Football: AFC through to second round
An excellent team performance by AFC saw their name into the hat for the second round draw in the U15 Suffolk Cup.Their first round match was a tricky away tie at Stowupland, who play in Division 1 of the Ipswich & Suffolk U15 league.
An excellent team performance by AFC saw their name into the hat for the second round draw in the U15 Suffolk Cup.
Their first round match was a tricky away tie at Stowupland, who play in Division 1 of the Ipswich & Suffolk U15 league.
In the opening exchanges neither team got a firm foothold in the game, although AFC looked the more likely going forward. The deadlock was broken by a quality curling 20-yard free-kick by Luke Nicoll and from then on AFC took control of the match and began putting together some good passing moves. Good all round defending by AFC, typified by man-of-the-match Brandon Steele ensured a half-time score of 1-0 .
AFC started the second half well and were quickly further ahead through an excellent move and good persistence by Harry Payne, finished by TJ George for his first AFC goal. The third came from Reece Bayly as he powered in to meet Nicoll's corner. Stowupland responded with a goal, a high lob hitting the post and bouncing in. AFC continued their passing game with good work from the back by Scott Bayly and good interchange between the midfield.
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This led to a great diagonal ball to the far post and Sam Davies met it well to tap in.
Shortly afterwards Nicoll got his second - after beating a couple of players, unleashing another 20-yard curling strike, this time from open play.
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Tracy in the AFC goal performed well all game, but was unsighted as Stowupland got their second from a well struck shot. The final say went to James Wyatt, who capped a good performance with a deserved goal.