Sudbury 0 IES 3
Sudbury 0 Ipswich East Suffolk 3Ipswich East Suffolk travelled again with a bare eleven to local rivals Sudbury in hope of revenge for the 2-1 reverse at Copleston earlier in the season.
Sudbury 0 Ipswich East Suffolk 3
Ipswich East Suffolk travelled again with a bare eleven to local rivals Sudbury in hope of revenge for the 2-1 reverse at Copleston earlier in the season.
With former captain Farrow back at right back, Peck continued at left back and Short replaced Blake in the centre of defence.
After a tense start, IES took hold of the match with several chances falling to star strikers Cole and veteran Taylor, with Sudbury's keeper clearing all before him, including several penalty corner saves of the highest class.
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Sudbury rarely challenged the IES goal, mainly through their own penalty corner chances. They found Lane in inspired form, however, and the half time score of 0-0 was fair on both sides.
The second half, however, started with more IES attacks and the influential Cole worked hard to secure the first goal with a clinical strike past the Sudbury keeper.
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IES clung on to their lead through more Lane saves and comprehensive defending from Farrow, Brown, Short and Peck.
Pete Francis, back in the side, worked well down the left wing to feed balls to Taylor, Cole and Klug, who had a couple of reverse stick strikes sail over the bar.
Eventually, one of Cole's many runs into the D saw him fouled in mid shot. Brown stepped up from the back to nonchalantly slip the resulting penalty stroke past the keeper for 2-0.
Cole wrapped up the win with a well-taken mid air deflection past the keeper which left him with a tap in, just 30 seconds after the penalty stroke.
IES face an away trip to Cambridge City 4th XI on Saturday. Having beaten them at home, IES will hope to gain another three points in the chase for a top 3 or 4 finish.
IES Squad: Lane (GK), Peck, Brown, Short, Blake, Farrow, Borwick (cap), Francis, Klug, Taylor, Cole.