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Upcoming Fixtures

Sat 18 Aug 2018

Long Melford v Ely City (Thurlow Nunn Prem, 3pm)

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Sat 18 Aug 2018

Ipswich Athletic v Long Melford Res (Friendly, 2.30pm)

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Wed 22 Aug 2018

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

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Wed 22 Aug 2018

Cambridge City v Long Melford U18 (TN Youth, 7.45pm)

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Sat 25 Aug 2018

Long Melford v St Margaretsbury (FA Cup Prelim, 3pm)

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Thu 30 Aug 2018

Long Melford U18 v Newmarket Town (TN Youth, 7.45pm)

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Sat 01 Sep 2018

Baldock Town v Long Melford (FA Vase, 3pm)

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News

Latest News

MATCH OFF  (August 16)

Unfortunately tonight's match Long Melford U18 v Histon U18 has been postponed - several hours of rain today has left surface water on the Stoneylands pitch.

A new date for this fixture will be arranged soon.

CUP DRAW  (August 15)

The Reserves have been drawn at home to East Bergholt in the Suffolk Senior Reserve Cup - tie to be played on Saturday October 6th.

FA CUP OPPONENTS  (August 13)

St Margaretsbury beat Enfield 2-0 yesterday so the next round of the Emirates FA Cup will be as follows:

Long Melford v St Margaretsbury

(Preliminary Round, Saturday 25 August, 3pm)

CLUB VACANCY  (August 13)

The club would like to find a substitute gate person to take over when Judith Mills is not available to do First Team, Reserve and Under 18 games. 

It involves arriving 30 minutes before kick off and remaining until half time. 

There is a small payment for this role, it would suit a young person or possibly a retired person. 

Contact John Nunn Director of the Club 01787 313496 or contact us through the website. 

RESERVES UPDATE  (August 12)

Long Melford Reserves playing their first match in the Essex & Suffolk Border League since switching from the Thurlow Nunn Reserve League, were beaten 1-0 at Stoneylands yesterday by Stanway Pegasus. Former AFC Sudbury and Needham Market player Max Booth scored the winning goal.

With a lengthy break in the fixture list now, the Reserves are looking for friendly opponents on Saturday 18th and Saturday 25th August.

They will need to be away friendlies. Please contact manager Stuart Malseed on 07921574052 if you know of a team looking for a friendly on those dates.

TONIGHT'S MATCH OFF  (August 09)

Tonight's under 18 friendly at Cornard United has been postponed due to standing water on the pitch.  

MEAT DRAW  (August 06)

To help raise club funds we will be trialling a ‘Meat Draw’ at our next home match on Saturday 18 August (v. Ely City)

There will be 54 tickets for sale at £2 each for the chance to win a £10 meat voucher kindly donated by Ruse & Son Ltd, Master Butchers of Long Melford.

WILL WINGFIELD UPDATE  (August 05)

Good news on Will Wingfield who had an unfortunate clash of heads in yesterday's match.

Will had a long night in A&E but had the wound on his head glued together. 

There were no other issues so Will was given the all clear and sent home.

ADMISSION PRICES  (August 02)

Admission prices for First Team home matches in 2018/19, starting with Saturday's match against Gorleston, are the same as last season:

ADULT: £7.00

CONCESSION: £4.00

PROGRAMME: Free

SUFFOLK FREE PRESS  (August 02)

There is some excellent coverage of the club in this week's Suffolk Free Press, including an article about the club's 150 year history by president Richard Kemp.

SPONSORSHIP UPDATE  (July 29)

The club would like to thank Nethergate Brewery for renewing their sponsorship of the First Team home kit for the 2018/19 season.

As always please support the local businesses who support Long Melford FC - we can recommend a visit to Nethergate's premises on Rodbridge Corner where you will find an excellent range of beers.

RESERVES FRIENDLY  (July 25)

The Reserves have looked good in pre-season so far, they continue their friendlies tonight with a home match against Bildeston Rangers (7.45pm kick off at Stoneylands). Admission is free.

As always your support at reserve team matches is very welcome and is appreciated by the team.

  • The Reserves' first match in the Border League Division Two will be at home to Stanway Pegasus on Saturday 11 August.

COMPLETE FIXTURE LIST  (July 23)

The complete Thurlow Nunn Premier Division 2018/19 fixture list has been released: click here

TODAY'S FRIENDLIES  (July 21)

Today's pre-season friendly results (match reports to follow tomorrow):

LONG MELFORD 2 - 1 BURY TOWN

(Melford Scorers: Ben Judge, Nathan Rowe pen)

GAS RECREATION 3 - 2 LONG MELFORD RES.

(Melford Scorer: Will Howe 2)

FRIENDLY ADMISSION  (July 20)

A reminder that admission is £3 at tomorrow's home friendly against Bury Town - 3pm kick off at Stoneylands.

SPONSORSHIP NEWS  (July 19)

On the sponsorship front the club would like to thank L.M. Cleaning Services and Robins Row Insurance for their continued support in the upcoming 2018/19 season.

We are also pleased to have The Black Lion Hotel in Long Melford as a new sponsor for 2018/19 and we thank them for their support.

Player sponsorship will be available soon, when we have new photos of all the players.

SPONSORSHIP UPDATE  (July 16)

The club would like to thank The Melford Valley Indian Restaurant, M.D. Mills Building Contractors and J.R.L Scaffolding for renewing their sponsorship for the new season - we really appreciate your continued support.  

FIXTURES RELEASED  (July 13)

Early season Thurlow Nunn Premier Division fixtures have been released - we start with a home match against Gorleston on Saturday 4th August.  [view fixtures]

OUR CONDOLENCES  (July 13)

We're very sad to hear that Tony Simpson aka YNOT has passed away after a heart attack.

A great Sudbury clubman, Tony was one of football's good guys. He would often come along to Stoneylands when AFC weren't playing and will be sorely missed.

Condolences from us all at Long Melford FC to Tony's family and friends.

http://www.afcsudbury.co.uk/news/tony-simpson-2324593.html

LEAGUE CUP DRAW  (July 12)

The First Team have received a bye in the first round of the League Challenge Cup and have an away tie at Woodbridge Town in the second round - tie to be played Wednesday 24 October.

TRAINING UPDATE  (July 10)

Another excellent training turnout at the Thomas Gainsborough School last night, including some of the new Under 18s squad, overall 38 players were present.

Most of the squad from last year were there, with others working etc, but also a number of impressive new faces.

First friendly is this Thursday 19.00 hrs kick off at Pebmarsh Road, Colne Engaine.

It is thought that Melford will try to play two teams, one for each half.

Then on Saturday 3pm at Stoneylands when we take on Needham Market, possibly with ex Melford star Jamie Griffiths lining up against us.

At least four goalkeepers have featured in the Melford training sessions, so there's possibly a vacant position in both the First Team and Reserves? CHENOBERET  (photo by Pengelly Photography)

FRIENDLY DETAILS  (July 09)

The club's pre-season friendlies begin on Thursday when a Long Melford XI will be playing away to Tiptree Engaine (7pm kick off).

Tiptree Engaine play at Colne Engaine FC, 41 Pebmarsh Rd, Colchester CO6 2HD.

Then on Saturday it's the first team friendly against Needham Market from the Bostik League (3pm kick off at Stoneylands). 

Admission is £3 and this will be the same across the board for all home friendlies.

There's also a reserve team friendly on Saturday away to Barnston (3pm kick off).

  • Pre-season training continues tonight, 7pm start at the Thomas Gainsborough School in Gt. Cornard.  That will be the only training session this week.  

NEW FACILITIES UPDATE  (July 08)

We met with the architects on Wednesday to commence the Design/Build process. They aim to have design specification ready for the end of July, ready to go out to tender. 

There will be an open evening at the club on Wednesday August 1st (18.00 – 20.00) for local residents and the wider community to come along and see first-hand where the new building will be located and what it will look like and have their input. We are still on course for submission to the FA in October 2018.

RESERVES UPDATE  (July 05)

Our reserve team (playing in the Border League Division Two this season) are looking for pre-season friendly opponents on Saturday 21 July.

It will need to be an away match - any interested teams please contact manager Stuart Malseed on 07921574052  

The Reserves' cup draws are as follows:

BORDER LEAGUE KO CUP (Prelim Round): 

Long Melford Res v Hatfield Peverel

TOMMY THOMPSON CUP (First Round): 

Long Melford Res v Elmden Rovers

It has also been confirmed by club secretary Richard Powell today that the Reserves will play in the Suffolk Primary Cup this season.

SPONSORSHIP UPDATE  (July 04)

The club would like to thank construction company Kier for signing up as a new sponsor in the 2018/19 season.

Kier's sponsorship package includes online, matchday programme and pitchside adverts.

We would also like to thank Centra Security for renewing their sponsorship of the club website.

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

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CUP DRAW

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Mon 13 Aug 2018

RESERVES REPORT

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FA CUP OPPONENTS

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CLUB VACANCY

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RESERVES UPDATE

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FA CUP REPORT

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HISTON REPORT

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MEAT DRAW

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WILL WINGFIELD

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GORLESTON REPORT

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