HAVERHILL ROVERS 0 STOWMARKET TOWN 1
An enthralling, high tempo and equal match ended with an unfortunate own goal near the end of the first half separating the two sides, Haverhill putting up their best performance of the season, only to come away without a deserved point, as Stowmarket pic
THURLOW NUNN LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION
The goal came with 41 minutes gone after Ace Howell's attempted shot; his effort was going closer to the corner flag than to the goal but, in the split second that he had to make a decision, home defender Alfie Carroll
's attempted clearance backfired and flew into his own net.
While there was excellent play by both sides chances were few, Howell thumping a 12 yard effort against the face of the home bar in the 66th minute in the best of his side's efforts.
Luke Haines curled a 25 yard free kick wide of the Stowmarket goal with 70 minutes passed, Carroll's 40 yard dipping volley on the run not quite moving enough and going over the bar in the 82nd minute.
The final chance for the hosts came after 89 minutes with a diagonal ball in by Joe Bennett, a full stretch Tom Newman being unable to fully trouble goalkeeper Craig Brand with his attempt.
ROVERS : Turner, Carroll, Fox, Miles (Clarke, 68), Holmes, Sartini, Newman, Bradley, Burr (Jebb, 77), Bennett, Haines. Subs not used – Halls, Hardwick, Abbott.