Coakley strikes to send holders through

A GOAL by Darryl Coakley was sufficient to send holders Suffolk through to the quarter-final of this season's FA County Youth Cup competition.Coakley, who plays for Cambridge United, scored direct from a free kick from 22 yards after 20 minutes of Saturday's third round tie against Worcestershire that went ahead at the fourth attempt at Bromsgrove Rovers' ground.

Nick Garnham

A GOAL by Darryl Coakley was sufficient to send holders Suffolk through to the quarter-final of this season's FA County Youth Cup competition.

Coakley, who plays for Cambridge United, scored direct from a free kick from 22 yards after 20 minutes of Saturday's third round tie against Worcestershire that went ahead at the fourth attempt at Bromsgrove Rovers' ground.

Suffolk, missing six players for a variety of reasons, dug in to record a 1-0 victory on a heavy pitch and set up a home tie against the Isle of Man on January 31.


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Suffolk manager Andy Gould said: “We deserved to win. They never really threatened our goal. Our back four were outstanding and goalkeeper Nick Pope (Bury Town) did not really have a shot to save.”

Gould had special praise for 16-year-old Luke Ingram (Woodbridge Town) and said all three substitutes - Needham Market's Ryan Clarke, who hit the crossbar, Woodbridge's David Kempson, and Lowestoft Town's Christy Finch, who was a late call-up - all contributed to the win.

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