Teenage keeper keeps his place
HOCKEY: Teenage goalkeeper Marc Lloyd could be celebrating a rare Ipswich East Suffolk victory tomorrow. The 15-year-old Copleston pupil, who made his debut in the 3-0 defeat by Cambridge City, keeps his place in the side as the Rushmere-based team travel to take on bottom side Long Sutton.
TEENAGE goalkeeper Marc Lloyd could be celebrating a rare Ipswich East Suffolk victory tomorrow.
The 15-year-old Copleston pupil, who made his debut in the 3-0 defeat by Cambridge City, keeps his place in the side as the Rushmere-based team travel to take on bottom side Long Sutton.
Lloyd, who keeps his place as captain Charlie Farrow is unavailable, said: "Although we lost, I enjoyed the Cambridge game and I'm looking forward to playing against Long Sutton.
"It's a big game for the side and it's one we have to win. I just hope I can play my part and that we come away with three points."
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Lloyd could not be faulted for any of the goals IES conceded last week and brought off a superb reaction save towards the end.
Defenders Stuart Gooderham and James Bouttell are both unavailable tomorrow, so Nick Horne and Peter Blake come back into the squad. It's a game of massive importance and one which IES must win if they are to stand any chance of retaining their status in Premier Division A of the Printwize East League.
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Andy Keedle and Rob Boulter join the second team tomorrow against Bourne seconds and the side will be looking to carry on where they left off after a 2-0 win over Cambridge City seconds.
Boulter was twice on target along with Alex Borwick for the thirds in their 3-1 success over Sudbury seconds, while teenage goalkeeper Mark Burrows was outstanding for IES, who tomorrow play second from bottom Wivenhoe.
Duncan Harris and Neil Slade, with a late effort, gained the fourths a 2-1 win over Sudbury thirds and tomorrow should easily account for rock bottom Braintree thirds.
The fifths also recorded a win when Gary Wardman-Browne and 14-year-old Lee Percival scored the goals in a 2-0 success over Waltham Forest thirds, but have a much tougher task in hand against leaders Chelmsford sixths.
First team defender Kevyn Brown guested for the sixth team in friendly against Colchester Veterans and scored a hat-trick in a 5-0 win, with Barrie Whelpton and Andrew Horton adding the others.
Tomorrow the sixths get back to league action when they meet Braintree fourths, a side they beat 2-1 earlier in the season.