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Thurlow Nunn league weekend preview: Mark Benterman takes charge at Ipswich Wanderers

PUBLISHED: 12:28 28 September 2017 | UPDATED: 12:28 28 September 2017

Mark Goldfinch, in blue, has served as caretaker boss for Ipswich Wanderers this season. Mark Benterman takes charge of his first game for them this weekend. Picture: PHIL MORLEY

Mark Goldfinch, in blue, has served as caretaker boss for Ipswich Wanderers this season. Mark Benterman takes charge of his first game for them this weekend. Picture: PHIL MORLEY

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Ipswich Wanderers new manager Mark Benterman will officially take charge of the team for the first time when they host Godmanchester Rovers at Humber Doucy Lane as he looks to lift them up the Premier table from their current 19th position, writes Phil Griffiths.

He faces a difficult task in his opening game with the visitors having strengthened their side in recent week, currently sitting in 11th spot on a three match winning run, with two of those games away from home.

Benterman will be hoping for plenty of vocal support from the side as he looks to turn their fortunes around.

Hadleigh face a difficult trip to Histon while Stowmarket, with just one win in their last six league games, will be looking to improve that run but will find the going tough at 8th placed Thetford.

Brantham and Walsham-le-Willows meet at Summer Road in what could be a crucial encounter with Brantham looking to extend a three match winning run, while Walsham will look to bounce back from their mid-week defeat against the league leaders Felixstowe.

Long Melford travel to basement club Fakenham Town, looking to build on their 2-1 win over Ipswich Wanderers last week.

In the First Division, Whitton United could go top with a win over lowly Needham Market Reserves at King George V with leaders Woodbridge having the afternoon off, although second placed Kings Lynn Reserves will eye that top spot as they host Diss Town at the Walks.

Framlingham Town, unbeaten in the league to date, host a Wisbech St Mary side who have lost six of their ten games knowing a win could lift them into the top six, and will feel confident having scored a dozen goals in their four home games while their visitors have conceded 11 on their four away days to date.

Debenham, under their new management, host league new boys Norwich CBS, where a win would lift them above their visitors who sit 8th on the same points but with a better goal difference.

Struggling Team Bury host Braintree reserves at Ram Meadow while bottom side Cornard are at home to 9th placed Swaffham Town.

An Ipswich family are celebrating their fifth generation of girls – saying the birth of baby Florence Jean is ’a dream come true’.

An online GoFundMe appeal has been launched in support of an Ipswich mother of six who died following an accident on the A12 last week.

Senior leaders at the University of Essex have expressed their delight as new rankings saw it enter the Complete University Guide’s top 30 for the first time since 2010.

The Duke of Cambridge will be Prince Harry’s best man at his highly-anticipated royal wedding to Meghan Markle, Kensington Palace has confirmed.

An elderly pedestrian suffered minor injuries after being knocked down by a mobility scooter in Stowmarket.

Police are appealing for help to trace a wanted 28-year-old man with links to Stowmarket.

A Suffolk town’s former deputy mayor has proposed a vote of no confidence in the council he resigned from and which serving members have branded “broken and dysfunctional”.

An Ipswich man has been jailed for a terrifying axe attack which sparked an armed siege and left his neighbour fearing for her life.

Rail conductor/guards working on Greater Anglia trains have called a second one-day strike in early May – but the company insists passengers will not be affected.

A second person has been charged with the murder of Colchester man Martin Dines.

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