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But there was a comical situation in the Volunteer v Stowmarket Eclipse reserves match in the Trophy, when a gentleman of rather large proportions agreed to stand on the back of a pegged down portable goal.

Everything worked to order until a huge gust blew both goal and man some distance into the air.

Thankfully neither were damaged. Sensibly, the game was then abandoned by Woodbridge based referee Louis Dawson.

FORMER Felixstowe Town striker Danny Bloomfield scored two goals “guesting” for Cambridge City in the Dr Martens League last Saturday.

Bloomfield, who was released from a contract with Norwich City in the spring, is on the books of Bournemouth.

But when not included in the Dorset club’s plans he is able to be “loaned” out. He scored with his left foot and head against Hednesford Town in a 2 2 draw on Saturday, being denied a match winning hat trick by an outstanding late save.

CLAYDON recently held their first seniors five a side tournament. Held at their new Blue Circle Sports Ground training site entries came from as far afield as Wisbech.

The winners of the 18 34 age group came from Claydon’s own senior team, captained by Wes Ball. Runners up were Claydon Reserves.

In the 35 plus group, the winners also came from within the village with Peter Knighton’s Claydon Veterans team finishing ahead of runners up Needham Market Cricket Club.

Claydon has been successfully running junior tournaments for a number of years and following their amalgamation with Claydon Juniors it was felt that the time was right to introduce a senior tournament.

The organisers would like to thank all the teams, referees and helpers for making the day a great success and the club is already looking forward to next year.

To try and avoid the rain that affected this year’s event, it is anticipated the next one will be held in August 2003.

LEISTON have announced the resignation of Barry Spall, who has been involved with the club for 45 years as player, manager and until Monday chairman.

He was instrumental in the club’s step up to the Jewson League. He has decided to pursue other things.

Vice chairman Brian Short has also stepped down with Andy Crisp and Peter Mayhew both unanimously elected chairman and vice chairman respectively by the committee.

CAPEL Plough, Suffolk’s only representative in the FA Sunday Cup, have reached the second round and travel to Hertfordshire this weekend to play Belstone at Medbourn ground, Radlett. The kick off is 1pm.
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