Former Ipswich Town star wins notable treble

FOOTBALL: Former Ipswich Town striker Neil Gregory is still finding the net on a regular basis ending up as leading scorer for treble winners Stowupland Falcons veterans.

Gregory, who is 38 and scored nine goals in 36 appearances for the Blues between 1992 and 1998, netted 12 goals for Stowupland.

The village club, managed by Mark Campbell, won the Norfolk and Suffolk Veterans League First Division, the League Cup and also the Suffolk County FA Veterans Cup.

Former Leiston St Margarets player manager Neil Cole was runner-up in the Stowupland scoring charts with nine goals.

Stowupland beat hot favourites Woodbridge Town 4-0 in the semi-finals of the League Cup before going on to beat Premier Division Norwich Trafford 1-0 in the final at Diss.

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In the final of the Suffolk Veterans Cup they avenged a previous season 5-2 defeat by Kirkley and Pakefield with Gregory bagging both goals in a 2-1 victory at Leiston.

League secretary David Etheridge said: “Strictly speaking Stowupland Falcons are the first club to win Division One, the League Cup and the Suffolk County Cup in the same season.

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“But in 2009/10 Norwich Trafford also achieved a treble - winning the Norfolk version of the county cup.

“And Kirkley and Pakefield won three trophies in 2008/09 but with the Premier Division title, not the First Division one.”

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