Sudbury Ladies taste defeat against Upminster

CLOSE ATTENTION: Action from Sudbury Men's II's win
CLOSE ATTENTION: Action from Sudbury Men's II's win
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EAST WOMEN’S LEAGUE

DIVISION ONE SOUTH

Upminster Ladies 3

Sudbury Ladies 0

Sudbury Ladies saw their winless run stretch to four games following a 3-0 defeat away at Upminster Ladies on Saturday.

After narrowly missing out on three points against Wapping II in their last outing, Sudbury travelled to Upminster determined not to face the same frustration.

Unfortunately, Sudbury did not start the game with the tempo and awareness that was needed, with their hosts taking advantage and scoring an early goal.

The visitors tried to react with some good runs up the wing from Katie Crace and debutant Tilly Griffin.

Josie Partridge had yet another stellar performance with some skilful attacking play up the field.

Sudbury had some opportunities but were unable to find the target, with Upminster scoring twice more to seal a 3-0 win.

n Sudbury Ladies II put in their best performance of the season to thrash Ipswich Seven Ladies IV in the Suffolk Ladies League Premier Division at the weekend.

Harriet Kiddy scored the opening goal from the top of the D, before Jess Frank converted following a goalmouth scramble to make it 2-0.

Mai Easton worked tirelessly and her efforts were rewarded just before half-time with a goal to give Sudbury a 3-0 lead at the break.

Sudbury added to their tally in the second half with Frank scoring to more to complete her hat-trick, while Jemima Erith and Charlotte Kiddy also got on the scoresheet.

n Sudbury Men’s IV stretched their unbeaten run in East Men’s League Division Six North East to three games following a 5-1 thrashing over Dereham IV on Saturday.

Joe Robson was not really tested in the Sudbury goal throughout the first half, but showed he was still concentrating with a save in the last few minutes before the break.

In the second half, Ben Appleby got a well deserved goal with a slap from the top of the D finding the bottom corner.

A lapse of concentration allowed Dereham through and Tim Lucas, at the top of the D, put in what the umpire saw as a nasty stick tackle and he received a yellow card.

It meant young James Preedy had to step up and play at centre back, and he controlled the back very well, putting in some good tackles.

After Dereham reduced their arrears to 3-1, Sudbury dominated the last 10 minutes and scored two goals to leave the overall scoreline as 5-1.

n Sudbury Under-14s Boys had home advantage as the club hosted the second tournament of the Suffolk Youth League at the weekend.

Nick Holloway and James Preedy performed well in defence and goalkeeper Will Dyble repeatedly saved the day in their first game against IES A, their toughest rivals who slipped two goals past them to win 2-0.

After captain Preedy was forced to go off with an injury, Rowan Bennett stepped up to lead the team, with Bailey Elliott doing an excellent job in defence as Sudbury beat Colchester B 5-1 in their second game of the day.

Sudbury’s confidence was high as they took on IES B in their next game, which they won 3-0 to make it back-to-back wins.

Sudbury’s final match of the tournament saw them cruise to a 10-0 win against Colchester A, as they finished the tournament in second place.

The team scored a total of 18 goals, scored by the formidable line up of Bennett, Elliott, Charlie Carter, Tom Cousins, Max Fraulo and Seb Hembry.