SIL Senior round-up: Achilles sit second after win over Ransomes

Lee Grimwood, right, was on the mark for Achilles in their win over Ransomes Sports. Picture: ARCHAN

Lee Grimwood, right, was on the mark for Achilles in their win over Ransomes Sports. Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

Achilles sit in second place in the SIL Senior Division after a 5-2 home win over Ransomes.

The visitors actually took the lead inside a minute, without Achilles having a touch, as Jack Bell converted a cross.

The lead was not held for long - Jack’s namesake Sean equalised from a corner and soon after David Grimwood was up-ended as he dribbled into the penalty area and Danny Garrad dispatched the spot kick.

Further goals from Kieran Donovan and Lee Grimwood saw Achilles take a 4 – 1 advantage to the dressing room at half-time.

Sanchez got a goal back after 65 minutes, but David Grimwood completed the scoring on 85 minutes.


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Elsewhere Coplestonians thrashed Haughley United 6-0 and sit in fourth place.

Perrie Soanes, Jordan Godbold (two), Michael Velzian (two) and Virgil Leitao got the goals for Cops in the rout.

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Wenhaston United and Henley Athletic played out a hard-fought, entertaining battle, with visitors Henley taking the points courtesy of a late penalty in a 3-2 win.

Byron Tejano gave Henley the lead after 15 minutes, before Wenhaston levelled after 35 via a deflected Karl Goodwin free kick.

Then the home side edged ahead 20 minutes into the second half, Goodwin again the scorer, this time a superb curled effort into the top corner.

But Henley equalised almost immediately through Mark Storey, before a grandstand finish saw Field felled in the box and Clark Bruce stepped up to win it from the spot. Henley now sit sixth, two spots ahead of their beaten foes.

Crane Sports, who sit third in the table, had a decent 3-0 win at Grundisburgh to stretch their unbeaten run to 11 games.

Mark Roper gave them the lead with a header after 13 minutes, but Grundisburgh battled well before going 2-0 down through an own goal from Matt Carley.

James Blades put the cap on the win in injury-time, tapping home a Teon Leggett cross.

Finally, Westerfield United saw off AFC Hoxne 2-0, with late goals from Dan Brkovic and Ed Ellis.

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