Achilles start defence of SIL title as season kicks off

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

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

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.


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

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