SIL review; Henley smash 6 past Achilles, late Capel strike grabs point, Rutterford nets four for Cops!

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Henley 6 Achilles 1

Henley derailed the "A Train" with a terrific second half performance, defeating Achilles 6-1.

Henley should've opened the scoring in the opening minutes, Cowan coming close twice before taking the lead after nine minutes. The ball cleared from a corner and drilled back in by Cowan, Storey spinning to fire home for 1-0. Despite dominating Henley couldn't increase their lead and allowed the visitors temporarily back into the game, Wragg placing a header beyond Jones on 35 minutes for 1-1 at half-time.

The visitors started the second half strongly with a couple of half chances, but Henley quickly took control.

Taking a lead after 57 minutes, Williams racing onto Smythe's ball to slot home for 2-1. Within a minute it was 3-1, Cowan rewarded for chasing a lost cause by the ball staying in play off the corner flag, he sent in a low cross finished by Francis, ghosting in at the back post.

All Henley now, only a fortunate block saw Caraccio's effort deflect wide and Welton saving well from Jackson and Bruce in one on ones. On 30 minutes Bruce's long-range shot was fumbled into the air by Welton and Bull was on hand to head home for 4-1.

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A good interchange between Golding and Bull saw the latter send in a fine cross, met by Bruce sliding in for 5-1. The finish of the game came with only minutes remaining, Jackson's ball releasing Bruce who lobbed Welton for 6-1.

East Bergholt 2 Capel 1

A goal deep into injury time gave the visitors a point after a hard fought encounter watched by a crowd of more than 100 spectators.

It was the Ploughmen who made the better start with Barrow and Smith shooting wide and keeper Colver doing well to parry a Morrison freekick before tipping over the follow up shot from Barrett.

After a slow start the home side started to create chances with Mcgrath shooting wide and Prime firing against the bar.

Jay had a free-kick punched away by Tynan and McGrath went close again before the visitors went in front after half an hour when Buckles shot home from the edge of the area after being put through by Middlebrook.

The home side played much better after the break with Heathcote shooting just wide before scoring from close range after an hours play.

Each side had a player in the sin bin as tempers frayed with Greenwood putting East Bergholt in front with an excellent finish from 20 yards. Both sides created half chances before Cooke was sent off for the visitors collecting two cautions in three minutes.

Collins had a goal-bound shot blocked by Hayward before a scramble in the home goal mouth ended with substitute Bigmore scoring from close in just before referee Franklin who had controlled the game well blew the final whistle.

Leiston St M 0 Cops 6

Four second half goals from Cops skipper Matt Rutterford broke the home side's resolve.

Saints started well and a long kick from Kyle Sore found Daniel Knights who fired wide. John Houchill then denied Stuart Bolderston with a fine save after the Saints striker found himself in the clear. However, Cops began to take control and had two good penalty appeals turned down before Jordan Godbold latched onto Charlie King's pass to fire past Sore. It was 1-0 to Cops at the break.

After the break both sides tried to increase the tempo with Jack Dawson firing over for Cops and Daniel Knight just shooting wide from Aaron Newton's corner. On 63 minutes Seth Duzgun found Godbold and he fed Rutterford to fire high into the Saints net. From this point the home side's stubborn defence was broken and Rutterford drove home a third for Cops. Rutterford then set up a Godbold shot that rattled Leiston's post before Godbold returned the favour and Rutterford scored to secure his hattrick.

Josh Smith had a shot for Cops and the rebound saw Rutterford slam home his fourth goal to make it 5-0 to Cops. With time running out, Dave King turned and fired in a left foot shot that hit the post and found the net to give Cops a 6-0 win.

Other results: Benhall 2 Old Newton 3, Bourne Vale 2 Claydon 1, Haughley 2 Cranes 2, Trimley 1 Bildeston 2