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Athletic crash after great start

PUBLISHED: 12:28 25 February 2002 | UPDATED: 11:26 03 March 2010

SIL SOCCER: Woodbridge Athletic 1 Grundisburgh 3. Athletic scored after 30 seconds when Murray crossed for Broom to sidefoot past Brighty and the home side should have taken more advantage of kicking with the strong wind.

Woodbridge Athletic 1 Grundisburgh 3

ATHLETIC scored after 30 seconds when Murray crossed for Broom to sidefoot past Brighty and the home side should have taken more advantage of kicking with the strong wind.

Nunn hit the bar and Broom shot wide when in a good position. Grundisburgh got into the game and on 20 minutes drew level when Beaumont was fouled in the area and Cotton scored the penalty. The same two players linked up again minutes later but Beaumont's shot was blocked by Athletic defence.

Grundisburgh had much more of the play early in the second half gaining four successive corners but Athletic's defence coped well until keeper Dixon failed to hold a Beaumont free-kick on 55 minutes and Bullock powered the rebound in.

Athletic brought on substitute Glencastle and Selby and the home side started to play much better as a team and Lloyd Smith's flick-on from a free-kick brought an excellent one-handed save from Brighty and then Nick Dixon shot wide from 10 yards out when clear on goal.

Whinship was prominent in the second-half and Cotton shot over the bar on two occasions but Beaumont completed Grundisburgh scoring when he shot under Dixon's diving body from Bullock's cross. Dixon palmed Bullock's 20-yard goalbound shot over the bar, but Athletic were unable to get back into the game.


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