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Jefford nets winner for Leiston to beat Ipswich Town XI

PUBLISHED: 22:48 06 February 2018 | UPDATED: 09:54 07 February 2018

Joe Jefford, who netted a late winner for Leiston against Ipswich Town XI  tonight. Picture: STEVE WALLER

Joe Jefford, who netted a late winner for Leiston against Ipswich Town XI tonight. Picture: STEVE WALLER

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Suffolk Premier Cup quarter-finals

Leiston 2

Ipswich Town XI 1

Leiston progressed to the Suffolk Premier Cup Semi-finals for the seventh year on the trot after a hard fought 2-1 win over an Ipswich Town XI last night.

Ipswich started the better and Lounes Foudil forced Marcus Garnham into an early save low to his left.

Garnham saved a free kick moments later from the same player and Idris Elmizounu hit the post from the follow up.

Christy Finch hit the post with Leiston’s first real chance, but the visitors took the lead in the last minute of the half as Elmizouni curled home into the top corner.

Chris Henderson levelled after Matt Blake’s original shot was saved by Nick Hayes.

Hayes made a fantastic stop to deny Christy Finch as the clock ticked down, and Matt Blake somehow headed wide after Chris Henderson shot was saved.

In the second minute of injury time, Joe Jefford headed home from Kyle Hammond’s cross to send Leiston through.

David McGoldrick is likely to miss the rest of the season after suffering a groin injury in training, raising the question of whether he has played his final game for Ipswich Town.

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy felt his side were on the end of two harsh refereeing decisions in tonight’s 1-0 home defeat to Cardiff City.

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Ipswich Town put in a much-improved display but were ultimately beaten 1-0 at home by Cardiff. Sports writer Andy Warren hands out his player grades.

Kenneth Zohore’s scrappy goal proved the difference in a much-improved performance from the Blues but Cardiff leave Portman Road with all three points,.

Kenneth Zohore’s scrappy goal proved the difference as Cardiff left Portman Road with three points, on a night where Ipswich Town put in a much-improved display in front of their home crowd.

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