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Reserves

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Thetford Town

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 Sat 28 Dec 2019

1st Team

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Newmarket Town

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Sat 28 Dec 2019

Reserves

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Walsham-le-Willows

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Sat 04 Jan 2019

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Brantham Athletic

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PLAYER SPONSORSHIP  (December 12)

A big thank you to STERLING BUILDING LTD for sponsoring Haaris Khan, Anthony Waugh, Mick Garbi and Ross Waugh. 

ARTHUR KEMP FUNERAL NOTICE (December 10)

Arthur Kemp Funeral Arrangements:  The cremation is fixed for Thursday December 19th at 10am Risby Crematorium,  Bury St Edmunds. The Memorial Service will be at Cavendish Church at 2pm the same day.

The wake/refreshments will be tied into the MEMORIAL SERVICE rather than the Cremation. Scattering of ashes at LMFC will again be announced but it could well be the same time as the Memorial Service. That is the current situation. 

No Flowers please but donations to the St Nicholas Hospice c/o H and AW Palmer Ltd Undertakers Little St Mary s Long Melford Suffolk CO10.

The anticipation is  there will be a greater attendance at the Memorial Service, so you are not expected to attend twice if you have problems, time, access etc. 

Whichever event Arthur wanted a bright exit, and he would not have expected the attendees dress to be dreary and dull.  

TODAY'S MATCHES  (December 07)

The 1st Team after a two-week break return to action this afternoon away to Mildenhall Town (3pm kick off).

However the reserve team fixture away to Holland FC has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

OUR CONDOLENCES   (December 04)

With sadness the death of a past Long Melford footballer is announced.  Arthur Kemp aged 87 years , who died at home in Cavendish with his family at his side on Wednesday December 4th. 

Arthur spent his whole career playing for Long Melford from the age of 17 years up to 30 years of age, interrupted only by National Service in Germany, where he played for the British Army on the Rhine team.

Most of his career was in the Reserves as an old fashioned centre forward interspersed with periods in the first eleven. 

During his time at the Club, Arthur did the plumbing in the existing dressing rooms together with his best mate John Ford who was a goalkeeper at LMFC, and in latter years Arthur helped with many repairs at Stoneylands.

Like other former players, Sammy Price and Les Elms, it is likely some of his ashes will be scattered over the Stoneylands pitch.

Everybody at Long Melford FC sends their condolences to the Kemp family.

TONIGHT'S MATCH OFF  (November 28)

The Under 18 match tonight away to Holland FC has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

NEW PLAYER SPONSORS  (November 26)

A big thank you to two new player sponsors:

  • INNOVATION BRICKWORK GROUP sponsoring Nathan Rowe

If you would like to join our player sponsors, please take a look at the Squad page to see which are players are available.

PLAYERS WANTED  (November 25)

Long Melford Football Club is continuing to build on and off the pitch and is looking to develop players for the future. We are currently recruiting players to join our U18s team that plays in the Suffolk County Premier Division on Saturday mornings. 

So if you are keen to play football for a local Senior club and have the hunger to push on to compete for a place in our reserve and first teams at Stoneylands, drop us a line and we will be in touch.

RESERVES MATCH OFF  (November 22)

After overnight rain on an already saturated pitch, tomorrow's reserve team game at home to Woodbridge Town has been postponed.

FIXTURE CHANGE  (November 20)

Next week's League Cup tie at home to Stowmarket Town has been rearranged, the new date is  Wednesday 11 December.

FROM THE ARCHIVES  (November 19)

Pictured is a Suffolk Free Press photo from 1985 when the club won the Essex & Suffolk Border League First Division and were promoted. 

Two further promotions since then, in 2002 and 2015, took the club to where it is now, the Thurlow Nunn Premier. (Thanks to Keith Slater for the photo).

From left to right: Freddie Bennett, Nigel Woodgate, Rod Mumford, Eddie King, Ted Mills & Mick Boggis. 

PLAYER SPONSOR  (November 17)

Thank you to Geoff and Sue Winder of G&S Books who have kindly agreed to sponsor Will Wingfield.

Geoff and Sue hail from Gillingham and are long standing supporters of their local football club. They were very impressed with how our village side have successfully taken on much larger towns in East Anglia so keep a close eye on how we're doing.

PLAYER SPONSOR  (November 14)

Thank you to Quality Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Ltd for sponsoring our Reserve Team captain Toby Newman.

To find out more about the services they provide, head over to their website www.qualityac.co.uk


UNDER 18 MATCH OFF  (November 14)

Tonight's Under 18s' match away to Little Oakley has been postponed because of a waterlogged pitch.

RESERVE TEAM NEWS  (November 08)

Long Melford Reserves management have appointed Toby Newman as the team's captain for the 2019/20 season. 

Toby has the drive and enthusiasm that the management team are convinced will help drive the team forward and he will be a great support and influence to new and developing players within the Reserves team.

  • Supporters who are not going to Woodbridge tomorrow for the first team match, we would appreciate your support for the young Reserves side at Stoneylands. Hadleigh are the visitors in the Suffolk Senior Reserve Cup (don't forget the early kick off time 2pm).

MATCH POSTPONED  (November 07)

Tonight's Under 18 home match against Little Oakley has been postponed (waterlogged pitch).

OUR CONDOLENCES  (November 05)

Long Melford Football Club is saddened to hear that Suffolk FA president Gordon Blake has passed away, aged 88.

To read a tribute from Suffolk FA chairman Phil Lawler, visit the Suffolk Free Press website [click here]

EARLY KICK OFF  (November 04)

Please note Saturday's Suffolk Senior Reserve Cup tie (at home to Hadleigh United) kicks off at the earlier than usual time of 2pm.

UNDER 18 UPDATE  (November 01)

Well done to Mick Garbi's Under 18s on last night's 3-2 win at Stanway Rovers. The goals were scored by Ben Lodge, Ethan Bewick and Haaris Khan.

Last night's win means Melford move up to 7th in the Thurlow Nunn Youth League (South).

FIXTURE CHANGE  (October 27)

The rearranged League Cup 2nd Round tie at home to Whitton United has been moved back a week.

It will now be played Wednesday 6th November (7.45pm kick off at Stoneylands).

UNDER 18 UPDATE  (October 15)

A 3-1 defeat for the Under 18s last night away to Brantham Athletic in difficult conditions due to the recent wet weather. Ben Lodge scored the Melford goal.

Meanwhile in the Suffolk U18 Midweek Cup quarter final draw, Melford have been handed an away tie at Stowmarket Town.


U18 COUNTY CUP  (October 09)

Well done to the Under 18s who won 4-2 at Bungay Town last night in the Suffolk Midweek Cup. The scorers were Callum Denson (pictured), Dominic Emmerson, Haaris Khan and an own goal.

OUR CONDOLENCES   (October 08)

The death has been announced of Dick Howe of Lavenham, once a Bury Town player. Around the start of 1990 Dick Howe managed the successful Under 18s team at Long Melford FC together with Richard Kemp the current Hon President of LMFC. 

The team was very successful playing in the Eastern Junior Alliance, against the likes of the Colchester Youth Team and Chelmsford City. A large number of players went onto to play at a higher level. His son Jamie who played in the Youth team later played for Melford and then went on to Sudbury Town, Sudbury Athletic and Cornard, later returning to Melford to link up with his previous manager Jules Mumford. 

The thoughts of all at LMFC go to the family and we thank them for his time spent at the club. 

The funeral takes Place 11th October, 2pm at Lavenham Church.

PLAYER SPONSOR  (October 06)

Thank you to THE DESIGN MANAGEMENT STUDIO for sponsoring Max Boulter. (Thanks to Kevin Cook for taking this photo of Max yesterday).

If you would like to join our player sponsors please click here to see who is available.

PLAY IT AGAIN SAM  (October 03)

The club is pleased to welcome back Sam Bayliss, after a spell at Mulbarton Wanderers.

Sam started in the Under 18s at Long Melford and went on to play 137 first team matches, scoring 17 goals. Manager Jamie Bradbury said today:

“We’re delighted to have Sam back at the club because he’s a top lad and a very good player who will add competition to our attacking areas.” 

“He’s a really good signing for us who will help bolster the squad for what we know is a long, hard season in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division.”

HASS LEAVES CLUB  (September 28)

After a short spell back at the club, Hassan Ally has taken up an offer to join Whitton United. Hass made 135 appearances for the club over the past three years, scoring 20 goals. Good luck to Hass at his new club.

UNDER 18 DERBY  (September 27)

An entertaining Under 18 derby at Cornard United last night finished in a 2-2 draw. Melford's goals were scored by James Burgess and Haaris Khan.

RESERVES UPDATE  (September 22)

The Reserves returned to winning ways at Stoneylands yesterday with a 2-1 victory against Wivenhoe Town.

Kyle Hurley (pictured) scored both Melford goals, Francisco Nnadi scored the Wivenhoe goal.

UNDER 18 UPDATE  (September 13)

Well done to the Under 18's for another impressive win last night, beating Brightlingsea Regent 3-0 at home in the Thurlow Nunn Youth League.

The scorers were James Dormady, Haaris Khan and Ben Lodge.

NEW SPONSORS  (September 10)

The club would like to thank two new sponsors:

  • DIAMOND SHINE WINDOW CLEANING & PROPERTY MAINTENANCE (sponsoring Jonathan Brown)
  • THE DESIGN MANAGEMENT STUDIO LTD. (sponsoring Max Boulter)

We really appreciate all of our sponsors. Please support the local businesses who support Long Melford FC. 

If you'd like to sponsor a player, please take a look at the Squad page on the website to see which players are available.

FA YOUTH CUP  (September 06)

Well done to the Under 18s who had an excellent 2-0 win in the FA Youth Cup last night, knocking out Leiston who were clear favourites to win this tie, based on league form. The underdogs against all the odds put in a gutsy and entertaining performance to run out worthy winners. 

Within ten minutes JAMES DORMADY put Melford ahead from ten yards, with the score remaining the same into the second half. 

Leiston were awarded a penalty but found the Melford goalpost rather than the net. Late in the game, JAMES DORMADY robbed a defender, and took the ball round keeper Garnham who was at Melford last season. to make the game safe for The Villagers. An excellent result indeed. 

Mick Garbi's side will be away to Saffron Walden in the next round.  

NEW HOME SHIRT  (August 28)

The club has switched to a new first team home shirt for 2019/20. The kit is made by Macron and sponsored by Nethergate Brewery (front) and KHA Survey & Design (back).

JAKE JACKSON  (August 26)

Well done to Jake Jackson who received his 100 appearances award before kick off on Saturday.

Jake is the 10th player in the current squad to have reached the landmark of 100 matches for the club.

RESERVES UPDATE  (August 25)

An excellent day for the young Reserves side yesterday, winning 4-3 at Woodbridge Town, scorers Will Howe (hat-trick) and Harry Roberts.  

PLAYER SPONSOR  (August 23)

Thank you to Croydon City Arrows Soccer Club (in Melbourne, Australia) for sponsoring Ben Devlin.

If you would like to join our 10 player sponsors, please take a look at the list of available players click here

UNDER 18 UPDATE  (August 23)

Last night's Under 18 result was Long Melford 0 Holland FC 1.

Due to injury we are currently looking to recruit a goalkeeper to bolster the U18 squad for the coming season and challenge for a place within our young reserve side, too.

If you know a keeper keen to push on and test himself within the development ranks at a senior club, please get in touch…

THANK YOU  (August 19)

Thank you to Horsley Holder Properties Ltd for sponsoring Jamie Bradbury, Brian Dunster, Jacob Brown and Hassan Ally.

If you would like to sponsor a player this season, a list of available players can be found here  (we'll be adding new player photos later this week when we switch to the new home kit sponsored by Nethergate Brewery).

RESERVES UPDATE  (August 17)

The Reserves' first match of the new season ended in a 3-0 defeat at home to Halstead Town Reserves last night.

It was 0-0 at half time before Halstead took control after the break with goals scored by Jake De'ath (2) and an own goal.

Lots of positives for Melford with a starting 11 that had only three players aged over 17, including five 16 year olds, which all bodes well for the future.

The next reserve team fixture is away to Woodbridge Town on Saturday (24th August).

PLAYER SPONSOR (August 12)

Thank you to DJ Sloots Professional Bricklayers for sponsoring Ashley Sloots this season.

If you would like to join our list of player sponsors, click here for more details.

NEW PLAYER SPONSORS  (August 05)

Thank you to two new player sponsors:

PARTY PARTY EVENT HIRE (sponsoring Archie Pether) 

PETER TURNER (sponsoring Jamie Griffiths)

  • A list of available players to sponsor can be found on the website here

CENTRA SECURITY SERVICES   (July 16)

Thank you Centra Security Services for continuing as our Club Website Sponsor for the 2019/20 season. For more information on Centra Security Services, visit their website www.centrasecurity.co.uk

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Latest News

Sat 14 Dec 2019

LONG MELFORD 3 GODMANCHESTER 2

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Thu 12 Dec 2019

PLAYER SPONSORS

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Wed 11 Dec 2019

LONG MELFORD 0 STOWMARKET 2

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Tue 10 Dec 2019

THE MANAGEMENT

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Tue 10 Dec 2019

ARTHUR KEMP

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Sat 07 Dec 2019

MILDENHALL T 3 LONG MELFORD 0

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Wed 04 Dec 2019

ARTHUR KEMP

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Sat 30 Nov 2019

THETFORD TOWN 1  LMFC RESERVES 1

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Mon 25 Nov 2019

PLAYERS WANTED

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Sat 23 Nov 2019

SWAFFHAM TOWN 1  LONG MELFORD 2

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Wed 20 Nov 2019

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