Bacon sinks Baby Blues with dramatic late winner in cup semi-final

Leiston players celebrate Harrison Bacon's late winner against Ipswich Town U18s in the Suffolk Prem

Leiston players celebrate Harrison Bacon's late winner against Ipswich Town U18s in the Suffolk Premier Cup semi-final. Picture: ROSS HALLS - Credit: Archant

Suffolk Premier Cup semi-final Leiston 2 Ipswich Town U18 1 Harrison Bacon struck a 92nd minute winner as holders Leiston progressed to the final of the Suffolk Premier Cup for the second season on the bounce as they defeated a strong Ipswich Town Under 18 side.

Teenager Harrison Bacon scored the late winner for Leiston against Ipswich Town Under 18s. Picture:

Teenager Harrison Bacon scored the late winner for Leiston against Ipswich Town Under 18s. Picture: ROSS HALLS - Credit: Archant

Kyle Hammond, Matt Blake and Harry Knights all had good early chances but captain Tom Bullard put the Blues ahead in the 14th minute via a corner.

Ipswich then had a lot of the ball but Leiston had the better of the chances as Toby Egan saved well for Ipswich from Joe Jefford and Ipswich somehow cleared Knights’ effort off the line before the break.

Ipswich were the more dominant team in the second period, with Marcus Garnham having to make a couple of neat saves, but Matt Rutterford should have added a second for Leiston as he rounded Egan but his shot was cleared off the line.

Tom Hughes levelled in the 69th minute for Ipswich to finish off a good move and both sides had chances to win it – but Leiston settled it with moments to go as good play by Christy Finch on the right enabled him to cross for Bacon to net from close range.


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