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Smythe penalty opens floodgates

PUBLISHED: 16:58 05 November 2001 | UPDATED: 15:19 03 March 2010

Suffolk and Ipswich League: Ransomes 0 Achilles 4

RANSOMES started well and in the first minute Hoyte was put through but his shot was smothered by the Achilles keeper. A timely tackle by Ransomes Crosby stopped Barber when he was clean through on the keeper.

RANSOMES started the brighter in this SILfixture and in the first minute Hoyte was put through but his shot was smothered by the Achilles keeper.

A timely tackle by Ransomes' Crosby stopped Barber when he was clean through on the keeper. Achilles should have taken the lead in the 20th minute when Vince was put through but his first time shot was taken by the keeper.

One minute later Achilles took the lead from the penalty spot after a forward had been fouled in the area.

Smythe sent the keeper the wrong way from the spot and the same man should have added another goal two minutes later but he hit his free kick well wide.

Ransomes should have pulled a goal back on the half hour when Ditcham had a shot which was stopped by the Achilles keeper. The ball came back to Ditcham and with an open goal beckoning he shot the rebound straight at the keeper again.

Just on half-time Achilles added a second goal when a through ball picked out Vince at the near post and he put the ball into the net between the keeper and the post.

Achilles started the second half dominating midfield and Broomfield should have added to their total when he shot straight across the goal with the Ransomes goalkeeper stranded.

Achilles added their third goal in the 65th minute when Grimwood went past four men before slotting the ball past the oncoming keeper.

Ransomes had another chance when Hoyte was put clean through but his first time shot was saved by Carter. Barber should have added another goal for Achilles but the ball was cleared in a goalmouth scramble.

The same player made amends just before full-time when he hit home a well-worked goal after some very good approach work.

Achilles fully deserved the win and Ransomes will look at chances not taken costing them dear.


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