Thorpe beat Ipswich after real battle

Ipswich Wanderers 3, Thorpe United Ladies 4

The early action showed how evenly matched the two sides are - Ipswich with a corner kick scramble in the box and a shot well cleared by Laura Wiseman.

Possession was being held mainly by Thorpe. And with a good long ball from Alice Ford, Bex Lake made a good run but was tripped in the box but still managed to find the back of the net unfortunately the ref had already blown up for the penalty. Rebecca Russell bravely stepped up to take the spot-kick and placing it bottom left corner. 0.1

Ipswich kept their spirit and continued to battle and with a ball over the midfield left and attacking chance which gave the away coaches a scare but Maisie Cutting ran the width of the pitch to make a goal-stopping tackle.

An Ipswich ball was delivered into the box and a player was left spare allowing them to score 1.1


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The second half started off sharp for Thorpe with some good passing straight from the centre kick Bex Lake made a great run and finished nicely for 2-1.

The game continued but looked tense from both sides. Both teams continued battling wanting to be next to find the back of the net. It was the home side who equalised.

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A great ball to Bex Lake left her on a run unfortunately her shot was stopped by the crossbar, Bex got the rebound but again she was blocked by the post.

Frustration was visible from both teams and with Bex Lake’s shots being unluckily blocked, Ipswich took their chance to take the lead 3-2.

The home side’s lead didn’t take long as a set piece taken by Laura Wiseman led to Lauren Kett levelling.

The game continued so matched. With some great play from both side Bex had another great break but again was taken down in the box an awarded another penalty. Rebecca Russell stepped up for the second time and scored her second to put them in the lead, 4-3.

After a great game to watch, the ref blew up for full time. A well-deserved win for Thorpe.

Player of the match: Charlotte Groves

Bungay U11 0, Thorpe United U11 4

Finally after weeks without a game the under 11 girls were raring to go, and started the match sharply.

Thorpe were in full control and attacking non stop, but getting past the home goal keeper seemed imposible as she made save after save.

Finally, good persistence from Amber resulted in her breaking through on goal and finishing well for 1-0.

A second was shortly added as a blocked shot by Vivian fell nicely for Imogeon to slot home right on half-time.

Thorpe started the second half as they ended the first on top and controlling everything although a moment’s lapse in concentrate allowed Bungay to break away and only a great save by Keivy kept it 2-0.

This spurred the girls on and a long shot by Vivian rifled into the bottom corner.

More goals should have followed but the Bungay goal keeper was once again in amazing form but a long throw from keeper Keivy found Lilly who fed Imogeon on the half way line, she then beat two players down the left wing, cut inside to finish very smartly for 4-0.

Player of the match: Vivian.

Team- Kiviey Day , India Rode, Megan Boyce, Molly Dack, Amber Day, Vivian Akurut, Lilly Smith-Kate,

Grace Funnell, Imogen Shearing.

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