Coggeshall Town.

Melford can go in tomorrow's match with confidence after going unbeaten in the last 4 matches (excluding penalty shootouts anyway...). But it's fair to say only a top performance will be enough to get a result against a very strong Coggeshall side.

Kick off is 3pm and admission prices at Stoneylands including a programme are £7 (£4 concessions).

If it's your first visit to Stoneylands this season the following information might be useful: [click here]

  • The Reserves don't have a match scheduled for tomorrow so their next match will be the following Saturday, 11th November (at home to Newmarket Town in the Suffolk Senior Reserve Cup).


Long Melford Reserves lost 3-1 to Haverhill Rovers Res. at Stoneylands on Saturday.

Haverhill were 1-0 up at half-time and doubled their lead after the break. Kieran Fisher pulled a goal back for Melford but the visitors scored a late third goal to seal their victory.

Melford squad v Haverhill: Jake Ashley, Liam Banks, Scott Barnes, Ryan Carter, Henry Day, Kieran Fisher, Jordan Melia, Jack Prentice, Tom Prentice, James Trott, James Wyatt   Subs not used; Chris Brewster, Brandon Western

The Reserves' schedule in November is as follows:

Sat November 4: no game 

Sat November 11: Home v Newmarket Town (Suffolk Reserve Cup, 3pm not 2pm)

Sat November 18: Home v Woodbridge Town (3pm)

Tue November 21: Home v Halstead Town (7.45pm)  

Sat November 25: Home v Hadleigh United (3pm)

CUP DRAW DETAILS  (October 25)

The Reserves will be at home to Newmarket Town Res. in the second round of the Suffolk FA Days Sports Senior Reserve Cup.

The tie is to be played at Stoneylands on Saturday 11 November with an early kick off of 2pm.


As you may have already seen, George Bugg (pictured) made his Melford debut on Wednesday night - George is a talented young goalkeeper currently on loan from St Neots Town.

The previous week striker George Day made his full debut against Ipswich Town in the Suffolk Premier Cup after signing from Team Bury. George was a prolific goalscorer at Youth level for Long Melford Colts a few years ago.

Leaving the club is forward Luke Payne who has signed for Cornard United. 

Luke joined Melford in the summer from Stanway Rovers and had a frustrating spell at the club due to injury - he only started 5 matches this season and has not featured since early September.

A warm welcome to the new arrivals and good luck to Luke who we hope can get back to full fitness at Cornard United.


Well done to the Reserves who recorded their first victory of the season today, winning 3-2 at Ipswich Wanderers in the Suffolk Senior Reserve Cup.

Melford were without a specialist keeper - midfielder Andre Gydane (with an injured hamstring) took over in goal.

Manager Stuart Malseed said it was "great shift from all 11 players" with the goals coming from Kieran Fisher, Jake Ashley and Hassan Ally.

Today's line up: Andre Gydane, Scott Barnes, Louis Donovan-Perry, Stuart Malseed, Jordan Melia, Jake Ashley, Hassan Ally, Henry Day, George Day, Kieran Fisher, Ryan Carter

NEW SIGNING  (September 29)

Some more transfer news...

We are pleased to announce the return to the club of Ashley Sloots, a key member of our Championship winning team a few seasons ago.

Ashley has played at a higher level for the likes of AFC Sudbury and Bury Town and is without doubt one of the best defenders at this level.

TRANSFER NEWS  (September 29)

Some transfer news announced last night: midfielder Michael Schofield (pictured) has signed for neighbours Cornard United.

Michael started 7 matches for Melford this season (+ 3 sub appearances).

Good luck to Michael at his new club where he will link up again with Ryan Lines his manager last season at Stanway Rovers Reserves.

RESERVES UPDATE  (September 21)

The Reserves after a disappointing start to the season enjoyed a better week – winning 3-2 against Bury Bowl in the Hospice Cup (scorers Kieron Fisher 2 and James Wyatt) last Thursday. 

This was followed by 2-2 draw at Felixstowe & Walton Utd on Saturday (Josh Collins and Deklyn Roy on the scoresheet) in the League to pick up the team's first point of the season.

On Saturday the Reserves are away to Whitton United, while at Stoneylands the First Team host Ipswich Wanderers.

FC ROMANIA  (September 20)

Much credit to FC Romania who played their sixth FA Cup tie of the season last night and pushed higher league side Hayes & Yeading all the way - losing the replay 2-0 in extra time.

FC Romania were the best footballing side to visit Melford in a long time, they won 2-1 last month and were clapped off the pitch by some of the Melford supporters, which it's fair to say is not a regular occurance at Stoneylands!

HOSPICE CUP  (September 15)

Melford Reserves won their Hospice Cup match 3-2 last night against Bury Bowl. Goals came from Kieron Fisher 2 and James Wyatt.


We would like to thank two new player sponsors:

  • JOY-C CONSULTING Ltd.  - sponsoring Elliot Walker
  • CRYSTAL CLEAR SERVICES (Sudbury) - sponsoring Scott Barnes


Congratulations from everybody at the club to skipper Steve Adams who became a dad on Tuesday. 

Mum Kimi and son Oliver Philip are both doing well.

HELP NEEDED  (August 30)

The club is looking for someone to help with washing the players' kit in between matches.

It's a hectic schedule at the moment with matches played every few days, and our secretary is struggling to cope with this role on top of the other 101 jobs he has on his plate.  

If you have some spare time to help with this please contact us


We would like to thank the following new player sponsors:

Peter Turner (sponsoring Jake Jackson)

Gary Martin (sponsoring Scott Sloots)

MARJAR Consultancy Services (sponsoring Michael Schofield)


Pictured left is the front cover design for the programme at today's match against Wroxham in the Thurlow Nunn Premier (3pm ko). 

Thank you to Steve Thomson for the team photo and Football Grounds In Focus for the action picture. 

The programme is available for free as you enter the ground and includes an update from the management team, a player profile (Scott Sloots) and a supporter's view from Mr.C. 

Admission prices at today's match are £7 / £4 concessions.

If you're visiting Stoneylands for the first time, please click here


Suffolk FA have announced the early round draws of this season's Omni Freight Services Suffolk Premier Cup.

In the First Round, we will be at home to Ipswich Town (tie to be played Wednesday 11 October, 7.45pm). Read the full draw here

EADT ARTICLE  (August 18)

There is an excellent article in today's East Anglian Daily Times (available for 85p in all good newsagents).

The article focuses on an exhibition of over 100 photos + awards etc from the club's 150-year history, this will be on display in the clubhouse at tomorrow's FA Cup tie.


If it's your first visit to Stoneylands at Saturday's FA Cup tie, please take a look at our First Time Visitor's Guide.

NEW SPONSOR  (August 14)

Thank you to a new sponsor Stone Restoration Services who will be advertising at the ground, in the matchday programme and on the website. Their support is much appreciated. 

To find out more about them, visit their website


Thank you to Bitten & Gibson (Electrical Contractors) for sponsoring Callum Hemson.

We now have 16 player sponsors, thank you everyone for your great support. There are several players still requiring a sponsor (£30 for the season):  click here


We are very sorry to hear that Zac Smith and Kye Mclean, both aged 18, have passed away after a road accident near Sudbury on Wednesday. 

Several of the current Melford players will have played with or against Zac over the years, as he played Youth football for AFC Sudbury and also Cornard United. Our condolences from us all to the family and friends of Zac and Kye.


The Reserves' 2017/18 Thurlow Nunn Reserve League season starts on Saturday away to neighbours Halstead Town (3pm kick off).

The Reserves have a strong squad for the new campaign with 18 players signed on. There's obviously a cross-over at times between the two squads, with some players playing Firsts and Reserves, but to make it easier to read on the website we've named two separate squads (20 in the 1st Team and 18 in the Reserves).

To view the Reserves squad click here


Thank you to Steven Bullard for sending us the link to his excellent video highlights of Saturday's FA Cup tie against Hackney Wick: click here


Thank you to two new player sponsors:

BULK POWDERS® (sponsoring Josh Hodgson) 

P.C.W. WINDOW CLEANERS (sponsoring Josh Shepherd)

Around half the 1st Team squad still require a sponsor for the 2017/18 season, for more details please click here


Thank you to two more player sponsors; Liz Wood Photography and JLP Carpentry: click here


Thank you to a new player sponsor Optiko Journal for sponsoring Steve Adams.

The majority of the squad still require a sponsor for the new season, for more details please click here

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Christmas Draw


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Today's Matches


Thu 07 Dec 2017

Our Condolences


Thu 07 Dec 2017

Youth Review


Thu 07 Dec 2017

Manager In SFP


Mon 04 Dec 2017

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Sat 02 Dec 2017

Walsham Report


Thu 30 Nov 2017

November Review


Thu 30 Nov 2017

Haverhill Report


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