Ipswich East Suffolk 1 Sudbury 2

Division 2NIpswich East Suffolk 1 Sudbury 2IES, sponsored by Hill Piling, tried to win their first game in three attempts but failed against a physical Sudbury side.

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Ipswich East Suffolk 1 Sudbury 2

IES, sponsored by Hill Piling, tried to win their first game in three attempts but failed against a physical Sudbury side.

This local rivalry is always a spicy affair and Saturday's encounter was no different with numerous rash tackles and two yellow cards for IES players.

Again, it came about that the first half is IES' problem half and they started well enough only to concede from an open play goal ten minutes in following a neat move by Sudbury's forwards which left a tap in.

IES fell two behind five minutes later after conceding a hotly contested penalty corner.

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The Sudbury routine was slipped right then left and left again, leaving their player to flick home their second.

IES forced Sudbury's keeper into a couple of heroic saves but found no way through.

The second half performance from IES was far better, and they forced several penalty corners but again with no reward.

The home side lost Dave Faffan with a nasty finger injury midway through the second half and this left IES with no more subs.

A rash push in the D by Jason Pettit meant the IES player spent ten minutes in the corner with a yellow card but this inspired his side to battle on, winning a penalty corner.

David Taylor picked up the ejection and rammed it home to make the score 2-1.

IES were then reduced to nine men following skipper Borwick's wrong side tackle but his side kept the Sudbury forwards at bay.

IES must look to their home game with Cambridge City 4th XI on Saturday to get their habit for winning back on track.