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SIL round-up: Achilles go eight points clear with 6-2 win at East Bergholt

PUBLISHED: 20:19 18 February 2018 | UPDATED: 20:19 18 February 2018

Lee Grimwood, right, was on target for Achilles as they stretched their lead atop the SIL Senior Division. Picture: ARCHANT

Lee Grimwood, right, was on target for Achilles as they stretched their lead atop the SIL Senior Division. Picture: ARCHANT


Achilles extended their lead at the top of the SIL Senior Division to eight points after comfortably beating East Bergholt United 6-2 away.

Early goals from Lee Grimwood and Danny Garrad set Achilles on their way before David Grimwood’s clever run and shot crept in past Gary Hammond in the Bergholt goal for a 3-0 advantage at the break.

Darren Van 0ene made it 4-0 Achilles before poor play between Ashley Smith and goalkeeper Chaplin allowed Heathcoate to slot home for Bergholt.

Achilles sub Gavin Van Oene came off the bench to score a double, one being a fine free kick from 25 yards, before Peck got another consolation for Bergholt.

Elsewhere, Henley Athletic saw off Leiston St Margarets 2-0, after a stalemate first half.

The deadlock was broken after 70 minutes as a move down the right saw Munson cushion a ball down off his chest for Connor Field to smash home a curling, dipping wonder goal from 25 yards to make it 1-0.

After defending a spate of free kicks, Henley broke again and Munson was brought down by the visiting keeper, with Clark Bruce stepping up to smash home the penalty.

In the Bob Coleman Cup quarter finals, Sporting 87 beat Grundisburgh 3-1.

James Cadby gave Sporting the lead after 17 minutes, but Paris Tuwizana levelled just before the break.

Cadby put 87 back ahead after 51 minutes, before Nathan Banks secured progress into the last four after 72 minutes.

Sporting will host Crane Sports at home in the semi-final after they beat Capel Plough 3-0.

A second minute goal from Mark Van Oene gave them the perfect start with James Blades twice shooting over and Jon Ince having a shot saved by Beal as the home team dominated the early stages.

Van Oene scored again from a Cooper free-kick on 25 minutes after the visitors were guilty of conceding a needless foul just outside the area.

Teon Leggatt made the game safe from the spot after the controversial award of a penalty for what looked a fair challenge inside the box.

While much of the focus at Ipswich Town is on resolving matters off the pitch between now and the end of the season, on the field the Blues are battling to finish above local rivals Norwich.

Jonas Knudsen was an unused substitute as Denmark beat Panama 1-0 in Copenhagen last night.

Stuart Watson, Andy Warren and Mike Bacon are joined by Phil Ham of TWTD to discuss the state of Ipswich Town heading into the final weeks of the season.

Being released by his beloved Ipswich Town as a 16-year-old has turned out to be the best thing that could have happened to new England goalkeeper Nick Pope

Making his England debut and earning a place at the World Cup was a long way from Nick Pope’s mind as the teenager hauled himself out of bed for his 4am milk rounds in Soham.

Young Ipswich Town striker Ben Morris is hungry for more after making his Championship debut recently.

The future of Mick McCarthy and the direction of Ipswich Town cast a shadow over the final weeks of the season, but there are still plenty of issues to be sorted at Portman Road. ANDY WARREN takes a look

Two Ipswich Town stars will be looking to take a big step towards this summer’s World Cup over the next week while a host of younger players look to further their international careers.

Juventus goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has been impressed by Ipswich stopper Bartosz Bialkowski following his first call-up to the Polish national team.

Luton boss Nathan Jones is disappointed to lose the services of midfielder Flynn Downes due to international duty but is pleased to see the Ipswich Town youngster continue his development with England Under 19s.

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