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Mark Heath

Suffolk UFC star Arnold Allen will be the best featherweight fighter on the planet.

Suffolk Veteran Ladies Golf Association held their spring meeting at Seckford which involved nine holes of Greensomes Stableford followed by lunch for 119 members.

Henrietta Cranfield overcame a scary moment at the fourth last fence to register her first ever riding victory, in the Novice Rider’s race at High Easter.

The international break means there’s no Ipswich Town game this weekend – but several Blues stars will be in action for their countries. Mark Heath tells you who, where and when.

WNBL Division One

Ipswich 62

Southwark 56

Ipswich rounded off their regular season campaign with an excellent win against Southwark Pride on Saturday, to complete what has been an injury-plagued season that has seen the team battle their way to an even record, and qualify for the national play-offs.

Suffolk’s Arnold Allen improved his record to a perfect 5-0 in the world-famous UFC with a three-round shoutout of physical American Jordan Rinaldi at the O2 Arena.

NBL Division Two

Liverpool 105

Ipswich 60

A severely under strength Ipswich Basketball made the long journey to already-crowned Division Two champions Liverpool on Sunday, writes Rob Schatten.

For much of the past two seasons, writing this column has felt like Groundhog Day every week. Last year I could have written the same column every week and just changed the finer details of opposition and names where appropriate, writes Karl Fuller.

Henley Athletic sit in second place in the SIL Senior Divison after a 6-0 thumping of Benhall St Mary.

Thurlow Premier

Woodbridge Town 3

Gorleston 1

Woodbridge Town returned to winning ways with a hard-fought victory against a hard-working and very young away side, writes John Middleditch.

That has to be the most infuriating and perplexing refereeing display I have witnessed at an Ipswich Town match since Clive Thomas in the infamous 1975 FA Cup semi-final, writes North Stander Terry Hunt.

Thurlow Nunn Premier

Stowmarket Town 5

Kirkley & Pakefield 0

Stowmarket Town recorded their biggest win of 2019 so far with a 5-0 thrashing of Kirkley & Pakefield, writes Alex Moss.

Evo-Stik Southern Premier

AFC Rushden & Diamonds 2

Needham Market 1

A blustery Hayden Road saw the Marketmen fall to their fifth successive defeat, writes Paul Munn.

Bostik North

Witham Town 1

Felixstowe & Walton United 1

Felixstowe & Walton are fast becoming draw specialists with four of the last five games finishing all square, writes Barry Grossmith.

Mark Heath and wife Liz visited Mings Oriental in Bury St Edmunds on a Monday lunchtime. Here’s what they made of it.

Stuart Watson, Andy Warren and Mark Heath are back to discuss all the latest Ipswich Town news ahead of the Blues’ clash with Nottingham Forest tomorrow.

After the excitement of Cheltenham, there’s an opportunity to go racing locally, at High Easter racecourse, near Chelmsford, on Sunday.

Ipswich Town Under-18 coach Adem Atay was not too downcast after seeing his side lose to an injury time goal in the KBB NEFF Suffolk Premier Cup semi-final.

Leiston boss Stuart Boardley said his side’s profligacy in front of goal almost cost them dear in their KBB NEFF Suffolk Premier Cup semi-final, writes Nick Garnham.

In his latest column, Nino Severino talks about his pride at helping one of Ipswich’s most prestigious sporting clubs to develop potential Olympic champions of the future.

On a weekend dominated by wind-related stories Lloyd Chapman and Mandy Bunn were the winners in Cycle Club Sudbury’s Mad March Hilly time trial on the Lavenham-Hadleigh-Monk’s Eleigh circuit, writes Fergus Muir.

Suffolk Premier Cup semi-final

Leiston 2

Ipswich Town U18 1

Harrison Bacon struck a 92nd minute winner as holders Leiston progressed to the final of the Suffolk Premier Cup for the second season on the bounce as they defeated a strong Ipswich Town Under 18 side.

Suffolk’s MMA prodigy Arnold Allen knows a tough test awaits him at the O2 Arena this weekend – but he plans to show just why he’s one of the brightest young stars of the fighting world.

It was the climbs and descents that tested competitor’s legs to the limit in the final round of the Revel Outdoors Winter Series mountain bike races, writes Fergus Muir.

Point-to-point action returns to Higham on Sunday for the Waveney Harriers fixture with a six-race card – and the entry includes five of the six winners from the previous meeting, at the end of January.

James Webb fights to make history next week – and he hopes to inspire a whole generation of martial artists from the region in the process.

In his latest column Nino Severino discusses the launch of his new mentoring service to help youngsters as he laments the poor physical and mental health of the nation’s children.

Cage Warriors contender Steve Aimable believes a career change holds the key to unlocking his true potential and moving him even closer to featherweight gold.

Suffolk rugby talent Tui Uru has signed for the Northampton Saints.

Promising young defender Corrie Ndaba has signed his first professional contract with Ipswich Town.

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