Melford Colts come out on top in thriller

COUNTY CALL-UP: AFC Sudbury Reserves' Kyran Clements, who has retained his place in the Suffolk Under-18s' squad, after getting sent off in their previous game ' see right-hand column
COUNTY CALL-UP: AFC Sudbury Reserves' Kyran Clements, who has retained his place in the Suffolk Under-18s' squad, after getting sent off in their previous game ' see right-hand column

Long Melford Colts Under-14s
came from behind to beat Elmswell 4-2 in a six-goal thriller in our youth football match of the week.

After finding themselves 2-0 down with a goal either side of the interval, Melford had goalkeeper Finlay Sinclair to thank for keeping them in the game with a fine double save before the Colts pulled a goal back through Freddie McCracken.

With less than a minute to go, Melford found themselves level through Zinzan Forster’s spectacular lob, before he and McCracken struck again to seal a dramatic late turnaround.

One team to hit the goal trail was Cornard Dynamos Blues Under-13s, who hit seven past FC Clacton Reds without reply in a comfortable victory.

A hat-trick from Ross Martin was added to by a brace from Dan Meekings and further goals from Harrison Bown and Isaac Warrack.

There was less success for Cornard Dynamos Reds Under-12s, who slipped to a 3-1 defeat away at Bergholt Heath.

After falling behind, Reds equalised through Lewis Plumb as the sides went in level at the break.

Despite strong displays from Sam Risby and Gregory King, Bergholt managed to score twice more to seal victory.

There was no trouble for Cornard Dynamos Reds Under-11s, who cruised to an emphatic 4-0 victory over Lawford.

Callum Scott opened the scoring with a well-taken goal before further strikes 
followed from Alfie Mansell, Jack Ingram and Leon Warner.

However, Cornard Dynamos Blues Under-11s did suffer disappointment as they crashed out of the second round of the league cup following a 4-2 defeat to Rowehedge Juniors.

After falling behind, Jack Hurrell and Morgan Waldock put Dynamos ahead only for Lawford to seize control and complete a fightback with three further goals.

n AFC Sudbury trio Curtis Child, Ben Judge and Chilli Woolfe all played their part in helping Suffolk Under-16s earn a point against Cambridgeshire in a 2-2 draw.