SIL REPORTS: Achilles in seventh-heaven at Bramford United

Achilles' Gavin Van Oene

Achilles' Gavin Van Oene - Credit: James Ager

Reports from the weekend’s SIL League and Bob Coleman Cup games

Touchline SIL Suffolk & Ipswich League Senior Division

Bramford United 1 Achilles 7

Achilles beat Bramford United for the third time this season with a 7-1 triumph on Saturday.

The first goal came after 30 minutes when Sean Hanley’s strike rebounded into Lee Grimwood’s path, who stabbed home for Achilles.


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David Grimwood made it 2-0 five minutes before half time, with Paul Dodsworth finishing from a Bramford corner barely seconds into the second half to pull one back for the hosts.

Sean Hanley curled the ball into the bottom corner to make it 3-1 to Achilles, before Kieron Donavon put the game out of Bramford’s reach when he finished from close range.

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Liam Hillyard smashed home from 20 yards for Achilles’ fifth, before Neil Calver was sent off for the home side for dissent.

Gavin Van Oene fired in to the top corner from 25 yards and Hillyard’s left footed finish completed a comfortable victory for the A’s.

Bob Coleman Cup fourth round

Capel Plough 2 AFC Kesgrave 0 – match abandoned after 78 minutes

The fourth round Bob Coleman Cup tie between Capel Plough and AFC Kesgrave was abandoned by referee Andrew Eley.

The referee called the game off after 78 minutes after a Kesgrave player suffered a serious leg injury.

Two goals just after the start of the second half, from Miles Donovan and Stephen Morrison, had given the home side the lead.

The game will be replayed this Saturday (2pm kick-off).

Cedars Park 0 Coplestonians 2

The home side from SIL Division Two were looking to cause an upset against Senior opposition, Coplestonians.

They started well but the visitors settled and Cedars’ goalkeeper Stephen Holland did well to cut out Matt Rutterford’s cross.

Holland saved efforts from Jordan Godbold and Tim Street to keep the game all square.

Cops took the lead on 63 minutes when Tom O’Hara’s clever ball over the home defence saw Godbold fire home.

And after John Houchill had made a fine save to deny Jordan Turner, Cops sealed the game in the 84th minute when Brandon King set up Tim Street to score.

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