Spalding 3 IES 2
Division 2NSpalding 3 Ipswich East Suffolk 2Ipswich East Suffolk suffered a shock defeat against already relegated Spalding.The visitors took the lead through Klug, who slipped the ball over the advancing keeper, but Spalding soon hit back with a well-struck penalty corner that beat post guardian Ramsden and keeper Lane's left foot.
Spalding 3 Ipswich East Suffolk 2
Ipswich East Suffolk suffered a shock defeat against already relegated Spalding.
The visitors took the lead through Klug, who slipped the ball over the advancing keeper, but Spalding soon hit back with a well-struck penalty corner that beat post guardian Ramsden and keeper Lane's left foot.
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IES went into the second half looking to punish some poor defending from the hosts. They did so through Francis, who spanked the ball home through a group of feet to give his side the lead.
Controversy was soon abound as IES were are awarded a flick for a player stopping the ball on the line. Brown stepped up to take the flick, but the umpires then bizarrely reversed their decision much to IES' chagrin.
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Soon after, IES skipper Borwick was fouled badly by a repeat offender from Spalding, but the player was merely cautioned despite numerous offences.
Ironically, this same player duly dispatched a deflected penalty corner home following a dangerous swing at the ball towards Francis, however the umpires both agreed that there was nothing wrong.
Francis argued the case and was duly yellow carded for his troubles. Brown also saw yellow soon afterwards for a deliberate shoulder barge and IES were down to reduced to nine players.
The crowd rallied the Lincolnshire side and soon after they overpowered the IES defence and slapped home the winner with a minute to spare.
IES face top team St Ives in their last game of the season next Saturday.
IES team: Lane (GK), Brown, Borwick, Ramsden, Whittaker, Coulson, Klug, Tingey, Trett, Francis, Short.