Woodbridge youngsters beaten by Bury
SOCCER: Midweek action from the Jewson League Premier Division.
Woodbridge Town 0 Bury Town 5
WOODBRIDGE Town look set for a long campaign after losing the majority of last season's squad. They managed a credible draw at Wisbech on Saturday, but last night were thrashed by a youthful Bury side.
To be fair it was not until the final 20 minutes that the home team fell apart, but before then they rarely threatened to score apart from a couple of Carl David headers.
With five teenagers, Woodbridge showed little resemblance to the team manager Dave Hubbick has been able to field in recent seasons when they were capable of competing with the best in the Premier Division.
It is unlikely to happen this time round, and a half-way finish looks the best the Notcutt's Park club can hope for.
Young second team keeper Adam Wilson played in goal, while Nick Dixon found it hard work at central defence against a speedy Bury front line.
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The visitors took the lead in the seventh minute when Dixon made a weak back header and Alan North lobbed over Wilson. Alex Harrison had already missed an open goal.
Woodbridge fought hard but were dealt a blow when a low shot from Jay Denniss crept through Wilson's hands ten minutes before half time.
Bury struck the killer blow in the 71st minute when a quick break by substitute David Proctor ended with Harrison firing into the roof of the net.
A minute later North added his second goal with a dipping 20-yard shot and Gareth Lippiatt rounded things off four minutes from time with a well placed header. Lippiatt missed two simple chances as Bury ran riot in the last 20 minutes.
AFC Sudbury 4 Stowmarket 0
AFC SUDBURY continued their impressive start to the season with a comprehensive victory over Stowmarket at King's Marsh last night.
They had a dream start, taking the lead after just 52 seconds when Claydon turned in the penalty area only to be brought down by Langham. Norfolk dispatched the resultant penalty into the corner of the net.
Mayes flashed a free-kick inches past the AFC post before the home side increased their lead, Bennett winning possession on the half-way line to send Claydon bearing down on goal. His fierce shot was parried by Nunn but Bennett followed up, slamming home from close range.
Early in the second half Claydon increased the lead, running on to a perfect pass from Bennett to send a fierce low shot past Nunn.
AFC ended their dominance with a superb fourth goal started by Claydon and after an exchange of passes finished by Cheetham with a shot that took a slight deflection.
Mildenhall 2 Ipswich Wanderers 0
MILDENHALL had an early chance, but Ogilvie's shot was well saved by Stannard.
Inman then fired over as the home side applied pressure going down the slope.
More close shaves occurred before Allis deservedly scored 10 minutes before the break. He broke clear, dummied Goldfinch then beat Stannard with a fierce drive.
It was 2-0 five minutes later when Reeder put Long away and he slipped the ball underneath the advancing keeper.
Substitute Buck was dismissed for a second bookable offence on 65 minutes as Ipswich's misery continued and Chatters and Pope both had chances to increase the lead before the finish.