SIL defeat Border League

THE Kingsley Healthcare Suffolk and Ipswich league defeated the Essex and Suffolk Border league 4-3 in Tuesday night’s Inter league representative match at Framlingham Town.

This annual match was left over from last season due to the fixture backlog. Framlingham Town were the hosts, having prepared an excellent playing surface and the football lived up to expectations.

This game was pacy and competitive throughout and the SIL impressed for much of the first half, scoring three goals and having the luxury of a Richard O’Brien (Achilles) penalty miss after six minutes when Chris Williams (Ransomes) was pushed over.

Adam Rickwood (Old Newton) put the home side ahead from a Williams pass and the No 9 rounded the keeper on 10 minutes. A second penalty was awarded on 18 minutes when Ross Rands (Ransomes) was upended; Chris Lay (Cranes) dispatched the penalty.

Danny Crump (Felixstowe United) in the SIL goal saved well from Rob Czapla (Gas Recreation) but it was the SIL who increased their lead on the stroke of half time, the lively Chris Williams prodding into an open goal after Aaron Sheppard’s (Woodbridge Athletic) cross was missed by the keeper.

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Fifteen seconds into the second half and the score was 4-0, Lyndon Alexander (Grundisburgh) rounded the full back and crossed for Andy Crump (Felixstowe United) to slot in. This sparked the Border league into action and with a number of substitutes being introduced, they pulled a goal back on 55 minutes when they were awarded a penalty, Rob Czapla dispatched with ease.

On 67 minutes the impressive Joe Martin (Holland) chested down a cross and powered past keeper Charters (Achilles) before Richard Meadows (Brighlingsea) scored a beauty from 20 yards out 10 minutes later to bring the score to 4-3.

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The SIL did have chances but the second half belonged to the visitors who were denied an equaliser when Charters saved. This was an excellent game watched by 100 supporters from far and wide.

This season’s fixture will be on December 8, 2010 at Harwich FC.

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