Bury St Edmunds IV 1 Ipswich IV 7

Division Five North East Bury St Edmunds IV 1 Ipswich IV 7 Although Ipswich started very quickly and Gary Scarff scored within the first minute, that was the team's only decisive attack until just before half-time.

Division Five North East

Bury St Edmunds IV 1 Ipswich IV 7

Although Ipswich started very quickly and Gary Scarff scored within the first minute, that was the team's only decisive attack until just before half-time. In fact, Bury some how got forward in spite of Ipswich's domination and won a short corner and equalised at 1-1. Even this did not seem to be much of a wake up call as all Ipswich's attacks ended weakly. However, just before half time the Ipswich defence was so bored and frustrated that Colin Sneddon went forward to score.

In the beginning of the second half, Ipswich showed a little more determination but still were unable to score. However, a couple of goal mouth scrambles ended up with 2 penalty flicks being awarded. Captain Matt Godbold made a fine decision in asking another defender to take them (Paul Whetton) as the normal candidates have been less than effective of late. Paul planted both flicks in the back of the net with complete confidence. This seemed to wake the team up and with goals from Alex Bond and Alan Fisher Ipswich were leading 6-1 with about 10 minutes to go.

Ipswich were awarded a couple of short corners at the end and, flushed with success from the flicks and frustrated by the efforts of others earlier in the game, Paul came to the top of the D. The first was not controlled and was wasted but, just before the final whistle went, Gary Scarff controlled the second short corner, passed it back to Paul who flicked into the the bottom right hand corner.

Out of 7 goals, 4 were scored by the defence, and it could be said that the defence saved the team from embarrassment against a team lying near the bottom of the division.

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