Hall look to ‘freshen things up’ in squad ahead of Dragons’ visit

OUT OF ACTION: Mildenhall Town striker Aaron Turner (left) who is set to miss tomorrow's Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division visit of Wivenhoe Town
OUT OF ACTION: Mildenhall Town striker Aaron Turner (left) who is set to miss tomorrow's Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division visit of Wivenhoe Town
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Christian Appleford is ready to ring the changes when his Mildenhall Town side host Wivenhoe Town at Recreation Way tomorrow (3pm).

The Hall boss was left frustrated after his side lost 2-1 at Fakenham Town in the FA Vase second qualifying round on Saturday.

And Appleford is now set to bring players in and move others out of the club to try and help improve their current league position of 13th ahead of this weekend’s fixtures.

“I’m looking to make changes and bring players in to freshen things up,” explained the Mildenhall boss. “We’ll look to move some players on.”

Adam Burroughs’ 75th-minute header cancelled out Ben Boyce’s opener on Saturday, with Craig Nurse having a penalty saved earlier on.

Matty Franks restored the home side’s lead three minutes from time, before David Cooper was then sent off for the Hall, who visit Needham Market in the Suffolk Premier Cup on Wednesday (7.45pm).

“We played well and hit the bar and post four times,” said Appleford. “We’ve also missed a penalty and it was a disappointing result as we had done enough to win.”

Mildenhall will be without Michael Harvey, Aaron Turner and Carl Murkin through injury, while defender Adam Murray has this week signed for Cambridge City of the Southern League Premier.

n Elsehwere in the Premier Division, Thetford Town look for back-to-back wins when they host Gorleston tomorrow (3pm).

The Brecklanders followed up Saturday’s 3-1 FA Vase reverse at Peterborough Sports with an impressive 3-0 victory over Fakenham at Mundford Road on Tuesday.

Goals from Ben Anderson (two) and Sam Bryant moved Thetford up to 11th, who are back on the road when they travel to local rivals Norwich United on Tuesday (7.45pm).

n Walsham-le-Willows return to league action when they visit Ipswich Wanderers tomorrow (3pm).

Paul Smith’s side suffered a 7-1 thrashing at home to Godmanchester Rovers in the Vase on Saturday, with Jack Brame on target for the Willows.

Walsham continue their travels with a trip to Haverhill Rovers in the Suffolk Premier Cup on Tuesday (7.45pm).

n In the First Division, Stowmarket Town travel to local rivals Team Bury tomorrow (3pm).

Both sides will be looking to bounce back after defeats in the Vase at the weekend.

Stow lost 4-0 at home to Eton Manor, while Bury lost 6-0 at Peterborough Northern Star.

Following this weekend’s trip to Ram Meadow, Rick Andrews’ side host Braintree Town Reserves in the First Division Knockout Cup on Tuesday.

The Blues travel to Debenham LC in the First Division-exclusive competition on the same day (both 7.45pm).