Willows edge closer to claiming crown

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WALSHAM-LE-WILLOWS Under-18s moved a step closer to being crowned Ridgeons Floodlight Central Division champions after a convincing 5-1 home win over third placed Bungay.

A brace from man-of-the-match Luke Bax was added to by Greg Mitchell, Reece Clarke and Ollie Lilly to secure victory, which keeps Walsham five points clear with two games to play.

Bury Tigers Under-14s enjoyed success on their travels, easing to an emphatic 7-0 victory over Thurston courtesy of a double from Jamie Matthews as well as strikes from, Alex Walters, Max Stubbs, Luke Walker Harry Hogg andScott McGavin.

Despite a spirited second half display, Brandon Lasses Under-12s suffered a narrow 3-2 loss away to Cornard.

Bales did her utmost to reduce the 3-0 deficit by scoring twice in quick succession in the second half but a determined performance from the hosts’ goalkeeper prevented Lasses from finding an equaliser.

In another five-goal thriller, Bury Town Under-12s grabbed bragging rights in their local derby against Moreton Hall in a 3-2 victory.

Moreton Hall twice responded to goals from Lucas Balista and Milo Bustin’s to equalise, but had no answer to Chris Cogan’s late strike.

Brandon Lads Under-11s eased to a 3-1 win over Lakenheath as Stephen Clarke starred to net an impressive hat-trick.

Two first-half strikes from Jack Stone put Moreton Hall Under-11s on course for a comfortable 3-0 win over Walsham-le-Willows.

The visitors, led by captain Ben Hammett, battled admirably after the break but a fiercely struck Sam Cornish penalty tput the game to bed.

Despite a sterling performance from goalkeeper Sam Wright, Bury Town Dynamos Under-10s were powerless to prevent a 2-0 defeat at home to Brandon Lads in Division One.

Wright produced a number of saves but the pressure told after the break as Haaris Khan and Haydon Edgcombe netted for Brandon to give them the win.

In a top-of-the-table clash, Brandon Lasses Under-10s had to settle for a share of the spoils at home against Witnesham Wasps after a goalless draw.

Despite only claiming a point, Brandon, who are still unbeaten, only need a win in either of their last two games to clinch the league title.

Another top of the table clash pitted two rivals together as CFC Bury Under-9s grabbed a slender 1-0 home win over Bury Town Bulldogs.

In a tight affair, Kai Ivory’s early strike moments after kick-off following a pin point cross from Callum Steed was enough to secure the points.

Meanwhile, Sunday will see three Elmswell Youth teams take part in semi final encounters.

Elmswell Under-12s host Needham Market Phoenix, the under-13s travel to Thurston Youth, while Elmswell Under-14s entertain Needham Market Pheonix Black for a place in their respective finals.