Capel seeking one over the eight

CAPEL Plough are seeking their ninth win in a row when they visit Framlingham Town in the Senior Division of the Metaltec SIL tomorrow (kick-off 2.30pm).

Elvin King

CAPEL Plough are seeking their ninth win in a row when they visit Framlingham Town in the Senior Division of the Metaltec SIL tomorrow (kick-off 2.30pm).

Pat Tynan's side has lost just two of their last 29 league matches and the player manager has not given up hope of overtaking leaders Grundisburgh.

They are six points behind with a game in hand - and have to play Grundisburgh one more time.


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“We are certainly hard to beat but have drawn too many games,” said Tynan, who scored one of the goals in Capel's midweek win against Leiston St Margarets at Leiston.

“Framlingham will be out to win tomorrow as they want a top-three finish to qualify for a move up to the Ridgeons League.

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“But, if they don't beat us, I think it will be up for them. Crane Sports are a good side and I cannot see Framlingham finishing above them or Grundisburgh, who again are the side to beat.”

Capel won their final game last season 5-0. If they had scored one more goal they would have taken eventual champions Brantham to a title decider play-off.

“That still grates,” added Tynan, who will be without four regulars tomorrow in Robbie Fuller, Gary Collins, Nick Albins and youngster Adam Rawthorn, who has come in and scored goals. Talented front man Ricky Thurlow is taking a break from the game as well.

“Apart from Grundisburgh, we have Crane Sports to play twice and also Stowupland Falcons, who are now managed by my brother Sean.

“And I don't expect any brotherly favours from him. But we would love to make up for last season and win the title.”

Capel were beaten by Ransomes Sports in the Omnico Cup and finalists Beccles Town in the Suffolk Senior Cup.

“We had an off day against Beccles, and I don't think Crane Sports will have any problem beating them at Portman Road on Tuesday,” predicted Tynan.

Trimley Red Devils are the first team to become champions in the Metaltec SIL with last weekend's 5-0 win over third-placed Henley Athletic in Division Three.

This is Trimley's third successive title, and also congratulations to Elmswell reserves who have confirmed promotion after beating Somersham reserves 3-2 in Division Six. 6. Last season Elmswell finished just one place off the bottom.

Tattingstone United, who have won their last eight matches, will win promotion from Division Five if they beat Bacton Reserves tomorrow, while a failure to beat Ipswich Exiles Reserves will condemn Sizewell Associates Reserves to relegation from Division Four.

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