Goalkeeper plays part in cup win

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A fine goalkeeping performance combined with some sharp shooting at the other end saw Cornard Dynamos Blue Under-11s go through 4-1 in the Open Cup, in our match of the week.

Stanway Villa Whites took the lead before hosts Cornard overturned the deficit with goals from Harvey Clare and Morgan Waldock, after they had twice struck the woodwork, through Kai McKnight and Alfie Haygreen.

From Ben Iannone’s fine through-ball Waldock had a shot well saved, before Lewis Bowen put Dynamos 3-1 ahead, rolling the ball into the net from 12 yards.

Bowen scored an individual goal for 4-1 as Dynamos continued to attack, while the goalkeeper held strong as Stanway came back at the other end.

There was no Open Cup joy for Cornard Dynamos Reds Under-11s though, as they exited after a 9-1 defeat at Stanway Villa Reds.

Both teams started the match brightly, but it just was not Dynamos’ day.

The cup round did have good elements for Dynamos though, with Lewi Davis making a great goalline clearance for the second week running, while a consolation goal was coolly slotted in by Leon Warner.

However, it was a battle that Dynamos could not win.

Long Melford Colts Under-14s got off to a tremendous start to the second half at Stowmarket Town Hornets, but had already conceded two unanswered goals in the first period and lost 4-1.

Melford saw plenty of the ball possession but found the Stowmarket defence difficult to break down.

Things had looked like turning in their favour after the restart though when Zinzan Forster scored, but it soon became clear it was not to be their day when he had a second disallowed for offside.

Finlay Sinclair in the Colts’ goal did sterling work to keep Melford in the match, but Stowmarket eventually scored twice more to ensure a comfortable-looking victory.

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