Grundisburgh gain easy win

SIL SOCCER: Grudisburgh 4 Brantham 0. This scrappy match was marred by a serious injury to Brantham defender Karl Weir. With just three minutes remaining, the player incurred a suspected broken leg following an incident on the halfway line with no other player involved.

Grudisburgh 4 Brantham 0

THIS scrappy match was marred by a serious injury to Brantham defender Karl Weir. With just three minutes remaining, the player incurred a suspected broken leg following an incident on the halfway line with no other player involved.

An ambulance was called – a brilliant response time – and after some delay, the referee was unable to restart the game because the Brantham team had failed to come back on to the field. Officially the match was abandoned but the result is expected to stand after an inquiry.

The match started with Cotton hitting the crossbar in the first minute.


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Then Brantham had a seemingly good goal disallowed when Gorham was penalised for a foul. Grundisburgh eventually capitalised on one of several free kicks when a vicious inswinging effort from Cotton was diverted over the line by a defender.

On the strike of half-time, Parker made a brilliant save from Beaumont at point-blank range.

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A period of generally shocking play was relieved on 70 minutes by Crane, the Grundisburgh flank man, whose pace took hinm 50 yards into the Brantham area, a quick ball to Beaumont whose cross was converted by Winship.

A carbon copy came after 84 minutes, when Beaumont was the beneficiary of the youngster's pace with a tap in from a yard.

Great skill by Cotton brought the first goal two minutes later. The final drive from a narrow angle came off centre-half Willessey to cross the line.

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