Bergholt win scrappy encounter

SOCCER: East Bergholt 4 Woodbridge 2. This game was a familiar sight at this time of year played on a hard pitch in spring-like conditions and with nothing on it, a strong wind made the game very scrappy.

East Bergholt 4 Woodbridge 2

This game was a familiar sight at this time of year played on a hard pitch in spring-like conditions and with nothing on it, a strong wind made the game very scrappy.

The home side took the lead when Phillips headed home a deep cross from Howell. Athletic fought back well and after Andrews had blocked another effort from Broom, Calver lobbed home with supreme confidence from 25 yards.

However their joy was short lived when just before half-time Gedny bundled home from close range.

The second period got off to a poor start with both teams struggling to play football and long breaks in the game for niggly fouls. Gedny and an Athletic player got booked after one long stoppage and then N Dixon was sent off for an off-the-ball incident.

On the hour a good ball from Grogan sent Jorgensen free and as he went to cross the ball came off his shin and looped into the goal. This fired life back into Woodbridge and Stewart pulled one back with a sublime chip from 15 yards.

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Three minutes from time, Bergholt allayed any fears of a further Woodbridge comeback. After an earlier attack Green had been left injured in his penalty area so when Mongan was released he was in acres of space and on-side to pick a perfect cross for Percy who headed home to give the home side the three points.