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Woodbridge Colts defeated Colchester 31-0 to win the Eastern Counties Colts Cup at Hatchley Barn, on Sunday, to complete the first of a potential cup treble.

I had a wild and foolish thought on Saturday morning.

It’s beyond typical that I should have to write this column on the back of the 1-0 defeat at already-relegated Rotherham United after missing out on writing in the aftermath of that fantastic win over Newcastle United a week ago.

Goals from Craig Jennings, Rhys Barber and Ryan Birchfield saw Felixstowe & Walton United tighten their grip on second place in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division, with a 3-1 away win at Ely City.

Promoted Haverhill Borough will play in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division next season having concluded their campaign with a 1-1 draw at Whitton United, in their final First Division game.

Two weeks ago, I started to look back at my five wishes set out in a column at the start of the season.

There is a massive game at Ipswich Wanderers tonight as Hadleigh United visit Humber Doucy Lane clinging on to their Premier Division status by a thread.

With the destination of the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division title decided, the battle for the runners-up position goes into the last week.

Essex took control on the first day of their Specsavers County Championship game against Somerset in Taunton thanks to a combination of good bowling and careful batting.

Brantham Athletic will get a good measure of how they are progressing under their new management when they host fifth-placed Thetford Town tomorrow.

With Mildenhall Town without a game but sitting on a nine-point cushion, one of the chasing pack could have a difficult afternoon at Humber Doucy Lane when Ipswich Wanderers host Gorleston.

Felixstowe & Walton United face a massive task if they are to catch leaders Mildenhall Town.

Felixstowe & Walton go into this weekend’s round of fixtures in confident mood after bouncing back from two defeats, with a comprehensive demolition of their nearest challengers.

A big crowd is anticipated tomorrow night as Brantham Athletic host Ipswich Wanderers.

London 3 North

Wanstead 93

Stowmarket 3

This was a brutal away trip for a much-changed Stowmarket 15 at Wanstead, but it was difficult to see this final score coming.

London 2 North

Ipswich 12

Woodford 35

After a really tough sequence of fixtures that had seen Ipswich play three consecutive away games against teams in the top-half of the table, the Suffolk side had the chance to get back to winning ways, against Woodford, at Humber Doucy Lane.

The big derby in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division this weekend sees Hadleigh United host Brantham Athletic – the two sides both having their own targets between now and the end of the season.

Where Felixstowe & Walton United finish the season has been taken out of their hands, following last week’s defeat at Stanway Rovers.

Suffolk’s Premier domestic table tennis event, the Suffolk Closed Table Tennis Championships takes place this Sunday, at Britannia Table Tennis Club, on Defoe Road.

Leaders Mildenhall Town re-established their six-point lead at the top, following their 2-0 win over rivals Gorleston on Tuesday night.

Felixstowe & Walton kick off the weekend round of Thurlow Nunn Premier fixtures with a Friday night trip to the Hawthorns, home of fifth-placed Stanway Rovers

Third-placed Needham Market were looking to strengthen their position in the Ryman Premier Division, and maintain their challenge for promotion.

Woodbridge Warriors travelled to face a much-changed Wisbech side, from the one they had beat 48-12 on November 5, and lost 39-12.

A late strike, seven minutes from time, from substitute Nick Ingram secured three more points as Felixstowe & Walton kept up the pressure at the top of the Premier Division.

Wymondham Wasps, the undefeated league leaders with a perfect seven wins from seven games, left Hatchley Barn with a Bee in their bonnet, despite a 36-12 win.

Fourth-placed Woodbridge Warriors were defeated, 29-12, against the team they led by one point prior to kick-off.

Waldringfield Golf Club owners, Heritage Developments Ltd, are not accepting a renewal of club membership fees when they expire at the end of March.

Twice this season, Felixstowe have attracted a crowd of around the 400 mark, and on both occasions they have produced a performance to send their fans home happy.

Brightlingsea Regent boss James Webster has backed his ‘breathtaking’ strikeforce to keep his side in the hunt for promotion into the Ryman Premier League next season.

Hadleigh, who have been drawn into the relegation battle with some poor results, gave themselves a massive boost last week with an excellent away win at Wivenhoe Town with new signing Luke Gilvray on target in a 2-0 win.

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