The Blues development side have been drawn away to either Woodbridge Town or Team Bury in the First Round of next season’s Thurlow Nunn League Challenge Cup. The tie is schedule for Tuesday, October 21st or Wednesday, October 22nd. Full draw;
Preliminary Round – September 23-24
Braintree Town Reserves v Brantham Athletic
Gorleston v Kirkley & Pakefield
Halstead Town v Wivenhoe Town
Haverhill Borough v Downham Town
Mildenhall Town v Haverhill Rovers
Needham Market Reserves v Stowmarket Town
Woodbridge Town v Team Bury
First Round – October 21-22
AFC Sudbury Reserves v Long Melford
Debenham LC v Ipswich Wanderers
Fakenham Town v Gorleston or Kirkley & Pakefield
Godmanchester Rovers v Haverhill Borough or Downham Town
Great Yarmouth Town v Thetford Town
Hadleigh United v Braintree Town Reserves or Brantham Athletic
Halstead Town or Wivenhoe Town v FC Clacton
Mildenhall Town or Haverhill Rovers v March Town United
Newmarket Town (holders) v Kings Lynn Town Reserves
Norwich United v Dereham Town Reserves
Saffren Walden Town v Ely City
Stanway Rovers v Cornard United
Swaffham Town v Diss Town
Walsham Le Willows v Needham Market Reserves or Stowmarket Town
Whitton United v Felixstowe & Walton United
Woodbridge Town or Team Bury v Leiston Reserves
The Blues development side (Reserves) have been drawn away to Downham Town in the Preliminary Round of next season's Thurlow Nunn League Division One Knockout Cup. Leiston are former winners of the cup after beating Histon Reserves 3-2 in May 2000 in our first season at step six. The winners of the Downham Town v Leiston Reserves tie will be away to Halstead Town in the First Round. Full draw;
Cornard United v AFC Sudbury Reserves
Downham Town v Leiston Reserves
Kings Lynn Town Reserves v March Town United
Debenham LC (holders) v Team Bury
Great Yarmouth Town v Swaffham Town
Halstead Town v Downham Town or Leiston Reserves
Haverhill Borough v Long Melford
Kings Lynn Town Reserves or March Town United v Dereham Town Reserves
Saffron Walden Town v Needham Market Reserves
Stowmarket Town v Braintree Town Reserves
Woodbridge Town v Cornard United or AFC Sudbury Reserves
The Blues development side (Reserves) will be competing in the Thurlow Nunn (Eastern Counties) League next season. Along with Kings Lynn Town Reserves, Leiston Reserves were unanimously voted in by member clubs into Division One of the Thurlow Nunn League. Member clubs also voted to allow three U21 contracted players in the clubs matchday squads. The full Thurlow Nunn Division One nineteen team constitution includes ten Suffolk sides;
AFC Sudbury Reserves, Braintree Town Reserves, Cornard United, Debenham LC, Dereham Town Reserves, Downham Town, Great Yarmouth Town, Halstead Town, Haverhill Borough, Kings Lynn Town Reserves, Leiston Reserves, Long Melford, March Town United, Needham Market Reserves, Saffron Walden Town, Stowmarket Town, Swaffham Town, Team Bury and Woodbridge Town.
The new season kicks off on Saturday, August 9th with the fixtures set to be announced late July.
The club are delighted to announce that Robert Matherson has accepted the position as Development side Manager and will be assisted by Paul Bailey and Peter Phillips. Robert has a solid football background and played at Senior level in London and has also coached and managed overseas. Paul and Peter have been involved with the club for several years with the U18’s and U21’s and will help form a great management team. It is hoped the club will be in a position to announce what league the development side will be competing in next season within the next few days.
A warm welcome from all at Victory Road to Robert and good luck to Robert, Paul and Peter in their new set up.
The Blues will face five new sides in next season's Ryman Premier Division. Ryman North Champions VCD Athletic and Play Off winners Witham Town, Ryman South Champions Peacehaven & Telscombe and Play Off winners Leatherhead and finally Tonbridge Angels who were relegated from the Conference South. Full Ryman Premier Division constitution for season 2014/15;
AFC Hornchurch, Billericay Town, Bognor Regis Town, Bury Town, Canvey Island, Dulwich Hamlet, East Thurrock United, Enfield Town, Grays Athletic, Hampton & Richmond Borough, Harrow Borough, Hendon, Kingstonian, Leatherhead, Leiston, Lewes, Maidstone United, Margate, Metropolitan Police, Peacehaven & Telscombe, Tonbridge Angels, VCD Athletic, Wingate & Finchley and Witham Town.
It is envisaged the new season fixtures will be announced during week commencing 14 July.