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Kings of Anglia Issue 9 Magazine Offer

SIL Senior round-up: Benhall keep rolling, while Plough make it three in a row

PUBLISHED: 15:02 09 September 2018 | UPDATED: 15:02 09 September 2018

Chris Sillett was on target again for Benhall. Picture: STEVE WALLER

Chris Sillett was on target again for Benhall. Picture: STEVE WALLER

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Benhall made it four wins from their opening five SIL Senior Division games with a fine 3-0 victory over East Bergholt.

The Badgers had a lot of early pressure, but it was Bergholt who threatened first when George Sherwood’s 25-yard half-volley was tipped around the post by Darren Warner.

The home side exploited the wings in this match, and from a fine Ryan Noy cross, Tom Mower bravely headed home at the back post.

Chris Sillett saw a header chalked off for offside, but was soon celebrating as he superbly controlled and finished, following a pass from strike partner Mower.

After a change in personnel and formation, Bergholt posed much more of a threat in the second period.

However, they found Benhall’s defence too strong to breach as they were often limited to half-chances. Benhall finished the game in injury time when yet more terrific centre forward play from Mower set up Noy, who finished into the bottom corner superbly.

Elsewhere, Capel Plough made it three straight wins with a 4-2 win over Bramford. Shaun Webb gave them the lead with a header after ten minutes before Josh Lytees got the equaliser.

Nick Middlebrook put Plough 2-1 up, only for Lytees to level again. But Danny Garrard made it 3-2 from the spot just before the break and Webb made it 4-2 just after the restart. Ben Grogan was sent off for Bramford, who couldn’t close the gap again.

Meanwhile, Grundisburgh dominated their home clash with Trimley Red Devils, but finished on the wrong side of a 1-0 defeat.

David Gibson gave the Devils the lead with a header from Josh Hewitt’s corner on 24 minutes and somehow the Trimley goal survived an onslaught from the home side to take all three points.

Finally, Haughley saw off Coplestonians 2-1 at home for their second win of the season. Yani Duka played in Josh Smith to give Cops the lead after 20 minutes, but Mitchel Bennett grabbed the leveller in first half injury-time. heading home a free-kick.

Lewis Stannard scored what proved to be the winner after 49 minutes, heading home the rebound after Lee Upson hit the bar.

Former Ipswich Town goalkeeper Shane Supple has announced his retirement from football for a second time, due to a persistent hip injury.

Tristan Nydam is keen to make the most of his loan stay in Scotland but is still keeping a firm eye on parent club Ipswich Town.

Former Ipswich Town boss Paul Hurst is the favourite in the betting as his former club Shrewsbury search for a new manager.

ANDY WARREN takes a look at the changes made by Paul Lambert since his appointment as Ipswich Town manager.

Former Ipswich Town loanee Richie Wellens has been appointed Swindon Town manager, naming Noel Hunt as his assistant.

Stuart Watson and Andy Warren are back with the latest episode of the Kings of Anglia Podcast.

Jordan Spence has hailed the impact of manager Paul Lambert and believes the Blues can pull themselves away from trouble if they maintain the high standards they have set.

In our daily feature, we take a look at what happened on this day in Ipswich Town’s history. Today features wins over Arsenal and Stoke, while we also remember the late Marton Fulop.

Flynn Downes has been called into the England U20 for their game with Germany in Colchester next week.

Karl Fuller reflects on the Reading draw, plus the generosity of Ipswich Town fans

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