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Nick Pope on his rise from non-league to England call-up

This week’s Bury Free Press and Newmarket Journal will carry an exclusive extended interview with homegrown Nick Pope, following his call-up to the senior England squad.

SERIOUS BUSINESS: Bardwell barely react to taking the lead Picture Mark Westley

Cup double ambition for team in first ever season


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COMFORTABLE WIN: Stowmarket celebrate one of their four goals against Brantham. Picture: Mecha Morton

Saturday's local football round-up

A debutant made a big impression on his first Bury Town appearance, a Stowmarket Town striker took two steps closer to breaking a goalscoring record and Newmarket Town pulled off a shock win on a snowy afternoon of football.
NEW ROBIN: Jamie Thurlbourne has joined Ely

THURLOW NUNN LEAGUE: Ely sign Thurlbourne

Jamie Thurlbourne has joined Ely City after a brief spell with Wisbech Town.

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NO PLAY: This is the secene on most local pitches today

UPDATED: Snow disrupts weekend programme but which games are still on?

Around half of the football matches involving local Thurlow Nunn League and Bostik League sides have been announced as being off today as the snow continues to fall in some parts.

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ONGOING RELATIONSHIP: Tim Henman was back at Culford this week   Picture: Mecha Morton

Henman delivers another serving of advice at Culford

Culford School saw the return of former British No 1 Tim Henman OBE this week as he delivered a masterclass for members of the school’s tennis academy.

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Craig Smart, Adam Trett and Steve Hall on the Terrace overlooking the Suffolk Golf Course

Chris Boughton’s golf column: Clubs look to boost social side

The new clubhouse at The Suffolk Golf Club opened late in the 2017 season and plans are in place to create a vibrant clubhouse encouraging the social side for which the club is renowned.

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ATTACKING MIND: Cowley scored five goals in his 22 appearances for Stowmarket Town   Picture: Mecha Morton

Stowmarket Town's Dave Cowley departs for higher league Ware

Dave Cowley has transferred from Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division side Stowmarket Town to Bostik League North Division side Ware.
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BIG GAME: Stowmarket (pictured in action against Newmarket last weekend) take on Ely on Saturday

League fixtures prioritised over Chadacre Cup final

Stowmarket Rugby Club will have to wait to contest the final of this season’s Suffolk Chadacre Cup, after being told this weekend’s final had been rescheduled as the league takes priority.

HEARTBREAKING LOSS: The U19s are 'beyond gutted' to go out at the semi-final stage of the ABL play-offs   Picture Mark Westley

Under-19s halted at last four but coach requests probe into referee skills

County Upper Under-19s may have suffered a one-point heartbreak in the semi-finals of the ABL play-offs, but they could still make the final, according to Darren Johnson.

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Norwich City fan Ed Seaman’s column: Compromise needed over Tettey

After six years of fantastic service, it would be a crying shame if Alex Tettey’s Norwich City career was prematurely ended at Barnsley on Tuesday night.

Ipswich Town columnist Joseph Sadler

Ipswich Town fan Joseph Sadler’s column: Ugly scenes on and off the pitch

What a sad state of affairs at this once great football club.


New Bury coach ‘very disappointed’ with defeat in his first game in charge


KNOCKED OUT: John Sands shields the ball during Needham's semi-final loss on penalties. Picture: Paul Tebbutt

Needham boss bemoans a lack of tempo from team

Needham Market manager Richard Wilkins conceded his side did not play with enough tempo during their Omni Freight Suffolk Premier Cup semi-final exit at the hands of Bury Town on Wednesday evening.

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ENGLAND CALLING: Nick Pope has been selected by the Three Lions

Wilkins delighted as Pope gets England call-up

Richard Wilkins believes former Bury Town goalkeeper Nick Pope is fully deserving of his first call-up to the senior England football squad.

NOT TO BE: Owen Pick finished ninth this morning. Picture: ParaylmpicsGB

No Paralympic medal for Pick

It was not to be for Owen Pick in his second attempt to win a Winter Paralympic medal this morning.

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CELEBRATION TIME: Gym United are through to the final. Picture: Gary Griffiths

Gym are the pride of Suffolk

After they became the first team from the county to ever reach The FA Sunday Cup final, Gym United’s Matt Morton said ‘pride’ was the overwhelming emotion.

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WINNING FEELING: Bury players and fans celebrate their victory. Picture: Paul Tebbutt

Jolland sends Bury to Portman Road


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ON TARGET: Andrew Wood celebrates his goal. Picture: Gary Griffiths

Spirited display sees Gym reach final


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FINALISTS: Mark Wallis

Pair get dogs through to two Romford finals

Lakenheath handler Mark Wallis and Hockwold-based Patrick Janssens will dominate the two finals at Romford on Friday evening.

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