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Thurlow Nunn sides hit the road
8:00am Saturday 26th October 2013 in Sport
NORTH Essex’s Thurlow Nunn League contingent will hope to be good travellers today, with our main four teams all hitting the road.
Premier division quartet STANWAY ROVERS, WIVENHOE TOWN, FC CLACTON and BRIGHTLINGSEA REGENT are all away and facing lengthy treks across East Anglia.
Stanway and Wivenhoe will be hoping to build on victories last weekend.
Stanway notched their first victory under new boss Angelo Harrop, seeing off Kirkley & Pakefield, and they will be hoping for a repeat when they visit Newmarket.
Harrop has a full-strength squad, boosted by the return of Michael Brothers.
Midfielder or striker Jake Plane has joined Clacton on loan and could make his debut in the Seasiders’ match at Godmanchester Rovers.
Wivenhoe have a fully-fit squad for their match at Gorleston and the Dragons will be hoping to build on last weekend’s opening victory of the season against Woodbridge.
In-form centre-half Kevin Hughes is suspended for Brightlingsea’s trip to Ely.
Boss James Webster has a major injury worry in Ricky Griggs (ankle ligament), while Charlie Thompson is also doubtful (ankle strain).
“Ricky has had a light training session but I’d be very surprised if he even made the bench,” said Webster.
“Charlie’s carrying a slight ankle strain that could keep him out but he certainly has a better chance than Ricky.
“We’ve got a tough three games coming up, starting today, so hopefully we can start a tough seven days with a positive result.”
BRANTHAM ATHLETIC are at home to Thetford.