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Bostik round-up: Tom Debenham hits four in Mildenhall Town rout

PUBLISHED: 18:05 28 January 2018 | UPDATED: 18:05 28 January 2018

Leiston's Jack Ainsley was on target at Met Police. Picture: JOHN HEALD

Leiston's Jack Ainsley was on target at Met Police. Picture: JOHN HEALD

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In the Bostik Premier, Leiston returned from a trip to Met Police with a point after a 1-1 draw.

With the strong wind at their backs it was Met who started the brightest and they took the lead on six minutes when indecision in midfield allowed them to pick up a loose ball, which was passed forward to Gavin James who fired in from 20 yards.

In their first real attack of note Leiston equalised in the 26th minute when Chris Henderson broke and found Seb Dunbar, whose cross from the left allowed Jack Ainsley to score from close range at the far post.

Leiston started the second half on the front foot and should have taken the lead in the 46th minute when Matt Blake found himself free in the penalty area but he was unable to get a shot away before Luke Williams in the home goal smothered the ball.

Leiston continued to dominate possession but were unable to create any clear chances, with Blake and Henderson having the two best efforts.

Elswhere in the Premier, Needham Market picked up a valuable three points on the road at Enfield Town in a 2-0 win.

Adam Mills gave them the lead after 12 minutes, with Daniel Morphew making it two from the spot just seven minutes later.

Lowestoft Town, meanwhile, were on the wrong end of a 4-2 scoreline in a home defeat by Staines Town.

The Trawlerboys fought back from 2-0 at the break to level at 2-2, with strikes from McAuley and Shaun Bammant after 50 and 55 minutes respectively.

Bammant’s effort, particularly, was superb – a curled effort into the top corner. A minute later they almost took the lead but were denied by a great save from Hudnott from close range.

But their visitors got back in front just four minutes later and Lowestoft, cheered on by a crowd of 342, could not come back again as they conceded another after 80 minutes to end their hopes.

Down in Bostik North, Mildenhall Town ran riot in a 5-2 win at Tilbury.

Tom Debenham bagged four for ‘Hall, with Gareth Simpson getting the other goal for Dean Greygoose’s men.

Mick McCarthy shouted ‘f*** off’ in the direction of – but, he insists, not at – Ipswich Town fans after his side took the lead at Norwich on Sunday. Today the Blues boss, who has faced plenty of toxic chants over the last 12 months, was quizzed on the incident ahead of tomorrow’s home game against Cardiff.

Mick McCarthy has no new injury worries for tomorrow night’s visit of Cardiff City but admits he could make changes to his side as he prepares for the second of three games in just seven days.

A Suffolk girl who braved the North Sea for the hospice that cared for her great-grandmother has been named Ipswich Town FC’s “Community Champion”.

Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock is anticipating another eventful evening when he brings his side to Portman Road tomorrow night.

Ipswich Town welcome a Cardiff side sitting second in the Championship to Portman Road.

Winning games of football is the best way to heal a damaged relationship between touchline and terrace, former Blues boss George Burley insists.

Suffolk Women’s FA Cup quarter-final

Ipswich Town 7

Bungay Town 1

Ipswich Town Ladies continued their attempt to defend the Suffolk Women’s FA Cup for the fourth successive year with a comfortable 7-1 victory over a spirited Bungay Town Ladies’ at Skyliner Sports Centre in Bury St Edmunds, writes Kieren Standley.

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy has apologised for any offence he caused while celebrating Luke Chambers’ goal at Norwich on Sunday, but has reiterated he did not aim his comments at the Blues fans.

Match highlights from Ipswich Town’s dramatic 1-1 draw with rivals Norwich in the East Anglian derby.

Ipswich Town U23 1

Charlton Athletic U23 2

Shane McLoughlin was on the scoresheet but it wasn’t enough as Ipswich Town’s Under 23’s were beaten 2-1 by Charlton Athletic at Playford Road this afternoon, writes Kieren Standley.

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