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Suffolk school teams aim for cup progress

PUBLISHED: 15:23 04 December 2012 | UPDATED: 15:42 05 December 2012

THREE school football teams are through to round five of the English Schools’ Football Association (ESFA) National Cup.

Farlingaye High School’s year 8 and sixth-form teams have both made the last 64 as have St Alban’s Catholic High’s year 11 team.

The sixth-form team are in action today as they bid to reach the next round, hosting Westcliffe High School, from Southend-on-Sea.

The Woodbridge-based school’s year 8s then play next Tuesday away at Stanway High School.

As for Ipswich-based school St Alban’s, they also play today at home to Chelmer Valley.

St Alban’s are coached by Craig Tournay-Godfrey, while both Farlingaye teams are coached by Kieran Payne.

An update on all the games will feature in forthcoming ‘Love School Sports’ columns.

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy believes young defender Chris Smith returned from his loan spell at Chelmsford ‘more of a bloke’ and is hopeful he has a first team future.

Ipswich Town U18 Academy boss Alan Lee is hoping his young charges can keep up the proud Blues tradition of success in youth football, with victory against Dagenham & Redbridge in the FA Youth Cup Fourth Round tonight, at Portman Road, 7pm ko.

Ipswich Town U23 3

QPR 0

Ben Morris hit a brace and Aaron Drinan opened his account in a blue shirt as an experienced Ipswich Town under 23 side eased past QPR 3-0 at Playford Road today, writes Kieren Standley.

FA Women’s Premier League

South East Division One

Ipswich Town 9

Haringey Borough 0

Ipswich Town Ladies bounced back from last Sunday’s disappointing FA Cup exit to Charlton with an emphatic 9-0 trouncing of bottom of the league Haringey Borough at the Goldstar Ground in Felixstowe, writes Kieren Standley.

Leeds United boss Thomas Christiansen is set to appeal the red card given to Eunan O’Kane following his altercation with Jonas Knudsen.

Episode Six: Stuart Watson and Andy Warren are back for another episode of the Kings of Anglia podcast to discuss the win over Leeds, Portman Road atmosphere and the latest transfer news.

Bersant Celina revealed just how much the adulation of the Ipswich Town fans means to him after his latest match-winning effort.

It’s that kind of season. Just when everything seems to be miserable, and the fans’ anger is mounting, along comes a victory to lighten the mood. At least temporarily, writes Northstander Terry Hunt.

Saturday was a much-needed day for Town fans, writes Karl Fuller.

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy and former Blues boss Roy Keane could be in direct competition for the Republic of Ireland job if Martin O’Neill is lured to Stoke City, according to the Irish Sun.

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