THERE was little cheer for local clubs competing in Thurlow Nunn League division one action as only Halstead Town got anything from their weekend outing.

Harry Mann was on target for LITTLE OAKLEY but the Acorns conceded six in a 6-1 defeat by Whitton United at the Memorial Ground and HOLLAND FC went down to a fourth league defeat in a row.

Holand were beaten 4-0 at Swaffham Town and there was no better fortune on the road for BRAINTREE TOWN RESERVES as they were beaten 2-1 at Debenham LC.

That left just HALSTEAD TOWN being able to take anything from their endeavours as their Friday night game ended in a 2-2 draw with visiting AFC Sudbury Reserves.

It was the Humbugs' seventh league draw of the campaign and was sewn up in dramatic fashion late in the game at the Milbank Stadium.

Karl Andrade had put Halstead in front in the seventh minute, but strikes in the 12th and 55th minutes from Sudbury's Ollie Dunlop and Aaron Pengelly respectively put the visitors ahead.

The sending off of Sudbury's Baris Aitintop with ten minutes to play was a boost for Halstead, though, and they made their numerical advantage count as James Murray fired home from 25 yards with five minutes left to secure a point.