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WELCOME TO “The Wellesley” THE HOME OF GT YARMOUTH TOWN FC Gt Yarmouth Town v Long Melford Thurlow Nunn League - 1st Division Saturday, 26th October 2013 Hello everyone and welcome to “The Wellesley” for this afternoon's Thurlow Nunn Division 1 fixture. We extend a warm welcome to the Players, Officials and Supporters of Long Melford and to the Match Officials Andrea Timpani, David Fairhust and Ray Martin. I would also like to welcome the league Referees Secretary (1st Division) John Tythcott. Yet again, it has been a pretty good week to be a Bloater as the 1st XI progressed in the FA Vase and the Under 18s had another resounding win. The “Bloaters Bar” will be open this Thursday, 31st October, from 7pm as we prepare ourselves for Movember (see centre pages for details). All welcome to volunteer your services &/or have a beer or two in the newly refurbished ‘lounge’. I would like to express my thanks to the girls at HairChair for giving up their time and I’m guessing that there will

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be some scary mugshots for the Halloween Party on Saturday!! You can donate either by putting your spare change in a collection box sitting on the bar, crossing mine or Len’s palm with solver or online. The donation webpage address is 2013/ and will be up and running by the end of next week. We are back here on Tuesday evening when Dereham Town Reserves visit us in the first round of the Red Insure Cup, kick-off 7:45pm. We then hit the road for three consecutive games before returning here on Saturday 16th November when we take on Hanwell Town in the second round of the FA Vase. Enjoy the game.


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Len’s Lines Good afternoon one and all and welcome to The Wellesley for this afternoon's Thurlow Nunn Division 1 clash against Long Melford. I wish that all connected with our visitors have an enjoyable stay in our company and a safe journey home afterwards. The same sentiments are also accorded to our three officials. It is going to be a busy day today as not only are we taking on Long Melford, The Ressies are also in action across the road on “The Beaco” playing Hempnall in the 3rd round of the Norfolk Junior Cup. Hopefully some of you have already witnessed the Reserves progressing even further in the cup as they kicked off at 1.30pm.

Boston on the team coach ). Tickets are selling out fast for our Great Yarmouth Town club night on Saturday 2nd November , so if you still have not bought yours get in quick. Tickets for this are on sale now and are priced at £5. Each ticket is worth 2 drinks in the clubhouse and will be redeemed at bar and we will be making a £1 donation from each ticket to the Sandra Chapman Ward, so tickets are value for money and in aid of a good cause. I still have a couple tickets on me if you would like to purchase one. There will be a bottle of wine for the best Halloween fancy dress if any one dares to enter in the spirit. You will all be aware of Movember by now and there will be a few of us taking part, please support this event generously as The Sandra Chapman ward at The James Paget Hospital will benefit from monies raised.

Well, what can you say about last Saturday? To beat Gorleston in the FA Vase at “Emerald Park” and keep a clean sheet as well, absolutely fantastic!!! I would love to se more of the same from everyone involved with our great club in the next round on Nov 16th when we entertain Hanwell Town. There is of course more than just the first team. whose unbeaten run has now stretched to 13 games, to be proud of. The Ressies are going well in the cup tournaments and the u-18s have now scored 8 goals away from home in their last 2 consecutive fixtures. We can all also feel proud of Connor Deeks who represented the County under 18 team last week. All in all everything is going well on the football front.

Finally i am trying to get a new word into the dictionary. The meaning of the word is to get drunk after watching another Great Yarmouth Town victory. The word of course is Bloatered!!!

My thanks today go to Martin Baxter for the very kind sponsorship of today's matchball. Martin became a Bloater last season when he moved home and settled in Caister and has been a regular since (he even travelled to

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As always, i will be available after the game in the Bloaters Bar if you would like to come and have a chat, I would even let you buy me a beer or two or three! Mike, Bob and the lads will also be in the bar afterwards and will also be willing to chat to our supporters who would like to stay behind. Enjoy the game and make some noise for the boys.

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Long Melford The club joined the Eastern Counties League in the summer of 2002 following promotion from the Essex & Suffolk Border League. 2002/03 saw further progress for the Stoneylands club as they not only consolidated their place in the First Division, by finishing in a creditable final sixth position, but also won the Suffolk Senior Cup for the eighth time in their history, but for the first time in forty-eight years! Having dominated the Suffolk Senior Cup in the ‘fifties, with a hat-trick of wins over both neighbours Sudbury (twice) and Ipswich Town at Portman Road from 1952/53 to 1954/55, the county cup was always held dear by many at the Club. Since those halcyon days, the club has returned to Portman Road on three further occasions in an effort to regain the cup without success, but it was to be fourth-time lucky in 2003. The final was the icing on the cake for Long Melford and a fitting reward for co-managers Darren Pratt, Jason Stalker and their hard-working squad as they fired their way to a five-goal win over Suffolk & Ipswich League side Stanton in front of over twelve hundred. Looking back, history will tell us that the first record of the Club was as long ago as 1868 when Long Melford defeated Ipswich Rangers 5-1 and that the game was played on the Church Green. This period subsequently saw the emergence in the mid 1870s of such sides as Stowmarket and Ipswich Association (now Ipswich Town).One of Melford’s earliest players was capped for England. William Melville Cobbold, who was born in Long Melford on 4th February 1863 and played in most of the © Gt Yarmouth Town FC

Club’s earliest matches, represented England as centre forward against Scotland, Ireland and Wales between 1883 and 1888. In the 1887/8 season the Club played 15 games, won 13, drew one and lost one. Having beaten every team in the district they challenged mighty Ipswich Town to a match. Ipswich declined replying to the effect that it would be injurious to Ipswich’s prestige if they play “little village teams”. Ironically the sides subsequently met in the Suffolk Senior Cup, Semi-final in 1887/88. Ipswich, the Cup holders, were beaten 2-1. After this win one local paper carried the headline “What about the little village now?” Since that day the Club has often been referred to in football circles as ‘The Little Village’, hence our nickname “The Villagers”. More recently, the summer of 2002 saw the then members club vote for the club’s management and assets to be transferred to a Limited Company. From the 1st August 2002, the Club has been owned and managed by Long Melford Football Club (2002) Limited. The club enjoyed an excellent FA Cup run in 2004 in which Melford were eventually knocked out by Yeading (who went on to entertain Newcastle United) and in the same year reached the last 64 of the FA Vase. The period between 2005 and 2011 was undeniably tough for the club, with Melford consistently finishing in the bottom half of the table and failing to achieve any tangible success in the cup competitions. However, 2011/12 saw Melford finish in 9th position (their highest league finish in nearly a decade) and a return to Ipswich Town to contest the Suffolk Senior Cup Final in front of just under 900 spectators. Melford took the lead in the final but eventually lost 2-1 to holders Whitton United. Page 4

JULES MUMFORD (Manager) Former Melford player who has experience in management at Sudbury Athletic. Jules has featured in county cup finals at Portman Road as a player, manager and assistant manager. Appointed Melford manager in February 2013, Jules' first game in charge ended in a 3-0 win at March Town United, who had thrashed Melford 4-0 at Stoneylands only two weeks before. NICK GUYON (Assistant Manager & Coach) A well respected coach, Nick brings many years of experience to Melford having played and coached at numerous clubs throughout Suffolk and Essex. His former clubs include Sudbury Town, Ipswich Wanderers, Cornard United and Harwich & Parkeston. BRIAN DUNSTER (Physio) Vastly experienced in the game, previous clubs include Halstead Town and Cornard United. Brian is in his third season at Melford. SAM MANSFIELD (Goalkeeper, 23) Former Melford youth team keeper who had a spell at Brightlingsea Regent in 2011/12. Last season Sam was involved in a serious road accident that left him in intensive care, thankfully he made a full recovery. On his return to football he produced a series of inspirational performances. Won the Manager's Player award last season. MICHAEL OWEN (Defender, 34) A player well known to manager Jules Mumford, as he played under Jules at Sudbury Athletic for 5 years. Experienced centre half who had an excellent 2012/13 at Melford, making 32 appearances and playing well throughout the season. SAM BAYLISS (Defender, 16) Former Long Melford FC Colts player. Promoted from the Under 18s towards the end of 2012, shortly after his 16th birthday. Wide player with a big engine who likes to get up and down the flank. Scored his first goal in Senior football with a sweet finish in the win at Downham Town in April 2013. DAN GAMMAGE (Defender, 22) Another player who played his Youth football at Melford and progressed into the First Team during the 2009/10

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season. Solid and reliable defender. CHRIS TOOLE (Defender, 30) Versatile defender who had an outstanding 2012/13 campaign, making more appearances than any other player and winning two awards (Supporters' Player and Players' Player). Only booked twice last season, which considering how many challenges he went in for during his 39 matches, says a lot about how well he played. PETER WHITWELL (Defender /Midfielder, 26) Summer signing from neighbours Cornard United. Pete was a long-term target for the club and can play in central midfield or anywhere across the backline. A few months into the 2012/13 season Melford tried to sign Pete but he stayed loyal to Cornard and went on to make 37 appearances, scoring 2 goals. CHRIS McMAHON (Defender /Midfielder, 33) Returns to the club this Summer and will bring some experience to an otherwise mostly very young first team squad. Chris is well known to Melford manager Jules as they were both at Sudbury Athletic a few years ago. He had a spell at Melford in 2011/12 (making 9 appearances for the first team) in which he showed he’s a good solid player. HARRY FRYER (Defender /Midfielder, 16) A key member of the Under 18s squad who broke into the 1st Team towards the end of last season. Very promising player for the future. SHANE BARNES (Defender /Midfielder, 21) Previous clubs include AFC Sudbury and Cornard United. Currently in his second spell at Melford, hopefully he can reproduce the excellent form he showed in 2011/12. COURTNEY PRINCE (Midfielder /Forward, 22) Skilful former Sudbury Athletic midfielder or forward with an eye for goal. Signed in August 2012 and chipped in with some useful goals last season. CHAISE GUYON (Midfielder, 23) A very important player last season as he added some real presence and grit to the Melford midfield. Solid in the tackle

but proved last season he has plenty of talent to go with the muscle. JOE HARVEY (Midfielder, 25) New arrival this Summer. Central midfielder who had a long and successful spell with Haverhill Rovers. In 2006 he was a member of the Haverhill team that lost to Aldershot Town in the FA Cup, just one round away from the First Round Proper. ROSS WAUGH (Midfielder, 18) Summer signing from Boxford Rovers. The young midfielder is stepping up to the Thurlow Nunn League this season. A highly promising player who is strong on the ball and looks an excellent signing. JACK DUREY (Forward, 23) Jack played under Jules at Sudbury Athletic where he played up front in a Suffolk Junior Cup Final at Portman Road. He scored 9 goals for Melford last season including a stunning strike in the FA Vase against Bowers & Pitsea which won him the Goal of the Season award. Jack combines playing with the role of commercial manager, bringing in much-needed funds to drive the club forward. WILL WINGFIELD (Forward, 18) Former Long Melford FC Colts player. Scored twice on his Senior debut away to Woodbridge Town in the FA Vase and went on to score 10 goals in 2012/13, including a memorable hat-trick against neighbours Cornard United on his 18th birthday. Only the third player since 2006/07 to score double figures in a season for the club's 1st Team. TOM WINGFIELD (Midfielder /Forward, 16) Tom also played for the Colts and now plays for Melford's U18 side. Last season he represented Suffolk at Under 16 level and was a member of their inter-county Boardman Trophy winning team. Scored on his Senior debut, just like his brother Will did in September. ASHLEY SKEGGS (Midfielder /Forward, 24) Previous clubs include Hadleigh United and Diss Town. Long-serving player who has played well over 150 matches for the club and captained the team at Portman Road in 2012 in the Suffolk Senior Cup Final.

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Meet “The Yellows” GYTFC Club nights will be making a welcome re-appearance in The Bloaters Bar… Same Date, Different Year Oct 29th 1898 Bloaters 1 (John "jilly" Perkins) Ipswich Town 0 FA Amateur Cup Team : Toone, Winwright, Atherton, Hunt, Browne, Hull, Calver, Bessey, Macklin, Hodds, Perkins Oct 27th 1923 Bloaters 3 (A "tich" Gosling 2, Frank Smith) Bury 1 Norfolk & Suffolk League, Att 1,332

Saturday 2nd November Tickets for this are on sale now and are priced at £5. Each ticket is worth 2 drinks in the clubhouse and will be redeemed at bar. We will be making a £1 donation from each ticket to the Sandra Chapman Ward. e me because sh split up with st ju s su ll. is ba m ot My sessed with fo thinks I’m ob en going out be d e’ w it; t ou ab ed tt I’m a bit gu for 3 seasons.

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Oct 23rd 1948 Bloaters 2 (D Jones, o.g) Harwich & Parkeston 1 Eastern Counties League, Att 2,000 Oct 27th 1973 Bloaters 1 (K Dennington) Gorleston 3 Eastern Counties League, Att 581. Oct 27th 1998 Bury Town 0 Bloaters 0 Jewson Premier League, Att 114 Team : Banham, Downs, Ames, Shade , Vincent, Cooper (Colman), Fruin (Eglington), Prior, Woolsey (Bunce) , Roach , Lewis Oct 23rd 2012 Dereham Town 3 Bloaters 0 Red Insure Cup Team : Cook, Jarvis, Andersen, Jones, McMorran, J.Forbes, Watts, Williams (Markham 76), M.Forbes, Thomas (McAra 76), Scriven (Jobbagy 65).

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Mike’s Message Good afternoon everyone and welcome, as always, to The Wellesley.

the advancing ‘keeper when many others at that stage of such a match would surely have blasted a shot at the goal.

I’m delighted to say that once again it has been a great ten days since my last programme notes, with two excellent cup wins to add to our recent solid league form.

On the Tuesday evening before, we faced Blofield United in the Senior Cup and as I said in my programme notes for that game, although we were by no means taking the fixture lightly we all knew the importance of the Gorleston Vase match, so I took the opportunity to rest a few lads. A decision I think was justified, not only by the display against Gorleston but also by the performance of those players who stepped in against Blofield. Especially young Ash Goodrum. He made a couple of slips but that is surely to be expected when you make your first-team debut at just 16 years of age.

The biggest of those, of course, was the 1-0 win away at Gorleston on Saturday in the FA Vase. Not just because it was a really workmanlike and bold performance from the lads but also because we were able to secure some prize money for the club, which all goes towards keeping us moving in the right direction – both on and off the pitch. What also mattered very much to us all was that it was a win that we know meant a great deal to you, our loyal supporters! It has to be admitted that we probably nicked it. But then, Gorleston are a very strong side so it was not surprising that they enjoyed a lot of the play and the majority of the chances. However, if you weren’t able to be there and you read the various reports of the game, including Gorleston’s very fair assessment on their own website, you’ll see that we too had our moments in the match. We played some decent football at times, created a few chances and as I said afterwards, dug-in when we had to. And we had Danny ‘Ginge’ Cable in tremendous form as our last line of defence. What a game he had! I’m particularly pleased for Ginge after he missed so much of last season with a broken wrist. He really is showing himself to be a key element in the progress that we are making this season. And what can you say about young Mitch Forbes? ‘Goal-machine’ I think he was described as in the papers and it’s hard to argue as that was his 17th of the season! Indeed, Mitch cannot be classed as so young anymore. He may only be in his early 20s but in our squad, he is one of the more experienced players. Something he demonstrated with the quality and cool nature of his finish on Saturday – lifting the ball over Page 7

The match itself was a fairly tight affair, which we expected. Blofield are a strong Anglian Combination side and were coming off the back of a very good 3-0 win away at current champions, Acle. Nevertheless, I was disappointed to see us concede as early as the first minute! And that blots our copybook from recent performances, being the only goal we have conceded in the last 400 or so minutes of football. But we responded well and took the game to Blofield. We were generally in control, levelled on the half-hour and then got the win with 15 minutes to go – although we had to bring Mitch off the bench to win it for us. So after two very good cup wins, it is back to our priority and the bread & butter of the league today. Our visitors are Long Melford and we welcome their management team, players, staff and supporters to The Wellesley. Melford are one of those sides where you never quite know what sort of a team you’re going to face. They are capable of beating anyone on their day and we know we will have to be on our game to secure the points this afternoon. But as ever, with your loyal and vocal following, I have every confidence that we can do just that. Thank you all as always,



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Forbes Strikes Again Gorleston 0 (0) - 1 (0) Great Yarmouth Town Saturday 19th November 2013 FA Vase - 1st Round Att. 214 An 88th minute winner from Mitch Forbes secured Great Yarmouth Town’s place in the second round of the FA Vase away at local rivals Gorleston. The frontman coolly chipped home from 18 yards after Greens keeper Elliot Pride parried the striker’s original long range effort. The result owed a lot to Bloaters keeper Danny Cable who was called upon to make numerous saves throughout the match, including a reaction stop low to his right to keep Nathan Stone’s pinpoint header out. And it was a man-of-thematch performance that manager Mike Derbyshire believes the stopper can be proud of. “We know how good Danny is. We originally brought him in early last season but he got injured. Since he’s come back he’s been fantastic, he just seems to get stronger with every game. “He had to stay focused for ninety-plus minutes; he did that and add to the bargain he pulled off some tremendous saves. “If you can come away from a game having kept Christy Finch, Nathan Stone and Bradley Hough quiet, or in terms of not letting them score anyway, then you’ve © Gt Yarmouth Town FC

drive from 30 yards that was heading into the top corner on eight minutes after Yarmouth struggled to clear a corner. A good exchange of passes allowed Hough to cross low to Sandford at the near post, but the midfielder poked wide from a yard while a minute later Sandford again tested Cable with a low strike after latching onto Hough’s square ball but the keeper was equal to the effort. Captain Andy Howell had a volley from a corner blocked on the line by Jordan Forbes while at the other end winger Leighton Crux fired over from Callum Jones’ lofted through ball. The hosts thought they had broken the deadlock on 36 minutes as Nathan Stone headed Carl Poppy’s corner into the path of Hough who blasted into the roof of the net from a yard but referee had already blown for a foul.

When Cable was beaten, his defence came to the rescue as Ady Ager cleared Christy Finch’s parried effort while minutes later another low Bloaters Man-Of-The-Match Danny strike from Finch slipped Cabel In Action under Cable towards the goalline, where left-back done your job haven’t you. And Robin Andersen cleared while he’s done his job today. under pressure from Bradley Hough. “I think he can be very, very proud of himself – certainly we’re all Seconds before the half time a proud of him.” good exchange of passes from Callum Jones and Leighton Crux Cable’s acrobatics were first called allowed the latter to find Mitch upon to keep out Chris Sandford’s Page 8

To Claim Famous Win secured the winner, prompting the yellow and black side into piling in a heap near a corner flag. It was a result that Derbyshire says was deserved after his side’s defensive work throughout the match. “We had to dig in for long periods of the game. I don’t think you’d expected anything else coming to Gorleston, a Premier Division side, but dig in we did. Goal Hero Mitch Forbes slots home and…

“As far as I’m concerned, I’m sure Gorleston think we nicked it but, to be fair we worked very, very hard throughout the whole of the ninety minutes and we took our chance when it came.”

Forbes who curled over from 20 yards.

boot and onto the defender’s hand.

Greens keeper Elliot Pride was forced into his first save of the game on the hour mark as Vida Formoso’s tackle on Josh Armes fell to Joel Watts and but the striker’s first time effort was parried by the stopper.

Cable again denied Finch at the striker’s feet, before the keeper left his best save until last. Nathan Stone rose highest to power Bradley Hough’s cross goalwards, and Cable flung down to his right to turn the pin-point effort wide.

As a result of our continued involvement in the FA Vase, our First Division Knockout Cup First Round match at Downham Town has been moved from November 16th to November 12th.

Seconds later Andy Howell rose highest to reach Carl Poppy’s free kick but the defender’s header was again blocked by Cable’s feet as the stopper continued to deliver a masterclass in goalkeeping.

The importance of that save became apparent just two minutes later as, with the game seeming to head into extra time, Mitch Forbes

Team : Cable, L.Lopes, Andersen, Jones, Ager, J.Forbes, Watts, V.Formoso (Barnden 72), M.Forbes, Woodcock, Crux.

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… the celebrations begin!

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Great Yarmouth Town 2 (1) Blofield United 1 (1) Tuesday 15th October 2013 Norfolk Senior Cup - 3rd Round Att. 50 Great Yarmouth Town came from behind to secure a place in the Norfolk Senior Cup Fourth Round after beating Blofield United 2-1.

defence, and with keeper Danny Cable closing the angle, the winger squared for Chris Holmes to tap into an empty net.

Substitute Mitch Forbes secured the Bloaters' passage into the next round of the knockout competition after Callum Jones had cancelled out Chris Holmes' first minute opener.

Despite the early shock Yarmouth found their way into match. Joel Watts forced a good save from Blofield keeper Ryan Hemmings after Bryanton stole possession off the visitor's right-back Ashley Mitchell.

Two changes were made from the side that won 2-0 at Debenham LC, with Joe Bryanton starting in place of the unavailable Leighton Crux, and with half an eye on the FA Vase clash against Gorleston on Saturday, Ady Ager dropped to the bench with Ashley Goodrum making his debut for the first team. Mike Derbyshire's side entered this tie against Anglian Combination opposition keen to extend their unbeaten run. It didn't all go to plan though as the visitors took the lead with the first attack of the match. Ben Morgan broke through of the Yarmouth

Watts almost returned the favour, picking out the left midfielder with a lofted ball but Mitchell cleared just as Bryanton shaped to volley home. Scott Woodcock fired over as Blofield struggled to clear a corner, while seconds later Yarmouth came close to levelling. Jones' lofted ball found Watts who, after skipping past Mitchell, forced Hemmings into parrying with Bryanton inches away from reaching the rebound. It was only a matter of time before Yarmouth drew level and it came

on the half hour mark. Blofield keeper Hemmings dropped Robin Andersen's corner - won after Charlie McAra's cross was blocked and Jones reacted first to stab home from three yards. The pressure continued after the break as Watts volleyed over after latching onto Woodcock's lofted ball before Woodcock almost benefited from Bryanton's lofted ball, only to be denied by Peter Nobbs' sliding block. Just before the hour mark Jones headed over following a succession of corners before McAra made way for Mitch Forbes. That substitution led to the second goal as the striker timed his run to latch onto Vida Formoso's through ball and comfortably slotted under the onrushing Hemmings. Blofield tried to get an equaliser of their own but Troy Lowthorpe's long-range effort five minutes from time was the closest they came. Heading into stoppage time the Bloaters could have doubled their advantage as Formoso's ball to Watts deflected through to Woodcock and the frontman's right-footed effort forced Hemmings into parrying with the rebound - despite Forbes' best efforts - trickling inches wide of the upright. Team : Cable, L.Lopez, Andersen, Jones, Goodrum, J.Forbes, Watts, V.Formoso, Woodcock, McAra (M.Forbes 60), Bryanton (Nelson 86)

Callum Jones Equalises

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Division 1 Table

Whitton United Halstead Town Great Yarmouth Town Swaffham Town Haverhill Borough Fakenham Town Braintree Town Res Debenham LC Team Bury Saffron Walden Town Ipswich Wanderers Dereham Town Res AFC Sudbury Res Long Melford Stowmarket Town March Town United Cornard United Downham Town Needham Market Res

P 12 11 13 12 12 12 11 14 13 11 10 13 12 13 14 12 12 14 11

W 10 10 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 5 5 4 4 4 3 2 1 1 1

D 1 0 3 1 1 3 2 2 1 3 1 2 2 0 0 1 3 2 0

L 1 1 2 3 3 2 2 5 5 3 4 7 6 9 11 9 8 11 10

F 28 37 35 35 20 46 22 24 21 23 21 29 15 16 12 14 11 16 12

A 9 11 15 12 13 14 12 20 19 13 14 26 32 31 42 27 40 57 30

GD +19 +26 +20 +23 +7 +32 +10 +4 +2 +10 +7 +3 -17 -15 -30 -13 -29 -41 -18

Pts 31 30 27 25 25 24 23 23 22 18 16 14 14 12 9 7 6 5 3

The Last Time We Met… … Long Melford was on Saturday 13th April 2013 in the Thurlow Nunn division 1. The teams shared a goaless draw that day at the Wellesley. Gt Yarmouth Town : A.Lopes, Bartley, Andersen, Burnett, Deeks, J.Forbes, Watts (Oldham 66), Barnden, M.Forbes, McAra (Thomas 87), Jobbagy (Bryanton 46) Long Melford : Mansfield, Prince, Toole, Durell, Crissell, Owen, Durey, Roy, Westcott, Wingfield, Fryer.


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Cable Cable Cable A.Lopez Cable

Lonergan * Lonergan * Bartley L.Lopez * Bartley

Andersen Andersen Andersen 1 Andersen Bryanton

Jones Jones Bryanton Bryanton Jones

Bartley Bartley J.Forbes Blackshaw Ager

August 2013 Sat 10 Tue 14 Sat 17 Sat 24 Sat 31



2-2 0-1 2-3 2-4 2-1

186 60 69 203 47

Saffron Walden Town Stowmarket Town Boston Town Halstead Town Dereham Town Res.

3-1 8-0 + 4-4 4-0 1-1 2-1 4-1 2-0

60 56 32 35 62 30 45 90

Dereham Town Res. AFC Sudbury Res. Downham Town March Town United Team Bury Cornard United Swaffham Town Braintree Town Res.

Cable Cable Cable Cable Cable Cable Cable Cable

Bartley Bartley Bartley * Bartley Bartley 1 Blackshaw * Bartley Bartley *

Andersen Andersen Andersen 1 Andersen Andersen Andersen 1 Andersen Andersen

Jones * Jones Jones V.Formoso V.Formoso * V.Formoso Jones V.Formoso

Ager Ager 1 Ager 1 Ager Ager Ager Ager Ager

1-0 2-0 2-1 1-0

103 85 50 214

Haverhill Borough Debenham LC Blofield United Gorleston Long Melford Dereham Town Res

Cable Cable Cable Cable

L.Lopes L.Lopes L.Lopes L.Lopes

Andersen Andersen Andersen Andersen

V.Formoso Jones Jones 1 Jones

Ager Ager Goodrum Ager

September 2013 Tue 3 Sat 7 Tue 10 Sat 14 Tue 17 Sat 21 Tue 24 Sat 28



October 2013 Sat 5 Sat 12 Tue 15 Sat 19 Sat 26 Tue 29



November 2013 Tue 5 Sat 9 Tue 12 Sat 16 Sat 23 Sat 30



Team Bury Haverhill Borough Downham Town Hanwell Town St Andrews Whitton United

December 2013 Sat 7 Sat 14 Sat 21 Sat 28



Halstead Town AFC Sudbury Res. Cornard United Fakenham Town

January 2014 Sat 4 Sat 18 Sat 25


Debenham LC Long Melford Downham Town

February 2014 Sat 1 Sat 15 Sat 22


Saffron Walden Town Needham Market Res. March Town United

March 2014 Sat 1 Sat 8 Sat 15 Sat 22 Sat 29



Cornard United Ipswich Wanderers Swaffham Town Ipswich Wanderers Braintree Town Res.


Needham Market Res Whitton United Fakenham Town Stowmarket Town

April 2014 Sat 5 Sat 19 Mon 21 Sat 26



Thurlow Nunn League - Division 1 FA Cup FA Vase Red Insure Cup Div. 1 Knockout Cup Norfolk Senior Cup


Key Bold = Goals Scored * Denotes Player Replaced () = Number Of Player Replaced + Denotes OG Page 12







Oldham 1 * Nelson * McAra * McAra * V.Formoso

Barnden Barnden V.Formoso V.Formoso 1 Barnden

M.Forbes 1 M.Forbes M.Forbes Jones M.Forbes 1

Thomas * McAra Watts * Oldham McAra *

Crux Crux Crux * Grandao Grandao *

Nelson (7), McAra (10), Jobbagy (2) Bryanton (2), Thomas (7), McCabe (6) Thomas 1 (11), Nelson (10), A.Formoso (7) Burnett (2), Nelson (7), Bailey (4) Crux (10), Oldham 1 (6), Nelson (11)

Woodcock 1 * Grandao * V.Formoso * Grandao * Grandao * Grandao * V.Formoso Watts *

Bryanton 1 Bryanton * Bryanton Bryanton Bryanton Bryanton Bryanton Bryanton

M.Forbes 1 M.Forbes 4 M.Forbes M.Forbes 4 M.Forbes Oldham M.Forbes 2 * M.Forbes 2 *

Oldham * Woodcock 1 * Woodcock 2 Woodcock * Woodcock * McAra Oldham * Woodcock

Crux Crux 1 Crux * Crux Crux Crux Crux 1 * Crux

Grandao (10), V.Formoso (4), Barndon (7) V.Formoso (8), Watts (7), McCabe (10) Watts (11), McCabe (7), Thomas (2) McCabe (10), McAra (7) Jones (7), McAra (10), Oldham (4) Catchpole (7), Nelson 1 (2) Watts (10), Catchpole (11), Nelson 1 (9) L.Lopez (2), Oldham (7), Nelson (9)

Oldham 1 * Watts * Watts Watts

Bryanton * V.Formoso V.Formoso V.Formoso *

M.Forbes Woodcock 1 Woodcock M.Forbes 1

Woodcock * McAra 1 * McAra * Woodcock

Crux Crux Bryanton * Crux

Subs Used

August 201 V.Fornoso V.Formoso * Barnden Bartley 1 J.Forbes *

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August 2010 J.Forbes J.Forbes J.Forbes J.Forbes

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January 2011 February 2011 March 2011

A close shave for Bloaters


Great Yarmouth Town FC is raising awareness of male cancers by taking part in the Movember campaign.

Derek J Bird

Movember encourages men to grow a facial hair, usually a moustache, throughout November. Club Secretary Derek Bird has promised shave off his beard of some 10 years standing , his “Friar Tuck” hair style and even his eyebrows! He said “I have always been passionate about raising awareness on male health issues as it appears to be a taboo subject.”

Len Beresford

Also showing support is Chairman Len Beresford who, like Manager Mike Derbyshire, will be growing a Mohican, and a number of other club personnel have expressed an interest. Next Thursday in the Bloaters Bar in Sandown Road Bloaters will team up with HairChair of Market Row, to shave the team. Before and after photographs will be taken and the team’s progress will be posted on the club’s website.

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Stat Attack ! Name

2013/14 App Goals

Vida Formoso


Robin Andersen


Danny Cable


Leighton Crux


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Mitch Forbes





Jordan Forbes


Callum Jones





Shaun Bartley






Ady Ager





Charlie McAra





Scott Woodcock





Pete Oldham





Bradley Nelson





Joel Watts




David Grandao



George Barnden



Luis Lopes



Josh Thomas




Joe McAbe



Dan Lonergan



Lee Blackshaw



Luke Catchpole



Nick Baily



Rorie Burnett



Connor Deeks


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Alex Formoso


Ashley Goodrum



Marian Jobbagy



Alberto Lopez


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Mark Vincent



Johnny Jarvis



Bernardo Junior


Neil Mcmorran


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Reserve League Premier Division Felixstowe & Walton United Res Stanway Rovers Res Walsham-le-Willows Res Lowestoft Town Res Brantham Athletic Res Witham Town Res Ipswich Wanderers Res Great Yarmouth Town Res Gorleston Res Brightlingsea Regent Res

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A 7 9 8 5 14 13 6 10 11 12 35

GD +20 +8 +7 +6 -5 -2 +4 +1 -1 -4 -34

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Chell Trophy North Group (Reserves) Gorleston Res Great Yarmouth Town Res Walsham-le-Willows Res Lowestoft Town Res Diss Town Res

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Youth League - East Division Kirkley & Pakefield Great Yarmouth Town Wroxham Gorleston North Walsham Youth Lowestoft Town Harford Youth Dereham Town Norwich United Sheringham Holt United

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Hack’s FAQs First of all I would like to congratulate the 1st team on a historic win over the river. Gorlston have had all the limelight over the last few years and it’s pleasing to see all the hard work everybody at the club has put in being rewarded - not just the management but everybody behind the scenes as well. Onto a sour note I’m not going to mince my words - the lads and everybody that chose to come and watch the ressi's know how I feel - it was simple we didn't turn up last Saturday. The preparation was good, we seemed confident before the game but we let ourselves down. Our good run is over and it deserved to be… we made 3 changes to the line up due to work commitments and, if I’m honest two of those changes were probably the better players. Nothing taken away from Brantham; they wanted it more and pressed us hard. We missed a penalty and it took us until 75mins to start and play… I won't put all the blame on the players, as a manager I have to shoulder some responsibility… I apologise to those who could have easily gone over the river and watched what I understand to be a great game of football but instead you came and watched a shambolic display and I am sincerely sorry for that - a display like that WILL NOT HAPPEN AGAIN


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Diss Town Res Easton Walsham-le-Willows Res

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Gorleston Res Lowestoft Town Res Diss Town Res Brantham Athletic Res Hempnall Res

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Ipswich Wanderers Res Gorleston Res Ipswich Wanderers Res Lowestoft Town Res Gorleston Res

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Walsham-le-Willows Res Brightlingsea Regent Res Stanway Rovers Res Gorleston Res

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Brantham Athletic Res Lowestoft Town Res Stanway Rovers Res Walsham-le-Willows Res

February 2014 Sat 1 Sat 8 Sat 15


Felixstowe & WU Res Felixstowe & WU Res Walsham-le-Willows Res

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Lowestoft Town Res Witham Town Res



Witham Town Res Brightlingsea Regent Res

TNRP : Thurlow Nunn Reserve League - Premier Division CTN : Chell Trophy North Group

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Bloaters duo at Carrow Road Great Yarmouth Town Under 18 manager Andrew Nicholls and under 18 player Connor Deeks (pictured) will be at Carrow Road when Norwich City entertain Cardiff City this afternoon. They will be there to take part in a pitch presentation/photograph at half time. This is to help celebrate the FA 150th Year Anniversary. The pair will be representing The Bloaters as their reward for winning the County Cup for under 16s last season. All other county cup winning teams from 2012-13 will also be represented.

Great Yarmouth Town have been drawn at home to St Andrews in the 4th round of the Norfolk Senior Cup which was broadcast on BBC Radio Norfolk last night. The Anglian Combination Premier Division side secured their place in the 4th round after beating Foulsham 2-1. It follows the Norwich based side's 4-3 win over Aylsham in the 2nd round of the competition. The Bloaters booked their place in the fourth round after beating Anglian Premier side Blofield United by 2-1.

Full Draw

Club Chairman Len Beresford said " We were very kindly offered 2 tickets to watch the game and take part in the half time celebrations. We felt that our club representitives should come from the team that won the County Cup last season so the Honour of representing The Bloaters is bestowed upon Andrew and Connor.” He added “It is particularly fitting for Connor as he is still 16 but is now a first team regular and an under 18s stalwart, he was also recently selected for Norfolk under 18 duty".

King's Lynn Town v Dereham Town Fakenham Town v Norwich City U21 North Walsham Town v Diss Town Thetford Town v Wroxham Gorleston v Mattishall or Swaffham Town Norwich United v Cromer Town Great Yarmouth Town v St Andrews Spixworth v Acle United

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Under 18’s Good afternoon and welcome to today’s game vs Long Melford. A week last Thursday we travelled to North Walsham in the league cup and ran out 8-4 winners. An early goal from Coby Stanford (his first of the season) started the ball rolling for us, but then North Walsham soon equalised. We quickly regained the lead by a goal from Joe McCabe, but then came another North Walsham goal then goals from Connor Deeks and Ben Mann brought us back in the game. North Walsham scored again, then goals in the second half from Ashley, two from Noel Hubbard brought it to 7-3, then another goal for the hosts came before Ben Mann scored the 8th goal making it 8-4 to us. The draw for the next round has been made and we are at home to Gorleston on Wednesday 20th November. I am hoping for a large crowd that night to spur the lads onto victory! Last Thursday evening we were away to Holt Utd and we won 8-0. An early goal from Mauro Cardoso got us off to a flying start, then Joe McCabe brought it to 2-0. Then came Noel Hubbard who made his hatrick in three minutes by scoring a goal per minute!! Then we had another super goal from Joe McCabe to make it 6-0, then Dan Lonergan made it 7-0 and in added time at the end of the game Tom Hagan made it 8-0. This was a fantastic win which happened without three key players – Ashley Goodrum and Ben Mann were unavailable and Bradley McQueen was poorly, so they lads did very well indeed. We were very sorry this week to lose Nelson Carinhas who has decided to join Kirkley and Pakefield. Nelson has left because of transport issues coming from his home in Suffolk, but we wish him well and it goes without saying that he will always be welcome at the Wellsley, should he ever wish to return. I was also very pleased to recently learn that Connor Deeks was selected for the Norfolk County U18 squad that played Suffolk U18’s at Crown Meadow, Lowestoft last Wednesday week. Connor played the first half, but Norfolk were unlucky to lose 2-1.


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September 2013 Wed 4 H YLE 3-2 Thur 19 A TNYC 4-1 Wed 25 H YLE 2-1

Norwich United Swaffham Town Sheringham

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Gorleston Kirkley & Pakefield North Walsham Town Holt United Sheringham

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Harford Youth Holt United Lowestoft Town

YLE : Thurlow Nunn Youth League - East Division TNYC : Thurlow Nunn Youth Cup

Appearances (Goals) Noel Hubbard Joe McCabe Tom Hagan Nick Bailey Rorie Burnett Joe Gill Harry Harris Callum Mordacai Nelson Carinhas Bradley McQueen Ben Mann Ryan Labrum Coby Stanford Dan Lonergan Mauro Cardoso Connor Deeks Connor Jones Ashley Goodrum Ryan Goodger Matthew Hayward Henri Potter O.G.

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