Isthmian League North
Grays Athletic 0
Stowmarket Town 2
Luke Brown (24′) Joe Jefford (85′)
Match Report: Iain van der Ree
The Old Gold & Blacks turn on the style away at Grays Athletic.
The Parkside crowd of 311 anticipating the prospect of a tough match between two sides at the higher end of the league table hadn’t envisaged the visitors bringing their “A” game to the Essex side. Stowmarket burst out the blocks from the kick off, dominating all areas of the pitch with their passing accuracy and attacking play restricting Athletic to a few incursions into the Suffolk half. Much to the delight of the travelling supporters, Luke Brown got the breakthrough in the 24th minute with a shot on goal that went under the keeper and into the net for a 0-1 lead at halftime.
Stow increased the intensity after the break pressing for that elusive, but inevitable 2nd goal which eventually came from a corner, which found Joe Jefford in acres of space, to score with a rocket like header deep into the home net to seal the win. With their current form of 3 straight wins, 3 clean sheets and 5th in the table, a beaming Paul Musgrove already has eyes set on his side’s home game against Hashtag United on Saturday.
Match-day photos taken by David Walker 📸
Senior Res Cup
Stowmarket Town Reserves 3
Hadleigh Reserves 1
The reserves were in action at Greens Meadow Saturday against Hadleigh Res in the Senior Res Cup
Here is what reserves manager Craig Brown had to say
“We welcomed Hadleigh Res to Greens Meadow Saturday looking to book a place in the Q-final of the Senior Res Cup. We had lots of injuries & no goal keeper available, Sam Blewitt stepped up to go between the sticks. We started the game on the front foot but conceded after 15 mins totally against the run of play. We had missed two great chances to take the lead before the goal, both missed by centre half Tom Goddard. We finished the half how we started, We just couldn’t take a chance so went in at half time trailing 1-0. The lads came out second half how we finished the first & finally got their deserved reward, top scorer Jack Wharton-Rhichardson adding to his season tally with a cool finish. We kept plugging away and finally went in front when left back Dan knights finally got rewarded for his constant good runs & smashed the ball past the Hadleigh goalkeeper making it 2-1. Just before the final whistle quick thinking free kick from captain James Graham set Jack Wharton-Richardson through and the young striker made no mistake adding his second, sending us through to the next round. Very happy gaffer with all the problems we had to come over, a top performance that we need to take into next Saturday’s away game against a very good Walsham res side. Up the stow 💛🖤”
MOTM Jack Wharton-Rhichardson
Thurlow Nunn Youth Football League
Walsham Le Willows 3
Stowmarket Town u18’s 1
Stowmarket Town u18’s took on Walsham u18’s Tuesday night and lost 3-1
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