IES 3 St Ives 4
Division 2NIpswich East Suffolk 3 St Ives 4Ipswich East Suffolk were just pipped to fourth spot by rivals Sudbury following defeat against Cambridgeshire side St Ives.
Ipswich East Suffolk 3 St Ives 4
Ipswich East Suffolk were just pipped to fourth spot by rivals Sudbury following defeat against Cambridgeshire side St Ives.
The hosts had a near full strength side, apart from injured duo Borwick and Taylor. Both sides battled hard but the visitors opened the scoring after a reverse stick shot-cum-cross found a player unmarked for a tap in.
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IES fought back and were soon level through Brown, who scored his eighth of the season from a well-worked penalty corner routine.
IES' resilience was soon tested again and another cross found another unmarked player at the back post to make it 2-1.
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The half time talk from injured captain Borwick called for more composure and basic passing, which IES did with aplomb.
They levelled through Marshlain, whose shot looped over the St Ives keeper and nestled into the backboard for 2-2.
Despite falling behind to a low flicked penalty corner, which should have been saved by keeper Lane or defender Brown, IES again fought back through a penalty stroke after Tingey had been fouled several times mid-shot. Brown stepped up and scored his ninth league goal to level it up.
However, the point IES needed to keep fourth place was lost when St Ives scored a near carbon copy of their third goal.
IES will now look to make that step up to the upper echelons of Division 2N next season and push for promotion to Division 1.