Trojans 0 Ipswich 3

EH Vintage CupRound TwoTrojans 0 Ipswich 3Ipswich's over-50s returned from Southampton with a win and a place in the next round of the EH Vintage Cup.

EH Vintage Cup

Round Two

Trojans 0 Ipswich 3

Ipswich's over-50s returned from Southampton with a win and a place in the next round of the EH Vintage Cup.

Facing a Trojans a team they had played a couple of years ago at home, and a club that former chairman Russell Williams has close family links with, Ipswich welcomed youngster Irwin into the team, while Girling returned to the fray.

Ipswich were dealt a body blow in the first two minutes as Steed pulled up injured just in front of the subs bench, Wrinch replacing him.

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Trojans perhaps had the better of the early exchanges, but in the seventh minute Ipswich took the lead when, following a short corner, Wake's initial shot was saved and Irwin was on hand to fire home.

History was made four minutes later when an unexpected defensive mistake allowed Glading to drive into the circle. His initial shot was saved, a further effort was charged down, before Wrinch slotted home from close range at the far post to score his first goal on over 25 years.

Trojans felt they did not deserve to be in this position and started to dominate midfield and create a number of chances, particularly from short corners. However, Ipswich keeper Steward made a series of amazing saves to preserve his clean sheet.

Remarkably, as half time approached, the hosts went further behind when, after enjoying a period of sustained pressure, a short corner broke down.

Gray picked up a loose ball and, having spotted Glading lurking unmarked at the other end of the pitch, launched a pass that eluded all defenders. Glading picked up the ball, moved into the circle and slashed the ball into the goal passed a dumbstruck keeper.

The deflated Trojans rearranged their attack and started to mark Glading more closely, who always looked dangerous, and they continued to create chances to bring themselves back into the game.

A combination of more brilliant saves, poor finishing and a resolute defence ensured that Trojans were kept at bay though and, as time ticked by, Ipswich realised that victory was theirs.

A couple of half chances arrived for Ipswich but as they were awarded only their second short corner of the game, the final whistle went and Ipswich celebrated a hard fought victory and look forward to the draw for the next round.

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