Westerfield lift Junior Cup
JUNIOR CUP SOCCER: Westerfield 1 Framlingham 0. This keenly contested cup final between sides of very good recent senior pedigree attracted a crowd of around 300 to the playing field at Grundisburgh where pitch and conditions were ideal.
Westerfield 1 Framlingham 0
THIS keenly contested cup final between sides of very good recent senior pedigree attracted a crowd of around 300 to the playing field at Grundisburgh where pitch and conditions were ideal.
Westerfield just about deserved this victory, but had to survive a final ten minutes from a Framlingham side that really came to life.
Framlingham shaded the opening ten minutes with Sedge then Bayfield making good approaches that were not matched by the finishes. After 15 minutes, Chmiel forced Howes to make a scrambling save while at the other end Rose was brilliant in keeping out a misplaced header from his own defender. A minute later Bayfield cleared a goalbound shot off the line.
Westerfield came out strongly for the second-half with Osborne twice getting to the by-line to deliver teasing crosses.
The all-important goal came on 57 minutes when Clements hooked home a brilliant volley into the top corner following a long throw-in from the right.
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Howes made a great save from a Sedge 20 yarder while at the other end Rose denied Clements a
second goal with a fine near-post interception.
Howes made two more vital saves, point-blank from Whatling then from Sedge again before the final whistle brought an end to a tense game.