Wanderers, Belstead take titles

THE finals of the SEH Sevens were fought out last night in monsoon conditions with Ipswich Wanderers and Belstead Arms the victors.

THE finals of the SEH Sevens were fought out last night in monsoon conditions with Ipswich Wanderers and Belstead Arms the victors.

The Greene King Trophy between Belstead Arms and Stowmarket experienced the worst of the weather but this didn't stop Belstead racing into a 2-0 lead at half time with the Coote brothers on the mark.

Stowmarket rallied well in the second half but with Jopling not available, goals looked unlikely until Scoulding headed in with minutes left.

But Coote again raced forward to restore the two-goal advantage to finish the scoring with Belstead Arms the 3-1 winners.

Ipswich Wanderers took on Achilles on a rain- soaked surface in the SEH Trophy final and the slippery conditions played a big part in helping them race into a two goal lead.

Sam Hehir and John Bickers both deceived goalkeeper Carter with long range shots.

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Achilles recovered and made a game of it and were awarded a penalty just into the second half which they converted. Wanderers responded with Hehir and Danny Smy firing home before another Achilles reply bought it back to 4-2. Wanderers came back again and star man Hehir completed his hat-trick with a near post shot.

Former Ipswich Town and England skipper Mick Mills presented the trophies to the winning captains and, hopefully, all the teams who took part in the tournament enjoyed the warm-up to the local leagues in a month's time.

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