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Suffolk school teams aim for cup progress

15:23 04 December 2012

THREE school football teams are through to round five of the English Schools’ Football Association (ESFA) National Cup.

Farlingaye High School’s year 8 and sixth-form teams have both made the last 64 as have St Alban’s Catholic High’s year 11 team.

The sixth-form team are in action today as they bid to reach the next round, hosting Westcliffe High School, from Southend-on-Sea.

The Woodbridge-based school’s year 8s then play next Tuesday away at Stanway High School.

As for Ipswich-based school St Alban’s, they also play today at home to Chelmer Valley.

St Alban’s are coached by Craig Tournay-Godfrey, while both Farlingaye teams are coached by Kieran Payne.

An update on all the games will feature in forthcoming ‘Love School Sports’ columns.


Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy has everything crossed that the fit-again Daryl Murphy does not come back to haunt his side at Championship table-toppers Newcastle United tomorrow.

At last! Ipswich Town have scored some goals – and after 10 months Freddie Sears even managed to grab one as well, much to the delight of himself and his teammates.

Being a dad helped Freddie Sears switch off from football during his recent 38-game goalless spell.

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy admits he was a relieved man after his team finally got back to winning ways tonight.

Ipswich Town returned to winning ways, ending a five-game goal drought, as Luke Chambers and Freddie Sears scored in each half of a 2-0 home triumph over Burton Albion.

It’s been described as a crunch game for Ipswich Town – recently promoted Burton Albion visit Portman Road tonight.

Ipswich Town centre-back Adam Webster says his feet remain firmly on the floor following manager Mick McCarthy’s repeated insistence that he is a Premier League player in the making.

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy says he does not fear the sack ahead of tonight’s crunch Championship clash with Burton Albion at Portman Road (7.45pm ko).

Ipswich Town striker David McGoldrick is set to make his injury comeback in an Under-23s game at Colchester United tonight.

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy said he didn’t hesitate in dropping Josh Emmanuel for Saturday’s goalless draw at Blackburn.

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