Race for Senior Division football in SIL intensifies

Suffolk Junior Cup winners AFC Hoxne are well placed in Division One.

Suffolk Junior Cup winners AFC Hoxne are well placed in Division One. - Credit: Sarah Lucy brown

The race to win promotion to the SIL Senior Division looks set to be a four-way battle, with just four points separating the top four teams in Division One.

With second-tier representation guaranteed in this season’s Bob Coleman Cup final, Benhall St Mary and Claydon, who will go head-to-head in the semi-final, are in the mix to go up.

Claydon lead the way at the top, on 39 points, and go to seventh-placed Trimley Red Devils, while Benhall, in fourth, visit the team immediately above them in the table, Sporting ‘87.

Sporting, in their 30th year, are two points ahead of Benhall and a win for them today would put some daylight between themselves and their opponents and potentially see them go top of the table, if Claydon do anything else other than win. Both Sporting and Benhall have a game in hand on the top two.

In second place, AFC Hoxne are a point off Claydon and go to AFC Kesgrave on Saturday.

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