Town youngsters beat Walsham

THE first ever visit by an Ipswich Town team to Ridgeons League Walsham-le-Willows ended with a narrow 2-1 victory for the visitors.

The Blues’ Aacdemy side dominated the first half, but only had a 25th minute goal from Jack Simmons to show for their efforts.

The young Welsh international pounced on a through ball by Carel Tiofack to fire against the Walsham keeper, the ball bouncing agonisingly over the line.

Tiofack and Jide Maduako both had further efforts cleared off the line by a beleaguered home defence.

Numerous second half changes by both sides seemed to affect Ipswich more as the villagers looked a far better side, and it was against the run of play when a tremendous left foot shot by Tom Winter extended Ipswich’s lead with 10 minutes remaining.

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Two minutes later Walsham scored the consolation they deserved when some sloppy defending allowed James Tatham to net from close range.

The Under-18’s continue their pre-season when Colchester United visit Playford Road on Wednesday (11am ko).

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