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SIL PREVIEW: The Badgers from Benhall looking forward to Peninsula test at Shotley in Bob Coleman Cup

PUBLISHED: 11:23 08 November 2018 | UPDATED: 11:28 08 November 2018

Benhall St Mary, celebrating their Division One title two seasons ago, face Shotley this weekend Photo: CONTRIBUTED

Benhall St Mary, celebrating their Division One title two seasons ago, face Shotley this weekend Photo: CONTRIBUTED


Benhall St Mary travel to Division 2 Shotley this weekend hoping to progress into the next round of the Bob Coleman Cup.

The Badgers, who won the competition in the 2016-17 season, after beating Achilles in a memorable final, sit fifth in the SIL Senior Division having picked up points in eight (six wins and two draws) of their 12 league games so far this campaign.

Opponents Shotley lay in mid-table in Division Two. The Peninsula Sports Centre-based side have a good pedigree in cup games so far this season; they beat Tacket Street 2-0 in the last round (of the Bob Coleman Cup), and also advanced in the Suffolk Junior Cup following a 2-1 away win over Haverhill Rovers ‘A’.

Elsewhere in the competition this weekend there are two all-Senior ties as Leiston St Margarets entertain Achilles, while Henley and Claydon clash at the Community Centre.

Ironically the two met at Claydon in the league last week where a 0-0 draw was the outcome. Fans of both sides will be hoping for goals this week.

There could be an interesting tie at Bourne Vale, where the home side entertain unbeaten Sporting 87 from Division One.

Sporting have won four and drawn three of their league games so far.

Cops entertain a Cockfield United side currently sitting mid-table in division two and who will do well to come away with a victory against a Cops team who drew at Westerfield last week.

East Bergholt will have been buoyed by their fine derby win over Capel Plough last weekend.

David Goodchild’s side put three past their near neighbours and division two Halesworth Town make the long journey down the A12 knowing they will have to be at their best to get a result.

However, Halesworth are top of division two and unbeaten.

Grundisburgh will look for relief from their dismal league campaign, but high-flying Bildeston, top of division one, will smell an upset.

Westerfield entertain Tattingstone, who are still unbeaten in division three. All games kick-off at 1.30pm.

Capel Plough face a stiff test in the Suffolk Senior Cup as they travel to Thurlow One Haverhill Borough, kick-off 2pm.

A chance for the Plough boys to put last week’s defeat behind them in a game they have nothing to lose in.

Mark Heath, Andy Warren and Stuart Watson are back with another episode of the Kings of Anglia podcast.

Trevoh Chalobah was proud to captain England Under 20s in their 2-0 victory over Germany at Colchester on Monday night but has already turned his attention to Ipswich Town’s Friday clash with West Brom.

Ipswich Town left-back Jonas Knudsen says he is ready to talk to other clubs in January.

Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert is clear on his January recruitment strategy following a meeting with owner Marcus Evans yesterday.

In our daily feature, we take a look at what happened on this day in Ipswich Town’s history. Today features John Wark scoring twice in a draw with Swindon, while the Blues progressed in the League Cup.

Ipswich Town assistant manager Stuart Taylor believes the international break has offered the perfect chance for the Blues squad to bond further following the arrival of Paul Lambert.

Ipswich Town midfielder Andre Dozzell believes he is finally back up to speed following his year-long injury absence.

England Under 20s beat Germany 2-0 at Colchester this evening. ANDY WARREN was there to see how Trevoh Chalobah, Andre Dozzell and Flynn Downes got on

Paul Lambert is confident Ipswich Town can quickly overturn their five point deficit if they continue the progress they have made in the early weeks of his reign.

Ipswich Town’s Under-23s beat their Crystal Palace counterparts 5-2 at Playford Road this afternoon. STUART WATSON gives his observations.

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