Grundisburgh win with last-gasp strike

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Grundisburgh 3 Capel 2

GRUNDISBURGH won the tense match with a Pratt strike after 90 minutes and having conceded a two-goal lead inside the opening 12 minutes.

Mayhew gave Plough the lead on three minutes, picking his spot past Gaunt's left-hand, the home defence in a tangle.

Gaunt was picking the ball out of the net again after 12 minutes when Vince picked up a poor clearance to fire home off the woodwork.

Hunt diverted a Clarke shot for a corner on the hour before Squirrell struck with a four yard finish from Lockhart's cross to reduce the lead.

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After 86 minutes the home side were level when Mongan converted from close-range after Hunt had fumbled a through ball from Southgate.

The best piece of football of the day brought the winner, Cotton's jinking run into the box and a

perfect cross left Pratt a formality from three yards.

Crane Sports 0 Achilles 1

THIS game produced a competitive match between two evenly matched sides, a late second-half goal for the visitors ensured they collected three valuable points to improve their lowly league position.

The game exploded into life on the half-hour and an Achilles defender dived and appeared to be handling in the box, Crane's strong appeal for a penalty going unheeded. The referee opting for a corner kick after consultation with his assistance.

Achilles broke the deadlock in the 80th minute when a long-range shot from substitute Smythe struck the inside of the upright, the ball spinning past the keeper to finish in the net.

Ipswich Ath 3 Old Newton 1

OLD Newton made a good start but went behind in the eighth minute when Gammell stole in to head in a deep cross from Knott then Rodwell made a vital goal line clearance after good work from Ford as Athletic went for a second.

The game was less than 20 minutes old when the referee became the busiest man on the field. He deemed Howard's dissent more important than a late tackle by Ford on Rodwell and when Zarkos made his point the Newton striker went into the book as well.

Within a minute Zarkos seemed to go in late on Athletic keeper Evans, Zarkos quickly received a second yellow card and Evans was also red-carded for retaliation. Rednor took over in Athletic's goal to give an unorthodox but competent display.

Smythe was villain and hero when he contrived to miss three good chances that crossed pinpoint for Clarke to equalise in the 25th minute.

Things changed for Athletic after 70 minutes when Ford rose high to head home a corner and almost from the restart Harrold made it three for the home side.

Westerfield 1 East Bergholt 1

A CLOSE fought and at times niggly match ended at 1-1 which on the balance of play was just about right.

Goalkeeper Ian Forsdike made two or three good saves as Bergholt came more into the game. Then Westerfield missed a great chance when Rob Osborne shot wide from 30 yards in front of an open goal.

In the second half Chris Elden saw his header brilliantly saved by Andrews, then Bergholt were awarded a soft penalty when David Markham was adjudged to have pushed Ian Gedny who took the kick himself giving the goalkeeper no chance.

Westerfield got the equaliser they deserved when a dreadful mistake by the Bergholt defence gave Jamie Sandilands the chance to shoot by Kevin Andrews who then made yet another tremendous save from Chris Elden to give Bergholt a point.

Woodbridge 1 Walsham 3

LEADERS Walsham gained three points at Notcutts Park against a spirited young Athletic side.

Athletic had a couple of half chances before Garnham opened the scoring for Walsham after 21 minutes after good work from Gary Newman.

Paul Calver brought the scores level a minute after half-time when James allowed the ball to roll under his foot and the scorer beat Anderson in the Walsham goal.

Walsham pressure during the second half paid off when Paul Musgrove scored after 69 minutes from a low cross from Garnham.

Substitute Wallis sealed the visitors victory in the 90th minute from a free kick to keep Walsham on top of the league.

Stanton 2 Melton 0

STANTON pressurised the Melton goal from the kick-off. After eight minutes Stanton won a corner which is well struck well by Portway but McKenna in the Melton goal cleared the danger.

After 16 minutes, Stanton won a free kick and Danny Portway scored from 35 yards with a blistering shot that left McKenna floundering.

Ian Bloomfield replaced Brett Hubbard and was soon in the action with a good move down the left flank, forcing a corner but this was cleared.

After 85 minutes, Dean Shave scored from 30 yards with a terrific shot.

Stonham Aspel 3 Haughley 3

MOYE put Stonham ahead in the first minute after Vincent missed a G Brown through ball.

Moggan equalised for Haughley after 25 minutes after beating A Brown to a long ball. A Hawes put Haughley 2-1 up on the half hour after an Ormes fell to Robins. Lay saved well from a Thompson penalty, justice done as the hand ball award looked very harsh.

After good work by Moye on the right, he crossed for Bennett to equalise for Stonham on the hour.

Peachment put Stonham 3-2 ahead after 70 minutes from the penalty spot after Moye had been brought down in the box.

G Brown missed a golden chance to seal the game at the death. This proved costly as Moller equalised after 88 minutes from an isolated Haughley attack as Stonham failed to cut out his run.