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Upcoming Fixtures

Sat 24 Feb 2018

FC Clacton v Long Melford (3pm) Thurlow Nunn Prem

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Sat 03 Mar 2018

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

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Sat 03 Mar 2018

Long Melford Res v Felixstowe Res (3pm) TN Res League

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Fri 09 Mar 2018

Long Melford v Wivenhoe Town (7.45pm) Thurlow Nunn Prem

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Sat 10 Mar 2018

Hadleigh Utd Res v Long Melford Res (3pm) TN Res Lge

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Sat 17 Mar 2018

Coggeshall Town v Long Melford (3pm) Thurlow Nunn Prem

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News

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

YOUTH REVIEW  (January 31)

A summary of Long Melford Colts & Fillies' last couple of months can be found in the link below...

www.longmelfordcolts.co.uk

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.

FRIDAY NIGHT HIGHLIGHTS  (November 21)

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


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)

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.

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.

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

PLAYER SPONSORSHIP  (August 13)

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

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

PLAYER SPONSORSHIP  (August 02)

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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