THURLOW NUNN LEAGUE
Brantham Athletic 1 Hadleigh United 3
A wet Saturday afternoon at Brantham was a good day out for Hadleigh’s travelling supporters as a convincing win moved Stuart Crawford’s side up to fourth in the league table.
The deadlock was broken after 27 minutes when Scott Chaplin centred from the left and Ollie Canfer converted.
Just before half-time, a mishit shot from Marcus Josiah was touched in by Canfer for a 2-0 lead at the interval.
After 69 minutes, the Brantham keeper sliced an attempted clearance following a back pass and Chaplin tapped into an open net.
Hadleigh keeper Darren Moyes conceded a penalty, but then saved Dave Grimwood’s spot-kick to prevent a Brantham recovery.
The home side eventually got a late consolation as Ben Deacon got through to score.
n Hadleigh United Reserves reached the fourth round of the Suffolk Senior Reserves Cup with a 3-0 win at Coplestonians Reserves.
Scorers were Mark Gaisford, Josh Everett and Liam Britton.