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Ipswich Town fan Zach Ward says: ‘Mick was right to ring the changes’

A few hideous stats from the weekend’s defeat to Rotherham put the dampener on the superb win against Newcastle on Easter Monday.

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STAYING ON: Rick Andrews has committed to Stowmarket Town for another three years

BREAKING NEWS: Stowmarket Town manager Rick Andrews commits to club for another three years

Rick Andrews is to remain as manager of title-chasing Stowmarket Town after committing to stay at the club for another three years.

Non League
BIG NAME SIGNING: Tino Best shows off his Mildenhall shirt alongside club chairman Lou Handy (left) and Matt Rolfe (right) of sponsor Beck Row-based sponsor Assured Windows. Picture: Gary Donnison

Best wants to inspire Mildenhall's young contingent

Tino Best is hoping that his presence within the dressing room will help to inspire some of Mildenhall's younger players to make names for themselves in the cricketing world.
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IN-FORM FRONTMAN: Sam Mulready, who scored nine goals in nine games to help Soham survive, is mobbed after scoring the first goal. Picture: Mark Westley

Saturday's local football round-up

All the final-day drama a football supporter could ask for was on show at Julius Martin Lane this afternoon as Soham Town Rangers preserved their Ryman League Division One North status during a seven-goal thriller against Maldon & Tiptree.
Non League
The organisers of the 2017 Greene King IPA Sevens tournament are hoping for another bumper crowd off the back of some good weather coupled with another great line-up

International sides lined up for Bury St Edmunds' GK IPA Sevens tournament

Rugby sevens teams from France and Jamaica are set to join sides from both the England and Ireland national squads at this year’s Greene King IPA Rugby Sevens tournament at Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club next month.
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Chris Boughton golf column: Convincing win for Stow Ladies

Chris Boughton golf column: Convincing win for Stow Ladies

The Stowmarket Golf Club Ladies’ Senior Jubilee Shield team had a convincing win in the preliminary round of the competition at home against Haverhill — a great start to new Ladies’ captain, Clare Peck’s, tenure.

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QUARTER-FINALISTS: The County Upper Girls Under-14s team

Coach’s pride as CU go so close to historic semis

GIRLS UNDER-14S

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ROMPING HOME: Ed Turner on Kriss William. Picture: Richard Weller-Pooley

Husband and wife duo both record wins at Higham event

The Turner family from Ampton, near Bury St Edmunds had a double at the Essex and Suffolk Hunt in Higham on Saturday.

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IMPROVEMENTS DEMANDED: Shane Leech will captain Lakenheath this season

Lakenheath seeking a much improved season

After being made to sweat over their Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Division Two status for much of last term, Lakenheath are hoping to have a much more straightforward campaign in 2017, writes Liam Apicella.

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Latest sports news from the Bury Free Press

Ed Seaman’s Norwich City column: Maddison can continue to shine

In a year that has seen the rise of ‘fake news’, Norwich City scoring three goals away from home — and winning — is something you’d have to see to believe.

Football
FUN TIMES: Captain Will Parker wants to see smiles back on faces at Woolpit

Woolpit looking to rediscover love for the game in Division One

New Woolpit captain Will Parker is determined to inject some enjoyment back into the club after last season’s relegation from the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier Cricket League, writes Liam Apicella.

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PROMOTION SEALED: Stowmarket Town have won promotion for the first time in their 134-year history

Stow move ‘out of the doldrums’ after home win seals a top-three finish

Rick Andrews believes a bit of pride has been restored at Stowmarket Town after they secured themselves a top-three promotion spot with a 2-0 win over Debenham LC.

Non League
Six months of town’s Junior Parkrun

Six months of town’s Junior Parkrun

Sunday marks a half-year anniversary for Bury St Edmunds’ Junior Parkrun — a free, timed 2km run for 4-14 year olds at 9am on Sundays at Ten Acre Field, Symonds Road, Moreton Hall.

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STAYING ON: Gareth Simpson is eager to turn out for Mildenhall in the Ryman League

Mildenhall’s Simpson eyeing Ryman League campaign

Having pulled on the Mildenhall Town shirt in the Thurlow Nunn League Premier and First Divisions, Gareth Simpson is ready to be part of the club’s Ryman League adventure.

Non League
HALFWAY HOPES: Mildenhall celebrate John Allen's wicket during Saturday's friendly with Cambridge Granta

Quality is there for Mildenhall to finish halfway up the league

Ben Shepperson believes Mildenhall should have greater ambitions than simply surviving in the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier Cricket League, writes Liam Apicella.

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MAKING A RETURN: Justin Bishop

Bishop comes out of retirement for Bury CC

Bury St Edmunds Cricket Club have lost last season’s captain and will be led by a new one this year – but the big talking point at the club is a former skipper coming out of retirement to help supplement what must be their youngest side.

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MOVING ON: Gavin Hogg

Hogg set for emotional Haberden farewell

It may be a dead-rubber as far as league points go, but Bury St Edmunds’ final home game of 2017 tomorrow has a real sense of occasion about it with Gavin Hogg keen to say his farewells to The Haberden faithful with a stirring display.

Sport
CRUSHING BLOW: James Baker scores past stand-in James Bradbrook

Wilkins: ‘We only have ourselves to blame for missing out on play-offs’

RYMAN LEAGUE

Non League
RESCUE ACT: Josh Mayhew earned Bury a point against Soham

Mayhew’s second-half goal earns Bury a derby point

RYMAN LEAGUE

Non League
NO RETURN: Connor Coles will not feature against Mildenhall Fen Tigers this weekend

Fen Tigers looking to capitalise on absence of favourite Coles

Kevin Jolly believes that the absence of Connor Coles from the Eastbourne Eagles’ line-up can work in favour of the Mildenhall Fen Tigers in their National Trophy clash on Sunday.

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