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Ipswich at their best in a big win at Sevenoaks

PUBLISHED: 13:16 06 December 2017 | UPDATED: 13:17 06 December 2017

Sophie Sexton was Ipswich's star player in their win at Sevenoaks. Picture: STEVE WALLER

Sophie Sexton was Ipswich's star player in their win at Sevenoaks. Picture: STEVE WALLER

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East Premier League

Sevenoaks II 0

Ipswich 4

Ipswich showed how much they have grown as a team by dispatching a good Sevenoaks side 4-0, writes Emma Millar.

Chloe Williams bagged a brace for Ipsich at Sevenoaks. Picture: STEVE WALLERChloe Williams bagged a brace for Ipsich at Sevenoaks. Picture: STEVE WALLER

The win was even more impressive as Ipswich coach Mariette Rix was not at the match due to work commitments at Woodbridge School.

Rix, however, had a ideal replacement, in the guise of last season’s co-captain Charlie Anderson and her handling of the team was crucial in Ipswich’s win.

The match started superbly for Ipswich, taking the lead within 5 minutes – a short corner converted by an inspired Chloe Williams.

Despite the setback the home team remained a threat but great tackling by Ellie Scott, Kristine Ayling and Kat Blake ensured any danger was neutralised.

The few times Sevenoaks did manage a sight of the Ipswich goal, keeper Ali Barham was in her usual top form to deny them.

Half-time saw the game finely balanced but Anderson pointed out a few areas that could be improved and Ipswich started the second half ready to do just that.

Within 10 minutes Ipswich had extended their lead, a great ball from Ayling found Micha Knowles and her turn and shot of the bouncing ball was straight from the training ground.

Ipswich were now flying and minutes later scored their third, player of the match Sophie Sexton with a sublime reverse stick shot from a tight angle.

Micha Knowles was also on the scoresheet at Sevenoaks. Picture: STEVE WALLERMicha Knowles was also on the scoresheet at Sevenoaks. Picture: STEVE WALLER

The fourth and final goal came from Williams after a one-on-one with the goalkeeper.

With 15 minutes still to play Sevenoaks could have given up but they won a run of penalty corners.

The Ipswich defence were not in the mood for surrendering their clean sheet though and saw off the danger to finish the game at 4-0.

With the news that chasing teams had dropped points Ipswich are now four points clear at the top of the league, having played one more match.

The final game this weekend before the Christmas break is another tricky away test against Canterbury 2’s and Ipswich will have to be at their best once again to keep their run going.

Ipswich Town fans saluted club legend Kevin Beattie with a minute’s applause at tonight’s match against Brentford.

Hundreds of knives have been taken off the streets of Ipswich in the shadow of a series of stabbings.

Ipswich’s railway station has been named the best large station in the country at the National Rail Awards.

A shoplifter who told a security officer and two other members of staff at a Suffolk store that she had AIDS after biting them has been jailed for 21 months.

A woman was left trapped following a collision with another car and an electricity pole in Sudbury.

A new supermarket chain is set to join Ransomes Europark in Ipswich, as a unit empty for seven years is finally getting a new lease of life.

The family of Ipswich Town legend Kevin Beattie have today thanked friends and fans for their outpouring of ‘amazing love and support’ since his sudden death.

Suffolk is being warned to expect high winds and a significant dip in temperatures as we near the weekend, marking the start of the real autumnal weather.

A mother has spoken of the torment caused by trespassers who snuck onto her property, moved security lights and lurked in the dead of night.

Tributes have been paid to Ipswich sports shop owner Malcolm Marriott, who has died after a lifetime of running shops in the heart of the town centre.

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