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Sat 21 July 2018

Long Melford v Bury Town (Friendly, 3pm)


Sat 21 July 2018

Witham Town Res v Long Melford Res (Friendly, 12.15pm)


Wed 25 July 2018

Long Melford Res v Bildeston (Friendly, 7.45pm)


Fri 27 July 2018

Long Melford v Brightlingsea Regent (Friendly, 7.45pm)


Sat 28 July 2018

Mendlesham v Long Melford Res  (Friendly, 3pm)


 Sat 04 Aug 2018

Long Melford v Gorleston (Thurlow Nunn Prem, 3pm)


Sat 04 Aug 2018

Shrub End v Long Melford Res (Friendly, 3pm)

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Pre Season Friendly Reports 2018




(Wednesday 18 July 2018)

Photo appears with thanks to PENGELLY PHOTOGRAPHY.

This was another useful friendly for Melford with 9 players involved who didn't play at the weekend, including several new faces. Played on the Linton College Astroturf, some excellent football was produced by both teams in an entertaining draw. 

After a good through ball from A Trialist, HASSAN ALLY converted from close range after 13 minutes to give Melford the lead.

After 35 minutes STEVE ADAMS headed home for the second goal. 

On 40 minutes Will Wingfield was brought down in the area and A TRIALIST scored from the penalty spot. 

Melford changed their squad for the second period, with 7 players coming off the bench.

On 48 minutes with Melford looking for the referee to confirm the offside flag, TAZ CHISANGO scored for Linton. 

After 53 minutes ANDY PALMER scored from twenty yards for Linton. 

After a David Lopez shot hit the Linton bar, the home keeper brought down Callum Hemson in the area, and NATHAN ROWE converted the penalty. 

On 72 minutes SIMON GREATHEAD scored from an angle, followed by a deflected shot from ANDY PALMER to level after 83 minutes. 

This overall was a good performance from Melford. Next up is two friendlies on Saturday, the Reserves away to Witham Town (12.15pm) and the First Team at home to Bury Town (3pm, admission £3).

MELFORD XI: Glen Morrison, Dan Swain, Steve Adams, Josh Collins, Liam Newsome, Hassan Ally, Jake Jackson, A Trialist, David Lopez, Sam Bayliss, Will Wingfield Subs all used: Nathan Rowe, Ben Judge, Cory Willings, George Bugg (gk), Callum Hemson, Aaron Pengelly, Ben Davis


(Saturday 14 July 2018)

Photo: Melford defender Josh Collins takes the ball forward. 

Thank you to Ben Pooley for this image and the photo on the home page.

Follow Ben on Twitter at @Benny_P17 for more images from today's match.

This match was a good advert for sportsmanship, played in excellent spirit with barely a foul all game and some very good football on show. 

Each of the teams were at least six players out from their anticipated squad starts and several players were on trial.

For Melford David Lopez came close with a shot in the opening minutes whilst at the other ex Melford player Jamie Griffiths headed inches over the Melford bar. 

Throughout the game there was not a huge difference between the teams, although Melford keeper Glen Morrison produced two top drawer saves to keep Melford in the game. 

Needham's opening goal came when Melford gave the ball away to the always dangerous ADAM MILLS after 37 minutes and he put the visitors ahead.

The Marketmen went further ahead after 56 minutes when keeper Morrison came off his line and was beaten to the ball by a Needham forward who rolled the ball into an empty net. 

In added time Melford got a deserved goal when SCOTT SLOOTS fired home from 25 yards. 

After the game the Melford management were very pleased with Melford performance against a team two divisions above. 

MELFORD: Glen Morrison, Jake Jackson, Josh Collins, Elliot Walker, Ross Waugh, Anthony Waugh, Callum Hemson, David Lopez, Will Wingfield, Scott Sloots, Aaron Pengelly  Subs used: Cory Willings, Ryan McNicholas, Josh Norris, Mitchell Potter (gk)


(Saturday 14 July 2018)

Playing against opposition two divisions above in the Border League, this was an excellent win for Melford. 

Domination for Melford turned into goals, when early on ADDY ROY fired home from close range. 

This was soon followed by an excellent long range strike from under 18 player ARCHIE PETHER.

Just before half time ADDY ROY converted from the penalty spot. 

Early into the second half ADDY ROY completed his hat trick with an audacious overhead kick from 12 yards.

The home team were then awarded a penalty, 16 year old Melford keeper Michael Bett made an excellent save but Barnston scored from the rebound. 

Manager Stuart Malseed was pleased with the effort and performance of the whole squad.

MELFORD: Shane Bethell, Scott Barnes, Ryan Carter, Connor Pash, Logan Pigram, Deklyn Roy, Archie Pether, Jason Joseph, Perry Newman, Hassan Ally, Addy Roy, Subs all used:  Jordan Melia, Mitchell Thurlow, Michael Sharp, Ben Lodge, Matt Bridges, Stuart Tricker, Michael Bett (gk)

  • The next friendly is on Wednesday (18 July) when a Long Melford XI is away to Linton Granta (7.30pm kick off).


(Thursday 12 July 2018)

Melford included a host of new faces and trialists in their opening friendly against Border League opponents, played at Colne Engaine. 

The home side’s winning goal was scored by Callum Rogers, while goalkeeper George Bonta saved a penalty taken by former Melford forward Michael Runicles (now Tiptree player/manager).

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