Felixstowe 3 Ipswich IV 2
Suffolk Premier LeagueFelixstowe 3 Ipswich IV 2Felixstowe arrived at their home game expecting a tough match but, after suffering many absences this season due to injury and maternity leave, the coastal side had a full team and were determined to win.
Suffolk Premier League
Felixstowe 3 Ipswich IV 2
Felixstowe arrived at their home game expecting a tough match but, after suffering many absences this season due to injury and maternity leave, the coastal side had a full team and were determined to win.
Issy Watts immediately ran the ball up to the circle and although her first strike failed to hit the back board, determination saw Felixstowe take the lead after five minutes.
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Left wing Amanda Deacon scored from a great pass into the circle from right wing Teresa Gregg.
Vice Captain Sasha Martin kept the central defence strong, frustrating the Ipswich forwards who were not expecting to have to work so hard to get on the scoreboard.
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Felixstowe continued to build play from the back with Polly Stephenson and halves Laura Philpot and Issy Watts doing a great job feeding the ball through the Ipswich defenders to the forward line and many times taking the ball up to the circle themselves earning a short corner from which Felixstowe took a 2-0 lead.
A third goal from a short corner just before half time increased Felistowe's spirits further.
After a vigorous team talk from their coach, Ipswich came back onto the pitch for the second half all guns blazing and took back a well-deserved goal making the score 3-1.
Felixstowe had a shaky start with a new formation but soon settled down and stood their ground in defence while continuing to push forward into attack.
The final whistle was blown just as a short corner was awarded to Ipswich and, after much passing around the ball went over the line, unlucky for the Felixstowe keeper Carole Knox who had played a great match.