Wanderers and Achilles reach SEH final

SOCCER SEVENS: The group winners play-off night saw Achilles and Ipswich Wanderers come through to meet in Thursday night's final of the SEH Sevens.Group Nine started with goals galore when Capel lost to Achilles 4-2 with Buglione (2) for Capel and Donovan (3) and an own goal for Achilles.

SOCCER SEVENS

THE group winners play-off night saw Achilles and Ipswich Wanderers come through to meet in Thursday night's final of the SEH Sevens.

Group Nine started with goals galore when Capel lost to Achilles 4-2 with Buglione (2) for Capel and Donovan (3) and an own goal for Achilles.

Crane opened strongly forcing Kesgrave on to the back foot with an early White goal and although Beaumont levelled from the penalty spot Gavin and Paul scored further goals for Crane to win 3-1.

Group Ten saw the experienced Walsham beat Ipswich PASE 3-1 with Wallis, Noye and Musgrove the scorers. McGlowe replied for the Ipswich youngsters.

Ipswich Wanderers seniors soon raced into a 3-0 lead over Needham Market with Hehir and Hetherington (2) scoring, but gritty Needham fought back with two goals from Saker and Wake to run them close.

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Capel continued to find it hard going as Crane pressed on with a 2-0 win with Beecroft and Troy Paul the scorers.

Achilles also kept their 100 per cent record with a 2-0 win over Kesgrave with Bell and Donovan scoring. Walsham suffered their first reverse against Ipswich Wanderers when they lost 4-2.

Wanderers goals were spread around with Hehir, Bickers, Hetherington and Downes on the scoresheet with Musgrove (2) the Walsham marksman.

Ipswich PASE got in front of Needham Market with a Pack volley but M Wake equalised late on.

Division Nine's big play-off game ended in a 1-1 draw which saw Crane lose out to Achilles on the goals scored rule.

White put Crane in front but a disputed penalty saw Sayer score the all important goal for Achilles.

Capel lost the plot in a goal frenzy against Kesgrave 7-3 in the tournament's highest scoring game. Needham Market got their deserved win when goals from Saker, Polley, Folkard and Davey beat Walsham 4-2 with Wallis and Moye their scorers.

In the showdown game of Division Ten Ipswich PASE seemed to have the upper hand but could not score. An astute substitution from manager Bickers saw James Findlay enter the fray and his run allowed Sam Hehir the space to score a late winner.

The final on Thursday kicks off at 7.45pm.

AN Ipswich five-a-side football team, the Zebra Murrayside Football Academy, have reached the finals of a national championship being held in London.

The team of 11-14 year olds, who are being sponsored by Suffolk Constabulary, have been competing in a series of heats since February and have become the regional qualifiers.

The championship has been sponsored by the News of the World, Capital Gold Sport, Century FM and Sky Sports. The finals, which are being televised, will be held at Hackney Marshes on July 14 and 15.

Community Relations Inspector Terry Byford at Suffolk Constabulary said: "The team have worked incredibly hard to reach the finals and we will be supporting them all the way."

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