Non-league football round-up

PUBLISHED: 11:00 14 November 2007 | UPDATED: 13:49 04 March 2010

VETERAN defender Chris Tracey notched the winner as AFC Sudbury defeated Chelmsford City in the third round of the Isthmian League Cup last night, while Leiston, Lowestoft and Needham Market all progressed to the semi-finals of the S1 Sport Suffolk Premier Cup.

VETERAN defender Chris Tracey notched the winner as AFC Sudbury defeated Chelmsford City in the third round of the Isthmian League Cup last night, while Leiston, Lowestoft and Needham Market all progressed to the semi-finals of the S1 Sport Suffolk Premier Cup.

ISTHMIAN LEAGUE CUP THIRD ROUND

AFC Sudbury 2 Chelmsford 1

AFC Sudbury beat a strong Chelmsford City side in a thrilling match at Kings Marsh last night.

AFC Sudbury took the lead after 36 minutes, Heath ending a find exchange of passes to side-step Harrison and angle his shot into the net. Within Chelmsford two minutes Chelmsford were level, Ibe sending over a low cross that was only partially cleared to Noto, who sent a thumping shot into the roof of the net.

Five minutes into the second half AFC Sudbury went back in front, Tracey rising to meet Heath's corner with a powerful downward header past Harrison. Only a brilliant reflex save by Harrison kept out Bacon's shot before Munson twice made breathtaking saves to keep out shots from Knight and Noto, and then followed up with his save of the match to turn round a blistering shot from Lawson to put his side into the next round.

Arlesey 4 Witham Town 2

WITHAM made a bad start and the home team took the lead after 11 minutes when Donneley followed up after a shot had only been partly saved by Daley.

Witham equalised in the 28th minute when Kaan Hawes scored from the penalty spot, but the home side went back in front in the 34th minute when Paul Barnes scored.

Just before the break Morgan equalised but two second-half goals from Barnes completed his hat-trick to secure Arlesey's win.

HARWICH CHARITY CUP

Harwich 0 FC Clacton 2

THE mood was set early in this local derby with some big tackles coming from either side.

Clacton broke the deadlock through Waters when he placed the ball past Wooten from a tight angle. Waters doubled his and Clacton's tally when he hit a loose ball on the edge of the area past a despairing Wooten.

Rain poured down throughout a dull second half.

EAST ANGLIAN CUP FIRST ROUND

Tiptree 0 Halstead 0 (Halstead won 5-3 on pens)

THIS was a real cut and thrust affair between local rivals with little between them through the 90 minutes. Both goalkeepers were kept busy but neither forward line could break down the opposition defence in 120 minutes so it went to a penalty shoot-out. Both sides scored their opening three kicks but then a save put Halstead through to meet Cornard in the next round.

S1 SPORT SUFFOLK PREMIER CUP SECOND ROUND

Mildenhall 2 Leiston 3 (aet)

LEISTON took the lead on 22 minutes when a harmless-looking shot was deflected past Nower. Ten minutes into the second half Brothers increased the visitors' lead. With five minutes to go Taylor reduced the arrears then right on the whistle Werthman fired home to take the game into extra time.

Brothers scored in the final minute of extra time to put Leiston through.

Needham Market 5 Felixstowe & Walton Utd 0

NEEDHAM were on top and duly went ahead after 29 minutes when visiting keeper Cudworth dropped the ball in a challenge with Mark Bailey and Ben Cranfield forced it home.

In Felixstowe's second attack Neil Calver was unlucky when his shot hit a post and Danny Thrower then made it 2-0.

Scott Parker made the game safe with Needham's third, Craig Parker made it four and just before the final whistle Jason Evans made it five.

Lowestoft 4 Newmarket 0

LOWESTOFT took a 20th-minute lead when Bradley Hough's cross was flicked home by Jamie Godbold. Godbold scored again when the visiting keeper let his tame shot through his hands. Hough twisted and turned in the box and fired in the third. Newmarket defended in depth in the second half and limited Lowestoft to one more goal, Hough getting his second.

RIDGEONS LEAGUE FIRST DIVISION

Whitton Utd 4 Cornard Utd 0

CORNARD keeper Athey was clearly their man of the match, but he was beaten in the 42nd minute when Kevin Inglis sent a dead ball into the top corner. Second half goals followed from Duane Wright's header, Chris Williams and then Inglis claiming his second.

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