Although we were heading for Stowmarket, we realised that to take in a full 90 minutes, Needham Market was a better bet. Our arrival at Bloomfield's at 14.58 merely underlined the point. However this was a top of the table clash between the home side in 3rd place and visitors Wroxham, currently sitting just above them but with games in hand on leaders Mildenhall.
Needham Market railway station is less than half a mile from the ground, an easy walk for anyone using public transport.
There appeared to be a number of others in the very good crowd of 220, like ourselves, who had arrived at Needham Market having intended to be elsewhere. The ground has a disjointed feel about it but in common with many at this level, this just adds to the attraction. The main stand is very steep in appearance and along with seats for about 100 spectators there is also limited standing room at the very back. Along one half of the opposite touchline there is covered standing accommodation and to one side of one of the goals are some additional standing facilities.
On a sticky, boggy pitch the teams fought a keen battle. Every so often it got heated and the referee struggled to maintain order. On reflection, a point each was fair in this Suffolk v Norfolk contest.
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