Kirkley & Pakefield suffered a tough day on the road as their failure to take chances contributed to a heavy defeat.
Kirkley and Pakefield made the short journey to Plantation Park, Blofield to play Norwich United and had to be content with a point after missing a second half penalty.
A quick return fixture at Notcutts Park saw fifth-placed Woodbridge Town gain revenge for their Boxing Day defeat over sixth-placed Kirkley & Pakefield.
Kirkley & Pakefield continued their good form in their final Thurlow Nunn Premier Division League game of the year at the Mundford Road on Saturday.
Kirkley and Pakefield lost in the league for only the fourth time this season in a match that was played in atrocious conditions.
Last Saturday's top of the table clash at Walmer Road saw the fourth placed Royals go down to only their third league defeat of the season to third placed Godmanchester.
Kirkley & Pakefield 1 Long Melford 0
Lowestoft Town secured progress in the Suffolk Premier Cup in dramatic fashion at the Amber Dew Events Stadium last night.
It was national competition time again for Kirkley & Pakefield last Saturday with a visit to FC Clacton in the FA Vase second round.
Kirkley and Pakefield gained a positive point on the road at FC Clacton on Saturday after recovering from an early 2-0 deficit.
Although last week's Friday night Thurlow Nunn Premier Division match at Walmer Road brought in a respectable attendance of 160 in miserable weather the match itself did not live up to expectations.
After their midweek FA Cup defeat Kirkley & Pakefield were back in Thurlow Nunn Premier Division League action on Saturday, welcoming promoted Framlingham to Walmer Road for the first time in a league match.
Kirkley & Pakefield left it late to claim a welcome three points with a single goal win over Framlingham Town.
Kirkley and Pakefield picked up their first point of the season in the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division on Tuesday evening when they came away from Trafford Park with a 1-1 draw.
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