Memorial trophy goes to Mildenhall

ROBBIE Harris continued his rich vein of pre-season goal scoring form with a brace as Mildenhall Town collected the Tony Pinkowski Memorial Trophy with a 2-0 victory over AFC Sudbury.

ROBBIE Harris continued his rich vein of pre-season goal scoring form with a brace as Mildenhall Town collected the Tony Pinkowski Memorial Trophy with a 2-0 victory over AFC Sudbury.

With the game just 10 minutes old hosts Mildenhall took the lead. Lewis Baillie showed great strength to win the ball in midfield. His subsequent pass released Harris who waited for Dave Walton in the Sudbury goal to commit himself before lifting the ball into the net from eight yards.

In reply Sudbury hitman James Rowe struck the foot of Shaun Marshall's post from an acute angle following a neat reverse pass courtesy of strike partner Gareth Heath.

Wholesale changes from the visitors at half-time allowed Mildenhall to dominate the second period.

However, despite that domination it took the home side until the 80th minute to seal a deserved victory.

Lewis Baillie again won possession in midfield before steering the ball to John Sands on the left wing.

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His pinpoint cross found the deadly Harris who leapt unmarked to head past a helpless Walton from six yards.

The winning margin could have been even greater when full back Michael Harvey was unlucky to only find the side netting after a superb interchange with Harris three minutes from time.

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