Camb Vets 1 Ipswich Vets 1
East Veterans League Cambridge City 1 Ipswich 1 Ipswich lost their 100% record to a useful City team, a fair result although either team could have snatched victory in the dying minutes.
East Veterans League
Cambridge City 1 Ipswich 1
Ipswich lost their 100% record to a useful City team, a fair result although either team could have snatched victory in the dying minutes.
The match started well for Ipswich and they took the lead in controversial circumstances, the home goalkeeper inexplicably letting the ball run through to goal and Glading came blind side to force the ball home, a couple of defenders feeling the ball had already crossed the line before his touch.
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Minutes later Glading thought he had scored again but was denied by a fine goal line clearance by a covering defender. From there on in the game became scrappy and bad tempered and neither team produced any hockey of worth.
The second half began as the first had finished as the home team continued to query decisions. Eventually the umpires were forced to have harsh words and with this both teams started to play pleasant and enjoyable hockey. During this period Cambridge pulled level, the Ipswich defence failed to clear on a number of occasions before the left-winger neatly lifted the ball over Steward.
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Ipswich reorganised in the final quarter and began to produce some excellent scoring chances, but Glading was unable to latch onto Foster's cross and then saw another effort roll just wide.
The home team had a chance to take all three points but Steward was able to prevent a clear shot before Tew covered to clear.
Next week Ipswich entertain Cambridge South, another team they have not played before.