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Mike Bacon

Archant Sports reporter

“It is a fantastically exciting time to be a part of Suffolk football.”

Runaway league leaders Felixstowe & Walton recorded their biggest win of the season as they hit basement club Wivenhoe Town for eight on Wednesday to make it 21 wins from their 22 games played.

Australia rugby coach Michael Cheika has escaped any punishment from the Autumn International Disciplinary body following his ‘reactions’ during the 30-6 defeat by England last weekend.

Suffolk tennis coaches and county junior girls took part in a ‘Girl Power Day’ recently with international speaker, mentor and coach, Emma Doyle.

Mildenhall Town head north this weekend for what is one of, if not the, biggest game in the club’s history.

Is speedway going in the right direction? MIKE BACON takes a look at the sport after the recent promoters’ AGM

Richard Wilkins is looking to take as many positives as he can from Needham Market’s heartbreaking 4-5 defeat at Tonbridge Angels on Saturday.

Ipswich Witches promoter Chris Louis has said there will be no ‘ripping it up and starting again’ attitude to team changes for the Foxhall side in 2018.

British Speedway’s top two leagues have agreed set race days in a bid to cut out fixture clashes and allow greater rider availability.

Mike Bacon discusses Suffolk FA’s decision to scrap extra-time in their cup competitions and Italy’s World Cup demise in his weekly column.

Needham Market winger Adam Mills is expected to be out three months after tearing a ligament in his shoulder in his side’s 2-0 victory at AFC Sudbury in the second round of this season’s Omni Freight Services Suffolk Premier Cup, writes Nick Garnham.

Hintlesham Golf Club has become the headquarters of Suffolk men’s golf for 2018.

Felixstowe & Walton 1 Stowmarket 1. Felix won 4-2 on pens

Hadleigh United boss Shane Wardley has welcomed what Ipswich Town’s presence in the Suffolk Premier Cup brings to the competition.

Grassroots cricket will benefit considerably from the ‘staggering’ new TV agreement, according to Suffolk Cricket Board chairman Nick Shrubshall, writes Nick Garnham.

Stowmarket Town manager Rick Andrews says his players will be up for tonight’s Omni Freight Services Suffolk Premier Cup tie at Felixstowe & Walton United, writes Nick Garnham.

Felixstowe & Walton joint manager Kevin O’Donnell is keen for his side to put together a decent run in the Suffolk Premier Cup.

AFC Sudbury manager Mark Morsley has said he will pick his ‘strongest available’ side against Needham Market in the Suffolk Premier Cup, at King’s Marsh Stadium, tomorrow night.

Nathan Miller, Eastern League Champion in 2007/08 won the Vets race at West Suffolk Wheelers’ cyclo-cross on Hardwick Heath - by just one second and after at least one sideways excursion.

Bacon’s Bites: Mike Bacon’s thoughts on the sporting world. Who wants to live Down Under?

Leiston head to Dorking tomorrow looking for more FA Trophy glory.

There has been plenty of comparing notes at West Suffolk College this week among two of the region’s non-league bosses.

Achilles boss Luke Hillyard is expecting quite a reaction from his side after they crashed to a heavy 1-5 defeat at Bramford United in the SIL Senior Division last Saturday.

Nino Severino: Wonderful to meet so many committed Suffolk sports stars and coaches – and memories of the BBC SPOTY awards, Elena and I attended.

Ipswich Wanderers first-team manager Mark Benterman admits he now faces a huge struggle to keep the Humber Doucy Lane-based side in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division this season after the players budget was ‘suspended’.

Ipswich girls U14 team secured a fine comeback win against Saffron Waldon, winning 3-2.

Felixstowe & Walton are going from strength to strength as the crowds continue to flock to the seaside.

Stowmarket assistant Alex Davey won the professional prize at the Suffolk Winter Alliance meeting on his home course on Sunday with a round of 71.

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