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Stowmarket spring an upset in cup win over Mildenhall

Josh Mayhew scored a brace for Stowmarket Town in their 4-1 Suffolk Premier Cup win over Mildenhall Town. Picture: PAUL VOLLER

Josh Mayhew scored a brace for Stowmarket Town in their 4-1 Suffolk Premier Cup win over Mildenhall Town. Picture: PAUL VOLLER


Stowmarket Town assistant manager Paul Musgrove admitted his side had to weather an early storm before knocking higher-league Mildenhall Town out of this season’s Suffolk Premier Cup, writes Nick Garnham.

Mildenhall were made to pay for not taking their chances, including missing a penalty, in Tuesday night’s first-round tie and ended on the wrong end of a 4-1 scoreline at Rec Way.

The Bostik League North side could have put the tie to bed inside the first 15 minutes, but Stowmarket goalkeeper Callum Robinson produced two superb saves and John Sands also rattled the crossbar.

A Josh Mayhew double, one from the penalty spot, put the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division side 2-0 ahead at the break.

Mildenhall’s Evans Kouassi squandered a golden opportunity to reduce the arrears when he placed his spot kick wide of the post in the 72nd minute.

Stowmarket then added goals from Jack Baker and Remi Garrett either side of a consolation from Sands, before substitute Lee Watkins received his marching orders for a second yellow card in injury time to compound Mildenhall’s misery.

Musgrove said afterwards: “I am really delighted with the result. It was always going to be a difficult game coming here and playing with that slope which is a big factor.

“They are a big, strong team and it was a case of sticking to our principles and playing how we like to play.

“We did that very well in the first-half, although we could have been behind in the first 15 minutes when we had to weather the storm.

“Callum Robinson is a well-disciplined lad who is willing to learn off Pottsy (goalkeeping coach Danny Potter) and keep improving. He made some good reaction saves for us not only in the first half but also the second.

“We were clinical in front of goal tonight. Sometimes we are critical as we should be getting more shots off, so it was pleasing that Remi Garrett’s shot was followed up by Jack Baker to score.

“Ollie Brown could have scored the fourth himself, but instead laid it off for Remi to slot home.”

Ipswich Town are committed to signing loan player Janoi Donacien on a permanent deal once his immigration status is rubber stamped.

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

Ipswich Hospital patients were treated to a visit from the stars of Ipswich Town as they made their annual trip to give out presents on the wards.

Ipswich Town’s Under 23s drew 3-3 with QPR at Playford Road this afternoon. Andy Warren cast an eye over the Young Blues.

Trevoh Chalobah is confident he can help fill the void left following Cole Skuse’s knee injury.

Ipswich Town will field a strong Under 23 side when they take on QPR at Playford Road this afternoon (1pm).

It’s been another week with more losses – but the double whammy on this occasion is that these have been suffered both on the pitch at Stoke and off the field of play, in the reporting of our latest set of accounts. In all honesty, there’s no surprise in either.

In our daily feature, we take a look at what happened on this day in Ipswich Town’s history. Today features that second-half comeback at Barnsley which briefly saved Paul Jewell’s job, and a memorable victory at Anfield.....

Let me give you a new definition of desperation. It’s an Ipswich Town fan wanting Norwich City to score a last-minute winner to save his beloved Tractor Boys from falling even further behind in the Championship relegation battle, writes North Stander Terry Hunt.

Ipswich Town are now eight points adrift of safety at the foot of the Championship table following yesterday’s 2-0 defeat at Stoke City. STUART WATSON gives his thoughts.

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