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Thu 13 Dec 2018

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


Sat 15 Dec 2018

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


Sat 15 Dec 2018

Long Melford Res v Cavendish (ESBL Two, 2pm)


Fri 21 Dec 2018

Long Melford Res v Wormingford  (ESBL Two, 7.45pm)


Sat 22 Dec 2018

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


Wed 26 Dec 2018

Haverhill R v Long Melford (Thurlow Nunn Prem, 11am)


Sat 29 Dec 2018

Long Melford v Hadleigh U (Thurlow Nunn Prem, 3pm)

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RESERVES WIN  (December 09)

Long Melford Reserves won 3-2 at Rowhedge yesterday afternoon - the Melford scorers were Addy Roy, Will Howe and Perry Newman.

Brian Reed has written a detailed account of the match on the Essex & Border League website (click here)

RADIO SUFFOLK  (December 06)

First Team manager Jamie Bradbury can be heard this evening on BBC Radio Suffolk at 8.00pm  

UNDER 18's WIN  (December 05)

A good 2-1 win for the Under 18s at Newmarket Town yesterday - scorers Own Goal and Under 16 Dylan Fothergill with the winner.

Manager Mick Garbi said after the match: "Happy for the boys tonight, with three under 16s on the pitch helping us turn the game around, showing that age doesn't matter if you are good enough. The boys really applied themselves and took on board everything we asked."

CUP DRAW  (December 04)

In the quarter finals of the League Cup, the First Team have been drawn at home to Stowmarket Town (tie to be played Wednesday 6th February, 7.45pm kick off).

The two sides have already met twice in the League this season. Stowmarket were comfortable 5-0 winners at Greens Meadow in September, but it was a much closer contest at Stoneylands last month, where Melford led for much of the game before a late equaliser made it 1-1.

MATCH OFF  (November 29)

Tonight's Under 18 match at home to Cambridge City has been postponed (waterlogged pitch).  

RESERVES WIN  (November 25)

The Reserves won 1-0 against Hatfield Peverel Reserves at Stoneylands yesterday. Maxwell Maughn came on at half time and scored a solo goal from the edge of the box into the bottom corner.


Last night's Under 18 match at Histon ended in a 1-1 draw.

Histon took the lead in the 84th minute when Louis Hobbs scored what appeared to be the winning goal.

However there was still time for Melford to find an equaliser through Elliott Moss in the 88th minute to earn a point.

Melford stay 7th out of 10 in the Thurlow Nunn Youth League (Cambridge Division).

Under 18s manager Mick Garbi said: "Great hospitality from Histon as always and their position in the league table is false as they come, a good energetic side who like to get at you. Happy with the second half performance which gives us something to build on for next week. "

Next match for the Under 18s is at home to Cambridge City on Thursday (29th November).

OUR CONDOLENCES  (November 22)

We are saddened to hear that one of the club's former players Alessandro Zarrelli has died at the age of 34 in a road accident. 

The Italian midfielder played for Melford during the 2013/14 season. 

Condolences from everyone at the club to Alessandro's family and friends.  

ROAD CLOSED  (November 21)

Please note St Catherines Road is closed so we suggest local supporters going tonight park in the main street and use the footpath opposite the George & Dragon. 

To others for your journey home you will have a slight detour to Rodbridge, turning right for Sudbury or left for Bury.  

RESERVES UPDATE  (November 18)

Goals from Will Howe (2), Addy Roy and Deklyn Roy put Melford Reserves 4-1 up at Mersea Island yesterday, when the game was abandoned with 13 minutes left due to a serious injury to the Mersea goalkeeper. 

We heard today the Mersea keeper  fractured his lumbar vertebrae - best wishes to him for a speedy recovery from us all at Long Melford FC.


Kieran Michaels has joined the club on loan from Colchester United Under 18s and had an outstanding debut in the midweek reserve team match.

Three players left the reserves squad recently, Ryan Luckman (to Earls Colne), Kieran Fisher (Gas Rec) and Jason Joseph (Cornard).

Meanwhile Scott Sloots is currently serving a Sine Die suspension for misconduct in a Sunday League match.

TONIGHT'S MATCH (November 14)

Tonight the Reserves unbeaten in their last six matches take on a FC Clacton side also in good form at the moment.

Kick off at Stoneylands is 7.45pm and admission is £3 for tonight's Border League Division Two fixture.

A couple of changes to the Reserves management team have been announced this week.

Shane Bethell has stepped down from his role assisting manager Stuart Malseed, we thank Shane for his contribution on and off the pitch over the last few seasons.

Elliot Walker while he recovers from injury will be helping Stuart and Lee Greenwood on matchdays.


An excellent 3-0 win for the Reserves yesterday against Mildenhall Town in the Suffolk Senior Reserve Cup.

Goals from Will Howe (2) and Sam Newton booked Melford's place in the quarter finals.

Stuart Malseed's side are back in league action on Wednesday at home to FC Clacton - 7.45pm kick off at Stoneylands, admission £3.

RESERVES UPDATE  (November 07)

Long Melford Reserves are 5th in the Essex & Suffolk Border League Division Two after a 1-1 draw at Wormingford Wanderers on Saturday.

Addy Roy gave Melford a first half lead, Wormingford equalised in the second half through Sam Mortlock.

Next match for the Reserves is this coming Saturday (10th November) at home to Mildenhall Town in the Suffolk Senior Reserve Cup - 2pm kick off at Stoneylands, admission £3.

UNDER 18 MATCH OFF  (November 01)

Tonight's Under 18 home match against Royston Town has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

RESERVES WIN  (October 27)

On an excellent playing surface at Stoneylands (pictured above) the Reserves won 6-1 against Elmden Rovers (scorers Addy Roy 3, Will Howe, Perry Newman, Aaron Pengelly) to go through to the next round of the Tommy Thompson Cup.  

UNDER 18 UPDATE  (October 27)

A 3-1 defeat for the Under 18s on Thursday away to Mildenhall Town, with Callum Denson scoring the Melford goal.

Under 18s manager Mick Garbi said after the match: "Well played Mildenhall Town on their win tonight and great hospitality as ever. More lessons for the boys to learn tonight and we need to be learning game on game to progress.

"The boys worked hard against a good Mildenhall side. We need to play with the same confidence away from home as we do at home. But in every defeat we learn. Another tough test on Thursday at Stoneylands against Royston Town."

LEAGUE CUP DRAW  (October 26)

The draw for Round 3 of the League Challenge Cup is as follows: 

Long Melford v Hadleigh United (Wednesday 21 November)

To full draw is on the Thurlow Nunn League website [click here]

EARLY KICK OFF  (October 22)

Please note that Saturday's match between Long Melford Reserves and Elmden Rovers (Tommy Thompson Cup) kicks off at 2pm at Stoneylands.

RESERVES DRAW  (October 21)

Yesterday the Reserves made the short journey to Cavendish and drew 2-2.

Scott Sloots has returned to the club following a short spell at Hadleigh United.  Scott was on the scoresheet for the Reserves yesterday at Cavendish, the other goal was scored by Addy Roy.

The Reserves stay 4th in the Border League Division Two.

RESULTS & FIXTURES  (October 19)

On Wednesday night the Under 18s lost 4-1 to a strong Cambridge City side, Melford's goal was scored by Lincoln Pretlove.

Tomorrow the First Team are at home to Great Yarmouth Town (3pm kick off) while the Reserves make the short journey to Cavendish (3pm).


Long Melford Reserves moved up to 4th in the Border League Division Two after another impressive team performance at Stoneylands yesterday, winning 5-0 against Harwich Rangers. Will Howe (2), Andy Fisher (2) and Craig Lee scored the goals.

Brian Reed has written a very detailed report of the game on the Border League website, which we can recommend reading click here

UNDER 18 WIN  (October 12)

A good win for the Under 18s at Stoneylands last night, beating Saffron Walden 2-0 with goals from Ben Lodge and Daniel Harewood. 


It was a one-sided Suffolk Premier Cup tie at Stoneylands last night, as higher league Felixstowe & Walton United won 8-1.

Melford went with an experimental young line-up, trying a few players in new positions and including three teenage debutants in Josh Norris, Logan Pigram and Max Maughn

Felixstowe's experience and quality proved too much on the night, with Sam Ford netting a first half hat-trick and Jack Ainsley a second half hat-trick, plus further goals from Joe Francis and Miles Powell. 

Will Wingfield scored Melford's consolation from the penalty spot.

To watch an interview with Melford manager Jamie Bradbury after the match with Home Dressing Room on Youtube, click here

MELFORD: Glen Morrison, Josh Norris, Dan Swain, Elliot Walker, Ross Waugh, Jake Jackson, Callum Hemson, David Lopez, Nathan Rowe, Pablo Chaves, Josh Collins  Subs used: Will Wingfield, Logan Pigram, Maxwell Maughn  not used: Hassan Ally, Andy Fisher  Att: 72


After a heavy midweek defeat at FC Clacton, the Reserves bounced back yesterday to win 7-1 at Boxted Lodgers. 

The Melford goals were scored by Perry Newman (2), Sam Newton (2), Josh Collins, Will Howe, Deklyn Roy.

UNDER 18 RESULT  (September 30)

On Thursday night the Under 18s hosted St Neots Town at Stoneylands. After losing 7-1 at St Neots recently, it was a closer contest this time with St Neots winning 3-1. Melford's goal was scored by Dominic Emmerson, attendance 25.

THANK YOU  (September 25)

Thank you to Peter Cockett of System Sound in Sudbury for repairing the club's loudspeaker system.  

RESERVES UPDATE  (September 23)

The Reserves went out of the Border League Cup yesterday but put in a good performance against higher league opponents Hatfield Peverel, who play two divisions above. Addy Roy scored the Melford goal in a 2-1 defeat.

Next match for the Reserves is another cup tie on Saturday (29 September), this time in the Suffolk Senior Reserve Cup - at home to East Bergholt.

FLOYD CROLL  (September 21)

Former Melford goalkeeper Floyd Croll (Supporters' Player of the Season in 2008) spoke to the EADT earlier this week about the impact of football on his mental health.  [click here]

UNDER 18 WIN  (September 21)

Well done to the Under 18s getting their first three points last night with a 1-0 win against Haverhill Rovers, the winning goal was scored by James Burgess.

Last night's squad: Michael Bett, James Burgess, Charlie Coy, Dominic Emmerson, Daniel Harewood, Khan Harris, Ben Lodge, Joshua Norris, Archie Pether, Logan Pigram, Tyrese Williams

Subs (all used): Nathan Dabbs, Callum Denson, George Ferguson, Dylan Fothergill


Good luck to Scott Sloots who has signed for Hadleigh United.

Scott made 61 appearances for Melford over three different spells between 2013 and 2018, scoring nine goals and we thank him for his contribution over the last few years.

RESERVES WIN  (September 15)

The Reserves made it 3 consecutive victories by winning 5-1 at Ramsey & Mistley. The scorers were Robo Ominiabohs (2), Perry Newman, Addy Roy and Sam Newton. 

Starting line-up: Michael Bett, Stuart Tricker, Scott Barnes, Addy Roy, Deklyn Roy, Jason Joseph, Perry Newman, Cory Willings, Will Howe, Robo Ominiabohs, Sam Newton  Subs: Callum Denson, Oliver Brooker, Henry Day 

PLAYER SPONSOR  (September 11)

Thank you to HALE-A-CAB for sponsoring Sam Bayliss. 

To sponsor a player costs £25 and gets your name in the matchday programme and website squad page for the entire season.  [view squad]

FA CUP DRAW  (September 10)

The winners of Wednesday's replay will be at home to Leatherhead (based in Surrey they play in the Bostik Premier) in the 2nd Qualifying Round - tie to be played Saturday 22 September.

That will be a tough tie for either Melford or Haverhill, as Leatherhead have a strong FA Cup pedigree (last season they reached the Second Round Proper where they lost 3-1 to Wycombe Wanderers).

RESERVES WIN  (September 09)

Long Melford Reserves made it back-to-back Border League Division Two victories yesterday with a 4-1 win against Rowhedge.

The Melford scorers were Andy Fisher, Sam Newton, Robo Ominiabohs and Perry Newman - more details to follow shortly.  


The club would like to thank the following new sponsors:

  • Bill Smith (sponsoring Ross Waugh and Anthony Waugh)
  • Jules Mumford (sponsoring Anthony Waugh)
  • Melford Heisler (sponsoring physio Brian Dunster)

A handful of the first team squad are still available to sponsor, at £25 for the season [click here]

UNDER 18s UPDATE  (September 04)

A tough night for the Under 18's last night losing 7-1 at St Neots Town, James Burgess with the Melford goal.

Next match for the Under 18's is away to Felixstowe & Walton Utd in the Suffolk Midweek Cup on Thursday 13 September.

FA CUP NEWS  (September 03)

Saturday's FA Cup tie at Haverhill Rovers kicks off at the earlier time of 2pm at the New Croft in Haverhill on the grass pitch.  

FA CUP DRAW  (August 28)

In the First Qualifying Round of The Emirates FA Cup, we have been draw away to Haverhill Rovers.

The tie will take place at Haverhill's New Croft ground on Saturday 8th September, 3pm kick off.

In the previous rounds, Rovers beat their near neighbours Haverhill Borough (2-0) and Maldon & Tiptree (2-1), while Melford knocked out Redbridge (3-1) and St Margaretsbury (3-1).

The two sides have met only once before in the FA Cup - in 1958 Haverhill won the replay 4-2 after a 2-2 draw at Melford.  

TONIGHT'S MATCH  (August 28)

Good luck to the Under 18s for the first Thurlow Nunn Youth League match of the season tonight - at home to Newmarket Town.

Kick off at Stoneylands is 7.45pm and admission is £3.

CUP DRAWS  (August 26)

We understand the draw for The Emirates FA Cup 1st Qualifying Round will be made at 1pm on Tuesday.

Meanwhile in the Suffolk Premier Cup the club was handed a home tie against Felixstowe & Walton United (to be played Wednesday 10th October).

  • In other fixture news, instead of playing FC Clacton Res on Saturday (1st September) the Reserves will now be at home to AFC Sudbury A instead - 3pm kick off at Stoneylands in the Essex & Suffolk Border League Division Two.


The club is looking for a volunteer to sell raffle tickets at home matches. If you can help with this please let us know on a matchday or contact us through the website [click here]

FIXTURE NEWS  (August 19)

The Thurlow Nunn Premier Division fixture at home to Brantham Athletic (originally scheduled for this coming Wednesday) has been postponed. New date for this match is Wednesday 26 September.

The Under 18s away match at Cambridge City, also scheduled for Wednesday, has been postponed due to pitch unavailability.

The Under 18s home match against Newmarket Town has been moved forward two days to Tuesday 28 August.

And finally, the Reserves will be at home to Pot Black in the St Nicholas Hospice Cup on Thursday 30 August.

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.


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. 


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 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.


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

ADULT: £7.00




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.


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.


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.


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


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


(Melford Scorers: Ben Judge, Nathan Rowe pen)


(Melford Scorer: Will Howe 2)


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


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.


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.  


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


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.



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.


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)


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.  


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.


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:


Long Melford Res v Hatfield Peverel


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.


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.


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


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.


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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