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Upcoming Fixtures

Wed 11 July 2018

Tiptree Park v Long Melford XI (Friendly, 7pm)

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 Sat 14 July 2018

Long Melford v Needham Market (Friendly, 3pm)

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 Sat 14 July 2018

Barnston AFC v Long Melford Res (Friendly, 3pm)

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 Sat 21 July 2018

Long Melford Res v Bury Town Res (Friendly, 1pm)

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 Sat 21 July 2018

Long Melford v Bury Town (Friendly, 3pm)

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 Tue 24 July 2018

Braintree Town Res v Long Melford (Friendly, 7.45pm)

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LEAGUE AGM DETAILS  (June 18)

There was nothing too controversial at either the Thurlow Nunn League or Border League AGM.

The first team will be in a division of 20, season starting on Saturday August 4th.

Whilst the reserves will be in a division of 14 teams, season starting on Saturday August 11th.

The Under 18s are in a division of 11 teams, start date TBC.

To view the full list of clubs in each division visit the league websites below:

Thurlow Nunn League

Essex & Suffolk Border League

FROM THE SECRETARY'S CHAIR  (June 13)

This week sees the AGM of the Border League on Thursday and Thurlow Nunn League on Saturday. Not everything is cut and dried at the moment and the powers that be still seem to be moving the goalposts, watch this space...

Lee Fisher who several of you will remember from Braintree Reserves when they played at Stoneylands, has been appointed manager of Stanway Rovers, replacing Kem Izzett who resigned last week.

LEAGUE CONSTITUTION  (May 25)

The Thurlow Nunn Premier Division has been reduced from 24 to 20 clubs, meaning 8 fewer matches.

Leaving the division are Coggeshall Town and Felixstowe who have been promoted to the Bostik League, while Haverhill Borough, Ipswich Wanderers, Wivenhoe Town and Fakenham Town are relegated.

Stanway Rovers and Saffron Walden Town have moved sideways to the Essex Senior League.

Joining the Premier Division are the three promoted clubs (Woodbridge Town, Whitton United and Framlingham Town) and Norwich United (relegated from the Bostik League)

League Constitution 2018/19: Brantham Athletic, Ely City, FC Clacton, Framlingham Town, Godmanchester Rovers, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth Town, Hadleigh United, Haverhill Rovers, Histon, Kirkley & Pakefield, Long Melford, Newmarket Town, Norwich United, Stowmarket Town, Thetford Town, Walsham-le-Willows, Whitton United, Woodbridge Town, Wroxham

The Reserves have been elected to Division Two of the Essex & Suffolk Border League and will face the following sides:

Hatfield Peverel Reserves, FC Clacton Reserves, Lawford Reserves, Mersea, Boxted Lodgers Res, Tollesbury Rowhedge, Wormingford Reserves Ramsey Mill, Harwich Rangers, Tavern, Cavendish, Stanway Pegasus AFC Sudbury A

HOSPICE CUP  (May 19)

The season is not quite over yet as the Reserves play today in the final of the St Nicholas Hospice Cup.

The match against Wortham takes place at Great Barton, kick off 2pm, the pitch is behind the Village Hall immediately opposite the Esso Garage.

And in the evening it's the club's annual presentation dinner at The Bull Hotel in Melford - arrival drinks from 7pm, with the meal starting at 8pm.

PRESENTATION NIGHT UPDATE  (May 17)

A slight change to the schedule at Saturday's Presentation Night at The Bull Hotel:

From 7pm – arrival drinks in the bar…

8pm – sit-down to eat in the Cordell Restaurant….  

NEWS UPDATE  (May 15)

The final of the St Nicholas Hospice Cup is at Gt Barton on Saturday May 19th versus Wortham, kick off 2.00pm.

The first pre-season friendly confirmed is at home to Bostik League side Brightlingsea Regent on Friday July 27th, kick off 7.45pm.

The Reserves are also looking for friendlies, if you know of a team who may be interested in playing our Reserves please contact manager Stuart Malseed on 07921574052

And finally a reminder the Presentation Night takes place at The Bull Hotel, Long Melford this Saturday - arrival drinks at 6.30pm onwards with the meal starting at 7.30pm.

Please text your name(s) and menu selections ASAP to 07801270675 if you will be attending. Supporters are very welcome. [click here for menu]

LEESTOCK MATCH TONIGHT  (May 11)

We hope to see some of you at the club tonight for the annual LeeStock charity match.

The match between LeeStock United and Melford Razors kicks off at 7pm.

A few first team and reserve team players will be playing including player of the year Hassan Ally.

It's free admission but donations can be made.

CONGRATULATIONS BURES  (May 09)

Congratulations to Bures United who retained the Suffolk Primary Cup at Portman Road last night with a 2-0 win against AFC YourShirts.

Former Melford players Tom Wingfield and Jack Hubbard scored the goals.

HOSPICE CUP  (May 02)

The Reserves entertain Wetherden tonight in the Hospice Cup, kick off 7.45pm at Stoneylands.

HADLEIGH TONIGHT  (May 01)

The last away match of the season takes place tonight at Hadleigh United (7.45pm kick off) in the Thurlow Nunn Premier.

Hadleigh's ground is on Tinker's Lane, postcode IP7 5NF.

STREET FAIR  (April 30)

The club has the opportunity to take a pitch at the Long Melford Street Fair on Sunday July 1st.

However we will need volunteers to man the pitch (11am – 6pm) - if anyone can take a turn (one hour session) please contact us

NEWS UPDATE   (April 25)

The First Team lost 4-0 at Kirkley & Pakefield last night. 

With 8 players missing Melford had to ring the changes for the long trip to Lowestoft and similar to the Coggeshall match last week, it was not the best of starts, trailing 3-0 after half an hour after goals from Lee Will (2) and Miguel Lopez. 

Melford then improved and kept trying to play football but conceded a fourth late on when Lee Will completed his hat-trick.

The Melford line-up was as follows: George Bugg, Lewis Haughton, Anthony Waugh, Josh Collins, Ben Judge, Hassan Ally, Elliot Walker, Jose Zarzoso-Hernandez, Will Wingfield, Nathan Rowe, Steve Adams     Subs used: Aaron Pengelly, Dimitris Hadjiconstantinou  not used: Jamie Bradbury

On Saturday the First Team are away to Stowmarket Town (3pm) while at Stoneylands the Reserves play their last league match of the season at home to Felixstowe (3pm). 

The Reserves are also at home next Wednesday against Wetherden in the Hospice Cup, 7.45pm kick off. 

AWARDS NIGHT DETAILS  (April 23)

The club's end of season presentation dinner has been booked at The Bull Hotel, Long Melford on Saturday 19 May, 7.30 pm. 

Menu choice etc to follow soon.

RESERVES REPORT  (April 21)

The Reserves' penultimate match of the season ended in a 4-1 win against Stowmarket Town at Stoneylands today.

After thirty minutes of dominance by Melford with numerous wasted chances it looked like one of those days for the home team, with returning keeper Sam Mansfield virtually a spectator in the Melford goal.

At last on 36 minutes the opening goal came for Melford,  a Lewis Haughton corner was headed home in style by JOSH COLLINS giving keeper Ben Hicks no chance. 

The next goal arrived after 42 minutes when Haughton crossed to the far post and KIERAN FISHER fired home. 

The third goal came after 51 minutes when Elliott Walker laid the ball back to ANDY FISHER and from 30 yards he thumped the ball into the net. 

A brief revival for Stowmarket after 55 minutes when BEN SMITH found the net from just outside the area with a free kick. 

The scoring was ended on 74 minutes when ANDY FISHER replicated his first effort to give Melford a convincing win, which could have been at least doubled if the Melford finishing had improved.

MELFORD: Sam Mansfield, Ryan McNicholas, Josh Collins, Elliot Walker, Deklyn Roy, Addy Roy, Lewis Haughton, Jose Zarzoso-Hernandez, Aaron Pengelly, Andy Fisher, Kieran Fisher 

Subs used: (roll on/off basis): Scott Barnes, Ryan Carter, Dimitris Hadjiconstantinou, Rocky Nabhena, not used: Stuart Malseed  

WEEKEND PREVIEW  (April 20)

There's no First Team match this weekend but we hope to see some of you tomorrow at the following...

At 3pm… Long Melford Res v Stowmarket Town Res

At 5pm… Live FA Cup Semi Final in the Club Bar (Man United v Spurs)

Finally at 7pm… Join us for our Race Night, all proceeds from the night will go toward the redevelopment project fund. Tickets £5.00 per person including Hot Food.

SAMMY PRICE  (April 16)

The club is saddened to hear that a Melford legend Sammy Price passed away last night.

Sammy was captain of the all conquering Melford side of the 1950s, winning the Suffolk Senior Cup at Portman Road on three occasions.

Sammy's family have requested that his ashes are scattered on the Stoneylands pitch, this will be a great honour for the club.

Sammy is predominantly featured in the clubhouse 150 year anniversary display.    

Our condolences to Sammy's family from everyone at Long Melford Football Club.

Sammy was a true local footballing legend who led Long Melford FC to victory on many occasions. He will always be remembered with pride by all of us.  

NEXT SEASON  (April 11)

The club would advise we have withdrawn from the Thurlow Nunn Reserve League and have applied for our Reserves to join the Essex and Suffolk Border League for the 2018/19 season.

The Under 18 side has been reformed and has been accepted into the Thurlow Nunn League Cambs Division and will play St Neots, Godmanchester, Royston, Haverhill, Saffron Walden, Cambridge City, Mildenhall, Newmarket, Ely and Histon.

FANCY A FLUTTER?  (April 11)

After Saturday's home match, the Grand National will be shown live in the clubhouse bar at 5.15pm

Sweepstake tickets will be on sale at the match - £2 per ticket.

There are prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th.

50% of ticket sales will go to the club redevelopment fund.

SUPPORTERS' PLAYER OF THE SEASON  (April 10)

Player of the Season voting takes place at Saturday's home match against Great Yarmouth Town.

As in previous years we'll be asking supporters for your first, second and third choice.

If you're unable to attend Saturday's match but would like to vote, please contact us

RESERVES REPORT  (April 07)

The Reserves were aiming for their third win in a row but came unstuck at Stoneylands this afternoon, losing 1-0 to Whitton United. 

After missing at least six golden chances over the first half period, including shots hitting the bar twice, Melford will be aghast at giving up all the points.

The winning goal for Whitton came against the run of play after 18 minutes when from a corner MASON RANSOME was given time and space to fire home from ten yards.

Despite the second half being hard fought, no further goals were added.

MELFORD: Lee Greenwood, Scott Barnes, Sam Newton, Addy Roy, Deklyn Roy, Craig Lee, Jake Ashley, Ryan McNicholas, Aaron Pengelly, Andrew Fisher, Keiron Fisher

Subs: Ryan Carter, Adam Newton, Jordan Melia, George Day, Stuart Malseed

WEEKEND PREVIEW  (April 06)

Tomorrow the First Team are away to Thetford Town in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division (3pm kick off).

Thetford's ground is on Mundford Road, postcode IP24 1NB.  Admission prices are £6 and £3 concessions, Under 14s free.

If you're not going to Thetford tomorrow, your support would be very welcome at Stoneylands where the Reserves are aiming to win three in a row. Whitton United are the visitors, kick off is 3pm and admission £3 / £2 concessions.

REARRANGED FIXTURE  (April 03)

Yesterday's postponed derby match at Hadleigh United has the new date of Tuesday 1st May (7.45pm).

MATCH POSTPONED  (April 02)

Today's First Team match away to Hadleigh United has been called off due to a waterlogged pitch.

HADLEIGH TOMORROW  (April 01)

In view of the overnight forecast a morning pitch inspection is planned ahead of tomorrow's Easter Monday derby at Hadleigh United.

TODAY'S MATCH   (March 31)

This afternoon's home match against Godmanchester Rovers is ON. 

The pitch is fine, no inspection needed.

Admission prices are as follows:

ADULTS: £7 (including programme)

SENIOR CITIZENS: £4

CHILDREN: Free when accompanied by adult.

HADLEIGH TONIGHT  (March 27)

Tonight's reserve team fixture at Hadleigh United kicks off at 7.45pm 

Hadleigh's ground is on Tinker's Lane, postcode IP7 5NF.

CUP SEMI-FINAL  (March 24)

Tomorrow the club will be hosting the semi-final of the Suffolk FA Sunday Shield, 10.30am kick off at Stoneylands.

The match between Ipswich Thistle and Moreton Hall Youth Ferals has been postponed twice already because of the weather - but the overnight forecast is good so we will finally get the match played tomorrow.

TODAY'S RESULTS  (March 24)

Ely City 1 Long Melford 1

Ely took the lead straight after half time, a few minutes later Callum Hemson scored the equaliser, with Hassan Ally providing the assist. Match report to follow shortly.

Stowmarket Town Res. 0 Long Melford Res. 2

Two goals from Nathan Rowe earned the Reserves three points. Manager Stuart Malseed described today as a "great team performance, solid all over the park" with Andy Fisher setting up both goals.

THANK YOU   (March 23)

Thank you to Cheryl Morgan, Emma Adams and "Anonymous" for their donations towards the new Clubhouse via Justgiving

We've also had some offline donations for which we are also very grateful. For anyone who would rather donate this way, either by cash or cheque, there is a donations box in the clubhouse. Cheques made payable to Long Melford Football Club please.

FIXTURES UPDATE  (March 20)

The new date for the First Team's away fixture at Coggeshall Town is Tuesday 17 April (7.45pm).

The First Team's away match at Kirkley & Pakefield has the new date of Tuesday 24 April (7.45pm).

COUNTY CUP TIE   (March 17)

With more snow scheduled and frost overnight, tomorrow's County Cup game at Stoneylands (Moreton Hall v Ipswich Thistle) has also been postponed.  

NICK POPE  (March 15)

From Stoneylands to an England call-up...

Congratulations to Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope, who has been named in the England squad to play Italy and Netherlands.

Nick played against Melford (circa 2010) when he was a youngster playing with Team Bury.

As far as we are aware this is the first time a player has gone from the Eastern Counties League to playing for England.

NEW FACILITIES UPDATE  (March 14)

You may have heard about the club's plans to build new facilities - we have posted further information about this elsewhere on the website. [click here]

WIVENHOE HIGHLIGHTS  (March 12)

Highlights of Friday night's match against Wivenhoe Town can be watched on the EssexNonLeague Youtube channel: click here

COUNTY CUP TIE  (March 12)

The county semi final (Moreton Hall v Ipswich Thistle) that was postponed because of the weather has been rescheduled for next Sunday 18 March, 10.30am kick off.

POSTPONEMENTS  (March 10)

Today's reserve team match at Hadleigh United was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch - new date for this fixture is Tuesday 27 March.

After last night's deluge it won't be a great surprise to hear that tomorrow's County Cup semi-final tie at Stoneylands has been postponed - new date to be arranged soon.

THANK YOU  (March 09)

A big thank you from us all at the club for the first online donations towards our New Facilities Project:

  • "Anonymous" who obviously we can't thank in person as we don't know who he or she is! But thank you all the same.

To visit our fundraising page click here

REARRANGED FIXTURES  (March 03)

Today's postponed fixtures now have the following new dates:

  • Kirkley & Pakefield v Long Melford - Tuesday 17 April
  • Long Melford Res. v Felixstowe & Walton Res. - Saturday 28 April

ALL MATCHES OFF  (March 01)

In view of the current weather and forecast, the Thurlow Nunn League have very sensibly decided to postpone all of this weekend's matches.

NEW FACILITIES SURVEY  (February 28)

As you may have already seen on the website home page, we have set up an online survey regarding the club's plans to build new facilities.

Community consultation is a very important part of the process, so please do take a moment to complete the survey.

There's only 8 questions in the survey, so it shouldn't take longer than a few minutes to fill it in.

Click here to access the survey

COUNTY CUP TIE  (February 21)

The club will be hosting the semi-final of the Suffolk FA Sunday Shield on Sunday 11 March.

The match between Ipswich Thistle and Moreton Hall Youth Ferals kicks off at 10.30am.

RESERVES UPDATE  (February 18)

Long Melford Reserves lost 2-0 at Saffron Walden Town yesterday. 

Two goals in the final 20 or so minutes from debutant Harris Onwubiko won the match for Walden.

Next match for the Reserves is in a fortnight at home to Felixstowe (Saturday 3 March).

Melford Res. Squad v Saffron Walden: Jake Ashley, Scott Barnes, Ryan Carter, Kieran Fisher, Dimitris Hadjiconstantinou, Salim Kasim, Stuart Malseed, Adam Newton, Sam Newton, Michael Onslow, Harry Payne, Addy Roy, Deklyn Roy, James Trott, Jose Zarzoso-Hernandez

RESERVES UPDATE  (February 08)

The Reserves lost 5-1 at 3rd-placed Witham Town on Saturday. Melford’s goal was scored by recent signing Dimitris Hadjiconstantinou. 

There is no reserve team fixture scheduled for this weekend, so the Reserves’ next match will be away to Saffron Walden Town on Saturday 17 February. 

GROUNDHOPPER BLOG  (February 07)

Martin Brooks has written his account of the Melford v Newmarket match on his groundhopper blog - we can recommend giving it a read click here

FIXTURE CHANGE  (January 30)

The First Team's home and away matches against Ely City have been switched round:

Ely City v Long Melford is now March 24 (from Feb 10)

Long Melford v Ely City is now Feb 10 (from March 24)

SUFFOLK FREE PRESS  (January 25)

There is excellent coverage of the club in this week's Suffolk Free Press (on sale in local newsagents).

The article includes interviews with manager Jamie Bradbury and Anthony Waugh on his first ever goal for the club after more than 150 appearances.

RELEGATION UPDATE  (January 22)

There has been a rumour doing the rounds for a while that as many as 7 clubs could go down, but it now appears only 4 will be relegated from the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division.

To read more about this story visit the Haverhill Echo website

FRIENDLY WANTED  (January 16)

Our reserve team are looking for opponents to play a friendly match this coming Saturday (20th January). 

It will need to be an away match and if possible an early kick off (around 12).

For more details please contact reserve team manager Stuart Malseed on 07921574052. 

RESERVES WIN  (January 13)

After a tough run of results lately, there was a confidence boosting 2-1 win for the Reserves against Saffron Walden Town at Stoneylands today.

It was honours even in the first half - TOM PLUCK the scorer for Walden and JOSE ZARZOSO opened his account on his Melford debut.

Melford won the match late on courtesy of a long range screamer from ADDY ROY.

It was a good day all round for the club as the First Team won 1-0 at Walsham - match report to follow shortly.

TOMORROW'S MATCHES  (January 05)

Tomorrow the First Team are at home to league leaders Felixstowe & Walton United in the Thurlow Nunn Premier.

No pitch inspection is necessary and the weather forecast is OK.

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

The Reserves after a few weeks without any fixtures return to action tomorrow away to Woodbridge Town Reserves.

CHRISTMAS DRAW  (December 31)

Congratulations to the winner of our Christmas Draw: Rob Broadbent (a Hadleigh Utd supporter)

Thank you to everybody who bought tickets - the draw raised £171 for the club.

GAME ON  (December 30)

The pitch has passed it's 11am inspection so today's fixture Wroxham v Long Melford goes ahead (3pm kick off).  

WROXHAM UPDATE  (December 30)

The Wroxham pitch was deemed 50/50 playable at the 9am inspection - a further inspection is taking place at around 11am.

PITCH INSPECTION PLANNED  (December 29)

Tomorrow's match at Wroxham is subject to a 9am pitch inspection. 

We will update the website in the morning when we know the outcome of the pitch inspection. 

TODAY'S MATCH  (December 23)

Today the First Team make the short journey to Haverhill Borough in the Thurlow Nunn Premier (3pm kick off).

Haverhill Borough play on the 3G pitch at The New Croft, Chalkestone Way in Haverhill (postcode CB9 0BW).

There is no reserve team fixture this weekend.

Next match at Stoneylands is on Boxing Day when the First Team host Hadleigh United (11am kick off).

PLAYER NEWS  (December 19)

Lewis Haughton made his full debut for the First Team in Saturday's draw with Kirkley. 

Lewis plays on the right wing and joins from Wivenhoe Town, before that he was with Brightlingsea Regent.

Also joining from Wivenhoe Town is David Lopez a midfielder who made his debut for the Reserves on Saturday - he started 23 matches for Wivenhoe's first team this season.

TJ LePage and Louis Donovan-Perry have both left the club.

TJ signed from Cornard last season and made 39 appearances for the club, scoring 2 goals. 

Louis joined earlier in the season and made 8 appearances this campaign. Louis has signed for Felixstowe which makes sense as he lives in the town and also plays for their Under 18s.

A warm welcome to the new arrivals and it goes without saying we thank TJ and Louis for their efforts and wish them well for the future.

CHRISTMAS DRAW  (December 19)

The club's Christmas Draw has been put back to Boxing Day's home match against Hadleigh United (11am kick off). 

This will give us more time to sell tickets and we also hope to have a bigger than usual crowd on Boxing Day.

GET WELL SOON  (December 17)

A speedy recovery from everyone at the club to Dan Smith, who went into hospital earlier in the week after he was taken ill at work.  

Dan has been in outstanding form and has played a big role in helping Melford climb the table over the last few months - hopefully we'll see Dan back in action soon.

PITCH UPDATE  (December 16)

No pitch inspection is required at Stoneylands today, so this afternoon's match against Kirkley & Pakefield goes ahead (3pm kick off).

Admission prices including a programme are £7 (£4 concessions).

This is our last home match before Christmas and as always your support would be much appreciated.

CHRISTMAS DRAW REMINDER  (December 13)

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

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.

PLAYER SPONSORSHIP  (December 04)

Thank you to two new player sponsors:

ROB EDWARDS - sponsoring Ashley Sloots and Daniel Smith

TOM GIBSON - sponsoring Ben Judge.

RESERVES AT HOME TODAY  (November 18)

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.

HOME MATCH TONIGHT  (November 17)

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.  

RESERVES' FIRST WIN  (October 07)

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

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!

PLAYER SPONSORSHIP  (September 14)

We would like to thank two new player sponsors:

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

CONGRATULATIONS  (August 31)

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.

PLAYER SPONSORSHIP  (August 28)

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)

FIRST TIME VISITORS  (August 17)

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.

OUR CONDOLENCES   (August 11)

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.

RESERVES UPDATE  (August 10)

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

FA CUP HIGHLIGHTS  (August 09)

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

SPONSORSHIP UPDATE  (August 07)

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

TWO NEW PLAYER SPONSORS  (August 04)

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

1st Team Away Kit 2017/18 Sponsor

www.nkhomes.com

Reserves Away Kit 2017/18 Sponsor

www.nethergate.co.uk

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League AGM

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Management Team

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Email Newsletter

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Sammy Price

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League Constitution

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Cup Final Report

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Award Winners

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Season Review

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Fakenham Report

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