DEBO MOVES ON
Tom Debenham has moved up to high League Mildenhall Town FC.
All at Walsham wish him the very best
FIRST TEAM GO THROUGH IN FA VASE REPLAY AFTER PENALTIES
JoJi Kawaguchi scores winning penalty to put Walsham first Team through to play Boston Town, in the next round of the FA Vase Well done lads.
3 - 3 normal time (4 - 5 pens)
FA VASE NEXT ROUND DRAW FOR WINNERS
First Team v Deeping Rangers Reply
The winners in the replay will be away v Boston Town on the 24th September
FA VASE REPLAY V DEEPING RANGERS
The replay for the FA Vase match V Deeping Rangers FC will be held at their gound
on Tuesday 13th September 2016 7.45pm Kick Off
PICTUES FROM FIRST TEAM GAME V FELIXSTOWE & WALTON
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HADLEIGH UTD V WALSHAM FIRST TEAM
All square in the First Teams opening game of the season against Hadleigh United, Result 1 - 1 with Nathan Clarke scoring our goal, roll on Ipswich Wanderers on Wednesday
HERE WE GO AGAIN
The new season starts tomorrow for the First Team. Paul Smith takes his team for an away game v Hadleigh Utd and then again away to Ipswich Wanderers on Wednesday night.
After some good results in pre-season games Paul and Muzzy have high hopes and along with great support from the football committee and helpers the club is going in the right direction.
With several new younger players added to last years squad, it looks an interesting season for the club, where we hope to better last years15th position, and it would be great to see some supporters cheering on the team along at these games. Good luck lads
VIDEO OF TODAYS FIRST TEAM PRE-SEASON GAME V STOWMARKET TOWN
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WALSHAM WIN 3-1 AT BURY TOWN IN TESTIMONIAL FOR TREV & TATS
Many thanks top Bury Town for hosting yesterdays Testimonial with great hospitality for Trevor Newman & James Tatham two fantastic servants for both clubs.
Goals from Josh Curry, Charlie Webb, and Andrew Wood for Walsham with Collins replying late for Bury
FIRST PRE-SEASON GAME COMPLETED FOR FIRST TEAM
The First Team completed their first pre-season game on Wednesday night against Cranes from the SIL
The game was a useful run out for both sides with Walsham having several new players on show.
The game ended 1-1 with Charlie Webb scoring for Walsham
MATCH REPORT : FIRST TEAM V ELY CITY
Walsham capped a fine team performance to defeat lowly Ely 5-0 on Saturday.
The first twenty minutes was turgid with neither side creating a chance of note. Ely had the first real chance of the match following a corner, but keeper Pacey managed to smother Seymour’s shot.
This spurred the hosts into action and Musgrove’s excellent corner was superbly headed home by Clarke.
Musgrove’s through ball then found Brame, who was brought down by keeper Galbraith inside the area, and Wood stepped up to score from the spot kick.
Easlea’s free-kick found Clarke who thundered a header against the bar, but Wood followed up to score.
In the second half, Wood scored a superb goal to complete his hat-trick.
Another superb Walsham move ended with McLaughlin scoring the goal of the game in a fantastic display by the hosts.
PICTURES FROM THE WALSHAM V DISS GAME
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WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 3 FC CLACTON 2
The main talking point of the first half was when Holdstock and Walker collided together in the penalty area.
Walker was sent off but Holdstock blazed the penalty high over the bar.
Newman was sent off for what was deemed to be an over the top tackle and Walsham were reduced to nine men.
In the second half against all the odds Walsham took the lead when substitute Bolton sent Wood clear and he finished with aplomb.
The visitors were level when Plane scored with a stunning shot from outside the box.
The hosts were back in front when Brame’s free-kick was headed back across goal by Clarke for Wood to head emphatically home.
Plane scored his second of the match with another good finish but Walsham were not to be denied and substitute Tatham crossed for Brame to head home the winner.
WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 5 GORLESTON TOWN 1
Walsham opened the scoring in the fourteenth minute when an excellent move was finished off by Barnard. French should have equalised for the visitors but shot straight at Mcanally. Another excellent Walsham move ended with Foster scoring an exquisite goal from the edge of the area. Towards the end of the half Tatham harried the Gorleston defence and Wood slotted home. At the start of the second half the visitors uped their game and Mcanally made two good saves. From a free kick Finch hit the bar, the follow up smashed against the post but Sandford shot home to put Gorleston back in the game. Sims through ball found Wood who raced clear of the Gorleston defence to finish superbly. Finally substitute Taylor latched onto a quick throw on to find Wood who slotted home for his hat trick. It rounded off an excellent performance from the home team.
WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 0 NORWICH UNITED 2
Norwich United 2
Half time: 0 - 1
Kick off: 15:00, Sunday, March 30 2014
Norwich United cruised to a comfortable 2-0 win over Walsham.
In a largely forgettable match, the visitors had the first chance when Jones fired narrowly wide, while at the other end, Wood missed two good chances.
Jones then nipped in to head home and put Norwich ahead after McAnally was hesitant in coming for a harmless looking cross.
Wood and Brame both missed good chances to equalise for the hosts before Bennett scored a direct free-kick from a good 25 yards to conclude the scoring in a low-key affair
CRC 2 WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 0
CRC started the game brightly and forced two corners in the first couple of minutes and the first chance fell to Lentall when he bent a shot just wide of the Walsham post. Walsham were struggling to put any good moves together as they were constantly being put under pressure by the hard word and pressing of the young Cambridge side. After 25 minutes Cambridge nearly took the lead when a slip by Newman let in Lentall but his shot came back off the post and was then cleared. Cambridge deservedly took the lead when a creek kick from the edge of the was curled around the wall by Joynes and into the bottom corner. Worse was to follow for Walsham when on the stroke of half time Lentall broke clear,rounded McAnally and rolled the ball into the net. Walsham still had time to reduce the arrears when first Brame then Wood both missed good chances to score. The second half was not as fluent and chances were to score were very few with Cambridge still looking dangerous on the break. Walsham were thankful for the form of McAnally as he made some good saves from the young Cambridge forwards. Final Score CRC 2 Walsham Le Willows 0.
WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 4 WIVENHOE 0
Walsham ground staff worked wonders to make sure that the home game against Wivenhoe took place.
Walsham started the game with a 352 formation and started very brightly passing the ball around well in sticky conditions. The first half chance of the match fell to Andrew Wood who collected Lee Sims ball only to fire over the top. Walsham created another chance when an cross from Chris McLaughlin was headed back by Andrew Cusack to Ryan Foster but the Wivenhoe defence closed him down and cleared. Walshams best chance of the game fell to Cusack who picked up a pass from Sim but saw his left foot shot narrowly miss the far post. Walsham were still pressing when Andrew Wood saw his acrobatic volley fly over the top from a Jack Brame cross. Walsham eventually took the lead in the 26th minute when Nathan Clarke was brought down in the penalty box. Andrew Cusack stepped up and coolly converted the spot kick. With Walsham still in attacking mode the second goal duly arrived after 36 minutes when a quick break out from the back saw Ryan Foster set Wood free down the right his pass was picked up by Matt Morton who fed Chris McLaughlin and he fired into the bottom corner. Walsham could have increased there lead when a cross from the left saw a Morton header cleared off the line and then a Clarke header go narrowly wide.
After the break Walsham continued to attack the Wivenhoe defence and created chances with a Cusack cross being headed wide by Brame then from another Cusack cross Morton also missing the target. Wivenhoe got their first oppurtunity of the match when a Marvin Spindler volley was well tipped over by Duncan McAnally. Walsham got goal number 3 when a a great ball from McLaughlin found substitute Agricole and he fired home from 20 yards. Walsham sealed an emphatic win in injury time when a good move saw Agricloe cross to the far post and Wood shoot home from close range. A very good performance from Walsham in front of a good crowd of 90.
NEWS FROM THE WILLOWS
Only two matches to report on this week with the rain continuing to fall in massive amounts, many thanks to everyone who turned up on Saturday morning to spread some sand (1 ton) over the pitch and make it look more like Great Yarmouth beach than a grass football pitch. The first team welcomed Godmanchester for the third meeting this season and this one turned out to be the best match of the three, we started off like a rocket and Jack Brame was tripped whilst heading for goal in the first minute, Paul Musgrove took the resultant free kick and planted it to the left of the goalkeeper for as good a free kick as you would see at any level. Chris McLaughlins volley then hit the bar before Andrew Wood headed just wide when well placed. From being well on top we then pressed the self-destruct button by failing to clear in our own penalty area and Blackwell scored from 15 yards, worse was to follow when a similar incident allowed Sparkes to score and just before half time Hall who was a constant menace all afternoon crossed for Furness to score with a well placed header. We pressed at the start of the second half and a brilliant mazy run by Sim right into the penalty area before crossing for Brame to drill home after 55 minutes put us right back into the match. With chances falling to both sides the next goal would be vital and it fell to Godmanchester with Blackwell drilling a low shot past McAnally to take the points back to Canbridgeshire. This was an excellent advert for non league football on a very difficult pitch and all players deserve great credit for the spectacle they provided for both sets of supporters. The “A” team played Thurston “over the road” and went behind early on, with “B” team manager Wally taking up the reins and manager Russell AWOL, (was he on gardening leave ?) the Chairman was remaining tight lipped on the situation. Goals from Rust and Owston secured a point as another goal from Thurston saw the match finish 2-2. With James Tatham playing his first match for ages it might be that Wally fancies him for the “B” team, sorry about that “Tats”. John Parker of Morrish & Co sponsored the first team match and we hope he enjoyed his afternoon with his party of eight. They seemed to be quite happy as they left the club at 7.30 pm heading for a Chinese restaurant, many thanks John for your continued support. ( Johns party MOM Ryan Foster) After the match grounds man Tipple got the tractor out to roll the pitch but this time he managed to avoid hitting the goalpost with the roller as he did the previous Tuesday, leaving it with a big dent and hole in it. Apologies for mentioning this Malcolm as I did say I would keep it quiet but this confirms, I cannot be trusted. I would like to tell all my followers who bother to read this that the match against Wivenhoe on Saturday the 1st of February will be a “pay what you like” entrance day, which means you can get in for any donation from 1p to 100 pounds. The club hopes this will encourage people to come and see what non league football is all about and reward our regular supporters.
WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 2 GODMANCHESTER 4
Controversy opened the game when Jack Brame collected a long ball and with the Godmanchester keeper rushing out of the area Brame rounded him only to be tripped. The referee decided that a yellow card was sufficient when most of the spectators were expecting red. From the resulting free kick Paul Musgrove bent the ball round the wall and into the net to give Walsham the lead. Walsham had a great chance to increase the lead when a cross from Lee Sim found Chris McLaughlin but his volley crashed against the bar and away to safety. Andrew Wood should have scored when he put his header wide when well placed. Godmanchester equalised after 15 when a poor defence header was not cleared and Tom Sparkes scored. Ryan Foster produced a great free kick which eluded everyone and crept passed the far post. Godmanchester scored again when another poor clearance in the Walsham defence saw Jamie Blackwell convert. Worse was to follow when great play out wide by James Hall who was a constant menace all afternoon saw his cross met by a good header by Joe Furness who gave Duncan McAnally no chance. Walsham started brightly after half time and pulled a goal back after 55 mins when a brilliant mazy run down the right by Sim found Brame who scored. Chances were falling to both sides but it was Godmanchester who got the crucial goal when good play again from Hall found Blackwell and he drilled his shot passed McAnally. This was a great advert for non league football who produced an excellent game on sticky conditions. Walsham will rue the missed chances that they had created.
THETFORD TOWN 1 WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 2
Walsham made the short journey to Mundford Road to face Thetford Town. It was Thetford who made the more positive start and they took an early lead when goalkeeper Duncan McAnally completely misjudged a floated free kick from Luke Catchpole and saw it go over him and into the net. Thetford could have increased there lead when a good run and cross by Sam Bryant saw Shayne Leech blast over when well placed. Walasham were finding it difficult to get a foot hold in the game with Thetford closing them down quickly. Thetford nearly increased there lead when first a corner from Luke Bailey was headed over by Nathan Birch then good work by Steve Harley set up Bryant but he shot narrowly wide. The game was halted after 40 minutes when Catchpole collided with McAnally with Catchpole being taken to hospital. Walshams first chance fell to Lee Sim who found himself in space but his shot was well saved by the Thetford goalkeeper. Walsham equalised after 60 mins when confusion in the Thetford box saw them fail to clear and Jack Brame bundled the ball home. Walsham were putting pressure now on Thetford and Andrew Wood should have done better with his header after good work from Brame. The winner for Walsham came in the 85 minute when a good break in midfield by Tom Agricole saw him feed the ball into Wood who calmly slotted past Cruickshank. Thetford had a chance in the last minute when good play by Harley set up Dixon but his left foot shot went wide.
Walsham would like to wish Luke Catchpole a speedy recovery
DISS TOWN 0 WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 11
Walsham travelled to Brewers Green Lane for this Boxing Day clash. Walsham took the lead in the 5th min when Ryan Foster got brought down in the box and Andrew Wood converted the penalty. Walsham increased the lead in the 18th min when a great cross by Lee Sim was tucked away at the front post by Wood. Walsham were now completely outplaying Diss and the third goal arrived when a Paul Musgrove cross was met at the back post by an unmarked Jack Brame who headed home. Three more goals for Walsham were quick to follow before half time. First Ryan Fosters lovely through ball found Wood who chipped the goalkeeper to complete his hatrick. A long clearance from the back saw the Diss centre half play the ball back to his keeper who unfortunately missed the ball which left Brame who had chased him down with an easy tap in. The first half scoring was completed when Lee Sim saw his twenty yard effort deflected past the goalkeeper. The onslaught continued after the break when a cross from the left was headed in to his own net by Diss defender Roscoe Hipperson just two minutes after the restart. Walshams 8th goal came after 54 mins when a lovely ball down the line by Chris McLaughlin sent Brame racing through and he made no mistake firing low and hard into the bottom corner for his hat trick. Walshams next goal came when a good free kick from Foster was put away by Tom Debenham. Walsham were pushing hard for the magic 10 and this duly arrived when a lovely move saw Luke Austin play a good ball across the Diss penalty box and a Wood was on hand to net his fourth. Walshams final goal came when Andrew Cusack broke clear down the left and thumped his left foot shot past the keeper. Final score Diss 0 Walsham 11
WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 0 STANWAY ROVERS 3
The game between Walsham and Stanway kicked off in sticky blustery conditions at Summer Road. The first real incident of the match came when Chris Ribchester made a very poor tackle from behind on Jack Brame and was fortunate to only receive a yellow card. Stanway took the lead when Jimmy Webb cut inside Tom Agricole and was brought down in the box by Matt Morton. Webb got up to score the penalty sending Duncan McAnally the wrong way. Walsham pushed hard for the rest of the first half but lacked any real creativity and the Stanway defence coped quite comfortably. Walsham attacked at the beginning of the second half when a good move resulted in Lee Sim firing over from 20 yards. After this Stanway began to get on top and chances fell to Adam Hampson, Jamie Beecham and Jose Espinoza. Stanway increased the lead when Webb was brought down on the edge of the box and from the resulting free kick Ribchester poked home at the far post. Walsham now seemed deflated and could only manage one more chance when Sims goal bound effort was blocked by Webb. Stanway got the third and final goal when from a quick throw Michael Brothers broke down the right and delivered a great cross for Espinoza to tap in from 6 yards.
FC CLACTON 1 WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 2
Walsham nearly got off to the perfect start when a long ball from defence was flicked on by Andrew Wood for Jack Brame to race clear but he his shot grazed the far post. Clacton then broke quickly and a dangerous cross into the 6 yard box was sliced clear by Trevor Newman. Walsham nearly took the lead when after receiving a throw Wood got past the defender but his shot just curled wide of the upright. In the next attack
good work by Wood saw him lay the ball off to Ryan Foster who saw his shot cleared off the line and the follow up by Lee Sim was blasted over the bar. Clacton then had a couple of chances when Jake Plane had a header easily saved then Plane saw his 20 yard effort well saved by Duncan McAnally. Brame should have scored when a mistake in the Clacton defence saw him have a one on one with the Clacton keeper but the shot was well saved. Clacton started the second half well and nearly scored when a left foot shot from Aaron Condon flashed past the far post. Then a scramble in the Walsham box saw Tom Agricole clear off the line. Clacton took the lead after 60 minutes when Condon wriggled his way in the box only to be brought down by Agricole. Condon picked himself up and scored from the spot sending McAnally the wrong way. The goal seemed to wake Walsham up and the began to put pressure on the Clacton defence. Then after 85 minutes they got the equaliser when good work by Agricole found Foster in the box, his shot came back off the post and straight to Andrew Wood who scored easily. Walsham pushed for the winner and it duly arrived with almost the last kick of the game when a ball forward was headed on by Wood and this time Brame made no mistake to give Walsham all three points.
GORLESTON TOWN O WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 0
Walsham came away from Emerald Park with a deserved point against a good Gorleston side. The game was very scrappy at the start as both sides kept giving the ball away. Walsham were the first to test the goalkeeper when a cross from Andrew Cusack was flicked on by Andrew Wood to Lee Sim but his shot was easily saved. Walsham were unlucky not to take the lead after 24 minutes when a ball inside from Sim to Ryan Foster saw Fosters shot clip the top of the bar. Walsham had plenty of possession but could not find a way to create any clear chances. Gorlestons first chance came via a mix up in the Walsham defence when Nathan Clarkes header back to Duncan McAnally had the keeper scrambling back to turn it away for a corner. Walsham almost went ahead when Shaun Thorrold hit his shot just wide from 18 yards. Gorlestons best chance of the match came when Christy Finch got away down the right and got into the box he squared the ball to Chris Sandford but the on rushing McAnally blocked the shot and the recovering defenders cleared. The referee blew the final whistle with both sides having to settle with a point each.
WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 1 FELIXSTOWE & WALTON 1
The points were shared between Walsham and Felixstowe in a very entertaining game at summer road on Saturday. Walsham started very brightly and were on top for most of the first half. The first chance of the game fell to Andrew Wood after 8 mins but he shot weakly. Soon after a Bradley Barber free kick found Rhys Barber but he headed over. Walsham then had a few chances from well directed corners from Andrew Cusack. First Wood saw his header go narrowly over then Nathan Clarkes header was tipped onto the bar by Danny Crump. Walsham continued to press and Matt Morton fed the ball out wide to Cusack who's first time cross found Liam Bolton but his shot was blocked by the defence. Another flowing Walsham move saw a strike from Jack Brame well saved by crump. Felixstowe came out with more intent in the second half and Danny Thrower should have done better when through but he shot wide. Walsham then hit the bar when a shot from Brame was tipped onto the bar by Crump. The game was now end to end and a quick break by felixstowe saw Ryan Clarkes lob hit the bar and the rebound hit wide by Thrower. Felixstowe then had two good chances come quickly when first Aaran Shepherd hit the bar with a header and then after being put clear through Throwers effort was well saved by Duncan McAnally. Wood had another chance when hesitancy in the Felixstowe defence saw Wood see his lob clip the bar. Felixstowe took the lead when a good free kick from Barber saw Miles Powell score with a good header. The lead was short lived when after a long ball was flicked on by Brame and Wood coolly lobbed the on rushing Crump to equalise. The last action of the game saw Walshams Nathan Clarke get a red card for violent conduct as the match ended all square. .
WIVENHOE 1 WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 1
A strong performance from Wivenhoe took them to within fifteen minutes of only their second win of the season and the Willows can count themselves lucky to have rescued a point.
On a cold but clear afternoon at the Maple Tree Cars Stadium, Walsham started well and dominated the opening twenty minutes with Foster coming close with an effort that hit the cross bar. But gradually Wivenhoe worked their way in to the game and Walsham’s frustration at this saw Foster booked for a foul and ‘keeper McAnally booked for handling the ball outside the box. Spindler came close twice for Wivenhoe before on 40 minutes Dennis strode out of defence, laid the ball out wide to Keating and then continued his run to hit Keating’s low cross high in to the net from 8 yards. It was a wonderful goal.
Wivenhoe began the second half looking to increase their lead and Maina tested McAnally with an angled shot, whilst Keating and Lampon whipped in a series of dangerous crosses. But the Dragons began to tire on the heavy pitch and as their attacks became less frequent Walsham won several corners. With fifteen minutes to go a low cross from the right should have been easily cleared by Keating, but his ‘air-shot’ allowed the ball to run to Clarke who was able to knock the ball beneath a surprised Robins in the Wivenhoe goal and give Walsham a somewhat fortuitous equaliser.
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PICTURES FROM THE FA VASE DEFEAT AGAINST HARINGEY BOROUGH
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SMITH HITS OUT AT PLAYERS AFTER FA VASE GAME
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WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 1 HARRINGEY BOROUGH 4
Walsham bowed out of this years FA Vase competition to a decent Haringey Borough side. It was the visitors who took the early initiative and had a good appeal for a penalty when Fenton looked to have been brought down but this was waived away by the referee. They didn't have to wait to long for the lead when McDonald cut in from the left and curled a good shot into the top corner of the Walsham net. McDonald was proving to be a real thorn for Walsham with his direct running and trickery. Walsham nearly equalised when Clarke brought the ball out from defence he then fed Foster who crossed into the box but Clarkes good header was well tipped over by Harris in the Haringey goal. Haringey got there second goal when more good work from McDonald saw him whip in a great cross which was headed in by Fenton to make the half time score 2-0 to the visitors. Haringey were still looking very dangerous on the break and increased the lead when a cross from the right went right across the Walsham six yard box to the back post where it found the unmarked Benjamin and he converted easily. Walsham pulled one back after 75 minutes when a free kick from Foster found Clarke unmarked and he headed past Harris to give Walsham some hope. This however was soon extinguished when McDonald broke clear just before the end and he looked up found Fenton with a good pass who scored past McAnally to send the visitors into the next round.
WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 1 BRIGHTLINGSEA REGENT 3
Walsham started the game well but after 10 minutes they were undone when a quick breakaway down the Walsham left saw Griggs get time and space to pick out Coyle and he put the chance away. Walsham continued to press forward and chances fell to Brame and Foster but these were kept out by the Brightlingsea defence. Then right on the stroke of half time Brightlingsea got there second when Walsham failed to clear there lines and Griggs planted his shot into the bottom corner. Walsham continued to press forward and more chances fell Wood,Robinson and Foster but all these came to nothing. Then after 67 minutes Brightlinsea wrapped the game up when from a corner Kelly had a free header that was touched home by Yearling. Walsham got a consolation goal after 80 minutes when a cross from Cusack was headed out to Musgrove who in turn found Foster and he fired home.
WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 6 BRAINTREE RESERVES 2 AET
Walsham got off to the perfect start when Sim was brought down in the penalty area after 90 seconds. The referee pointed to the spot and Cusack duly converted the spot kick. After the shock of conceding the penalty Braintree created two good chances in the first ten minutes when Miller had a header cleared off the line and Rout shot narrowly wide. After 15 minutes Braintree got a deserved equaliser when Rout headed home. Braintree continued to press but were behind again when Agricole scored with a good shot from 25 yards. Early in the second half McAnally made two good saves from Maybanks and Rout. Braintree got the equaliser when Miller got clear but his shot came back off the post hit defender Newman and ended up in the back of the net. Walsham could have won it in normal time when a cross from Cusack found Brame but his header came back off the post. Walsham wrapped up the game in some style during extra time. First Cusack found Wood and he turned well inside the box to score. Then Sim put in a good cross and this time Brame made no mistake with the header. Walsham scored two more goals late into extra time when Robinson found McLaughlin and he made no mistake from 12 yards. Then with 3 minutes left Wood got his second when the defence was caught square and he buried the chance.
WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 1 MILDENHALL 3
A depleted Mildenhall deservedly took all the points away from Summer Road as Walsham produced a very lack lustre performance. The first half did not serve up much quality in terms of football played. The first chance of the game fell to Coe but his effort was cleared off the line by Newman. The game burst into life after 24 minutes when a good Mildenhall move saw Cornish deliver a good ball into the Walsham box which found Steed at the back post who headed the ball across goal for substitute Attwood bundle home. Straight from the kick off McLaughlin found Brame who managed to poke the ball past the on rushing Pope to score. Towards the end of the half a good free kick from Cornish found the head of Wearthman but his header was well cleared off the line by Morton. Mildenhall came out after the break with a changed formation and took the lead after a cross in from Coe was only cleared to the edge of the box where Patterson coolly hit his shot into the bottom corner. Walsham tried to get back into the game but could not find a way through the well organised Mildenhall defence. With Walsham pushing forward a great chip through by Logan found Attwood clean through on goal and he rounded keeper McAnally to kill off the game and give Mildenhall all three points.
WALSHAM 5 GODMANCHESTER ROVERS 0
Walsham progressed to the 2nd round of the FA Vase with a convincing win against Godmanchester Rovers. The home side may the perfect start after 2 minutes when a good ball down the flank by Cusack found Wood who's first shot was saved by the Godmanchester keeper but Wood was first to the rebound and calmly scored. Walsham soon found themselves 2 up when a Cusack free kick was only half cleared and Robinson hit a lovely left foot shot into the top corner. Walsham continued to dominate the half and had other chances to score through McLaughlin and Wood. Godmanchester came out after the break and put pressure on the Walsham defence but they could find no way through a defence that was well marshalled by Clarke. Walsham increased there lead when Brame was fouled 20 yards out. From the resulting free kick Cusack found Morton who guided his header into the bottom corner. Walsham were in total control when Sim played a lovely ball through to Brame who calmly tucked away the chance. Other chances fell to Brame and Cusack before good tackling back by Brame in midfield saw him win the ball and feed Tatham who easily scored to give Walsham there biggest win of the season.
WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 2 HAVBERHILL ROVERS 0
Walsham welcomed unbeaten Haverhill Rovers to Summer Road on Wednesday. Haverhill started well and after 10 minutes a good through ball to Dan Cornwell who's first time cross found Jack Wilkinson but his shot was well saved by Walsham keeper Duncan McAnally. Walsham then lost the ball in midfield and a through ball found Andrew Ofosu who struck a good shot which was turned around the post by McAnally, from the resulting corner Marcus Hunt headed over when well placed. Walsham were now starting to get a foothold in the game after the early pressure and Andrew Wood had a good chance when a cross from Jack Brame found Wood who volleyed wide. Walsham took the lead in the 41st minute when Lee Sim broke down the right, he fed the ball inside to Nathan Clarke who chipped the ball over Jamie Greygoose into the top corner. Haverhill put the Walsham defence under pressure at the start of the second half but never created any clear chances. Walsham could have increased there lead when Brame won the ball in midfield and he found Andrew Cusack who in turn fed Wood but his left foot shot was high and wide. Haverhills Wilkinson was testing the defence with his excellent deliveries but the Walsham defence dealt with these well. Walsham wrapped up the points on 90 minutes when a long ball was played into the corner to James Tatham. He held the ball up well and layed it off into the path of Brame who in turn curled a lovely left foot shot into the bottom corner to make the final result 2-0 to the home side.
NEEDHAM MARKET TOWN 2 WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 1
Walsham travelled to Bloomfields home of Ryman North side Needham Market for this Suffolk Premier Cup match. After a quiet opening the first half chance fell to Needham when Coakelys cross just eluded the on rushing Newson. Walshams first chance came after 28 minutes when good interchange passes found Clarke but he shot over the bar. Half time came with good football being played by both sides but chances were limited. Needham got off to the perfect start after the break when a Walsham attack was broken up and a good ball sent Ingram away down the right, he crossed early and found Garrad in the six yard box who tucked the ball away well. Needham now were putting pressure onto the Walsham defence and they missed a few good chances. Wareham went on a mazy run and was brought down on the edge of the box with Needham asking for a penalty. From the resulting free kick Izzet shot wide. Newson then missed another chance when the ball fell to him and he could only manage to lob the ball over the bar when well placed. Needham got there second after 60 minutes when a mistake in midfield set Izzet away and he calmly put the ball away. Walsham were given a lifeline when a ball was played into the feet of Brame on the edge of the box and he turned the defender and placed the ball into the bottom corner. That was to be Walshams last chance and Needham held out to progress into the next round.
WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 3 CRC 1
Walsham started the game brightly and the first chance of the game came after 7 minutes when a good flowing move found Andrew Wood but he headed over. A lovely one two between wood and Jack Brame saw the ball defected out to Andrew Cusack who's first time shot was well blocked by the CRC defence and from the resulting corner Brame headed over when well placed. CRC scored against the run of play after 23 minute when a good pass into the box found Jack Cook who scored easily past the Walsham keeper. Walsham came out fired up after the break and got a deserved equaliser when a good move found Brame who's deflected shot found the bottom corner. Walsham were now well on top and and saw a number of chances missed. Cusack had a shot cleared off the line while Nathan Clarke saw his header crash back off the bar. Walsham eventually went in front when Brame was tripped in the box and Cusack scored from the spot. The game was wrapped up in the last minute when indecision in the CRC defence let Brame finish well and give Walsham a deserved 3 points.
WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 2 WOODBRIDGE TOWN 2
Walshams indifferent home form continued when they dropped two points at home to bottom club Woodbridge. Walshams first chance came after 10 minutes when a quick free kick by Ryan Foster nearly caught out the Woodbridge keeper but the ball went just wide. Immediately afterwards a good through ball from Andrew Wood set Jack Brame free but he shot straight at the keeper. Then against the run of play Woodbridge took the lead when good work from James Hubbard down the right saw his cross met by Jonathan Fryatt and he scored easily. Straight from the re start Wood rattled the Woodbridge post. Walsham still were creating chances and the Woodbridge keeper Elliot Harrison made good saves from Shaun Thorrold and Andrew Cusack. Walsham came out after the break and should have equalised when Wood had a chance but he shot weekly. After 53 minutes Walsham found themselves 2 down when a cross from Fryatt was powerfully headed in by Hubbard. Walsham continued to create chances and finally pulled a goal back when a clearance from the Woodbridge defence fell to Cusack who hit a great shot from 20 yards that flew into the goal. The goal lifted Walsham and they continued to pile on the pressure and got the equaliser when a lovely ball from Tom Agricole was volleyed in by Nathan Clarke. Chances were still being squandered and Woodbridge had a great chance to regain the lead when Holmes shot tamely from six yards out and McAnally made a great save from a Hubbard header. Walsham had two great chances to take all 3 points in injury time when both Agricole and Brame missed guilt edged chances.
BRANTHAM ATHLETIC 0 WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 2
Brantham 0 Walsham Le Willows 2
On a very hard and bumpy pitch Walsham were soon on the attack. After 8 minutes Jack Brame broke clear to shoot but his shot was pushed out by goalkeeper Ryan Beddingfield to Liam Bolton but his shot went high over the cross bar. After 15 minutes Walsham took the lead when Andrew Wood turned the defender in the box and coolly slotted home. Brantham had a great chance to equalise after 33 minutes when a great flick by Ben Deacon found Sean Gunn out wide and his inch perfect cross found Shaun Webb 10 yards out but he only managed to rattle the bar.
Chances were few and far between in the second half with half chances falling to Walshams Brame and Branthams Jaime Cole. The game being mainly played out in the middle of the park. Walsham wrapped the game up on 88 minutes when a clever ball through by Ryan Foster found new boy Chris McLaughlin and he squeezed the ball in past keeper Beddingfield.
WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 4 WHITTON UTD 2
Walsham started this FA vase brightly and had three chances to take the lead in the first fifteen minutes. A cross from Ryan Foster saw Andrew Wood head over then two crosses in quick succession from Andrew Cusack saw Jack Brame volley narrowly wide then loop his header over the bar. Walsham were dominating possession but couldn't quite find the killer touching front of goal. Just before half time a great through ball from Foster found Wood but his effort was well saved by Whitton keeper Shaun Chaplin. Walsham came out strongly in the second half and scored the first goal after 51 minutes when a Whitton defender didn't clear and the ball fell to Liam Bolton who fired home from 20 yards. Walsham were now well on top and the second goal soon followed. A free kick from Paul Musgrove to the back post saw Nathan Clarke rise above the Whitton defence and place a header into the far corner. Number 3 soon followed when a good through ball from Lee Sim fed Brame and he finished well. This should have been the end of the game but a lack of concentration from Walsham saw Whitton come back into the game with two goals in 5 minutes. First Clarke miss judged a header and this left a simple tap in for James Heathcote. Then almost straight away a cross from the Walsham left by Anton Clarke was expertly volleyed in by Tom Bradlaugh. This set up a tense finish but Walsham eventually killed off the tie when good persistence by Wood in the box saw the ball find Bolton 12 yards out and he coolly finished.
WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 1 HADLEIGH 3
Hadleigh got off to the perfect start when a corner in the 2nd minute was headed back across the Walsham six yard box by the unmarked Ollie Canfer for Mark Calver to head home easily. Walsham were under pressure when a last gasp tackle from Matt Morton stooped Canfer from getting his shot away. After 15 minutes Walsham appeared to settle down and a good interchange between James Tatham and Andrew Wood saw Woods shot saved by the Hadleigh goalkeeper Darren Moyes. Walsham were now on top and chances fell to Ryan Foster who saw his effort cleared off the line and a 25 yard effort from Nathan Clarke fly just over the bar. Then just before half time Walsham had a great chance to equalise when a good through ball from Liam Bolton set Jack Brame free but his shot went narrowly wide. Hadleigh had a chance to increase there lead early in the second half when Duanne Wright saw his header flash past the post. Hadleigh should have increased there lead when a poor back pass from Morton was seen by Josh Mayhew and he went round the keeper only to see his effort cleared off the line by Walsham full back Andrew Cusack. Walsham got a deserved equaliser when a good corner from Paul Musgrove was met with a great header from Brame which flew into the Hadleigh net. The game was now going from end to end when Ryan Foster was caught in possession and the ball was laid into the path of Canfer who buried the chance past keeper Duncan McAnally.
The game was put to bed in the 71st minute when a ball down the Walsham middle caught the defence square and was met by Canfer and he made no mistake.
Final Score Walsham 1 Hadleigh 3
STANWAY ROVERS 1 WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 1
The game kicked off in glorious sunshine on a very hard and dusty pitch.
Walsham started brightly and the first chance of the game came when Ollie Hughes passed across the box into the path of Tom Agricole who shot tamely at the Stanway goalkeeper Paul Rutherford. Walsham took the lead when Andrew Cusacks long ball caused a misunderstanding between Stanway centre half Chris Ribchester and goalkeeper Rutherford which allowed Hughes to nip in to score. Walsham continued to press and were on top when a great cross from Cusack found Shaun Thorrold with the goal at his mercy but he somehow managed to head the cross over the bar.
Stanway came out much more determined in the second half and put Walsham under pressure from the start. A early corner saw Ribchester head over the bar when well placed. The first booking of the game came when a poor tackle on Lee Sim saw Stuart Fergus enter the book. Stanway were continuing to pressure Walsham by playing very directly and got a deserved equaliser when hesitancy in the Walsham defence allowed Fergus to slam a left foot shot past Duncan McAnally. Stanway had a good chance to take the lead when full back Ryan Ince fed the ball to Jake Plane but he shot wide. Walsham could have wrapped up the points when substitute James Tatham played a lovely through ball into the path of Hughes but his shot was saved by Ruttherford. This was the last chance of the game and the ref blew with both sides taking a point.
WOODBRIDGE TOWN 0 WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 5
Walsham cruised to victory over a young and inexperienced Woodbridge side. Walsham got off to the perfect start when after 3 minutes when a cross from the left from Paul Musgrove found Andrew Wood and he duly converted. Almost straight away Shaun Thorrold found himself free but he missed an easy chance. Walsham continued to dominate but were wasteful with chances falling to Andrew Cusack and Lee Sim who both failed to hit the target. Just before half time Walsham doubled there lead when a super ball from Cusack found Wood free and he duly dispatched beyond the keeper to give Walsham a two goal half time lead.
The second half started in the same fashion with Walsham on the attack. A quick breakout from the back saw Ollie Hughes free on the left and he crossed for the on rushing Nathan Clarke to slide home. Walsham were in total control and a fourth goal soon arrived. Good work from the Walsham midfield saw Ryan Foster free down the right and he crossed for Hughes to finish well. Walsham got the final goal of the night when Wood broke clear through rounded the keeper and rolled the ball into the empty net.
Good performance from Walsham and credit to the young Woodbridge side who never gave up.
BRIGHTLINGSEA REGENT 2. WALSHAM FIRST TEAM. 2
Brightlingsea 2 Walsham Le Willows 2
The game started in very heavy rain making the playing surface very slick. Walsham started off very brightly and Ollie Hughes soon found himself free down the left only to thwarted by a good tackle by Jake Gould. Another good break down the left found Hughes in space but as he crossed the on rushing Walsham players slipped in the box and the chance went. Then against the run of play a great strike by Gould from outside the box found the bottom corner to give the home side the lead. Walsham were not behind for long when a good cross from Paul Musgrove found Hughes unmarked in the box and he equalised with a downward header. Walsham continued to dominate possession and Hughes had another effort blocked by Dan Beeson in the Brightlingsea goal. Brightlingsea took the lead for the second time when Ricky Griggs cut inside Walsham full back Andrew Cusack and shot low past Duncan McAnally. Walsham carried on where they left off before the break pressing the home side back. They equalised when a good move involving the Walsham midfield resulted in centre half Nathan Clarke waltzing through the home defence before calmly shooting past the home goalkeeper. Walsham created more half chances and nearly snatched all three points when a curling effort from Andrew Wood went inches wide.
This was a much better performance from Walsham and they can consider themselves unlucky not to come away with all three points.
Next game is away to Woodbridge on Wednesday.
WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 0 TOWER HAMLETS 1 (FA CUP)
Walsham turned in a disappointing display to go out of this years FA cup at the first hurdle to Essex Senior league side Tower Hamlets at Summer Road.
Walsham had the first chance when Nathan Clarke hit a shot wide of the post. Not long after this the visitors should have taken the lead when centre forward Luke With shot wide when clear through on goal. After 30 minutes a great turn and shot by Andrew Wood was well saved by hamlets goalkeeper Jason Willis. Ollie Hughes did eventually get the ball in the net but the referee disallowed the goal for offside.
The second half started with an early booking for Hamlets centre half Stephen Brown for a poor challenge on Lee Sim. Duncan McAnally made his first save of the game in the 60th minute turning a shot from Stephen Demetriouv around the post. The match winning goal came in the 75th minute when the Tower Hamlets number 9 With was allowed to turn on the edge of the box and his shot found the bottom corner of the goal. Walsham pressed hard for an equaliser but the closest they came was when Tom Agricole hit the post and Clarkes follow up hit the bar.
That was the last clear chance for the Willows who must now pick themselves up as the travel to premier division newcomers Brightlinsea Regent on Saturday.
FELIXSTOWE & WALTON 1 WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 1
The game got off to an eventful start when Lee Simm brought down Jordy Matthews on the edge of the box which brought a booking for the Walsham full back. From the resulting free kick Ben Cranfield fired wide. Felixstowe were on top at the start of the game and they went one nil up when poor clearance found Bradley barber on the edge of the box and he struck a lovely left footed shot passed Duncan McAnally in the Walsham goal. Felixstowe continued to dominate and a fine move involving Barber and Danny Smy resulted in a good save being made by McAnally from Ben Cranfield. Half time 1 nil to the home side.
Walsham came out in the second half in a more positive mood in the second half and were rewarded with a goal within 3 minutes of the re start. Good play from Andrew Wood out on the left saw him put in a deep cross to the back post were Shaun Thorrold stole in to head home the equaliser. Moments later following a Walsham corner the visitors should have taken the lead when Gavin Johnson was clear on goal but shot wide of the target. Walsham were now in control and creating chances but good defending from Felixstowe kept the visitors out.
Final Score Felixstowe 1 Walsham Le Willows 1
GODMANCHESTER 0 WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 2
Walsham include two new signings Andrew Wood and Liam Bolton in the side for the trip to face Godmanchester. Walsham began brightly and had an early penalty claim turned down when the Godmanchester keeper appeard to impede striker Hughes. Walsham continued to dominate the first half going close through good efforts from Cusack and Wood. The goal eventually came when a great cross from Musgrove to the back post was met by a very good header from Hughes. Godmanchester started the second half much better and put the Walsham defence under pressure. Godmanchester were finding it difficult to create any clear chances with the defence being well marshalled by Johnson. A second goal was needed by Walsham and came in spectacular fashion when Wood picked the ball up 20 yards out and smashed an unstoppable shot into the top corner of the goal. This goal took the wind out of the Godmanchester side and Walsham could have increased there lead when a Cusack free kick crashed against the bar and Brown had his shot well saved by the keeper after good work from Hughes. Final Score Godmanchester 0 Walsham 2
OLI ON TRIAL
Oli Hughes celebrates after scoring for Luton Town.
Oli who has played a couple of games for the "Hatters" in recent weeks looks to have made an impression with his performances playing against Histon & Thurrock.
More news will follow on any developments.
DEBENHM LC 1 WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 4
The First Teams latest pre-season game away at Debenham LC ended with a convincing 4 - 1 win with Will Brown, Jack Brame and Andrew Wood with two goals.
WROXHAM U21'S/RESERVES 1 WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 5
Goals from Andrew Wood, Jack Brame and two from Ollie Hughes in todays Pre-Season friendly at Wroxham
FIRST TEAM MOVE UP TO 4TH PLACE
First Team move up to 4th place after defeating CRC away 3-1 goals from Tom Agricole and 2 from Olli Hughes.
Paul & John & the lads have a tough Away game on Saturday V Gorleston let’s hope they can bring some points back to Summer Road to enhance their great league position.
WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 2 GORLESTON 4
WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 1 WISBECH TOWN 3
WALSHAM LOSE OUT TO FELLOW TITLE CONTENDERS
HADLEIGH UTD 0 WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 2
Hadleigh United 0
Half time: 0 - 0
Kick off: 15:00, Saturday, March 9 2013
STUART Jopling stepped off the bench to score a double as Walsham battled to win away from home in stamina-sapping conditions.
The game had goalless draw written all over it in with the second half well under way.
But then Walsham manager Paul Smith brought on veteran marksman Jopling as substitute on the hour mark.
With almost his first touch Jopling broke the stalemate with a good finish following good work by the outstanding Ollie Hughes.
Four minutes later it was Jopling who knocked in a simple second goal to seal the points.
Up to then the only real chance had seen Walsham’s Jack Brame head over the top from six yards after 25 minutes.
At the other end Lee McGlone had a couple of efforts blocked but the most positive thing from Hadleigh’s point of view was Kris Rose coming off the bench in the closing stages after almost four months on the sidelines with a knee injury.
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ELY CITY 1 WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 1
WALSHAM RES 2 STOWMARKET TOWN RES 3
Thurlow Nunn Reserve League
Saturday 2nd March 2013
Walsham Res 2 Stowmarket Town Res 3
Walsham got off to a sluggish start and Clarke had an early free header comfortably saved by Bryant in the home goal. Cooke had a low shot well saved by Muckle before two goals in as many minutes put the visitors surprisingly in control. Firstly Marrett got the better of Davey to score from close range then the same player dispossed Bryant in the home goal to slot home his second of the match. Walsham huffed and puffed looking for the equaliser and Gaught, Brill and Cooke all could have done better with the chances that fell to them, and on the stroke of half time Goddard saw his header just creep over the cross bar which turned out to be the last chance of the half.
Within five minutes of the restart Walsham were back on level terms; when firstly,Cooke converted a penalty after being fouled himself, and then the same player taking advantage of some slack defending to score from close range to equalise. In their search for a third, Walsham got caught at the back on more than one occassion, Andrews went close with a shot from the edge of the area before on the hour the visitors were awarded a penalty for a foul on Marrett. The same player took the kick looking for his hat trick, but was denied by Bryant in the home goal only to see Frappell knock in the rebound for what turned out to be the winner. Walsham pushed players forward in search of the equaliser but in fairness they never really looked like getting it and Stowmarket sweetly avenged the 9-0 drubbing they got at the beginning of the season.
Sorry lads that was Shocking, with a capital S, Stowmarket are a poor team, that is why they are bottom and have now conceded 100 goals in the league this season. We had absolutely no idea how to break down a team whose effort was faultless and were prepared to put any part of their bodies in the way. This was a sad way to end an eleven match unbeaten league run and against some very good sides en route. I feel that the side could have done with some direction on the pitch and off it, sadly neither was forthcoming, and in the end the sky saw more of the ball than the grass did. In a very poor match, Muckle in the visitor's goal was probably MOTM, but did he have to make any really outstanding saves, not that I can remember. Good luck to them I say; they turned up with only eleven players and did what you boys normally do to the opposition.
AA Not Good enough
WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 3 WOODBRIDGE TOWN 0
Woodbridge Town 0
Half time: 1 - 0
Kick off: 15:00, Saturday, February 23 2013
WOODBRIDGE Town more than matched their opponents despite fielding a side with an average age of 22 – but finishing was the difference between the teams.
The Woodpeckers started well and the dangerous Aaron Greenwood was brought down inside the area. Liam Scopes stepped up but his penalty was well parried by Walsham keeper Duncan McAnally.
The home team threatened after 18 minutes when Jack Brame's shot was well-saved by Woodbridge keeper Tom Sills.
Walsham took the lead against the run of play after 20 minutes when Ollie Hughes’ shot from the edge of the area beat Sills.
The Woodpeckers immediately hit back with good pressure when Aaron Churchyard set up Kelsey Trotter, but he shot wide.
Greenwood went off injured on the half hour after a bad tackle and Trotter came close after 39 minutes when his shot was well saved by McAnally.
Hughes came close again after 43 minutes but his shot was again well saved by Sills.
Adam Clarke shot wide after 75 minutes and Tom Trevivian's strike was saved by McAnally after 83 minutes as Woodbridge pressed for an equaliser.
Walsham then claimed the three points in injury time when Hughes' cross was met by Shaun Thorrold and shortly afterwards Hughes ghosted through the away defence to make it 3-0.
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WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 0 DEREHAM TOWN 3
The First Team lost three more points and two players who managed to get sent off in this top of the table game last Saturday.
The squad must start finding the form which has taken them to the highest league position in the clubs history or it could be a season of a missed opportunity of being in the top two or three clubs in the Thurlow Nunn Premier League at the end of the season, which would be a fantastic result.
NORWICH UTD 2 WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 1
The First Team lose the top spot to Brantham Athletic after losing away at Norwich United.
WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 1 FELIXSTOWE & WALTON 0
Felixstowe & Walton United 0
Half time: 1 - 0
Kick off: 15:00, Saturday, January 5 2013
A fourth minute goal from Charlie Robinson proved to be a match winner and extended Walsham’s lead at the top in a keenly fought encounter at Summer Road.
Walsham were out of the blocks much quicker than the Seasiders and Robinson found the finish as he collected the ball unmarked 20 yards out and, as the space opened up, fired low across Crump into the bottom corner.
It was all Walsham in the first twenty minutes until McAnally tipped Pemberton's cross onto the post and Nathan Szyszlyk rattled the home bar with a rising volley as the ball fell loose.
The visitors posed a much greater threat in the second half with Cranfield twice denied by firstly McAnally who blocked his initial effort and then Newman who cleared his second attempt off the line.
A lunging challenge by Tom Deller on Lee Simm in the 65th minute brought a straight red card from referee Francis but the visitors continued to create the better of the openings.
However in the 85th minute the visitors were down to nine as Danny Smy followed Deller into the dressing room.
There was still one more chance and it fell to Jordan Matthews who beat McAnally inside his near post but saw his effort run across goal and behind for a goal-lick.
Report by Nick Garnham - Green'Un
MANAGERS REACT TO THETFORD TOWN 1 WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 2
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Hughes hammers home winner in front of watching scouts
THURLOW NUNN LEAGUE
Thetford Town 1
Ollie Hughes fired Walsham-le-Willows back to the top of the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division, but could soon be on his way out of Summer Road.
The 25-year-old hotshot has netted 13 goals in 21 league appearances so far this season, attracting interest from as high up the ladder as League Two outfit Wycombe Wanderers.
Hughes has been invited to trial with the Chairboys, but Ryman Premier club Bury Town have also made an official approach for the striker.
“Bury are quite strong going forward, so I will have to see where I fit into their plans,” said Hughes, who expects to speak with them in the next couple of days. “I’m very reluctant to leave Walsham because I can see us finishing in the highest position we ever have and I want to be part of that.
“It’s a real honour to be associated with a team like Bury Town though and if the chance was right then I’d love to be part of the set-up.”
Tom Agricole’s cross-cum-shot bounced into the net in just the 11th minute to give Walsham the best possible start.
The Willows were unable to turn the screw though as Andrew Cusack struck the post with a free-kick while Hughes missed three glorious chances.
Thetford started the second half well and, after Martin Carter and Tom Dew were denied by Duncan McAnally, John Curtis drew the Brecklanders level by converting Arron Joseph’s cross in the 58th minute.
Parity was restored for just 180 seconds though as Hughes, who had just missed his fourth gilt-edged chance, finally tucked the ball home to snatch all three points for the Willows.
Walsham boss Paul Smith, who was pleased to see his side bounce back from their 4-3 loss to Brantham on Saturday, said: “It would have been nine wins from nine if we had won Saturday and we were three minutes away from doing that.
“You could see against Thetford that those two late goals had taken it out of them, but we pulled through.”
Despite good displays against the league’s top two sides, having pushed Mildenhall close when going down 4-2 on Saturday, Thetford manager Mark Scott insisted his side were not too good to go down.
“The only way we are going to stay up is if we put points on the board,” he said.
Walsham host Felixstowe and Walton United while Thetford visit title-chasing Dereham Town, both tomorrow (3pm).
MAGNIFICENT SPIRIIT' KEY TO WALSHAM RUN'S SAYS JT
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BRANTHAM ATHLETIC 4 WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 3
Brantham Athletic 4
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Half time: 1 - 2
Kick off: 15:00, Saturday, December 29 2012
TWO goals in the final three minutes saw league leaders Walsham-le-Willows' eight-match winning streak ended by the last side to beat them.
Sean Gunn toe-poked home to put Brantham ahead in the 13th minute, but parity was restored inside six minutes when Trevor Newman's header back across goal went in off the near post from Andrew Cusack's right-wing free-kick.
A looping header from leading scorer Ollie Hughes following Cusack's measured left-wing cross saw Walsham take the lead seven minutes before the break.
Ben Deacon, who had struck the outside of the near post after just two minutes, headed Brantham level after Gunn's cross from the right had been flicked on two minutes after the restart.
A flowing move from inside Walsham's own half ended with Ryan Foster laying the ball off to Cusack and he thumped his shot beyond Ryan Bedingfield with 20 minutes left to play.
Good build-up play by Brantham ended with substitute Josh Mayhew's cross being headed in by Kieran Lawler at the far post three minutes from time and two minutes later Lawler's through ball put Lee Grimwood clear and he shot between Duncan McAnally's legs to end Walsham's run.
SMITHY REACTS TO WALSHAM'S DERBY DAY WIN AGAINST DISS TOWN
TAKEN FROM THE BURY FREE PRESS WEB SITE
FIRST TEAM TOP OF THE THURLOW NUNN PREMIER LEAGUE
Walsham First Team are top of the Thurlow Nunn Premier League for the first time in their history, after Boxing Days two nil home game win against Diss Town.
A wonderful achievement for all connected with the club, lets hope this run continues into 2013 along with more history making events.
JOHN TAYLOR & ANDY CUSACK INTERVIEWED AFTER MILDENHALL MATCH
PHOTO'S OF MILDENHALL V WALSHAM
WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 3 MILDENHALL TOWN 0
Mildenhall Town 0
Half time: 0 - 2
Kick off: 15:00, Saturday, December 15 2012
WALSHAM ran out worthy winners in this clash of the league’s unlikely top two, with an abject Mildenhall going down to second straight 3-0 home defeat.
Hall had the game’s first chance when James Paterson broke through before shooting straight at the goalkeeper, but after that the visitors took control.
Having already missed two good chances from corners, Walsham took the lead on ten minutes when Andrew Cusack planted a superb finish into the bottom corner after his initial free-kick was blocked.
Ollie Hughes was a constant threat for the Willows and the striker created his side’s second goal ten minutes later, albeit in somewhat controversial circumstances.
Josh Pope appeared to divert the ball cleanly as Hughes tried to round the goalkeeper, but the referee awarded a penalty and gave the disbelieving Pope a yellow card. Again, Cusack scored at the second attempt, after Pope saved his spot-kick.
Any hopes that the hosts had of a comeback after the break were killed off within five minutes of the restart, Cusack claiming a hat-trick when Pope fumbled the full-back’s cross into his own net.
And though home man-of-the-match Paterson soon saw his chip headed off the line, Town were unable to build any sustained pressure and indeed only some desperate defending prevented the impressive visitors from adding to their score.
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HOW GAVIN SEES IT
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HISTORY MADE BY FIRST TEAM
After Saturdays win against CRC the First Team have gained their highest ever place in the Thurlow Nunn Football league.
The First Team are now second behind Mildenhall, but face some tough games over the coming weeks.
Lets hope this six game winning run continues.
SMITHY PRAISES AST.TAYLOR
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FELIXSTOWE & WALTON 1 WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 2
Half time: 1 - 1
Kick off: 15:00, Saturday, December 1 2012
It was a case of close encounters at The Goldstar Ground with little to separate the two sides but it was the visitors who edged the encounter as they extended their winning run to five games while ending the Seasiders four match unbeaten run.
The home side had defender Arran Sheppard in goal for the second period and he produced a brilliant save midway through the half but could do nothing to prevent former team mate Tom Agricole for grabbing the winner. Sadly the game ended on a low note with referee Guy who had enjoyed a quiet 89 minutes producing a red card for Cusack for kicking out at Davis before blowing the final whistle and then showing the same card to the Seasiders defender five minutes after the game had finished.
The visitors lost Musgrove in the 13th minute through injury and Szyszlyk drilled the ball past McAnally a minute later to open the scoring. Thorrold spurned a glorious chance five minutes later firing over the bar from the angle of the six yard box but his side were level just before the half hour as they punished hesitancy in the home defence with Tatham firing home at the far post from a corner.
Ray who had picked up an injury was replaced by Sheppard at the break but he could do nothing to deny Agricole who fired into the bottom corner in the 57th minute for what would be the winner.
Felixstowe & Walton United scorers
Nathan Szyszlyk 14.
Felixstowe & Walton United players
Ray (Charles 46), Pemberton, Sheppard, Deller, Davis, Crump, Cole, Buckle, Matthews, Cranfield, Szyszlyk. Unused: Smith-Edwards, Garrett.
James Tatham 29, Tom Agricole 57.
McAnnally, Sim, Cusack, Morton, Newman, Musgrove (Robinson 14), Thorrold, Foster, Hughes (Brown 70), Tatham, Agricole. Unused: Edwards, Smith
Man of the Match
Alexander Guy (Wymondham)
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WALSHAM FIORST TEAM 4 HADLEIGH UTD 2
Hadleigh United 2
Half time: 2 - 0
Kick off: 15:00, Saturday, November 24 2012
IT was forth time lucky for a determined Walsham after defeats and a draw against Hadleigh in earlier meetings this season.
Shaun Thorrold headed the Willows ahead after four minutes and it was Thorrold who hammered in the second from 20 yards to increase the lead after 44 minutes.
Sixty seconds after the interval Ollie Hughes headed number three while three minutes later it was 4-0 as Hughes volleyed in number four.
So it had been three goals in a five minute spell either side of the interval for rampant Walsham.
Hadleigh looked jaded and sluggish after their recent successes but they were given a helping hand after 67 minutes when home keeper Duncan McAnally got a red card for bringing down Ollie Canfer outside the area after James Blades had come off the bench to give Hadleigh more urgency.
Replacement keeper Liam Bryant made a great save from Blades but was beaten by good strikes from Mark Maher and Blades as Hadleigh made the scoreline respectable late in the game.
Shaun Thorrold (2), Ollie Hughes (2)
Hadleigh United scorers
Mark Maher, James Blades
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VIDEO OF LUKE HYAM STRIKE FROM DISTANCE
PICTURES FROM FIRST TEAM V IPSWICH TOWN
MATCH REPORT FROM THE GREEN 'UN'
WIVENHOE TOWN 1 WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 3
Half time: 0 - 1
Kick off: 15:00, Saturday, November 3 2012
For the second week running Wivenhoe had to play-out the second half with just ten men and despite a committed performance were unable to prevent the Willows from taking all three points.
The Dragons got off to a bad start when after only seven minutes Matt Grove allowed a deep cross from Jack Brame to slip through his hands and over the line to put Walsham a goal up. In a relatively even first half Brame missed two good chances to extend Walsham’s lead, putting a header over when free and shooting past the post. For the Dragons Ben Parkin was a handful up front and came close to getting an equaliser just before the half hour, but having rounded McAnally he failed to find the net.
The pivotal moment came as the players left the field at the break and Lewis Blanchett was dismissed for abusive language towards the referee. Despite Blanchett’s behaviour Wivenhoe began the second half strongly and equalised on 58 minutes when Mitch Yeo hit a fine shot in off a post from 18 yards. Parity lasted 12 minutes until a cross from the left was headed home by the unmarked Trevor Newman. Nine minutes later defeat was confirmed as Matt Grove dropped a cross and in the ensuing scramble Ollie Hughes stabbed the ball home from close in.
Wivenhoe Town scorers
Jack Brame, Trevor Newman, Ollie Hughes
Report by Nick Garnham - Green'Un
WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 1 BRANTHAM ATH 4
Brantham Athletic 4
Half time: 1 - 1
Kick off: 15:00, Saturday, October 27 2012
BRANTHAM Athletic ran out comfortable winners in the second half after Walsham-le-Willows had held their own in the opening period.
The visitors were ahead after eight minutes, Ben Deacon scrambling home at the far post from Jack Smith's lobbed cross.
Walsham worked their way back into the game and deservedly equalised in the 26th minute, James Tatham's precise first-time finish from the edge of the box finding the bottom corner following Shaun Thorrold's cross. Walsham's Ollie Hughes blazed over from a good position, while at the other end Duncan McAnally scrambled Michael Brothers' shot round the post and Lee Grimwood saw two close-range shots blocked.
Jack Smith restored Brantham's lead five minutes in the second half, curling his shot into the top corner past McAnally from 25 yards, while Ben Garnham shot over from a good position inbetween Jack Brame and Thorrold putting efforts off target for the home team.
Josh Mayhew punished Walsham after they failed to clear in the 65th minute, before Brantham wrapped up the points six minutes later with the best move of the match.
Brothers played a one-two with David Grimwood and released Lee Grimwood down the left. He bore down on goal before unselfishly squaring for Deacon to roll the ball home.
James Tatham (26 mins)
D McAnally, L Sim (sub J Lambert, 77 mins), A Cusack, M Morton, T Newman, R Foster, O Hughes, P Musgrove (sub J Edwards, 77 mins), J Brame, J Tatham, S Thorrold (sub E Smith, 78 mins). Unused sub: C Robinson
Brantham Athletic scorers
Ben Deacon (8 mins & 71mins), Jack Smith (50 mins), Josh Mayhew (65 mins)
Brantham Athletic players
R Bedingfield, D Pryke (sub S Mann, 80 mins), M Ryland, A Drennan, J Sibbons, M Brothers, J Smith (sub K Lawler, 73 mins), B Garnham (sub D Grimwood, 68 mins), B Deacon, L Grimwood, J Mayhew.
WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 2 HADLEIGH UTD 3
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WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 2 ELY CITY 0
FIRST TEAM OUT OF FA VASE
WALSHAM FIRST TEAM V IPSWICH TOWN UPDATE
WALSHAM FIRST TEAM V HADLEIGH UTD (FA VASE REPLAY)
HADLEIGH UNITED 1 WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 1 (AET FA VASE)
Half time: 0 - 1
Kick off: 15:00, Saturday, October 13 2012
TWO evenly-balanced outfits must do it all again at Summer Road on Wednesday after 120 minutes of fully committed action failed to provide a winner.
Walsham went ahead after 25 minutes when Mark Goldfinch fouled Robinson and Andrew Cusack gave Dan Heath no chance with a perfect penalty kick.
At the other end, Ollie Canfer headed against the bar just before the interval, while seconds before, keeper McPhally made a flying save from Chaplin’s free kick.
Good keeping by Heath foiled the visitors twice early in the second half before the Brettsiders levelled on the hour. Ollie Brown centred from the right and the luckless Newman deflected the ball home for an own goal.
The rest of the exchanges saw defences on top, although James Blades headed wide for Hadleigh after 69 minutes when a decider looked likely.
Hadleigh United scorers
Trevor Newman (og)
Andrew Cusack (pen)
Report by Nick Garnham - Green'Un
WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 2 NORWICH UTD 2
DISS TOWN 0 WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 2
DISS V WALSHAM FIRST TEAM
WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 1 GODMANCHESTER 1
This was after going behind and having Ryan Foster sent off for two bookable offences
FCC CLACTON 3 WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 2
A brave FC Clacton performance got Ray Turner’s managerial career off to a flying start as they came from a goal down to see off Walsham-le-Willows 3-2 at the Rush Green Bowl. New signing Cristian Manta will take the headlines with two debut goals in a sharp performance but it was a team performance that was much improved on recent displays that secured the three points for the Seasiders.
As well as a debut start for Manta there was also a first appearance of the season for Paul Hillier, making his 400th start in Clacton colours and he showed all of his old qualities in an assured midfield display. Razor also shifted things around for his first game with Mark White returning up front and Andy Taylor moving to centre back and being given the captain’s armband.
It was the visitors however who made the early running on a hard, dry pitch that made the ball difficult to control. Indeed Clacton were fortunate not to be behind when Liam Springett completely missed his clearance from a poor, low corner and Kyelan Marvell saved his team mates blushes, blocking on the line as Ollie Hughes looked to bundled the ball home.
The visitors continued to have the best of it and opened the scoring after twenty five minutes when an awkward looping header from Will Brown caught Ed Wootten slightly off balance and whilst he did well to tip it onto the bar the rebound dropped invitingly for Hughes to slot home. It was nearly two nil after half an hour as James Tatham broke on the right but drive was well tipped over by Wootten.
Just four minutes later Clacton were on level terms with a goal made out of sheer persistence and finished with a striker’s instinct. A ball down the right was twice lost to Walsham defenders and twice won back, first by Aaron Keaney and then by Mark White who poked the ball back for Keaney to whip a first time cross which debutant Manta met at the near post deftly glancing over Duncan McAnally and into the far corner.
Both sides came close again before the interval as first Tom Agricole slid a ball across the Clacton goal with it only needing a touch to turn it home and then Jake Clowsley having a good shot saved before on the stroke of half time Clowsley’s cross just evaded the lunging Mark White.
With the game evenly poised at the break it was Clacton who took control early in the second half with two goals in fifteen minutes. The first of these came after fifty-six minutes when a ball in found Keaney who rolled it back to Jake Clowsley centrally twenty yards out. His high shot was parried by McAnally but the keeper was unable to stop the ball spinning out of his grasp and into the net to give Clacton a precious lead. That lead was increased after an hour as Manta scored his second of the game expertly controlling the ball with his back to goal, rolling his marker and firing home low from the edge of the area.
Any hope that Clacton had of cruising to their first win of the season were quickly dashed as two minutes later Andy Taylor tangled with James Tatham near the Clacton byline and when the winger went down the referee had little hesitation in pointing to the spot for a penalty which Andrew Cusack duly dispatched.
The last twenty-five minutes were a survival job for Clacton as they battled gamely to hang onto their slender advantage as Walsham began to press forward in search of an equaliser. First Tatham crossed for Hughes to head goalward but Wootten made the save and then Hughes returned the compliment crossing for Tatham who fired his shot wide. There was then a moment of controversy with ten minutes left as Wootten gathered the ball in the area and as he waited to clear had the ball headed from his hands by a Walsham player who tapped the ball into the empty net. However having consulted with his linesman the referee adjudged it to be a foul, awarding a free-kick and allowing Clacton hearts to slip back down from inside their mouths into their usual resting places!
After that scare Walsham failed to create another chance as Clacton staunchly repelled the pressure that was exerted on them and duly hung to give Turner the dream start to his managerial career and chalk up the Seasiders first win of the season.
WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 0 KIRKLEY & PAKEFIELD
Walsham having the lions share of the chances.
HARROLD ON THE HILL 0 WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 3
Goals from Trevor Newman, Oli Hughes and a great strike from Paul Musgrove secured their passage through to the next round v Stansted, who beat Stowmarket Town 2 nil in the same round.
DISS TOWN RESERVES 4 WALSHAM RESERVES 2
Tuesday 4th September 2012
Diss Town Reserves 4 Walsham Res 2
Following last weeks demolition of Stowmarket, Walsham started with several changes against a strong Diss side. Diss made all the early running with Webb lobbing onto the top of the net and Lynn really should have done better with a one on one with keeper Bryant. In an amazing goal mouth scramble Cooke, Austin and Atkins all had shots blocked on the Diss line before midway through the half Diss deservedly took the lead through a tremendous shot from Abbott. Diss continued to dominate but it was Walsham who came closest to scoring when a defender’s mis header was cleared from under the crossbar. In truth, Walsham were probably glad to hear the half time whistle only a goal behind. The beginning of the second half could not have been more different to the first; Walsham completed dominated the early proceedings and Cooke helped himself to two opportunist goals following defensive errors to put Walsham ahead. The game swung end to end with Webb going close for Diss before Dade equalised with a fine low shot from the edge of the area. Diss can consider themselves lucky to keep eleven players on the field when Cooke was unceremoniously brought down en route for goal before Webb put a looping header onto Walsham’s bar. Both sides pressed for the winner, Atkins went close for Walsham before Webb finally beat Bryant with a towering header five minutes from time to put Diss ahead. Walsham searched for the equaliser, and Cooke went close before Bond in the Diss goal redeemed himself with a fine save from Austin. The match was sealed for Diss in added time with an excellent long range strike from Heinz.
Certainly the team were tested more than the previous week and also there were several changes to the starting line up. In fairness Diss probably deserved to win over the ninety minutes, but their third goal resulted from a free kick that should not have been given and all their goals were of the highest quality. What was pleasing to see was how the team performed in the second half; from a bit of a run around in the first half to dominating long periods in the second, to lose so late and by two goals was a little unfair. A lot of the players were second to the ball and got caught in possession in the first half but turned in a very creditable performance in the second. I feel that the team needs balancing a bit on the left, but in the end all the players should feel proud of their efforts.
SECOND AWAY WIN FOR FIRST TEAM
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Rovers slump to defeat
By Danny Coyle | Saturday 25th August 2012
Second 1-0 reverse of the week
Rovers slipped to their second successive 1-0 home reverse of the week at the hands of Walsham le Willows.
With Michael Fitzgibbon unavailable, Rovers manager Steve Pitt shuffled the pack. Martin Calver came in to partner Matt Cripps in the centre of defense, Ross Norfolk returned to central midfield with Danny Slatter reverting to left full back while Adalberto Pinto dropped to the bench.
Stanway started brightly enough and in the 4th minute Emeka Onwubiko had the ball in the net, only for his celebrations to be cut short by the linesman's offside flag.
Walsham almost took the lead in the 8th minute when there was an almighty goalmouth scramble. Three times Walsham players shot at goal and three times their efforts were repelled by Rovers' bodies before Paul Rutherford finally gathered the ball at his near post.
Walsham had a free kick in a dangerous position some 30 yards out which hit Kevin Coyle in the Rovers' wall and flew up into the danger area where Danny Slatter made a great headed clearance from under his crossbar.
At the other end Lee Townrow's crossfield ball found Kevin McLeod on the edge of the area. He controlled the ball beautifully, but visiting custodian Duncan McAnally was smartly off his line to block.
Shortly afterwards, The Walsham bench were enraged by referee Stobbart's decision to show the yellow card to Danny Slatter following a tackle on Shaun Thorrold which they thought should have been red. Approaching the half hour mark Ross Norfolk tried his luck from 20 yards and although McAnally spilled it there was no Rovers player following up. Danny Slatter was replaced by Andy Joslin having picked up a knock early on.
After 35 minutes Ollie Hughes' cross was met at the back post by Jack Brame but his shot hit the side netting. Hughes was in the thick of things in the last meaningful action of the half when he held off the challenge of Matt Cripps but his shot was just wide of the target, and the scores remained level at the break.
The second half started slowly and it wasn't until almost 10 minutes had elapsed before Rovers could fashion a chance. Kevin McLeod's clever pass was rolled into the path of Kevin Coyle who's first time effort was beaten away by McAnally. Rovers should have taken the lead two minutes later when Jeff Shepherd's right wing cross was headed over by Mark Maher when well placed. Luckily for Rovers, Ryan Foster was equally wasteful when he headed wide of the target at the other end. Walsham were enjoying their best spell of the match at this point and several attacks were repelled by the excellent Martin Calver. One of these clearances was at the expense of a corner which was taken by Paul Musgrove, his far post delivery found Ollie Hughes who headed firmly past Paul Rutherford.
Kevin McLeod almost pulled Rovers back level a minute later when he glided past three tackles but when he was in sight of goal lashed his shot high of the target.
Walsham responded with a long ball over the top into the path of Andy Cussack who looked suspiciously offside but was allowed to play on while the Stanway defense appealed in vain for offside but his cross was cut out by Martin Calver.
With time running out there was one final chance for Rovers, but Kevin McLeod bent his shot just wide of the far post.
Walsham held out comfortably enough to inflict the second defeat on Rovers in five days.
TWO CUSACK PENS SEALS FIRST TEAM'S FIRST LEAGUE WIN
FIRST TEAM OUT OF FA CUP
WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 1 BURNHAM RAMBLERS 3
On a glorious summer afternoon, Ramblers came up with an exciting display that matched the splendid rural setting, delighted the travelling support and deservedly earned them a spot in the next round.
Aside from the welcome prize money, and the opportunity of progressing further, the performance itself was just as important. It was their first win this season after an unlucky defeat and a disappointing draw where they had looked pretty flaky.
This though was a commanding display from the outset. They had been told by the management to play at a quick tempo and look to pass their way forward. They followed this to the letter early on and, allied to an unusually high level of commitment, they were simply too much for the surprised hosts.
Passing quickly around the box, they caused problems. Brad Nobbs was lively on the right and chipped in a ball which the keeper met at the same time as Brad Hunter. The ball was cleared but keeper Macanally received a knock which later saw him replaced.
On 13 mins a Stuart Judd corner was cleared only to Charlie Kirby who thumped it home from the edge of the box. Nine minutes later Ramblers got a free kick out on the right touchline, some 35 yards out. Ricky Evans came over from the left and curled it in at the far post as the defence stood and watched.
Brown, a midfielder, replaced the keeper and did well to tip over another fierce shot from Kirby as Ramblers looked to close the match out. However, for an unknown reason they started to look a bit ragged and the final few minutes of the half saw Walsham finally offer some threat. A long diagonal ball saw Keeper Jack Parr having to race out to meet the threat and kick clear at a height which floored the attacker and earned him a caution.
On 43 minutes the home side pulled a goal back as a cross from the left was headed home by a loosely marked Brame, the smallest player on the side.
Half time anxieties were dispelled as Burnham picked up the tempo again after the break.Brad Hunter up front was the key to their threat as he won most headers, held the ball up impressively and played colleagues in. The threat was really all from the visitors and, increasingly, the solid Parr and his excellent back four looked in complete control.
On 70 minutes Nobbs was tripped in the box.Ricky Stubbs opted to place the penalty which was well saved by the diving Brown. This disappointment did not alter the course of the game. On 75minutes, Hunter brilliantly turned his man on the edge of the box, beat him and cut in from the left. He then tucked it into the far corner for one of the best goals he can ever have scored.
The rest was academic as Ramblers, for whom there was not one even mildly disappointing performance, comfortably sealed a trip to Soham on Aug 18th
WOODBRIDGE TOWN 3 WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 1
Half time: 1 - 0
Kick off: 19:45, Wednesday, August 8 2012
WOODBRIDGE Town earned their first win of the season over a Walsham-le-Willows team which included ex-Ipswich and Colchester defender Gavin Johnson.
The Woodpeckers started brilliantly and opened the scoring after two minutes when a Paul Berry shot hit the post with the rebound being struck home by Ben Seaman. Jordan Seaman and Aaron Churchyard saw shots saved by Duncan Mcnally as Woodbridge dominated the early stages.
Ryan Foster's 25-yard shot was wide and Johnson's header from a corner went over the bar after 28 minutes as Walsham briefly threatened. Ryan Stafford's shot after 42 minutes was just wide as Woodbridge came close to adding a second goal.
Jordan Seaman found himself clean through after 47 minutes but his shot was well saved by Mcnally. The away team equalised after 52 minutes when Jack Brame's shot from the edge of the area beat Dixon. After 56 minutes the Woodpeckers made it 2-1 with Paul Hart's 20-yard shot giving Mcnally no chance. Ben Seaman's 25-yard free kick was just wide after 84 minutes but two minutes later his shot was blocked on the line by a defender and substitute Mark Ray slotted the rebound home to score his first goal for the first team to seal the win.
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SEASON STARTS FOR FIRST TEAM WITH A GOOD RESULT AT WISBECH
Wisbech, many peoples tip for the title went ahead but an OLIE HUGHES equaliser made the long journey home well worth while. Final score 1-1
Gordon Ross's MOM RYAN FOSTER.
MCANALLY,MORTON,JOHNSON,BIRCH,CUSACK,BRAME,FOSTER,MUSGROVE,THORROLD,BROWN,HUGHES SUBS FENNER,SIM,NEWMAN,CLARKE,LAMBERT
FIRST TEAM FIXTURES AND TABLE MENUS NOW OUT
GAVIN IS BACK!!!!!!!!
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VIDEO OF WISBECH'S GOALS V WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 21/4/12
Sorry they did not take any video of our goals.
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WISBECH TOWN 5 WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 2
Their final game is Home to Stanway on Saterday 28th April.
WOODBRIDGE TOWN 1 WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 5
Half time: 1 - 5
Kick off: 19:45, Wednesday, April 18 2012
WOODBRIDGE Town endured a nightmare first half and found themselves four goals down at half time in very wet conditions. In the first minute Jack Brame's shot was tipped over by Tom Sills. The away team opened the scoring when Will Brown swooped to shoot home when a clearance rebounded to him. Walsham went two goals up when Sills upended Ollie Hughes inside the area, he brilliantly saved the resulting penalty but James Tatham reacted first to finish leaving Sills with no chance. Woodbridge replied with Aaron Churchyard's shot which was well saved by Mcanally in the Walsham goal. A minute later Paul Hart's effort was again saved by the goalkeeper.
The Woodpeckers pulled a goal back after 22 minutes when Paul Berry's corner was met by Craig Stuart. The home team came close to equalising when Hart hit the crossbar from 20 yards with Mcanally beaten. After 37 minutes Walsham scored again when Hughes made no mistake to finish past Sills. They scored another when Hughes' cross was met by Brame to make it 4-1. Just before half time it was 5-1 as Ryan Foster completed the scoring to shoot home.
After 47 minutes Allicion Blake's header was cleared off the line, but the Woodpeckers rarely threatened in the second half, further chances for the away team from Brame and Brown failed to beat Sills, Walsham playing well beyond their their 18th position in the table
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FC CLACTON 0 WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 6
GORLESTON 0 WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 4
Pictures from the the First Teams away win against Gorleston and report from the Gorleston web site
By David Hardy | Saturday 17th March 2012
One thing with watching Gorleston FC is that you never know which side is going to turn up and the last week has been perfect to highlight their inconsistencies.
Gorleston 0 Walsham le Willows 4
After the 0-6 debacle at Felixstowe they performed excellently to beat Norwich Utd 2-0 in midweek, but then came this game, against a bottom six side, where they Greens just didn’t turn up.
Following on from the performance against Norwich Utd, Gorleston stuck with a 4-5-1 formation with the only change being Reece Hunn replacing Jack Garrod, who was unavailable.
The Greens started well, pushing Willows back and gaining three corners in the first four minutes.
Both keepers made early saves and both teams were looking to get forward at every opportunity.
Gorleston were forced into an early change after Liam Harvey-Cooper twisted his ankle taking on a defender in the nineteenth minute, Gary Williams replacing him.
After half an hour Walsham le Willows took the lead when Jack Brame crossed from the left and Paul Musgrove stole in to head over Elliot Pride from the middle of the goal.
Pride was called into action nine minutes later, saving from Brame, before a Chris Sandford sidefoot from a Jack Marsden cross looked goalbound but Andrew Cusack got across to deflect it wide.
Three goals in a five minute period around half time secured the points for Walsham.
In first half injury time, a deep cross from the right saw Brame out jump Tom Daniels at the back post to nod back across Pride and into the goal.
Three minutes into the second period, with Richard Daniels half time words still ringing in their ears, an Ollie Hughes cross from the right gave Brame the freedom of the penalty area to sidefoot in his second and his sides third.
Gorleston were still reeling from that when, almost straight from the restart, Hughes burst through himself and calmly slotted the ball past Pride for the fourth.
The goal knocked the stuffing out of the Greens who struggled to recover.
Bradley Hough did have an effort cleared by a covering defender from the line but at the other end Pride had to pluck a free header from Charlie Robinson out from under his bar.
Gorleston brought on Ally McKenna and Christy Finch to push three up front but Walsham, breaking with pace, created the best chance when Pride denied Hughes with his legs.
At times the Greens looked like they were strangers to each other, and there was a distinct lack of leadership on the pitch.
The best opportunities they could come up with were long range efforts from Andy Howell and Finch, but the game was long since over.
After the final whistle the Gorleston players gathered for their warm down and joint manager Richard Daniels left them in no doubt that their performance had not been good enough and it will be interesting to see the reaction, and which Gorleston side turn up, in their next match on Tuesday night against Mildenhall.
Gorleston: Elliot Pride, Tom Daniels, Jack Marsden, Andy Howell, Adam Thurtle, Olly Thomson, Chris Sandford (Christy Finch 59), Reece Hunn (Ally McKenna 59), Bradley Hough, Steve Taylor, Liam Harvey-Cooper (Gary Williams 19)
Bookings: Thomson 46
Walsham le Willows: Duncan McAnally, Lee Sim, Andrew Cusack, Tom Fenner (Ben Soanes 68), Trevor Newman, Charlie Robinson, Jack Brame, Ryan Foster, Will Brown (James Tatum 59), Olly Hughes (Jon Taylor 75), Paul Musgrove
Bookings: Foster 38
Goals: Musgrove 30; Brame 45, 48; Hughes 49
NORWICH UTD 2 WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 1
First half goals from Louis Cutajar and Ian Hunter gave Norwich United a 2-1 home win over Premier Division strugglers Walsham-le-Willows. They went ahead when Jordan Blyth’s first-time shot was well-saved by Duncan McAnally, only for Cutajar to bundle the ball home at the far post. The second came just before the interval when Hunter’s first-time shot beat McAnally with the help of a deflection. Charlie Robinson pulled a goal back for Walsham-le-Willows in the 81st minute.(Kindly taken from the Green'Un')
THE CLUB WELCOME BACK ANDREW CUSSACK
Andrew will be a great addition to the team.
WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 0 HADLEIGH UTD 0
Hadleigh United 0
Half time: 0 - 0
Kick off: 15:00, Saturday, January 28 2012
Walsham and Hadleigh played out a goalless draw as both sides ended the game with ten men.
The home side had the better of the opening exchanges and as the first half wore on both Brown and Hughes forced Plummer to make saves while Diaper shot just over the bar.
Hadleigh captain Rose was sent off for a second bookable offence with five minutes of the first-half remaining.
As the second half wore on Wade and Deacon were causing Walsham problems and McAnally was forced into some excellant saves. Walsham carved out an opening but Foster shot straight at Plummer and with seconds remaining, Newman was sent off for retaliation but McAnally saved the penalty kick and both sides shared the spoils.
Report by Nick Garnham - Green'Un
WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 3 WROXHAM 2
Goals from Brown,Robinson And Musgrove
Six points off the top two Teams in the League in a matter of days Can they produce this form for their next match againct Ely City?, Away on Saturday the 7th January
Rejuvenated John Taylor enjoying non-league life again
BRANTHAM ATH 0 WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 3
Walsham opinion, Walsham looked the 2nd place team in the League not the 3rd from bottom for most of the game.
Good report from Brantham Web Site.
Best game Walsham have played all season nice to finish 2011 on a high.
DISS 3 WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 2
DEREHAM TOWN RES 3 WALSHAM RES 0
It was going to be a tough game for A Team keeper Oli Jackson who was playing his first game for the Reserves.
Dereham were on the attack from the start and the Reserves were pinned into their own half with only the occasional attack. We then lost Newall with a knee and ankle injury who was replaced by Puyear.
Fletcher fouled a Dereham attacker when he was going nowhere and a penalty was awarded JACKSON made a great save only for the forward to score before the defence could clear the ball. HALF TIME 1-0
Second half the Reserves started to play better but once again a silly foul inside the box gave Dereham another penalty, again JACKSON saved but this time the ball was cleared.
With time running out Dereham scored their second a fine shot from outside the box, which was followed by their third from a spilled shot from the keeper.
Not a great day, to cold, long way to go, but one ray of light Jackson suffering a bloody nose in the warm up after one of his own players throws the ball into his face, he then saves two penalties and has a decent game. We also saw U18 player Ben Gathercole make his first apperance for the team coming on as a sub.
Pity we cannot communicate on the pitch like we do on the bus, that is till God’s does his team ratings for the match.
SQUAD:- JACKSON,GODDARD,VIRTUE,FLETCHER,COBBOLD,J.GATHERCOLE,NEWALL,KEMP,ATKINS,CURTIS,LAWERANCE SUBS PUYEAR,RONNY FROM DISS,B.GATHERCOLE
WIVENHOE 1 WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 1
WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 1 WISBECH TOWN 2
WALSHAM RES 0 IPSWICH WANDERERS RES 0
Lesson in taking chances is needed.
BRYANT, GODDARD, VIRTUE, COBBOLD, FLETCHER, THORROLD, SWALLOW, GATHERCOLE, KEMP, ATKINS, NEWALL, SUBS:- FORBES, PURYEAR, RONNY FROM DISS
RICHIE MOVES ON
FELIXSTOWE & WALTON 4 WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 1
Half time: 1 - 0
Kick off: 15:00, Saturday, November 26 2011
THREE goals in as many second-half minutes saw Felixstowe & Walton claim all three points in this relegation six-pointer.
There was no sign of the drama to come as the Seasiders led at the interval courtesy of Ben Cranfield's fortuitous goal after Seth Duzgun's mis-hit shot fell into his path and he finished well.
Walsham had a couple of penalty appeals turned down in the opening period, but controversially drew level from the spot via Ryan Foster in the 48th minute after his fierce volley struck into a crowd of players was adjudged to have been handled.
Felixstowe's Guy Clubb then distinguished himself with outstanding saves from James Tatham's header, Jack Brame's volley and Foster's dipping effort all in the space of a minute as Walsham got on top.
Then in a mad three-minute spell Felixstowe scored three times to turn the game on its head.
Allicion Blake held off two challenges before carrying the ball forward and firing low into the corner for a fine solo goal in the 58th minute, before crossing from the right for Cranfield to steer home from close range.
Cranfield then returned the compliment by flicking the ball on for Blake to outpace Trevor Newman and shoot beyond McAnally.
Felixstowe & Walton United scorers
Ben Cranfield (15 mins, 60 mins), Allicion Blake (59 mins, 60 mins)
Felixstowe & Walton United players
G Clubb, A Clarke, T Agricole, M Powell, D Davis, A Sheppard, S Duzgun (sub T Bright 89 mins), M Ryland, J Cole (sub A Hampson 80 mins), B Cranfield, A Blake (sub R Burton 72 mins). Unused subs: D Cook, G Snell
Ryan Foster (48 mins, pen)
D McAnally, M Morton, J Lambert (sub J Claridge 69 mins), T Fenner, T Newman, L Sim (sub C Robinson 72 mins), J Brame, R Foster, W Brown, J Tatham (sub S Diaper 67 mins), P Musgrove. Unused sub: B Soanes
Man of the Match
Guy Clubb (Felixstowe & Walton United)
Referee Mr Carl Pearse (Colchester)
GRT YARMOUTH TOWN 1 WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 3
Relegation refuses to be on the mind of manager Mike Derbyshire as Great Yarmouth’s losing run continued at home to Walsham-le-Willows, who started the game second bottom of the league.
An Adam Mills penalty in the second half cancelled out one from Brame’s brace but Soanes header from a free-kick four minutes from time sealed the three points.
With both teams low in confidence and in a relegation battle it was unsurprising to see a nervous start from both sides. Despite this it was the Yarmouth defence used most often, most notably when Giacomelli’s last ditch tackle denied Grown a shooting chance inside the area after 11 minutes.
A poor pass from Vide to Giacomelli presented Walsham with their first shot of the game. Grown’s free header from Diaper’s far post cross was easily collected by Greygoose.
Vide made amends when his ball into the area found Barnden. After rounding the goalkeeper the midfielder rolled the ball back to Mills who fired his long range shot over the crossbar.
Walsham made the early pressure count on 24 minutes when Lambet’s shot from the edge of the area rebounded off the crossbar following a good move on the left, Brame tapping in the rebound.
Yarmouth’s response came four minutes later when the visiting goalkeeper punched Vide’s cross to Mills whose volley stung the hands of the goalkeeper.
Giacomelli was once again called into action ten minutes from half-time as Walsham looked to double their lead. Just as Foster looked to fire goalwards from Brame’s pass, the centre back’s tackle in the area forced a corner. From it a header bobbled across the six yard box with no Walsham player able to apply the final touch.
The visitors had two more chances down their right before the break. Six minutes from the break Grome’s low shot from Brame’s ball was easily saved by Greygoose. Four minutes later the two combined again when the former won the ball off Junior and played the ball back to the latter. This time the shot was deflected behind for a corner that came to nothing.
Yarmouth began the second half quickly and could have equalised within a minute of the restart. Simeon Lee stole the ball off the Walsham defence in the area and chipped the diving goalkeeper but his effort was cleared off the line by the retreating defenders.
But Walsham doubled their advantage when a quickly taken free-kick fell to Musgrove who had all the time needed to pick out Brame at the far post, who poked the ball home unchallenged from a yard out.
Both teams had great opportunities to get the third goal of the game as play became more open. Mills’ shot forced a good save from Walsham’s keeper while at the other end Greygoose kept out Diaper’s long range volley.
But the best chance fell to Yarmouth when a clearance from the visiting goalkeeper was charged down by Simeon Lee with the rebound falling to Jobbagy in the area, but he held onto the ball a moment too long and was dispossessed.
After good work on the Walsham left Musgrove’s volley forced an acrobatic save from Greygoose. From the resulting corner Yarmouth cleared and broke. Substitute Formoso found Simeon Lee but his ball across the six yard box was too far ahead of his teammates.
And it was the substitute that got Yarmouth back into the game, bursting into and drawing a foul in the opposition’s box. Captain Mills slammed the resulting penalty into the middle of the goal with the keeper diving out of the way.
Formoso was again involved on 78 minutes. After starting a move deep inside his own half the substitute burst forward and found Mills but his long range shot rose over the crossbar.
But all the hard work came to nothing and Walsham punished them against the run of play. A free-kick on the edge of the box was floated to the far post where Soanes leapt highest and headed Walsham into restoring their two goal advantage.
Derbyshire said after the game: ‘We are facing a changing side all the time here, we are full of youngsters. We will keep trying to play the right way but we are up against experience. Everyone knows about the budget now – it doesn’t make it easier but we are bringing quality players to the club Greygoose, Giacomelli, Lee, Harwin and Mills.
“Take the last four games in a row. We draw 1-1 with Diss, we go to Felixstowe, make five changes and lose 2-0. Against Wroxham we make at least another four changes and get thumped, and in a relegation six pointer we make five changes again. It’s really hard to get a settled side.
“I wouldn’t say relegation if even a possibility. It only becomes an issue for us when we are relegated: when someone says there is no chance of mathematically staying in the division. Four good results back to back and people will look at it differently. The players are good enough to get that.”
• Great Yarmouth Town: Greygoose, Harwin, Junior, Miller (Formoso, 56), Giacomelli, Baldock, Barnden, Mills (C), Jobbagy (Arajuo, 86), Simeon Lee, Vide. Unused Subs: Forbes, Hackleton, Addy.
Bookings: Miller (47)
Goals: Mills (71 pen)
• Walsham-le-Willows: McAnally, Morton, Labert (Claridge, 86), Soanes, Newman, Sim Lee, Brame, Foster, Grown, Musgrove (C), Diaper (Robinson, 83). Unused Subs: Claridge, Taylor.
Goals: Brame (24, 52); Soanes (86)
• Attendance: 69
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WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 1 CRC 2
Half time: 1 - 1
Kick off: 19:45, Wednesday, November 9 2011
FOLLOWING a good flowing move Hope scored the opening goal for the visitors after 15 minutes.
McNally then made a brilliant save to keep Walsham in the game. The hosts came more and more into the game and were awarded a penalty following a handball. Skipp’s penalty was saved by Trunca but just before half- time they deservedly equalised when Brame headed home Musgrove’s corner.
In the second half, and slightly against the run of play, Hope scored the winner for the visitors.
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WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 1 FELIXSTOWE & WALTON UTD 1
Felixstowe & Walton United 1
Half time: 0 - 0
Kick off: 15:00, Saturday, October 29 2011
A POINT apiece was a fair result between these two evenly-matched teams.
Felixstowe shaded the first half, with Ben Cranfield twice going close and Tom Fenner's last-ditch tackle denying Allicion Blake a clear run on goal, while at the other end Guy Clubb denied Ollie Hughes and Paul Musgrove.
Walsham upped the tempo at the start of the second period, and twice Arran Sheppard made vital clearances before the impressive Ryan Foster, on his return to the club, curled an effort against the bar.
The goal they were threatening arrived in the 68th minute, a good move down the right saw Sam Diaper's cross swept home at the far post by Will Brown.
Felixstowe responded by bringing on striker Jamie Cole, who had only been on the pitch for four minutes when he volleyed home from the edge of the area in the 77th minute after Matt Ryland's free-kick had been headed clear.
Blake saw his deflected effort strike the base of a post and Cranfield headed over Cole's cross as the Seasiders almost won it late on.
Will Brown (68 mins)
D McAnally, M Morton, J Lambert, R Foster, T Newman, T Fenner, C Robinson (sub S Diaper 38 mins), P Musgrove, O Hughes (sub J Taylor 73 mins), W Brown, C Skipp. Unused sub: J Churchill
Felixstowe & Walton United scorers
Jamie Cole (77 mins)
Felixstowe & Walton United players
G Clubb, K Haighton, M Ryland, M Powell, D Cook, A Sheppard, S Duzgun, J Matthews, A Blake, B Cranfield, A Hampson (sub J Cole 73 mins). Unused subs: R Burton, G Snell.
Mr Steve Artis
Foster, who was recently released from his contract with Needham Market, has returned to Walsham where he enjoyed a successful season before moving on to fellow Ridgeons League sides Mildenhall Town, Dereham Town and Norwich United
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FIRST TEAM NOT OUT CLASSED
Bury Town 3
Half time: 0 - 2
Kick off: 19:45, Wednesday, October 12 2011
BURY made hard work opf beating their Ridgeons League opponents despite the hosts playing for nearly an hour with ten men, with the tie only made safe with four minutes to go.
Little had been seen of the Bury attack, but they took the lead on 23 minutes. Home keeper Duncan McNally came well out of his goal as Kieran Leabon squared the ball for Danny Cunningham to fire into an empty net
Bury were now well on top and Walsham were reduced to10 men after 31 minutes when Paul Musgrove was sent off for a second yellow card.
Four minutes later Craig Nurse scored Bury's second with a fine shot on the turn from the edge of the box.
Walsham reduced the arrears on 54 minutes from the spot after Lee Reed was adjudged to have fouled just inside the box. Brame duly scored the resultant penalty
With four minutes to go, Bury made the game safe when Sam Nunn rose to head home from a Lee Reed corner, to put them into the next round.
Bury gave former Ipswich youth player Billy Clark his
first game for the club.
McNally Morton Fenner Soanes Lambert Diaper Musgrove Robertson Skipp Brame Tatum
SUBS Sim Partridge Churchill Taylor
Bury Town players
1 Marcus Garnham, 2 Russell Short, 3 Mark Coulson, 4 Craig Nurse, 5 Sam Nunn, 6 Roscoe Hipperson ( 12 Tom Bullard 46), 7 Lee Smith, 8 Billy Clarke ( 16 Sam Reed 80), 9 Kieran Leabon, 10 Lee Reed, 11 Danny Cunningham (Y16) (15 John Kennedy 46), Unused Subs: 14 Ryan Clark, 17 Richard Robbins.
NOT A GOOD WEEK FOR FIRST TEAM
WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 4 GRT YARMOUTH TOWN 2 (AET)
Despite going behind early on, Yarmouth gained a 2-1 lead, but the Bloaters couldn’t prevent the game going into extra time.
Almost half the Yarmouth starting eleven had been changed from the Felixstowe match, with new goalkeeper Jamie Greygoose joining Clark, Miller, Bartley and Barnden in starting the match.
The game started slowly but the first attack for either team led to Walsham taking the lead. On six minutes a free-kick fell to Skipp, who flicked the ball to Diaper to fire past Greygoose from the edge of the area.
Conceding the lead early forced the Yarmouth attack into action. After several attempts to equalise from Woodcock, the striker finally scored after 15 minutes. Roscoe flicked the ball to Woodcock who from the edge of the area fired a shot that was deflected into the bottom corner.
Just a minute later Walsham could have restored their lead when Tatham’s shot from Diaper’s deep cross rolled across the six yard box, rebounding off the far post.
After half an hour Great Yarmouth had a chance to go in front for the first time. Vide’s volley from the edge of the area was deflected – by a Yarmouth back-heel – over the crossbar.
The second half started with a higher tempo than the first, with the away side firmly in control, with Woodcock, Barnden and Spooner having chances within the opening ten minutes of the half. So it was no surprise when after 60 minutes Roscoe cut the ball back from the byline to Spooner, who couldn’t miss at the near post.
Yarmouth continued to maintain pressure in the second half with Woodcock and Roscoe firing shots over the bar. But instead of extending their advantage, Yarmouth let in an equaliser against the run of play. A corner was headed in by substitute Hughes, who had only been on the pitch for six minutes
With only 20 minutes for either side to find a winner, both teams were constantly on the attack. Walsham began the frantic period when Brame’s shot was parried behind for a corner. From it, Yarmouth cleared and broke, with Spooner firing a shot over the bar from 18 yards.
But Yarmouth could have wrapped up the game in the final five minutes. Woodcock’s shot from the edge of the box was spilled into Spooner, who hit his rebound off the near post from a yard out. Two minutes later Spooner volleyed Woodcock’s deep cross towards the top corner but it was parried away for a corner. Despite both team’s efforts, the game fell into extra time where tiredness became a major factor.
Yarmouth thought they had the goal they needed when after five minutes Roscoe’s ball found Spooner who slipped the ball under the goalkeeper, failing to spot a raised flag in the process.
Instead a Walsham free kick from the left side was poked in at the far post by Hughes.
Tiredness became much more of a factor in the second half of extra time, with both teams only able to create one meaningful chance. Yarmouth’s came first when Woodcock’s shot was deflected for a corner.
From the corner Walsham cleared and broke. With many Yarmouth players attacking the corner, Titham was allowed to tap in Brame’s cut back at the far post.
• Yarmouth (5-2-1-2): J Greygoose; A Ager (C), J Page, S Bartley; F Vide, J Clark (S Steer, 106); G Barnden, J Miller; G Spooner; L Roscoe (S MacLeod, 108), S Woodcock. Unused Subs: S Addy
Yellow Cards: Ager 41; Woodcock 89; Miller 103
Goals: Woodcock 15; Spooner 60
• Walsham (4-4-2): D McAnally; M Morton (J Taylor, 115), B Soanes, T Newman, J Lambert; S Diaper (P Musgrove, 84), L Sim, C Skipp, J Brame; J Taitham (C), J Churchill (O Hughes, 64). Unused Subs: C Robinson, T Fenner
Yellow Cards: Morton 98, Musgrove 110
Goals: Diaper 6; Hughes 70, 109; Titham 114
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FA VASE UPDATE
Following results in the 2nd Qualifying Round on Saturday ties involving Ridgeons League teams in the First Round Proper of the FA Vase on October 22nd are:-
Dereham Town v Thetford Town
Diss Town v Brantham Athletic
Felixstowe & Walton United v Haverhill Rovers
FC Clacton v Whitton United
Halstead Town v Team Bury
Loughborough University v Godmanchester Rovers
Mildenhall Town v Wroxham
Wisbech Town v Walsham le Willows
Woodbridge Town v Witham Town
7 of the matches are all Ridgeons League ties, with just Godmanchester Rovers and Woodbridge Town facing teams from outside the League, although Godmanchester have already travelled to their opponents in the FA Cup.
Stand out tie is probably that between Premier Division high fliers Wroxham and Mildenhall Town. At least one First Division side is certain of a place in the 2nd Round with Halstead meeting Team Bury while unbeaten First Division leaders Thetford Town have a very tough task at Premier Division Dereham Town.
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STOWMARKET TOWN 1 WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 2 (FA VASE)
Half time: 0 - 1
Kick off: 15:00, Saturday, September 24 2011
Stowmarket exited the FA Carlsberg Vase at the hands of neighbours Walsham after a match that was shrouded in controversy. The visitors were awarded two penalties in the opening half hour. JAMES TATHAM converted a 12th minute spot kick to give the visitors the lead. Following a slow start the width of the crossbar denied Stow an equaliser with Craig Payne the unfortunate player. Chris Stacey kept the home side’s hopes alive using his legs to block Ollie Hughes’ effort and the keeper continued his heroics saving James Tatham’s second spot kick. Stow had more possession in the second period but their momentum was checked when Craig Payne was stretchered off. Stacey looked to have made a vital save at the feet of Hughes as within a minute Wayne Proctor’s pass gave Ross Myhill a clear sight of goal but from ten yards he blazed wide. Myhill was involved in a bizarre episode when substituted the referee refusing to allow replacement Lee Drummond to enter the field of play and whilst down to ten men Stacey was forced into a double save from Brame and Robinson before LEE SIMS headed in the second from Brame’s cross. Rob Francksen thought he had scored when his volley beat McAnally to ripple the net but the referee after initially awarding a goal eventually consulted his assistant and awarded a goal kick instead. SHAUN THORROLD’S 97th minute strike was too little too late.
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WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 2 HAVERHILL ROVERS 1
Haverhill Rovers 1
Half time: 0 - 1
Kick off: 19:45, Wednesday, September 21 2011
Unfortunately it was the referee who had the biggest influence on this match, Haverhill looking sure victors until having two players harshly red carded just after the break and Walsham capitalising on this to take all three points.
Dan Cornwell scored the first goal of the evening in the 7th minute, his sweetly struck 15 yard volley curling away from goalkeeper Duncan McAnally and finding the net off the foot of the far right hand upright.
The game then changed in the 52nd minute when away midfielder Stuart Kingham halted a goal bound effort by diving to his right on the Haverhill goal line; although it seemed to hit his chest he was sent off and James Tatham netted from the resultant penalty kick.
Substitute Louis Harper then came on for his 10 man team in the 54th minute but he then saw red less than a minute later for a challenge on Charlie Robinson where a caution would have been more appropriate.
Tatham then bundled the ball over the goal line in the 59th minute to leave 9 man Haverhill with little hope of getting back in this game, although they matched the play of their full strength opponents until the final whistle.
On a sad not Chris Brock broke his ankle during the game, We hope Chris returns to full fitness as sooon as possible.
Tatham (52 [pen], 59)
McAnally, Sim, Brock (Lambert, 75), Soanes, Newman, Robinson, Brame, Skipp, Hughes, Tatham, Musgrove. Subs not used – Goodwin, Heathcote, Fenner, Taylor.
Haverhill Rovers scorers
Haverhill Rovers players
Howard, Abbott, Strong, Wardley, Kingham, Boreham, Higgs (Bradley, 83), Geoghegan, Cornwell, Lodge (Harper, 54), Wilkinson. Sub not used – Challis.
WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 3 WOODBRIDGE TOWN 1
Woodbridge Town 1
Half time: 0 - 0
Kick off: 15:00, Saturday, September 17 2011
WALSHAM stole the points in glorious sunshine at Sumner Road.
After 23 minutes a Darius Laws shot was saved by Goodwin, after good work by Kelsey Trotter. Against the run of play Walsham opened the scoring after 31 minutes when a cross by Musgrove was headed in by Tatham.
After 39 minutes Woodbridge almost equalised with a Craig Stuart shot that hit the crossbar, but, four minutes later and Woodbridge deservedley equalised when a challenge on the goalkeeper by James Hubbard saw Ben Seaman’s shot creep over the line.
Ben Seaman always threatened and had efforts at goal after 67 and 69 minutes. Subsitute Paul Hart was clean through after 80 minutes but his attempts were well saved by Goodwin. After 86 minutes Walsham went 2-1 up when a through by was slotted home by Skip. The same player made it 3-1 in the last minute as Woodbridge pressed for an equalizer.
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WALSHAM 1 FAKENHAM 1 ( EX TIME 4-1) HOME WIN
WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 1 ELY CITY 2
MILDENHALL TOWN 2 WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 1
THE FA CUP
Ipswich Wanderers beat Newmarket Town 3-1 while a brace from Ashley Brand helped March Town United overcome Kirkley & Pakefield 2-1 and Godmanchester Rovers came away from United Counties League Yaxley with a 2-0 victory.
Preliminary Round matches on September 3rd involving Ridgeons League teams are now:-
Ely City v Walsham le Willows
Gorleston or Woodbridge Town v Harlow Town
Hadleigh United v Heybridge Swifts
Haverhill Rovers v Brantham Athletic
Leiston v FC Clacton
Loughborough University v Godmanchester Rovers
March Town United v Wisbech Town
Maldon & Tiptree v Ipswich Wanderers
Needham Market v Felixstowe & Walton United
Wroxham v Long Melford
WALSHAM GO THROUGH IN FA CUP
HAVERHILL ROVERS 3 WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 0
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Haverhill Rovers 3
Half time: 1 - 0
Kick off: 19:45, Tuesday, August 16 2011
HAVERHILL put Saturday’s disappointment behind them with a good performance against Walsham.
Halls set them on their way on 42 minutes when he latched on to a ball over the top by Wardley and lobbed goalkeeper McAnally from the edge of the box.
The win was confirmed on 79 minutes when Harvey was brought down in the area by Newman and Wardley emphatically converted a spot kick.
The icing on the cake came three minutes into stoppage time, substitute Harper putting in a through ball for Lodge to take a head of the defence and dispatch across the goalkeeper and into the far bottom left corner
DEREHAM 2 WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 1
Dereham started their Ridgeons League campaign at Aldiss Park with high hopes of emulating last seasons best ever finish. Skipper Ollie Willis was missing but Matty Henman was able to field a strong looking side. The Magpies pinned the visitors in their own half in the opening 10 minutes before new signing Billy Smith fired across goal and wide after receiving keeper Marshall's clearance. In the 19th minute Walsham keeper McAnnally had to be alert to prevent a deflection from defender Newman entering the net before Cussak steered Borrer's deep cross just off target. Dereham had looked the more likely and were rewarded in the 28th minute when Billy Smith found space well on the right and passed inside to Scott Roberts who skillfully rounded his man before beating McAnnally with a low left foot drive.
The impressive Billy Smith then had a close range effort blocked and minutes later McAnally made a superb reaction save to deny Fulcher a second for Dereham. As the half ended Adam Smith blasted a 30 yarder inches over the top.
Half Time: Dereham Town 1 Walsham Le Willows 0
Dereham played with less verve at the start of the second period and were nearly punished as James Tatam worked his way to an advanced position before being thwarted. Walsham then won two fruitless corners as they started to put pressure on Shaun Marshall's goal for the first time. Dereham had lost their edge and Walsham equalised in the 65th minute when Jack Brame headed home a long cross from Paul Musgrove that the home defence had plenty of time to deal with. The Magpies nearly regained their lead but Billy Smith headed over from close range.
Adam Smith was cautioned for retaliation after being fouled. In the 75th minute the lunging Gusterson failed to convert an excellent free kick from Starling. Billy Smith then could not pick out a teammate from the byline as Dereham pressed for the winner. This came in the 90th minute when Scott Roberts produced a superb run deep in the Walsham box and then squared for substitute Sam Pledger who had just come on to net from close range.
Full Time: Dereham 2 Walsham le Willows 1
UNLUCKY FIRST GAME OF THE SEASON
REPORT - IPSWICH WANDERERS 2 FIRST TEAM 4
Wanderers suffered a 4-2 loss against Premier Division side Walsham Le Willows, in an entertaining game at Humber Doucy Lane last night.
Walsham took the lead in the 14th minute, as Jack Brame struck low through a crowded box from just outside the area. Brame grabbed his second 8 minutes later, as he fired his free kick from the edge of the area over the wall and into the roof of the net.
The home side pulled a goal back two minutes before the break, as Frost’s free kick was headed home by defender Bailey.
The visitors added a third two minutes after the restart, as a mistake from keeper Callum Deacon presented Olli Hughes with a tap in.
Walsham rattled the crossbar on 55 minutes, before Wanderers reduced the deficit 8 minutes later, as sub Le Page placed the ball past the advancing keeper following Leys’ flick on.
The game was sealed for the visitors on 88 minutes, as a good move on the right hand side presented James Heathcote with a tap in from 6 yards to give Walsham their 4th.
NEW N02 FOR SMITHY
Walsham News from Pitchero
SHERINGHAM PRE-SEASON FRIENDLY GAME OFF
FIRST TEAM HOME TO BURY IN THE CUP
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SEASON STARTS WITH AWAY FIXTURES
THE FA CARLSBERG VASE
First Round Qualifying (ties to be played on Saturday, September 10): Hadleigh Utd v Stowmarket Town, Walsham Le Willows v Fakenham Town, FC Clacton v Ely City, Brightlingsea Regent v Stanway Rovers, Thetford Town v Long Melford, Kirkley & Pakefield v Woodbridge Town, Swaffham Town v Felixstowe & Walton Utd, Saffron Walden Town v Team Bury, Mildenhall Town v March Town Utd, Wivenhoe Town v Halstead Town, Broxbourne Borough V&E v Burnham Ramblers.
Second Round Qualifying (ties to be played on Saturday, September 24): Framlingham Town v Diss Town, Gorleston v Mildenhall Town or March Town Utd, Gt Yarmouth Town v Swaffham Town or Felixstowe & Walton Utd, Ipswich Wdrs v Sthetford Town or Long Melford, Debenham LC v Saffron Walden Town or Team Bury, Cambridge Regional College v Brantham Ath, Hadleigh Utd or Stowmarket Town v Walsham Le Willows or Fakenham Town, Whitton Utd v Downham Town, FC Calcton or Ely City v Cornard Utd, Brightlingsa Regent or Stanway Rovers v Kirkley & Pakefield or Woodbridge Town, Wivenhoe Town or Halstead Town v Newmarket Town, Haverhill Rovers v Norwich Utd, Broxbourne Borough V&E or Burnham Rbls v Takeley or Cockfosters
FA CUP EXTRA PRELIMINARY ROUND
Extra Preliminary Round (ties to be played on Saturday, August 20): Yaxley v Godmanchester Rovers, Stanway Rovers v Hadleigh Utd, King’s Lynn Town v Whitton Utd, Woodbridge Town v Gorleston, St Ives Town v Debenham LC, Wroxham v Dereham Town, Ipswich Wdrs v Newmarket Town, Mildenhall Town v Brantham Ath, Walsham Le Willows v Thetford Town, March Town Utd v Kirkley & Pakefield, Ely City v Diss Town, Stowmarket Town v Haverhill Rovers, Felixstowe & Walton Utd v Norwich Utd, Long Melford v Saffron Walden Town, Wisbech Town v Halstead Town, Gt Yarmouth Town v FC Clacton, Burnham Ramblers v Barking, Witham Town v Bedford.
Preliminary Round (ties to ve played on Saturday, September 3): Leiston v Gt Yarmouth Town or FC Clacton, Needham Market v Felixstowe & Walton Utd or Norwich Utd, Stowmarket Town or Haverhill Rovers v Mildenhall Town or Brantham Ath, Ely City or Diss Town v Walsham Le Willows or Thetford Town, King’s Lynn Town or Whitton Utd v Soham Town Rgs, March Town Utd or Kirkley & Pakefield v Wisbech Town or Halstead Town, Stanway Rovers or Hadleigh Utd v Heybridge Swifts, St Ives Town or Debenham LC v AFC Sudbury, Maldon & Tiptree v Ipswich Wdrs or Newmarket Town, Wroxham or Dereham Town v Long Melford or Saffron Walden Town, Woodbridge Town or Gorleston v Harlow Town, Burnham Rbls or Barking v Barkingside or Hertford Town
SOANES AND SMITH CONFIRMED
DEBENHAM LC 4 WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 0
Half time: 0 - 0
Kick off: 15:00, Monday, April 25 2011
Debenham lifted themselves off the bottom of the table with a four goal second half salvo against local rivals Walsham le Willows. The Hornets had the better chances during the first period; Dale Vince was foiled by the fingertips of Duncan McAnally, Stuart Jopling fired over from the angle of the six yard box and Ian Gedny’s cross cum shot hit the bar. It looked like being yet another afternoon of missed opportunities for Debenham until they took the lead around the midpoint of the second half. Ed Cussons’ corner was met by Dale Vince only to be cleared off the line by Jon Lambert however STUART JOPLING reacted quickest to head the loose ball into the net. The Hornets second owed as much to the excellent advantage played by referee Darren Stobbart as it did to the developing talents of young striker JAMIE COLE who was fouled just inside the Walsham half but as play was allowed to proceed Cole outpaced the visitors’ defence before finding the bottom corner with a clinical finish. A third goal in a devastating ten minute spell saw Debenham home and dry, IAN GEDNY in his final home game ahead of his announced retirement at the end of the season turning Ed Cussons wickedly inswinging corner home from close range. Debenham completed their biggest win since the season’s second Saturday and a first double when substitute JAMES HEATHCOTE lobbed McAnally in the final minute.
Debenham LC scorers
Stuart Jopling 67, Jamie Cole 73, Ian Gedny 77, James Heathcote 89
Debenham LC players
1 Sam Chilvers
2 Tom Hardwick sub Chris Sadler 75
3 Ed Cussons
4 Neil Gooderham
5 Shaun French
6 Dale Vince sub Jason Palfrey 79
7 Shaun Thorrold
8 Kevin Barker
9 Stuart Jopling
10 Jamie Cole
11 Ian Gedny sub James Heathcote 79
12 Ben Atkinson
15 George Johnson
1 Duncan McAnally
2 Chris Brock
3 Jon Lambert
4 Lee Nocton
5 Trevor Newman
6 Gavin Johnson sub Shane Leech 77
7 Lewis Kemp sub Charlie Robinson 79
8 Paul Musgrove sub Tom Debenham 82
9 Ollie Hughes
10 James Tatum
11 Jack Brame
Report by David Marshall
MANAGER SPEAKS TO THE PRESS
FELIXSTOWE & WALTON 2 WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 2
The Seasiders gained the point they required to guarantee Premier Division football next season but will be disappointed not to have secured all three points having led by two Allicion Blake goals before two penalties converted by Andrew Cusack earned the visitors a share of the spoils.
’Football in the Community Day’ at Dellwood Avenue attracted an attendance of 244 and after Allicion Blake fired home on seven minutes the home side controlled the game without looking as if they would to add to the lead until close to half time when McAnally produced a sharp save to deny Henry. ‘Willows best attack of the half saw Hampson clear Cusack’s header off the line with the Seasiders good value for their interval lead.
Six minutes after the restart Blake scored his second with a well executed volley from Henry’s excellently flighted cross from the right. A spell of Walsham pressure produced a reply when Ross was brought down in the area and Andrew Cusack stepped up to fire the ball wide of Jones’ outstretched left hand on 54 minutes. Felixstowe pushed forwarded with Andrade finding the side netting, McAnally saving well with his legs to deny Rea and Blake firing wide when well placed. The home side were to rue the missed chances when Tatham went down in the area with six minutes remaining and Cusack coolly despatched his second penalty kick into the same place as the first. Johnson placed a shot from distance over the Felixstowe bar and both Henry and Andrade went close for the Seasiders but at the final whistle it was all square with both sides looking forward to Premier Division football next season.
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HADLEIGH UNITED 1 WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 3
On Tuesday night ( 12th ) Walsham came to the MIllfield and a really good game ended 3-1 to the Walsham team who needed a win to move away from the regelation area.
A header by Trevor Newman put Walsham ahead but a superb volley by Josh Mayhew made it 1-1 at half time.
Early in the second half substitute James Tatum scored twice for Walsham 's win , it must be said , our defending left much to be desired
WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 3 KIRKLEY & PAKEFIELD 1
MILDENHALL MANAGERS THOUGHTS AFTER LOSS
Mildenhall web site
WAlSHAM FIRST TEAM 2 FC CLACTON 2
DAN & TOM HAZELTON
WALSHAM FIRST 0 WROXHAM 1
WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 2 WOODBRIDGE TOWN 2
NOT A GOOD START TO THE YEAR
LEAGUE CHALLENGE CUP QUARTER FINAL DRAW UPDATE
Stowmarket will face Wisbech Town while Walsham-le-Willows or Wroxham will entertain CRC.
The semi-final ties are scheduled for March 29 (March 30 if Walsham-le-Willows are involved).
Walsham-le-Willows will play Wroxham in the quarter-final on Wednesday, March 9
LEISTON 2 WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 1
WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 3 ELY CITY 0 (CHALLANGE CUP)
Ely City 0
Half time: 0 - 0
Kick off: 19:45, Wednesday, November 24 2010
THE ppening 10 minutes were very even by both sides, Ely City’s forward R Mason got the first shot of the game which just slipped past the far post for a goal kick. After 20 minutes Walsham could not get through Ely’s strong defence as they kept cutting down their every move. J Tatham providing some good balls into the area but no one was able to convert them.
At the end of the first half L Kemp produced a great cross which glanced off O Hughes’ head going wide of the far post.
Ely started on the front foot in the second half with a cross from N Impey which ended up bouncing on top of the cross bar to then go off for a goal kick.
Shortly after a long cross, which should have been easy take by the keeper, ended up bouncing out of his hands and landing at the feet of C Mclaughlin who then put it around the keeper to put Walsham 1-0 up. Twenty minutes from time a misplaced Ely pass found L Kemp in acres of space as he sprinted up field to pass to O Hughes who took it around a defender and the goalkeeper to slot in Walsham’s second of the evening. With only a minute to go L Kemp crossed a superb ball to young LGrimwood who converted to put Walsham 3-0 up and claim the tie.
Thanks to the Green'UN'
WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 6 FELIXSTOWE & WALTON 2
Walsham le Willows 6 - 2 Felixstowe & Walton United (2-1)
The Seasiders replaced their hosts in the bottom three as Walsham scored four second half goals to record their second win of the campaign on a foggy and damp afternoon at Summer Road.
An important game for both sides and McLaughlan shot wide of both Felixstowe posts in the first ten minutes as Walsham starting the brighter. The visitors eased their way into the game with McNally saving Rea’s long range shot and after Severy and Snell linked well McNally was down quickly at the feet of Mackenzie to smother the ball. Snell and Matthews both shot wide following good build up play for the Seasiders before Jack Severy drilled the ball home from the edge of the area on 31 minutes after McNally had bravely blocked Matthews initial shot.
The lead was short lived and following a free kick three minutes later, that was not cleared, Chris McLaghlan rattled home the equaliser. Felixstowe encouraged by Snell continued to produce good build up play but they went behind on 37 minutes when a long ball out of the Walsham defence deceived Waters in the gloom and Ollie Hughes following up pounced to tap home. Despite this set back the Seasiders finished the half strongly with Fenner clearing off the line to keep his side ahead at the break.
When Arran Sheppard got the vital touch to Glen Snell’s free kick to bring the side level five minutes after the restart there was justified optimism among the visiting fans that a repeat of last week’s win may be on the cards. However this was to be the Seasiders last serious threat on the home goal as Walsham took control. Just before the hour Gary Newman’s corner was not cleared and Trevor Newman forced the ball home in a crowded area. Felixstowe were now on the back foot and after good build up play Chris McLaughlan scored his second sliding the ball under Waters from 12 yards on 67 minutes. Four minutes later the home side went Nap following another corner as Tom Fenner scored off the under side of the bar. Ten minutes from time Fenner scored his second and Walsham’s sixth to leave the Seasiders back in the bottom three.
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WITHAM TOWN 3 WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 1 (FA Vase)
Half time: 0 - 0
Kick off: 15:00, Saturday, November 13 2010
Not a very exciting cup- tie as both teams made sluggish starts and it was the visiting keeper Duncan McNally the first keeper in action with two early saves, yet Witham took the lead when Sam Taylor shrugged off a defenders challenge with McNally just getting his hand to the low shot on its way into the net.
Walsham fought back and played much better than their lowly league position suggests and Witham keeper Lewis Batchford made two good saves.
For the first period after the break Walsham were equal to the Witham side but as the game progressed Witham improved and were more than irate when two penalty appeals were turnt down. Walsham equalised when Lee Sim beat Batchford with a good powerful shot.
However two late goals for Witham put them in the hat for the next round. Paul Harris scored from close range after a good build up and James Robinson slotted in nicely for an injury time goal.
Witham Town F.C Press Officer
TAKEN FROM THE GREEN'UN'
HISTON RESERVES 2 WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 2
Our next game is in the Vase against Witham Town Away.
FIRST TEAM 3 HADEIGH TOWN 3
Hadleigh United 3
Half time: 2 - 1
Kick off: 15:00, Saturday, October 30 2010
DRAW specialists Walsham twice came from behind - the second time with ten men - to earn a point against Hadleigh in an action-packed encounter.
The visitors were ahead after 12 minutes, Liam Jennings drilling home from the edge of the box after being set up by Duane Wright, but Ben Soanes' header from Andy Cusack's corner drew Walsham level nine minutes later.
Alan Ross beat Arron Benstead to a through ball but was flattened by the Hadleigh keeper and Cusack converted the penalty just before the break.
But Walsham's inability to retain a lead haunted them once more, Ben Garnham equalising with a crisp 20-yard half volley on 70 minutes.
That came just two minutes after Jack Brame was shown a straight red after an altercation with Wright, who had earlier been denied by a superb combined goalline clearance by Soanes and Tom Fenner.
Josh Mayhew's fifth goal in five games following a goalmouth scramble put Hadleigh in front with ten minutes remaining, but within a minute Cusack pounced to score after Benstead fumbled Chris McLaughlin's low drive.
Mayhew then struck the underside of the bar in injury-time at the end of a frantic second period of an entertaining match.
Walsham-le-Willows scorers Andy Cusack (pen - 43 mins, 81 mins)
Ben Soanes (21 mins)
Walsham-le-Willows playersD McNally, C McLaughlin, T Newman, B Soanes, T Fenner, S Leech, J Brame, G Johnson, A Ross, S Holder, A Cusack. Unused subs: L Sim, R Partridge, M Morton.
Hadleigh United scorers L Jennings (12 mins)
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B Garnham (70 mins)
J Mayhew (83 mins)
Hadleigh United playersA Benstead, O Canfer, K Rose, B Garnham, B Girling, S Hyde, D Wright, L Jennings (sub C Payne 73 mins), J Mayhew, L Read (sub J Wilkinson 63 mins), D Allen (sub B Deacon 46 mins). Unused subs: D Alexander, A Beckett.
FIRST TEAM 2 DOWNHAM TOWN 2 (5-3 after extra time) CHALLENGE CUP
FIRST TEAM HOME V ELY CITY IN CHALLANGE CUP
The match is on this Wednesday 24th November 7.45pm k/off
The draw for the 2nd Round of the League Challenge Cup is:-
Felixstowe & Walton United or Stowmarket Town v Histon Reserves
Great Yarmouth Town v Kirkley & Pakefield (Nov 23)
Halstead Town or Stanway Rovers v Cambridge University Press (Nov 23 or 24)
Newmarket Town or CRC v Brantham Athletic
Team Bury v FC Clacton or Whitton United
Walsham-le-Willows v Ely City (Nov 24)
Wisbech Town v Diss Town (Nov 23)
Wroxham v Mildenhall Town or Godmanchester Rovers
Dates for the other matches tba
DEREHAM TOWN 2 WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 2
WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 1 FELIXTOWE & WALTON 2 Suffolk FA Premier Cup 1st RD
Keeper Jimmy Waters ended the evening in Hospital with a dislocated thumb as the Seasiders injury list continued to grow. Glenn Snell pulled on the gloves for the final twenty minutes as the visitors held on to progress to the 2nd round and we wish Jimmy a speedy recovery.
karl Andrade fired Felixstowe ahead just before the break after home keeper Mcanally had made a number of saves to deny Mackenzie, Matthews, Hampson and Haighton as the visitors stepped up the tempo as the first half progressed.
Two minutes after the restart Matt Mackenzie steered home Seaman’s cross from the right and the visitors looked comfortable until a goalmouth scramble on 70 minutes led to Waters leaving the field to be replaced by Snell. The home side pressed on and were rewarded on 84 minutes when Steve Holder headed home from Attwood’s corner to set up a nervous last few minutes for the travelling supporters.
Snell produced an excellent save low to his left at the expense of a corner as the Seasiders worked hard to defend their narrow lead and held on to earn their place in the second round draw.
ROSS IS BACK ALAN THAT IS
We have also today allowed Alan Ross to return to Walsham le Willows. Alan is a player I really like and has been fantastic as a squad member since I joined the club. Unfortunately he has not been able to break into the side of late due to the great form of Wood and Sands. Alan is also going to Australia for 3 months in January and these reasons linked with the current financial position as stated, meant that we would allow Alan to leave. Alan leaves with mine and Tom's best wishes and would always be welcome back into my squad.
WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 3 WIVENHOE 0
FIRST TEAM AWAY TO WITHAM TOWN IN FA VASE
Last season’s finalists Wroxham face Wisbech Town at Trafford Park while Stanway Rovers travel to Godmanchester Rovers.
Of the Suffolk sides, Kirkley & Pakefield face a difficult home tie against United Counties League Long Buckby while Leiston face a stiff test on their travels at Royston Town of the Molten Spartan South Midlands League. Walsham-le-Willows make the short trip to Essex Senior League Witham Town while giant-killers Whitton United travel to Stotfold also of the Molten Sparten South Midlands League.
The remaining ties featuring Ridgeons clubs sees CRC at Dunstable Town and Gorleston in an all-Norfolk derby at Kings Lynn Town. Holders Whitley Bay are away at Thackley.
Ties are to be played Saturday, November 13
Taken from the Green'un' web site
NEWMARKET TOWN 1 WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 1
IPSWICH WANDERERS 1 WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 2 (FA VASE)
Half time: 0 - 1
REPORT TAKEN FROM THE GREEN'UN'
Kick off: 15:00, Saturday, October 2 2010
Wanderers will rue missed chances as they tumbled out of this years FA Vase against Premier league opposition.
Walsham took the lead on 17 minutes when Gavin Johnson glanced in a near post corner from Andrew Cusack. For the remainder of the half it was largely Walsham crowding the midfield, with Wanderers struggling to create any opportunities.
Wanderers came out more positively after the break and might have had a penalty after Trevor Newman brought down Dwayne Edwards, but their appeals were waved away by referee Meale. Then on the hour only a superb diving save from McAnally could stop Phillips from levelling things up. Edwards & Matty Buckle both had good opportunities and it seemed inevitable that Wanderers would eventually level. However, the home side were undone on the break, as Cusack raced down the left and his pinpoint far post pass was converted by Tatham to double the visitors lead.
The home side kept up the pressure with Mo Fike and Darius Laws being added to the fray and were eventually rewarded in the 85th minute, when Phillips got free in the box and slammed home low to McAnally's left. From then on it was Walsham under the cosh, but the home team couldn't quite find a way through for an equaliser.
REPORT BY NICK KABAY
WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 1 WISBECH TOWN 2
WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 1 NORWICH UTS 1
THETFORD TOWN 0 WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 1
WANDERERS NEXT IN FA VASE
CRC v Wellingborough Town (date tbc)
Eton Manor v FC Clacton
Godmanchester Rovers v Framlingham Town
Gorleston v Hadleigh United
Ipswich Wanderers v Walsham-le-Willows
Leiston v Haverhill Rovers
Stanway Rovers v London APSA
St Neots Town v Felixstowe & Walton United
Whitton United v Norwich United
Wisbech Town v Cogenhoe United
Kirkley & Pakefield and Wroxham enter the competition at the Second Round Proper stage on November 13th.
Taken from the Green'un web site.
WROXHAM 3 WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 0
3 nil down at half time, but a spirited second half performance stopped Wroxham scoring anymore goals.
JOHNSON'S FIRST SENIOR HAT-TRICK
WOODBRIDGE TOWN 1 WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 1
KIRKLEY & PAKEFIELD 0 WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 0
A better performance this week leading up to Wednesdays away game against Woodbridge Town 7.45 K/off
WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 2 GRT YARMOUTH TOWN 2
Last Gasp Goal Denies Yarmouth Walsham Le Willows 2, Bloaters 2
An unfortunate own goal, the final action of an absorbing drama in terrible conditions, denied the Bloaters their fourth win in five away matches. Even the referee complimented both teams on an excellent game, given the incessant heavy rain all evening and the consequent slick surface, but Walsham ended the happier; in their last two games they had surrendered leads to draw and this time the proverbial boot was firmly on their foot.
With the confidence that comes from winning, Yarmouth applied the early pressure. Their dilemma was: to play their passing game on the ground and risk the kind of mistakes that come with a slippery ball and surface, or to try the long ball over the top and present the tall home defence with some easy headed clearances. In the event, they tried a mixture and the results were, well, mixed.
Jake Reed demonstrated his growing stature and abilities in Premier football, Gareth Palmer was almost exemplary in defence, Luke Fell continued to delight with his wing-back play, Joe Bell justified Paul Tong’s faith in him and Martyn Magee showed how important his experience will be in the battles to come.
Despite this excellence from Yarmouth, Walsham went closest in the first half hour and should have scored on the break but the Bloaters defence did well to snuff out the danger. Immediately, Yarmouth could also have scored but Reed had bad luck with his effort from Gavin Norman’s cut-back. Just after the half-hour, Reed could have opened the scoring but sliced his angled shot into the side netting.
In the 38th minute, Reed did well to rise above the tall Walsham number five, Gavin Johnson, but two minutes later got his reward when from a corner won by Norman, Savage crossed to the back post where Reed finally beat the home defence to the ball and nodded home. Walsham then had their best opening of the half but Steve Holder saw his fierce shot cannon off Michael Hilton’s right-hand post.
The best pass of the game came from Magee after 51 minutes when the player-coach sent a sublime ball out to Reed on the left; Reed’s flying centre beat the ‘keeper but Fernando Vide rushing in put the ball wide of the open goal when it looked easier to score. The conditions did not suit Vide’s normal game which was not seen on the night but he did get through plenty of other work.
Yarmouth pressed again, and a Norman shot was scooped behind by the ‘keeper for another corner which was all Yarmouth earned from another excellent Reed cross. When Magee was fouled in midfield, Bell’s free kick almost found Craig Roberts steaming in but the home defence just beat him to it.
A tremendous diagonal ball from Savage found Vide out on the right but when he centred, home ‘keeper Duncan McAnally smothered the ball with a diving save. A moment of danger then followed for Yarmouth as Hilton went to the edge of his box and produced a neat tackle on an onrushing forward.
Kevin Howes replaced Bell after 65 minutes but immediately Walsham drew level when, from a right-wing movement and cross, Steven Holder slanted a header back across goal and in at the far post.
Hilton turned aside a good attempt from Gary Newman but Reed restored Yarmouth’s lead with his second of the night, and sixth in the six games so far this season, when he produced an exquisite reverse glancing header in the 74th minute.
Three minutes later Yarmouth survived a confident penalty appeal, before Hilton did well to punch clear a high ball with a forward closing in.
Walsham pressed dangerously in the closing minutes and Magee headed away a corner, Norman was booked and a shot from Walsham substitute Andrew Cusack whistled over the bar. Then, with Yarmouth looking for a third and killer goal rather then protecting what they had, they paid the price: with the game well into added time, a ball in from the Walsham right to the near post came off Roberts and was diverted onto the post by Hilton but ended up in the back of the net for what was, in truth, no less than a deserved equaliser given the conditions.
For Walsham, it was their third consecutive scoring draw after failing to find the net in their first two games, while for Yarmouth the result meant holding on to fifth place with ten points from five games, a position that is a lot better than was envisaged before the season began.
MILDENHALL TOWN 2 WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 2
FIRST TEAM LET IT SLIP - FIRST TEAM 4 NEWMARKET TOWN 4
FIRST TEAM BOW OUT OF FA CUP AT THE FIRST HURDLE
FIRST TEAM LOSE FIRST GAME
Half time: 0 - 0
Kick off: 15:00, Saturday, August 7 2010
Haverhill notched up their first victory against Walsham since they joined the league in their first competitive match at The New Croft.
Both sides went close in the opening period, the home side's Louis Harper playing in Marc Abbott, only for Walsham goalkeeper Duncan McAnally to deny him with his feet, Haverhill 'keeper Liam Cutts fumbling the ball near his goal line and Oliver Hughes almost scrambling the ball over the line at the foot of the upright.
A scramble in the Haverhill area didn't bring dividends for Walsham in the second half, the bringing on of substitute Ryan Kent just past the hour mark proving to be the turning point for Haverhill as, in the 82nd minute, he cut back inside on the left wing and, just outside the corner of the area, curled a shot right into the bottom right corner of the net past McAnally and start his side's season off with all three points.
Haverhill Rovers scorersRyan Kent (82)
Haverhill Rovers playersLiam Cutts, Sam Holmes, Greg Strong, Stuart Wardley, Jamie Challis, Stuart Kingham, Marc Abbott, Marcus Hunt, Craig Cutts, Louis Harper, Jack Higgs.
Subs : Ryan Kent (for Jack Higgs, 62), Matt Clarke, Joe Boreham (for Jamie Challis, 81), Harry Halls (for Louis Harper, 81), Paul Hunt
Walsham-le-Willows playersDuncan McAnally, Tom Hardwick, Andrew Cusack, Ben Soanes, Trevor Newman, Richard Partridge, James Attwood, Alex Steed, Oliver Hughes, James Tatham, Steve Holder.
Subs : Liam Bolton (for Alex Steed, 73), Gary Newman, Matt Morton, Paul Musgrove (for Andrew Cusack, 81)
BURY TOWN 5 WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 0
Half time score was 1 - 0. The team now moves on to Tuesday night with a game against Team Bury
The Reserves are away to Hundon Saturday 31st July.
BUNGAY TOWN 0 WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 2
Goal scorers where James Attwood & Gavin Johnson.
Next game will be away against Thetford Town Tuesday 27th July.
FA CUP OPPONENTS
The match will be played Saturday, August 14 (3pm ko), with replays on or before Thursday 19.
GAVIN JOHNSON SIGNS ON - UPDATED
The former Ipswich Town star was a member of last season’s successful Bury Town team that won the Zamaretto Midlands division.
Having played more than 300 league games for Ipswich, Colchester and Wigan his experience will help the youngsters at Walsham to fulfill their potential
LEAGUE CHALLENGE CUP DRAW
Preliminary Round Draw (to be played week commencing September 27th 2010)
Felixstowe & Walton United v Wivenhoe Town
Hadleigh United v Stowmarket Town
March Town United v Fakenham Town
Newmarket Town v Haverhill Rovers
Norwich United v Debenham LC
Saffron Walden Town v Long Melford
Walsham-le-Willows v Thetford Town
First Round Draw (to be played week commencing October 25th 2010)
Brantham Athletic v Ipswich Wanderers
Dereham Town v Wisbech Town
Diss Town v Gorleston
Ely City v March Town United or Fakenham Town
FC Clacton v Whitton United
Felixstowe & Walton United or Wivenhoe Town v Hadleigh United or Stowmarket Town
Great Yarmouth Town v Norwich United or Debenham LC
Halstead Town v Stanway Rovers
Histon Res v Cornard United
Kirkley & Pakefield v Leiston
Mildenhall Town v Godmanchester Rovers
Newmarket Town or Haverhill Rovers v CRC
Saffron Walden Town or Long Melford v Cambridge University Press
Team Bury v Swaffham Town
Walsham-le-Willows or Thetford Town v Downham Town
Wroxham v Woodbridge Town
2010 - 2011 SEASON FIRST TEAM
HAVERHILL ROVERS 1 WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 1
How Walsham saw it!!
Sat. 1st May
Ridgeons Premier League
Haverhill Rovers 1 v Walsham le Willows 1
Walsham were away to Haverhill, in what was the last game at Hamlet Croft, due to Haverhill moving to a new ground, with an attendance of over 300 people it created a good atmosphere for the occasion. The game itself was a good game with both sides looking to end the season on a victory, Walsham took the lead after 30 minutes when following a good run into the box by L Sim he was brought down, resulting in a penalty which J Tatham put away. The second half was much the same and mid-way through the half Haverhill equalised with a good worked goal, with Walsham appealing for offside. On the day a draw was a fair result for both teams
How Haverhill saw it!!
Haverhill Rovers 1
Half time: 0 - 1
Kick off: 15:00, Saturday, May 1 2010
Haverhill's last match after more than a hundred years at Hamlet Croft saw them secure 12th place in the table against their 13th place opponents.
Walsham took the lead after 39 minutes when, following a quick free kick, Lee Sim was brought down in the penalty area by home captain Marcus Hunt and James Tatham sent goalkeeper Matt Morrison the wrong way with his spot kick.
The half time introduction of Ryan Kent turns thing round for the hosts and they equalised after 54 minutes, some good work by Shaun Banham ending with Louis Harper putting the ball low past 'keeper Duncan McAnally and into the bottom right hand corner.
Banham also shot wide from an angle in the final good chance for any side.
Haverhill Rovers scorersLouis Harper (54)
Haverhill Rovers playersMatt Morrison, Paul Abbott, Danny Shipton, Stuart Wardley, Jamie Challis, Stuart Kingham, Marc Abbott, Marcus Hunt, Martin Westcott, Shaun Banham, Louis Harper.
Subs : Anthony Fernandez, Ben Fisher, Paul Hunt, Ryan Kent (for Jamie Challis, 46)
Walsham-le-Willows scorersJames Tatham (39, penalty)
Walsham-le-Willows playersDuncan McAnally, Lee Norton, Alan North, Simon Head, Trevor Newman, Lee Sim, Will Brown, Richard Partridge, Paul Musgrove, James Tatham, Steve Holder.
Subs : James Attwood (for Lee Norton, 65), Matt Morton, Chris Brock, Charlie Robinson
STANWAY ROVERS 1 WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 0
Ridgeons Premier League
Stanway Rovers 1 v Walsham 0
This was a typical end of the season game with hardly any goal mouth action by either side and with neither keeper being really tested, Stanway went in front after 35 minutes with a close rang goal, Walsham tried to get back in to the game but without any reward, this result keeps Stanway in a top six position with Walsham in mid table.
Ridgeons Reserve League
WOODBRIDGE TOWN 0 WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 1
Woodbridge Town 0 v Walsham le Willows 1
This was a typical end of the season game with neither side looking to really dominate, Mayhew for Woodbridge had two good chances as did Tatham for Walsham during the first half. The second half continued in much the same way until Robinson put in a good cross for Soanes to head Walsham in front, Tatham had a chance to increase the lead for Walsham but the game then petered out to a comfortable 1 – 0 victory for Walsham
WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 0 DEBENHAM LC 1
An under strength Walsham were at home to Debenham LC and the play was even for the first 10 minutes, Robinson for Walsham had a good shot pushed away by Johnson and Allen for Debenham had an effort cleared off the line, Walsham had some good moves down the right that came to nothing and then Gedney caused panic in the Walsham defence with a good run and cross, Ince had a good shot that was well held by Macanally and Macanally was called in to action again when an overhead kick by French was well saved. Neither side had really looked dominant in the first half and the second half lacked any cohesion or efforts on goal from either side, but the deadlock was broken after 60 minutes when ex Walsham player Gooderham scored from the penalty spot and this proved to be the only goal of the game to give Debenham their first ever win against Walsham
WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 2 NEEDHAM MARKET TOWN 3
Walsham were at home to high flying Needham Mtk in the semi-final of the knock out cup, this was the first time Walsham had reached this stage of the competition.
Straight from the kick off Needham Mkt. took the game to Walsham and were well on top, Evans had a good effort well saved by Walsham keeper Macanally, after 8 minutes a Needham corner was headed clear straight to Buckle who scored from 25yds with a crisp shot in to the top corner, Walsham slowly came in to the game and a good turn and shot by Brown was just over the bar. In the 17th minute after good work by Tatham down the left he found Bolton who scored a good goal from the edge of the area to equalise, Brown then had another good run but he pulled the ball back but no Walsham player was on hand to capitalise. Needham then regained the lead when Parker was involved in a good passing movement before scoring. Walsham tried to get back in to the game and a good 30 yard shot by holder went just wide. Needham were looking good going forward but were unable to increase their lead, Bolton found Brown with a good ball but he was unable to trouble the keeper, Phillips then had a good shot well saved and as the half came to close a good run by Brown caused havoc in the Needham defence. In the first minute of the 2nd half a good ball by holder found Brown in the area who was fouled by the keeper and Tatham scored from the penalty for the equaliser. Harrup was then clear for Needham but his effort was turned away for a corner, Walsham keeper Macanally was then brave to stop an effort from Phillips and Attwood got in excellent tackle to prevent Harrup from getting a shot on target. From an excellent worked free kick Thrower put Needham back in front again. With Needham looking the stronger side good defending by Walsham and keeper Macanally kept them in the game and Walsham battled hard for the equaliser with Clarke going close in the dying minutes. At the end of the game it was a victory from the stronger Needham side with all their ability but Walsham can take a lot of credit for the way they battled against them
MILDENHALL TOWN 1 WALSHAM FIREST TEAM 0
Mildenhall 1 v Walsham Le Willows 0
Walsham were away to local rivals Mildenhall and with 3 ex Walsham players from last season in the current Mildenhall team it added a bit more spice to the game. The first half was a good even contest with both sides having half chances, but no one was able to make them count, after 10 minutes of the second half Mildenhall took the lead when ex Walsham player Alan Ross scored, with Walsham trying to get back into the game their position was made more difficult when Simon Head was dismissed for a second caution. Still Walsham had chances with Steve Holder shooting just wide and substitute Lee Gaught having a good effort on goal. Walsham can take credit for their performance against a strong Mildenhall side
WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 2 HADLEIGH UTD 3
Walsham le Willows 2 – Hadleigh Utd 3
The game was open from the start and it was an even contest, a good long ball from North found Soanes but he failed to trouble the Hadleigh keeper, Newman for Walsham then had a good header saved. Hadleigh started to come more in to the game and a run from his own half by Garnham who fed Sadler whose shot was deflected but then well saved by the Walsham keeper Macanally. Hadleigh deservedly took the lead when a good cross from the right was pushed out to Wright who made no mistake from close range. As Walsham tried to get back in to the game a good header by Holder was just over the bar and then Soanes was put clear but an excellent tackle by Roper prevented him getting in a shot. A quick break by Hadleigh caused problems to the Walsham defence and the ball broke out to Betthel who scored an excellent goal from 30 yards, just before half time a shot from Holder was pushed out to Soanes who pulled a goal back for Walsham.
At the start of the second half both sides had half chances that were dealt with by both keepers, Walsham put on the pressure and created two quick corners that came to nothing, Hadleigh were still moving the ball around well and looked more likely to increase their lead, Tatham for Walsham had a good shot well saved by Benstead. Wright then went on an excellent run beating several players before rounding the keeper to increase the lead for Hadleigh. Walsham never gave up and from a long ball Brown beat the keeper to the ball and it managed to roll in to the empty net, just before the close Walsham had a good appeal for a penalty turned down, leaving Hadleigh the winners on the night.
WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 1 DEREHAM TOWN 1
Walsham le Willows 1 v Dereham 1
Play was very even for the first 10 minutes with Walsham restricting Dereham to long range efforts, Walsham were playing well but without creating any clear cut chances. Barrett for Dereham put in a good free kick which was held by the Walsham keeper Macanally. As the first half progressed Dereham were looking the slightly stronger side but then Walsham put a good move together by Bolton & Partridge who found Tatham but his effort was pushed behind for a corner, from the corner Holder got in an excellent header to give Walsham the lead. Partridge then found Musgrove but he failed to beat the keeper from inside the area.
Walsham started the second half very brightly and created some good chances, Dereham then caught Walsham twice in quick succession on the break but failed to capitalise, Walsham then had a good appeal for a penalty, which was turned away. An excellent free kick by Beaumont for Dereham was pushed away for a corner from which Dereham equalised with a scrambled effort, both sides were now looking for the winner and two more good efforts by Beaumont were dealt with by Macanally in the Walsham goal, leaving the final score of 1 – 1, which on reflection was a fair result.
WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 1 WISBECH TOWN 0
Walsham were at home to Wisbech looking to keep a good run of victories going, after 5 minutes a good cross by Paul Musgrove eluded everyone in the box, it was an even contest with Walsham creating the slightly better chances and after 15 minutes James Tatham had a good shot blocked. Walsham had another good move broken down but Paul Musgrove shot weekly wide from the free kick. Harris for Wisbech had a good chance but shot well wide, on a quick break James Tatham tried to lob the keeper from 30 yards but the keeper parried the effort. The second half continued in the same way as the first with neither side looking likely to score, Harris for Wisbech volleyed well wide when he should have done better and Ben Soanes for Walsham shot tamely wide with only the keeper to beat. In the final minutes of injury time a good long ball from Simon Head found James Tatham who beat the keeper to give Walsham the victory
WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 3 HAVERILL ROVERS 1
Ridgeons Premier League
Walsham Le Willows 3 v Haverhill 1
Walsham were at home to in form Haverhill and with one or two players missing this gave some of the reserve players a chance at this level. The pitch was very heavy and the game was even for the first 10 minutes, Walsham put together a good move down the left which ended with Bolton shooting just wide. After 20 minutes Challis for Haverhill had a good effort go wide, on 35 minutes a mix up in the Walsham defence allowed Wardley to give Haverhill the lead, but straight from the restart Walsham went down the other end and equalised through Bolton, Walsham took the lead on 38 minutes when a good ball by Holder to Soanes who found Tatham who scored. Haverhill had 2 good efforts before half time but they came to nothing. At the start of the second half a good move by Haverhill saw Holder get in an excellent tackle to prevent an equaliser. Walsham increased the lead on 55 minutes when after good play Tatham pulled the ball back for Bolton who scored. Walsham were now taking the game to Haverhill and Holder, Tatham and Clarke all had good efforts well saved by the Haverhill keeper, in the closing minutes substitute Brame had a good shot go just over the bar and Bolton had a good chance to complete his hat trick but the Haverhill keeper made another good save
CUSSACK JOINS MILDENHALL
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Last updated: 15/02/2010 13:02:00
Football: Mildenhall Town manager Simon Charlton has been busy adding to his Mildenhall Town squad with the signing of two players.
Joining the former Bolton Wanderers star's side are Andrew Cusack and Ben Deacon from Ridgeons Premier League rivals Walsham-le-Willows and Debenham LC respectively.
Left back Cusack leaves Summer Road having won the supporter's player of the year award last season while Deacon will be a familiar face to those at Mildenhall, having scored an exquisite chipped goal when Debenham won 4-2 at Recreation Way earlier in the season.
On Cusack, the 'Hall boss says: “We have been playing without a natural full back on both sides for some time now.
“I've seen Andy play a few times now and he has a great left foot with bags of pace.
Former Diss Town striker Deacon has found the net 10 times for the Hornets this term, and Charlton admits the frontman made a big impression on him during his side's two games with Debenham.
“Ben has caused us more problems than any other forward over both games this season. Having spoken to him, he's made it clear wanted a fresh challenge and I believe our style of play can help improve his game.”
HISTON RESERVES 2 WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 3
Walsham were away to Histon Res and it was the home side that took the game to Walsham playing some good open football, Walsham were playing well on the counter-attack and after 35 minutes a good cross from Liam Bolton found James Tatham who finished well to give Walsham the lead. The second half continued in the same vein and after 55 minutes Walsham increased their lead when James Tatham scored a very good goal from a tight angle, after everyone was expecting him to cross the ball. The young Histon side never gave up playing good football and were rewarded when they pulled a goal back. Walsham sealed the game when Simon Head, headed home from a corner kick. With virtually the last kick of the game Histon reduced the arrears to make the final score of Histon Res 2 – Walsham le Willows 3
WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 2 WOODBRIDGE TOWN 1
Woodbridge Town 1
Half time: 1 - 0
Kick off: 15:00, Saturday, February 6 2010
Walsham were at home to Woodbridge and were in need of a victory following their recent poor run of results, the game was even for the first 10 minutes and then Tatham scored for Walsham with a fine goal. Both sides were now battling for supremacy but not many clear cut chances were created by either side. The second half was much the same pattern but after 55 minutes Head had a good effort for Walsham when he hit the post from an acute angle, after 65 minutes Head scored the second goal for Walsham with an excellent shot from a very tight angle. Walsham missed the opportunity top put the game beyond the reach of Woodbridge and after 75 minutes Woodbridge pulled a goal back, but from then on neither side created any more worthwhile chances to leave the game 2 – 1 in favour of Walsham
CRC 6 WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 0
Half time: 4 - 0
Kick off: 15:00, Saturday, January 30 2010
Walsham were away to top of the table, CRC from Cambridge and they new they were in for a difficult game, they got off to the worst possible start when after only 15 minutes they were 3 – 0 down. They tried hard to get back in to the game but conceded a 4th goal before half time. They then lost goalkeeper Mcanally with Will Brown taking over in goal for the second half. CRC continued to dominate the game as they had in the first half and added 2 more goals before the final whistle. Walsham were well beaten by a very good side who certainly showed why they are clear at the top of the league.
WALSHAM FIRST TEA 0 KIRKLEY & PAKEFIELD 4
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WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 1 FELIXSTOWE & WALTON 2
Felixstowe & Walton United 2
Half time: 1 - 0
Kick off: 15:00, Saturday, January 23 2010
Walsham entertained Felixstowe & Walton after the long lay off because of the bad weather, after an even first few minutes Walsham took the game to their opponents and after 10 minutes a good ball from the left was back heeled by Tatham for Clarke to give Walsham a deserved lead. Walsham were still looking the better side in this half and were putting some good moves together but were unable to increase their lead, at half time Felixstowe would have been happy to only be 1 - 0 down. The second half was even to start with but with neither side creating any good chances, Holder for Walsham then had a good run and shot well saved by the visiting keeper. Tatham then got in a good shot and had a claim for a penalty turned down. As the second half progressed Felixstowe & Walton were coming more in to the game and from a good move down the left a cross was eluding any visiting player only for Head to score an unfortunate own goal to give the visitors the equaliser. Shortly after this following an incident in the middle of the field Wright broke clear for Felixstowe & Walton and rounded the Walsham keeper to score the winner, as hard as Walsham tried they could not get back in to the game.
FC CLACTON 1 WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 2
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The Clacton starting line-up showed three changes to the side which started at Cornard, with Gibson, Coyle and Dunkley all coming into the team, and a strong looking substitutes bench included Mark White, returning from a 5-week suspension, and Sean Hillier, making his long-awaited return from a knee injury.
The opening exchanges of the match were fairly even, without any real clear-cut opportunities on goal being created. The first shot on target of the game fell the way of the hosts on the quarter-hour mark, but Andrade’s effort from around 20 yards out was comfortably saved by the visiting custodian, who was probably grateful to have his hands warmed on a chilly evening.
A minute later the visitors should really have taken the lead as they were afforded a free header just 6 yards from goal, however the relatively weak attempt that was forthcoming was straight at Gould. In the 35th minute a Waters free kick, delivered from the Clacton left, was met by the head of Chris Ribchester, and, having beaten the keeper, his effort unluckily came back off the post.
The hosts would however open the scoring a minute later in somewhat bizarre fashion. A long throw by Smith into the Walsham penalty area was flicked towards goal, and despite it looking as if it would be a relatively simple take for the keeper, he somewhat inexplicably dropped the ball over the line to give Clacton the lead at half-time.
Clacton were unlucky not to extend their advantage seven minutes into the second half as a curling effort by James Dunkley, struck from just outside the box, came back off the crossbar. This was however followed by a spell of pressure from the visitors, and they would draw level in the 62nd minute as a Walsham corner from the Clacton right was fumbled by Gould and the ball eventually found its way into the net courteousy of James Tatham.
From then onwards, it was Walsham who looked more likely to go on and win the tie, which they duly did in the last minute of normal time. A cross from the Walsham right was flicked home by Simon Head to give the visitors the victory and book their place in the last 4 of the Ridgeons League Cup.
WALSHAM FIRST TEAM
WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 2 NEEDHAM MARKET 4
Needham Market took the game to Walsham from the start but Walsham then grew in confidence and came more into the game. Following a good build up Hilton should have done better for Needham, Walsham then replied when a good cross was flicked on by Tatham which brought a good save from the keeper Gay. Sparkes then had a good shot tipped over the bar by Walsham keeper Macanally, after 14 minutes a 30yd shot by Barber was deflected to Sparkes who gave Needham the lead, after 20 minutes a good shot by Musgrove was held by keeper Gay. Following a corner Newman had a good shot that went over the bar, as Walsham looked for the equaliser. Needham’s Phillips then brought a good save by Macanally and once again Macanally kept Walsham in the game with another good save, just on half time good play by Brown & Holder set up Newman but his shot was well saved. Within 2 minutes of the start of the second half a good cross by Pemberton was headed home by Hilton to increase the lead for Needham. After 60 minutes a good ball by Attwood found Holder who beat the keeper with a good shot to bring Walsham back in to the game and within 2 minutes an excellent run by Holder saw him score another excellent goal that brought the scores level. Walsham then enjoyed a good spell of play as they took the game to Needham. On 75 minutes a good worked free kick by Needham was cleared for a corner and from the corner Parker gave Needham the lead again. Walsham tried hard for the equaliser but right on the final whistle Evans shot through a crowd of player to complete the scoring.
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Last updated: 25/12/2009 07:00:00
PAUL Smith is in his tenth season as Walsham-le-Willows manager - and every season he has improved their league position.
He sends his team into Ridgeons League, Premier Division action at Debenham Leisure Centre on Saturday in 14th place having been hit by the withdrawal from the league of King's Lynn Reserves.
Walsham had beaten them twice, so now find themselves six points worse off.
Last season Walsham, who were still in the SIL when Smith took over, finished tenth.
He knows he has some making up to do to achieve his goal of improving on that.
“I have aimed higher each year, and this season is no exception,” said Smith.
“As long as you are going forward it makes everybody's efforts worthwhile.
“Losing six points - and we were one of only two teams to have beaten Lynn twice - is a big blow, but that is something out of our hands.
“Like everybody else we did not play last weekend so it makes gaining something at Debenham even more important.”
The Ridgeons League has given its blessing for clubs to arrange pitch inspections today to decide on the likelihood of games going ahead on Boxing Day.
Like every other ground in the league Debenham's was still under heavy snow this morning and there must be a big doubt about playing in two days' time.
Smith says that he has been a little bit surprised by Mel Aldis' Debenham having such a good start to the season after their promotion last season.
And he warns them that it will get tougher next term.
“When we came up we found that we caught teams out because they didn't know much about us and the way we played,” added Smith.
“Our second season proved harder.
“We are expecting a tough match as Debenham have a good home record and it looks to me like being an even contest.”
Smith will be without the suspended Lee Simm, Stuart Holden and Richie Partridge for a derby where they have to travel 15 miles.
Debenham - with six wins to their credit at home and just seven goals conceded - start the match in tenth place.
Felixstowe and Walton United have no game on Boxing Day with 15th placed Hadleigh taking on fourth-placed Stanway Rovers at Millfield with an 11am kick-off.
Hadleigh have struggled against the top three and this will be a good test of their progress, while Leiston (third) face a trip to seventh-placed Kirkley in a game that is more likely to go on than most with the worst of the snow having missed that part of the world.
Leiston have gained just one point from their last three games but have scored 40 goals on their travels. Leaders Needham Market take on Woodbridge Town (19th) with 47 points separating the two. The home side are unbeaten at Bloomfields while the visitors have struggled to get points anywhere, but their two wins have been on their travels.
In the First Division, Ipswich Wanderers are at home to Brantham while Stowmarket Town travel to Whitton United - both with 11am start times.
DEBENHAM LC 1 WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 3
Debenham LC 1
Half time: 0 - 0
Kick off: 11:00, Saturday, December 26 2009
Walsham kept up their 100% record at Debenham to leapfrog the Hornets in the Ridgeons Premier Division. The early start coupled with a two week layoff seemed to affect both teams in a nondescript opening half in which neither keeper was tested on the heavy playing surface. That soon changed at the beginning of the second period. James Attwood’s run and centre caused confusion in the Debenham area allowing Steve Holder to get in a low strike at the far post which Louis Johnson brilliantly kept out and Holder could only poke the rebound into the side netting. Walsham were well on top and turned their pressure into three goals inside ten minutes. James Tatham’s quality had been evident all match and his touch, turn and precise pass to BEN SOANES was neatly finished by the big number nine. Four minutes later Debenham handed the visitors their second, a defensive mix up presented JAMES TATHAM with the opportunity to fire low past Johnson. A third arrived shortly after as Louis Johnson dropped James Attwood’s cross into his own net. The Hornets made a double substitution and Jamie Cole sent through by Stuart Jopling round keeper Duncan McAnally but his shot was trickling wide before being cleared by the covering Simon Head. Thirteen minutes from time Debenham did get a consolation, Danny Allen’s low cross was clipped over the back peddling McAnally by MARK POWLING.
Debenham LC scorersM Powling 77
Debenham LC players1 L Johnson
2 M Powling
3 E Cussons
4 N Gooderham
5 S French
6 R Kemp
7 W Taylor-Holt sub J Cole 69
8 D Allen
9 S Jopling
10 B Deacon sub S Thorrold 69
11 D Vince
14 D Cannon
16 J Ince
Walsham-le-Willows scorersB Soanes 60, J Tatham 64, og 70
Walsham-le-Willows players1 D McAnally
2 J Attwood sub R Francksen 84
3 A Cusack
4 S Head
5 N Clarke
6 T Newman
7 W Brown sub J Brame 80
8 P Musgrove
9 B Soanes
10 J Tatham
11 S Holder
15 L Nocton
16 C Brock
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ELY CITY 0 WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 0
WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 4 WIVENHOE TOWN 0
Wivenhoe Town 0
Half time: 2 - 0
Kick off: 15:00, Saturday, December 5 2009
Walsham took the game to Wivenhoe and the keeper punched clear when under pressure from a corner, After 8 minutes good work by Tatham set up Cusack to score from 18 yards. Clarke and Attwood linked up well to create another good chance for Walsham, Wivenhoe had a good move which was cleared by Head. Attwood then had another good run and pulled the ball back for Musgrove to shoot over the bar. As Walsham looked to increase their lead Sim went on a good run and pulled the ball back to Tatham whose shot was cleared off the line. Sim repeated the same again for Tatham but this time he shot over the bar. Towards the end of the half Connell for Wivenhoe broke clear but a great tackle by Newman prevented him from getting in a shot. Just on half time following a scramble in the area Soanes put Walsham 2 – 0 up.
Walsham started the second half well and were creating some good chances. After 55 minutes a quick break by Walsham found Tatham who pulled the ball back for Soanes to increase the lead. After 60 minutes an excellent flowing move saw Walsham increase the lead when Soanes completed his hat trick. Walsham were now well in control and putting some good moves together, Wivenhoe were now looking a well beaten side but Carr managed to get in a good shot that went wide. At the end of the game Walsham were comfortable winners.
RIDGEONS LEAGUE CHALLENGE CUP QUARTER FINAL DRAW (FIRST TEAM)
The draw for the quarter finals of the League Challenge Cup is:-
FC Clacton v Walsham-le-Willows
Hadleigh United v Newmarket Town
Mildenhall Town v Kirkley & Pakefield
Needham Market v Great Yarmouth Town or Wroxham
Matches to be played on Tuesday January 19th, except the match at Needham Market which will be played on Tuesday January 26th.
NEEDHAM MARKET 3 WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 1
Needham Market made three changes from their midweek League Cup victory over Stowmarket with Barber,Buckle and Horlock replacing Boyland,Evans and Agricole for the visit of locals Walsham Le Willows on a chilly late November afternoon.Needham Market had their new signing Damian Hilton on the bench.
Craig Parker received his 100th appearance award from now “Online” chairman David Bugg before the game.
The first action of the game was a booking for Musgrove for handball in the 8th minute before a Butler shot was tipped over by Walsham’s Mcanally in the 15th minute following a Thrower corner.Musgrove fired over from 20 yards after 23 minutes and Smith’s cross was too high for Thrower five minutes later after a fine Buckle pass but neither side were keeping hold of the ball long enough to create any chances on goal. It looked as though a low key half was going to drift towards the break goalless until Walsham took the lead 3 minutes before the half time whistle when from a Walker long throw STEVE HOLDER rose highest to head in from close range before Tatham was booked for a foul on Butler to bring a poor half to a close.
H/T NEEDHAM MARKET 0 WALSHAM LE WILLOWS 1
With hopes of a livelier second half Walsham started the better and Barber had to block a Musgrove effort on his goalline two minutes in to the half after Jones spilled a Tatham cross.Needham introduced new boy Damian Hilton after 53 minutes replacing Buckle before JAY DENNISS equalised 4 minutes later scrambling home a Thrower corner.All of a sudden there was some life in the Needham crowd and they started to get involved in the game instead of the social chit chat of the first hour and Bethell had an effort blocked by Mcanally 62 after minutes.Pemberton was booked for a foul on ex-Needham man Sim a minute later being joined in the book by Holder in the 67th minute.Phillips replaced Smith in the 69th minute before Needham took the lead when in the 74th minute when CRAIG PARKER converted a Hilton header back across goal following a Horlock cross.Clarke was booked for a foul on Parker after 75 minutes and Walsham made a double substitution introducing Soanes and Cusack for Head and Partridge.Cusack was soon in Mr Tynes book for dissent and Bethell was replaced by Evans with the game now a lot livelier but few good chances were being created with Walsham’s Tatham and Holder failing to test Jones until DANNY PHILLIPS chased down a Horlock long ball,brushed aside Newman and fired past Mcanally to make the game safe in the 89th minute.
F/T NEEDHAM MARKET 3 WALSHAM LE WILLOWS 1
Three good points against a Walsham team who never stop and a 3-1 victory for Needham at half time looked unlikely
WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 3 LEISTON 2
Half time: 2 - 2
Kick off: 19:45, Wednesday, November 25 2009
Walsham were at home to there more illustrious and the table topping Leiston Town in the Ridgeons League Cup. The match was an even contest from the start with Walsham putting some good moves together, Leiston then got their game together an went in to a 2 goal lead. Walsham could easily have thrown in the towel and collapsed but to their credit they fought back with two excellent goals by James Attwood and Paul Musgrove to be level after 30 minutes. The game was end to end and the score remained 2- 2 at half time. The second half commenced with Leiston looking very positive but the Walsham defence held firm, Walsham were not giving Leiston any time on the ball and battled for everything, much to the dislike of Leiston as they never had time to settle on the ball, Macanally made two excellent saves to keep the score at 2 -2, the game was now end to end with both sides having half chances, with 5 minutes remaining the Walsham substitute Will Brown scored an excellent goal by chipping the keeper from the edge of the box to give Walsham an excellent 3 – 2 victory to progress in to the next round.
WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 1 HARWICH & PARKESTON 0
Harwich & Parkeston 0
Half time: 0 - 0
Kick off: 15:00, Saturday, November 21 2009
Walsham were at home to lowly Harwich & Parkeston, Walsham took the game to the opponents right from the start, Tatham had a good run but shot wide and after a goalmouth scramble Sim had a shot excellently saved by the Harwich keeper Heard. A cross from Soanes was deflected which brought another good save from the visiting keeper. Walker, Clarke & Sim all had good chances to give Walsham the lead but missed the target,
At the start of the second half a quick break by Hughes for Harwich resulted in an excellent tackle by Clarke to prevent the shot being on target. Walsham were still putting in numerous crosses and corners but could not find the net, Harwich lost there goalkeeper through injury but the substitute keeper made some excellent saves. Deep in to stoppage time following a scramble in the penalty area Walsham were awarded a penalty and after Springett was sent off for the incident Tatham put the penalty away to give Walsham victory. Full credit to Harwich for the way they defended but sadly Walsham could not break them down to score more goals.
WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 1 MILDENHALL TOWN 1 (ABANDONED AFTER 55MIN)
Mildenhall Town 1
Half time: 1 - 1
Kick off: 15:00, Saturday, November 14 2009
Mildenhall started off the more positive side and after 4 minutes Thurlbourne for Mildenhall shot over when well placed. After 12 minutes a bad clearance from the Walsham defence allowed Murkin to beat keeper Lynn from 22yds. Tatham had a good run and his shot was deflected for a corner and from the corner Newman headed over the bar. Mildenhall were still in general dominating the game and Thurlbourne then had a shot turned away for a corner by Lynn. Walsham had a good chance to equalise when an excellent run by Tatham resulted in him pulling the ball back for Partridge whose shot was well blocked by a defender. Turner for Mildenhall had a shot hit the post and keeper Lynn did well to block the follow up from Murkin. In the 44th minute both sides were reduced to 10 men following an incident spotted by the referee and then from a quick free kick Walsham equalised, a good move between Cusack and new signing Soanes allowed Tatham to score. Walsham came out in the second half looking more positive and were taking the game to Mildenhall and from a long free kick Head had a header cleared from the goal line. Good play between Walker and Tatham set up Musgrove who shot wide and high when well placed.
After 55 minutes there was an electricity failure and the referee abandoned the game. It has been agreed to play the game again on Wednesday 18th November.
Report by Keith Crabbe
RE-ARRANGED FOR WEDNESDAY 18th NOVEMBER 2008 7.45 K/OFF
WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 1 KIRKLEY & PAKEFIELD 4
Kirkley & Pakefield 4
Half time: 1 - 0
Kick off: 15:00, Thursday, November 12 2009
KIRKLEY & Pakefield moved into the semi-finals of Suffolk Premier Cup with an extra-time victory at Walsham
It was the fifth meeting this season between these two clubs and the game was very even for the first 10 minutes.
North then had a good shot for Walsham which was well saved by the Kirkley keeper, Musgrove then broke clear but failed to find Tatham who was well placed to score.
Kirkley were putting some good moves together but Walsham still had the better chances. After 40 minutes Cusack’s free kick was deflected past Kirkley keeper Woodcock to give Walsham the lead.
Walsham had other chances to increase the lead but failed to take them.
As the second half progressed Kirkley were coming more into the game as Walsham sat back, Henderson was prominent in a lot of the moves, an excellent free kick by Fox for Kirkley produced a fine save by the Walsham keeper McNally, who was injured in the process.
But after lengthy treatment he was able to carry on.
Kirkley equalised with an excellent shot by Fox to take the game in to extra time.
In the first period of extra time both sides had good chances but then a disputed penalty for Kirkley was put away by Woodcock to give Kirkley the lead. Still Walsham battled for the equaliser but Stone and Fox scored two late goals to give Kirkley a flattering score line of 4-1
FELIXSTOWE & WALTON 2 WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 1
WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 3 NORWICH UNITED 0
Match report Taken from the Norwich Utd Web Site
WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 2 ELY CITY 2
Walsham le Willows 2 v Ely City 2
After a rather uneventful start to the game and with hardly any chances being created Ely took the lead after 25 minutes when the Walsham defence committed a foul on the edge of the penalty area, from which the free kick was fired home, Walsham continued to press for an equaliser which they duly got on the stroke of half time with a rather lucky goal, when a shot from Will Brown was going wide when it got a deflection to James Tatham who deflected it in to the goal. The second half was much the same as the first half with both sides showing plenty of endeavour, but not much flowing football. As the game progressed Ely were looking more determined and they regained the lead after 65 minutes when poor marking allowed the Ely forward a free header from 6 yards. Walsham equalised when Steve Holder was fouled in the box and Andrew Cusack put the penalty away on 75 minutes. The game then petered out with neither side looking like getting the winning goal.
Walsham Res were without a game this week
KIRKLEY & PAKEFIELD 0 WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 0
Half time: 0 - 0
Kick off: 19:45, Wednesday, October 28 2009
Visitors, Walsham Le Willows, came for a point and got what they wanted putting 9 men behind the ball at times during the 90 mins with Kirkley unable to break them down. The visitors had the first attempt on 9 mins, but Steve Holder's header had no power and after that, in a fiesty and torrid first half that threatend to boil over at times, Kirkley had all the play winning the corner count and had Stone's shot hit the inside of the post and came out on 29 mins. Henderson stabbed the ball straight into the keepers arms with a gaping goal in front of him and the Henderson, Stock and Stone combination set up many moves.
Second half pressure by Kirkley started with a Fox neat chip a yard wide, then Henderson slid the ball likewise passed the far post. Two cast iron penalty decisions went against Kirkley, man of the match Grint hit the side netting as Willows contiued to defend and as time ran out Henderson and Stock got in the way of each other with a free header awaiting from a Grint cross.
Kirkley & Pakefield players
WOODCOCK, GRINT, BLOIS, JEFFORD, MANNING, HARVEY-COOPER, MARTIN, FOX, STONE, STOCK ,HENDERSON
SUBS; FRENCH, BOGGIS, HAVERSON
MCNALLY, ATTWOOD, CUSACK, CLARKE, NEWMAN, SIM, WALKER, MUSGROVE, HOLDER, TATHAM, PARTRIDGE
SUBS; PROCTER, THORROLD, FENNER
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KINGS LYNN RESERVES 2 WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 3
King Lynn Res 2 v Walsham le Willows 3
Walsham were away to lowly Kings Lynn Res and the game kicked off in difficult conditions with heavy rain, the game was an even contest from the kick off with half chances for both sides. Kings Lynn took the lead after 25 minutes when from a defensive error they got in a good shot from outside the box. After 35 minutes Walsham got a deserved equaliser following good work by Steve holder who set up James Tatham to score. Walsham were looking more positive in the second half but failed to increase their score and after 65 minutes Kings Lynn regained the lead. Walsham were not to be deterred and when they introduced Jack Brame as a substitute this paid off as his effort and persistence resulted King Lynn defenders giving away two own goals in the 80th and 89th minutes to give Walsham a 3 -2 victory.
IPSWICH WANDERERS 1 WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 2
WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 1 STANWAY ROVERS 7
Walsham 1 v Stanway 7
The game was even for the opening minutes, after 7 minutes Walsham failed to clear a corner and from 20yds Luke Callendar struck a great volley to give Stanway the lead, after 10 minutes a good free kick by Andrew Cusack was headed wide for a corner for Walsham and from the corner Nathan Clarke put a free header wide. Walsham were playing well in midfield and creating some half chances. After 25 minutes a good move by James Attwood and James Tatham resulted in Steve Holder scoring a good headed goal for the equaliser. At the end of the first half two bad defensive mistakes resulted in Alex Drennan and Sam Newson giving Stanway a 3 – 1 lead at the break. At the start of the second half Nathan Clarke put a header over the bar, Stanway then won a corner and from the corner Kevin Hughes scored with a header to increase the lead for Stanway, Sam Newson then outpaced the Walsham defence to further increase the lead. After 60 minutes a quick free kick found Sam Newson who outpaced the Walsham defence to score. Walsham tried to get back in to the game and a good cross from the right resulted in Steve Holder having a header saved by the keeper, and Alan North also had a good shot deflected for a corner. Sadly after another mix up in the Walsham defence allowing Sam Newson to increase the lead for Stanway.
At times Walsham played some good football in this game but the final ball was broken down by the Stanway defence and some bad mistakes by the Walsham defence and the strength and pace of the Stanway forwards was the difference
SUFFOLK PREMIER CUP DRAW
The draw for the Quarter Finals of the LB Group Suffolk Premier Cup is as follows:-
Walsham-le-Willows v Kirkley & Pakefield or Lowestoft Town
Woodbridge Town or AFC Sudbury v Bury Town
Hadleigh United or Felixstowe & Walton United v Needham Market or Mildenhall Town
Ipswich Town Reserves or Leiston v Haverhill Rovers or Newmarket Town
Matches are scheduled to be played on November 10th/11th
LEAGUE CHALLANGE CUP FIXTURES
Tuesday October 20th
Dereham Town v Wroxham
Downham Town v Mildenhall Town
FC Clacton v Halstead Town
Great Yarmouth Town v Gorleston
Hadleigh United v Long Melford
Ipswich Wanderers v Walsham-le-Willows
March Town United v CRC
Needham Market v Debenham LC
Newmarket Town v Wisbech Town
Stanway Rovers v Haverhill Rovers
Stowmarket Town v Whitton United
Swaffham Town v Diss Town
Team Bury v Leiston
Wednesday October 21st
Histon Reserves v Ely City
Kirkley & Pakefield v Fakenham Town
Saffron Walden Town v Brantham Athletic
FIRST TEAM 0 HISTON 1
WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 3 FELIXSTOWE & WALTON 0
Walsham entertained Felixstowe & Walton in the Preliminary round of the Ridgeons League Cup. Play was even for the early part of the game but slowly Walsham were taking control of the game and it was no surprise when after 30 minutes Holder put Walsham in front, Felixstowe tried to get back in to the game but the Walsham defence held firm to give them a deserved lead at half time. Felixstowe came out for the second half with a more positive attitude but Walsham always looked like increasing their lead and this they did when Walker scored the second goal. Once again Walsham were now in control of the game and should have increased the lead after 80 minutes when Tatham, Partridge & Musgrove all got in close range shots which keeper Rose for Felixstowe made 3 excellent saves in quick succession. In the 90th minute after a good cross Musgrove scored Walsham’s third goal with a scrambled effort to put them in to the next round.
Special mention to Lee Nocton who drove all the back from Scotland to play.
NEWMARKET TOWN 1 WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 5
WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 0 KIRKLEY & PAKEFIELD 5
Kirkley & Pakefield kicked off against an under strength Walsham side and after 5 minutes a good shot by Henderson for Kirkley was well held by the Walsham keeper McAnally, play was from end to end for the first 10 minutes and then Kirkley took the lead when a long throw in to the box caused confusion and Henderson was on hand score, after 14 minutes another good shot from Henderson was just over the bar, Kirkley were in control of the game now and after 25 minutes they increased the lead when from a deep corner kick Jefford headed back across goal for Stock to score. Walsham were giving the ball away to easily enabling Kirkley to keep them under constant pressure, after 35 minutes once again Henderson was left in space and a good shot went just wide, a good shot by Grint for Kirkley was well saved by the Walsham keeper, in the 44th minute Stone broke clear for Kirkley and shot wide when he should have scored, just on half time an excellent run by Henderson ended with him setting up an easy chance for Stock to make it 3 – 0 to Kirkley. In the 50th minute Tatham for Walsham set up Holder but he shot tamely at the keeper, after 52 minutes a good turn and shot by Stock was well saved by the keeper. Walsham tried to get back in to the game with one or two decent moves but after 55 minutes Kirkley increased their lead through Grint. After 65 minutes a good move by Walsham resulted in a penalty but Cusack’s penalty was well saved by keeper Woodcock, Kirkley were in control of the game and after 75 minutes after a good move Fox made it 5 – 0, Kirkley had other chances to add to their score and Robinson had a good header go just wide for Walsham. At the end of the game Walsham were a well beaten side by a good Kirkley & Pakefield side.
WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 1 LEISTON 4
On Wednesday we moved onto Walsham and yet another difficult away fixture. But what transpired was a fantastic team performance and a resounding scoreline that, without being disrespectful to Walsham, flattered them. Michael Brothers turned in an outstanding performance ably assisted up front by Allicion Blake they worked their socks off, as did the remainder of the side to record a first League victory at Sumner Road. Marc Lowe headed us into a fifth minute lead with his first of the season before an outstanding equaliser from Attwood from distance. Danny Cunningham nodded us back in front and after an absolute hatful of chances we had to wait until the 90th minute before that man Michael Brothers secured the win. The icing on the cake came deep into stoppage time when Stuart Boardley hit a sizzling volley from twenty odd yards home direct from a Cunningham corner and with his right foot! Lets hope this will provide the stepping-stone for some more consistency
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WIVENHOE 2 WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 2
Walsham were away to bottom of the table Wivenhoe who were still looking for their first points in the league, straight from the kick off Walsham were in command of the game and were creating numerous chances of which they could not open the scoring, after 25 minutes J Tatham created an opening for Alan Ross to open the scoring for Walsham with a close tap in. With no further goals despite the dominance of Walsham the half time score remained 1 – 0 in Walsham’s favour. In the second half Wivenhoe came out more determined and a good effort hit the post, Walsham were still in control of the game but then from a Wivenhoe long throw, which caused panic in the Walsham defence the Walsham keeper made a mistake and Wivenhoe equalised, Walsham were still pressing for the winner when another long throw in to the Walsham penalty area caused confusion once again and Wivenhoe went 2 – 1 front, against the run of play. Walsham scored a deserved equaliser when with 10 minutes to go A Ross was brought down in the penalty area and A Cusack put the penalty away, Walsham were unable to get the winning goal with the game finishing all square at 2 – 2 to give Wivenhoe their first point of the season.
SOME FIRST TEAM PLAYER PICTURES ADDED TO PROFILES
WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 5 KINGS LYNN RES 1
HADLEIGH UTD 0 WALSHAM FIRST TEAM 6
Hadleigh found the going hard in the first home Ridgeons Premier League match for twelve seasons.
Walsham took the lead after four minutes when Stuart Walker scored from close range. Then a fre kick from Walsham's Andy Cusack was smothered by Aaron Benstead as Walsham stamped their authority.
After 15 minutes Hadleigh's defence was in a dreadful muddle and James Tatham took full advantage scoring Walsham's second goal.
At the other end hadleigh's Craig Payne saw a shot in cleared off the line in a brief Hadleigh attack.
Aaron Benstead punched behind for a corner from Andy Cusack's free kick as Hadleigh came undr pressure.
On the stroke of half time a close range header by James Tatham made it three for Walsham
Two minutes into the second half Paul Musgrove fired past a motionless Aaron Benstead from distance to make it 4-0.
Craig Payne lobbed too high for Hadleigh in another brief attack, Walsham were now dominating and keeper Aaron Benstead was lobbed by Lee Sim for another soft goal to make it 5-0.
Minutes later then fired in the final goal for Walsham.
Hadleigh had Chris Williams, Chris Cowan, and Chris sadler on for Gavin Crane, Robbie Knott and Craig Payne.
Chris Williams had completed his return to Hadleigh on saturday morning after a short spell at Leiston
Just before then end a fine shot from Chris Cowan forced a great save out of keeper Duncan McNally to as he turn the ball over the bar to deny a Hadleigh goal
PICTURES OF THE FA CUP GAME V KIRKLEY & PAKEFIELD
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Many thanks to Trevor Lichfield
SIMON HEAD SIGNS ON
FIRST TEAM LOSE LAST PRE-SEASON FRIENDLY
This was the only loss in pre-season games
SUFFOLK PREMIER CUP FIRST ROUND
Debenham LC v Bury Town
Hadleigh United v Felixstowe & Walton United
Haverhill Rovers v Newmarket Town
Ipswich Town v Leiston
Kirkley & Pakefield v Lowestoft Town
Needham Market v Mildenhall Town
Woodbridge Town v AFC Sudbury
Bye: Walsham Le Willows
Matches to be played October 13th/14th
Taken from Ridgeons League Discussion web site by Gag, many thanks
FA CUP DRAW
LEAGUE CHALLENGE CUP DRAW
Cornard United v Hadleigh United
Ely City v King's Lynn Res
Godmanchester Rovers v CRC
Kirkley & Pakefield v Norwich United
Saffron Walden Town v Harwich & Parkeston
Thetford Town v Great Yarmouth Town
Walsham-le-Willows v Felixstowe & Walton United
Wivenhoe Town v Haverhill Rovers
Woodbridge Town v Needham Market
First Round (w/b Oct 19th)
Cornard United or Hadleigh United v Long Melford
Dereham Town v Wroxham
Downham Town v Mildenhall Town
FC Clacton v Halstead Town
Histon Res v Ely City v King's Lynn Res
Ipswich Wanderers v Walsham-le-Willows or Felixstowe & Walton United
Kirkley & Pakefield or Norwich United v Fakenham Town
March Town United v Godmanchester Rovers or CRC
Newmarket Town v Wisbech Town
Saffron Walden Town or Harwich & Parkeston v Brantham Athletic
Stanway Rovers (holders) v Wivenhoe Town or Haverhill Rovers
Stowmarket Town v Whitton United
Swaffham Town v Diss Town
Team Bury v Leiston
Thetford Town or Great Yarmouth Town v Gorleston
Woodbridge Town or Needham Market v Debenham LC