SIL round-up: Goals aplenty as Bramford defeat Haughley in nine-goal thriller

Mo Fike scored for Cranes

Mo Fike scored for Cranes - Credit: Archant

Haughley United and Bramford United both played their part in a nine-goal thriller on Saturday, with the latter eventually winning 6-3.

Bramford took a 13th-minute lead when Neil Calver netted from the penalty spot.

The visitors increased their lead on 31 minutes when Lewis Berry slotted home a low shot.

Daryl Alexander made it 3-0, before quickfire goals from Reece Golding and Shaniel Clarke made things interesting.

Jamie Cowan scored Bramford’s fourth with a close range effort, before Haughley’s Nathan Smith scored their third as play switched from end to end. Bramford got their fifth when Dan Colthorpe scored from a goalmouth scramble, and finally sealed the win when the unmarked Berry scored with a low diving header.


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Crane Sports beat Coplestonians 3-1 on Saturday, in an entertaining match.

Cranes were handed an early boost when George Thompson was adjudged to have handled a cross from Lyndon Dowson-Alexander, and Nathan Woollard stepped up to hammer home resulting spot-kick.

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Cops responded and Virgilio Leitao thought he had earned a penalty, but the referee waved away his appeal.

Cranes made it 2-0 just before half-time when Mo Fike latched onto a long crossfield ball and looped his shot over John Houchill.

After the break, a close range header from Dowson-Alexander extended Cranes’ lead. On 60 minutes, Cops got themselves a lifeline when Ross Turner was fouled by ‘keeper Ryan Bedingfield for a penalty.

Jordan Godbold did the honours, but there was to be no further additions to the scoreline.

Capel Plough edged past Stanton on Saturday, winning 1-0.

The only goal of this game came after 60 minutes, and the home side finished the game with 10 players.

What proved to be the winning goal came after an hours play when Webb converted a cross from Richards at the second attempt, after his first effort had been blocked by Mayhew.

The visitors missed chances to increase their lead, before home defender Banfield was sent off following an incident with the opposition’s dugout while the ball was out of play.

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