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Achilles start defence of SIL title as season kicks off

PUBLISHED: 15:19 16 August 2018 | UPDATED: 15:19 16 August 2018

Achilles celebrate their Suffolk & Ipswich League championship success last season. Photo: CONTRIBUTED

Achilles celebrate their Suffolk & Ipswich League championship success last season. Photo: CONTRIBUTED

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The Suffolk and Ipswich League season kicks off this weekend, with Achilles bidding to defend their Senior Division title.

The Salmet Close club won the league in style last season, finishing 15 points clear of runners-up Crane Sports, with a trememdous goal difference of plus 92.

It was the club’s first title since 2013/14, and they will be keen to repeat their success – though the rest of the league will be determined to close the gap this time around.

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The champions start at home against Capel Plough, while Cranes host Bramford United. Henley Athletic, who finished third last season, entertain newly-promoted Trimley Red Devils.

Leiston St Margarets, who pulled off a great escape last season, host Haughley United.

The other fixtures are: Benhall St Mary v Coplestonians, Grundisburgh v Felixstowe Harpers United and Westerfield United v Wenhaston United.

Cole Skuse agrees that his team mate and good friend Luke Chambers has probably taken on too much responsibility as Ipswich Town captain.

Shrewsbury Town chief executive Brian Caldwell has ruled out Paul Hurst returning to the club following his recent sacking by Ipswich Town.

More than 500 tickets have been donated for Ipswich Town’s home game against West Brom next Friday evening after one small act of kindness gained online momentum.

Toto Nsiala may currently find himself on the fringes of the Ipswich Town first-team but the central defender continues to make an impact off the field each and every week.

We’ve ranked the home kits of all 24 Championship teams. So who comes out on top?

Andre Dozzell has revealed his frustration as his return to action stalled earlier in the season but the teenager is now hungry for minutes on the field after returning to the first-team picture.

In past columns I have talked about a divide between athletes that earn large amounts of money, and those that do not, and how there is a movement in Ipswich to bring this sporting diversity together.

ANDY WARREN spoke to Ipswich Town No.2 Stuart Taylor about his journey from cleaning Paul Lambert’s boots at St Mirren to assisting him at Portman Road.

Striker Kayden Jackson scored a hat-trick as Ipswich Town defeated QPR 5-1 in a behind-closed-doors friendly at Playford Road this afternoon.

Trevoh Chalobah has been training with the full England squad today ahead of the Three Lions’ clash with the United States tomorrow night.

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