Suffolk Village of the Year 2023

Cockfield United FC December Report

It Never Rains But It Pours!!

Firstly all of us at the club would wish you all a happy and prosperous new year and hope you had a nice time over the festive period.

After over a month off the excitement among the players grew when it was announced the season would restart on the 5th of December, that optimism was soon wiped out for some when the heavy rain and snow hit meaning that the Reserves Home game fell foul of the weather.

The First Team, however, did see some action with another long trip up the A12 to Ufford, albeit on a pitch that would have be more useful for a game of water polo. With the conditions not favouring our passing style the home side made better use of set plays, especially utilising their 6’6” centre back who registered a goal and 2 assists. The boys did their best in the trying conditions but unfortunately the had to make the long trip back without any points. Final Score 4 – 3.

The Green dried out sufficiently by Sunday (6th) to allow a Cup Game for the Vets to go ahead. Our opponents were the newly formed Great Cornard Veterans, who, although in a lower division than ourselves, had been steamrolling all teams they had faced, so we knew it would be a tough task. In the slick conditions and in front of a healthy crowd, there were shall we say some “strong” tackles flying in from both sides which the referee seem to let go, it was to our surprise, with the game at 0-0 on 60 minutes, that the referee seemed to find his note book and gave Howe two yellow cards in quick succession for seemingly innocuous challenges compared to those that had come before. This spoiled the game somewhat as Cornard made the extra man count and came away 4 – 0 winners. A harsh scoreline for ourselves considering how much we were in the game for an hour.

Hopefully next month I will have more action to bring you.


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