League and cup double for St Edmunds 1965

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St Edmunds 1965 completed the Glasswells St Edmundsbury League Division One and Division One Knockout Cup double in the space of three days, writes Bill Tinkler.

Dave Dobbyn’s charges clinched the cup at Ram Meadow last Thursday as Matt Creaton’s penalty and Sam Whiting’s winner five minutes from time saw them come from behind to defeat Garboldisham 2-1.

Garby had taken the lead through Olly Copeman’s header, while their centre-back Joe Treece was named the man of the match.

Two days later, Matt Durno hit a hat-trick, Chris Gray bagged a brace and Owen Manning scored once as they won 6-3 at Westbury United to lift the league title.

Sam Offord, Josh Codd and Callum Smith netted for United.

Barons were St Edmunds 1965’s closest challengers, but a 1-0 loss to Garboldisham — courtesy of Gareth Hobley’s first-half strike — ended their hopes.

Division Two’s title decider between leaders AFC Hoxne A and Wickhambrook was abandoned with Brook leading 2-1.

Jay Utting and Chris Thompson each scored a treble as Ram Meadow Reserves beat Walsham-le-Willows B 6-2, with George Soames and Pat Lawrence on target for Walsham.

Liam Green’s treble and Sam Deeming’s goal helped Elephant and Castle overcome Bury Rovers 4-0.

Last Tuesday in Division One, Barons saw off Coddenham Athletic 3-1.

Mark Gardiner bagged a brace and there was a goal from Kaine Fryer, while George Kirby was on target for Coddenham.

Barry Budgen’s second-half strike gave Westbury United a 1-0 win over RF Saints.

On the same night in Division Two, runaway leaders AFC Hoxne A defeated Walsham-le-Willows B 4-1.

Dave Betts (two), Dan 
Philpott and Owen Brady scored for the leaders, while Liam Ellis got Walsham’s consolation.

Scott Hayes, Tom Miles and Nathan Baird netted for Wickhambrook in their 3-1 triumph over Thurston Reserves, for whom Richard Sadler was on target.