SIL side through to last 16

THE Kingsley Healthcare SIL are through to the last 16 of the FA Inter-League Cup after a 3-0 first round victory over the Reading League.

Following their victory over the Bedfordshire League in a preliminary round, the SIL defeated the Reading League 3-0 at Hadleigh United’s Millfield ground on Saturday.

The early play was with the home side and on 10 minutes Craig Jennings (Ipswich Athletic) finished well to open the scoring after good work from Alexander (Grundisburgh).

Jennings then went close when Childs (Grundisburgh) played him in, before the visitors then had a good spell. Two free kicks from Etienne were cleared before Lynden headed goalwards and Danny Crump (Grundisburgh) palmed the ball for a corner. The home keeper was the busier at this stage, Adams shooting over before Crow (Ransomes) shot narrowly over the bar at the other end.

The second half was more open, Danny Crump came out to stop Etienne from scoring before Crow’s shot was turned for a corner. Andy Crump (Grundisburgh) then played a glorious long ball for Morgan (Felixstowe) to run on to but the visitors’ keeper saved well. The visitors were unable to create a clear chance and as they pushed forward in search of an equaliser Jennings gathered the ball and was fouled in the area, Andy Crump dispatched the resultant penalty on 85 minutes.

Crump then surged forward and shot against the post and the keeper made a good save from Moore’s (Grundisburgh) shot.

On 90 minutes Travis Smith scored a third to take the SIL into the last 16 of this competition and an away trip against opponents yet to be decided.

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