STOWMARKET TOWN RES 2 WOODBRIDGE TOWN RES
Thursday 25th April 2013
Town Reserves perhaps deserved at least a point but could not
provide enough clear cut chances in the second half.
Woodbridge came close in the first minute when
Denolm Holmes' cross was met by Armani Scharr but
his header hit the post. Stowmarket took the lead
after 5 minutes when they beat the offside trap
leaving Woodbridge keeper Chris Norris with no
chance. They made it 2-0 after 17 minutes when the
home centre forward struck a powerful shot past
Norris. Linesman Terry Fryatt took a tumble after 18
minutes much to the amusement of the away
supporters. Billy Traynor shot wide for the visitors
after 32 minutes for the Woodpeckers. Woodbridge
deservedly pulled a goal back when left back Josh
Dowsing's cross was met by Scharr and his header
this time easily beat the keeper. Scharr came close
again two minutes later but his shot went wide.
Holmes' free kick was saved by the home keeper after
48 minutes as Woodbridge pressed for an equaliser.
Ryan Keeble's effort again tested the keeper after
57 minutes. Scharr again came close after 67 minutes
but his flick went just wide of the post. Adam
Horn's header was on target after 82 minutes.
Anthony Fryatt, son of Terry and brother of Jonathan
had an excellent game at centre half having played
in goal earlier in the season but Woodbridge
couldn't get the equaliser.
WOODBRIDGE TOWN RES
LE WILLOWS RES 5
Saturday 20th April 2013
Seventh position hosted fifth,
under strength Woodbridge due to injuries and first team call
ups endured a torrid 15 minutes
in the first half and
found themselves four down at half time.
Walsham took the lead after 18 minutes and made it
two five minutes later when the opposition attacker
lobbed the ball over Woodbridge keeper Chris Norris.
Norris produced an excellent save after 25 minutes
but the rebound fell to a Walsham player who made no
mistake. Walsham made it 4-0 after 33 minutes when
Norris made yet another good save but yet again was
powerless as the away team punished Woodbridge. The
home team came close to pulling a goal back just
before half time but Mason White's effort went just
Woodbridge improved in the second half but Walsham
still made it 5-0 after 48 minutes. Norris had to
pull off another good save after 53 minutes but the
home team pulled a goal back when Denholm Holmes
swooped on a goalkeeping error after 64 minutes.
Walsham hit the crossbar after 69 minutes but
Woodbridge didnt give up and Ryan Keeble's shot went
over after 74 minutes. Jez Slinn's curling shot went
just wide after 79 minutes but the game was lost in
the first half.
HADLEIGH TOWN RES 4 WOODBRIDGE TOWN RES
Saturday 13th April 2013
Town were beaten by three goals although they were not helped by
some debatable decisions
the officials and only having one substitute.
Hadleigh came close after 8 minutes when Kyle
Cassell's lay back was met by James Blades but his
shot went wide. The home team took the lead after 18
minutes when Sean Liggett pounced on a loose ball to
shoot past Jack Spurling. Joe Langfield's effort
went over the bar after 25 minutes for the visitors.
Danny Jackson's shot was on target for Woodbridge
after 27 minutes. Alex Greggor's pass after 33
minutes was met by Ryan Keeble who shot over. Andy
Baldock's cross after 35 minutes just failed to find
an attacker. Hadleigh increased their lead after 42
minutes when Cassell again found Blades who made no
Aaron Greenwood's effort after 47 minutes went just
wide and Armani Scharr's shot was on target after 64
minutes, but as Woodbridge pushed forward Hadleigh
scored a third with Lewis Bailey's shot after 65
minutes. Woodbridge had a goal disallowed after 70
minutes when Billy Traynor's header was disallowed.
Blades completed his hatrick after 71 minutes for
Hadleigh. Woodbridge pulled a goal back after 82
minutes when Baldock's corner was headed in by
WOODBRIDGE TOWN RES
1 HALSTEAD TOWN RES 0
Wednesday 10th April 2013
Town reserves gained all three points in a game with few clear
James Churchill's 25 yard shot went wide after 10
minutes and Ben Gemmell's free kick was on target
after 15 minutes for the Woodpeckers. Danny
Jackson's swerving shot after 22 minutes was saved
by the away keeper. Churchill came close after 25
minutes but his shot hit the bar. Tom Sills tipped
a shot wide after 24 minutes to keep the scoreline
blank. Woodbridge took the lead after 40 minutes
when Ryan Stafford's left wing cross was met by Ryan
Keeble on the right wing who crossed to Churchill
who made no mistake.
Keeble beat three men but then shot wide after 64
minutes and Mark Ray's effort was pushed wide by the
keeper after 78 minutes. Sills then kept out a rare
Halstead effort after 85 minutes and Woodbridge came
close to getting a second when Ray's shot
was blocked after 86 minutes and Stafford's header
hit the bar a minute later. Churchill's shot after
88 minutes came close and Woodbridge deserved the
WOODBRIDGE TOWN RES
8 NEWMARKET TOWN RES 0
Wednesday 3rd April 2013
On a very chilly night the
reserves welcomed Newmarket Town. With an U18 game on the same
night we welcomed some 1st team players to join us.
A bright start by both
teams saw chances at both ends. Woodbridge settled
first and were awarded a penalty on 10 mins with
Roper firing into the back of the net. 1-0. With a
cross from Stafford, Baldock scored with a tap in.
2-0 Woodbridge could have been awarded 2 or 3 more
penalties in the first half with some very strong
challenges from the away team. On 38 mins Scopes
shot went past the keeper. 3-0
Woodbridge came out for the 2nd half with Hubbard
shooting a powerful shot at goal but the Newmarket
keeper saved well. Woodbridge went 4-0 on 52 mins
with a Hubbard header. Substitute Trotter came on
and on 55 mins made it 5 nil. On 75 mins Trotter
doubled his score to make it 6-0. Churchill came on
and within a couple of mins had joined the score
sheet to make it 7-0 closely followed by a 2nd
strike to finish home 8-0 winners.
A good all round performance from all the players.
SQUAD: Sills, Moss, Langfield, Roper, Makris, Keeble,
Scopes, Jackson, Stafford,
Baldock, Hubbard Subs: Trotter, Churchill, Gemmel
WIVENHOE TOWN RES 0 WOODBRIDGE TOWN RES
Saturday 30th March 2013
Woodbridge Town Reserves deservedly took the three
points with a hard working display.
Marko Makris' effort in the first minute went just
over for the visitors. After 10 minutes Jonathan
Fryatt was brought down inside the area, Andy
Baldock stepped up to take the penalty but his shot
was well saved by the Wivenhoe keeper. Ryan Keeble's
shot was on target after 14 minutes and James
Churchill's thunderous shot was well blocked by the
home defence. Woodbridge keeper Tom Sills kept the
away team in the game with a good save after 31
minutes, but a minute later the Woodpeckers took the
lead with a spectacular 25 yard effort from Danny
Jackson who gave the keeper no chance. Churchill
came close again after 34 and 36 minutes but his
efforts were deflected over the bar. Woodbridge made
it 2-0 after 37 minutes when Jackson's accurate
through ball was met by Fryatt who easily beat the
Woodbridge nearly made it 3-0 after 55 minutes when
Jake Green's header hit the bar. Churchill's shot
went over the bar after 62 minutes for the visitors.
Ryan Keeble's curling cross went just wide after 77
minutes as Woodbridge dominated. Churchill had the
ball in the net after 87 minutes but this was ruled
out for offside but Woodbridge easily held on for
the win. Female referee Wendy Townsend contributed
to a very entertaining game and let the game flow.
WOODBRIDGE TOWN RES
0 FELIXSTOWE & WALTON UTD. RES 0
Wednesday 27th March 2013
Town included nine regular first-teamers in their line up in the
local derby after recent postponements.
Ross Gilfedder's shot was on target after 3 minutes.
After 7 minutes Kelsey Trotter's effort was well
saved by Felixstowe keeper Alex Elwood. An Aaron
Churchyard cross then hit the bar after 15 minutes
for the Woodpeckers. Felixstowe came close after 17
minutes when Kristian Maighton's cross was met by
Zehnn Young but his shot was parried away for a
corner by Tom Sills. Gilfedder's free kick after 21
minutes went just wide and for the visitors Darius
Law's lob went just wide of the post. James
Churchill's shot after 26 minutes was again saved by
Elwood. Young's Free Kick after 28 minutes was well
held by Sills. Ryan Keeble's curling shot after 36
minutes went just wide. Maighton's shot after 40
minutes again tested Sills and Trotter's effort a
minute later was dealt with by Elwood.
Churchill's shot after 47 minutes went just over the
bar and then his effort after 50 minutes struck the
post. Gilfedder's shot after 56 minutes again went
over the bar for the home team. Haighton's shot
after 58 minutes just went wide for Felixstowe.
Trotter's effort after 68 minutes was off target and
after 73 minutes Gilfedder's shot went wide and he
came close again after 82 minutes when his 25 yard
piledriver went just over the bar but Woodbridge
couldn't beat Elwood in the Felixstowe goal.
WOODBRIDGE TOWN RES
3 WHITTON UNITED RES 0
Wednesday 27th February 2013
Town Reserves sealed the three points with a three goal victory
after stubborn defending by the away team.
James Hubbard shot wide in the second minute for the
home team. Whitton replied when Gavin Mortimer's
shot was well saved by Tom Sills. Andy Baldock's
shot was saved by the Whitton keeper after 9
minutes and his free kick was then deflected wide.
Jazz Haynes came close after 16 minutes but his shot
was tipped over and a Jack Callis header was cleared
off the line. James Churchill's shot was agin saved
by the keeper after 22 minutes as Woodbridge
attacked at will and he came close again after 44
minutes but his shot went over the bar.
Churchill's shot was off target after 47 minutes and
Hubbard's shot went wide after 49 minutes but
Woodbridge took a deserved lead when Haynes'
accurate shot made it 1-0. Whitton briefly
threatened after 61 minutes but Mortimer's effort
was again saved by Sills. Further efforts by
Churchill and Hubbard were well saved by the keeper.
Baldock shots after 85 and 88 minutes were on target
but Woodbridge sealed the points in injury time with
a spectacular 25 yard effort into the top corner
from Hubbard and a well taken finish from Churchill
to make it 3-0.
WALSHAM LE WILLOWS RES 4 WOODBRIDGE TOWN RES
Wednesday 20th February 2013
Town Reserves earned at least 60% of the possession and played
the better football but ended up losing by three goals.
Marco Makris' dangerous cross after 9 minutes went
out of play for a goal kick. James Churchill efforts
after 21 minutes with a shot on target and after 29
minutes when his cross was cleared off the line by a
defender. Mark Roper netted for the Woodpeckers
after 38 minutes but his goal was ruled out for
offside. On the stroke of half time Andy Baldock's
shot struck the woodwork with the keeper beaten
with the rebound also unbeliveably meeting the same
fate in a first half dominated by Woodbridge.
Walsham were a threat from corners and after 52
minutes they opened the scoring with a header past
Tom Sills in the Woodbridge goal. They made it 2-0
after 59 minutes when they beat the offside trap to
shoot home. Aaron Greenwood's dangerous cross on the
hour was cleared for a corner. After 61 minutes
Woodbridge pulled a goal back when Ryan Keeble was
upended inside the area and Roper stepped up to
smash the penalty home. Saves by Sills after 65 and
81 minutes kept Woodbridge in the game and as they
attacked for an equaliser Walsham scored further
goals after 83 and 84 minutes to seal the win.
Woodbridge's cause was not helped by the loss of Makris
early in the game, Baldock and Niall Mcphillips.
WOODBRIDGE TOWN RES 5
DISS TOWN RES 1
Saturday 9th February 2013
produced an impressive second half performance to easily beat
Diss were the better team for the first 15 minutes
and took the lead after 7 minutes when Ryan Searle
crossed for Arron Kohn to shoot home. Kieron
Smith-Richards' corner hit the crossbar after 16
minutes for the visitors. Marko Makris' cross after
19 minutes was headed just over by Denolm Holmes and
his shot went wide on the half hour for the
Woodpeckers. Ryan Keeble's cross after 34 minutes
was met by Holmes but his shot was saved by Diss
keeper Lewis Riches. After 39 minutes Holmes made no
mistake to equalise with a shot from the edge of the
area. Woodbridge came close again when Keeble's
cross was met by Aaron Greenwood but his shot went
wide from an acute angle after 42 minutes.
Kohn's shot after 50 minutes for the visitors was
well saved by Woodbridge keeper Chris Norris. After
57 minutes Substitute Mark Ray's shot beat Riches to
make it 2-1. Greenwood's shot after 62 minutes was
on target and Andy Baldock's shot came close after
63 minutes and Ray's pass after 64 minutes was met
by Baldock but his shot went over. Ray then
increased the lead after 66 minutes with an accurate
shot. Keeble then made it 4-1 after 70 minutes when
he finished expertly to beat Riches. Max Hutchings'
cross after 82 minutes was headed in by Jake Green
to make it 5-1 and after 88 minutes Green
unselfishly passed to Ray but he missed the
Suffolk F.A. Reserve Cup Quarter Final
WOODBRIDGE TOWN RESERVES 3 IPSWICH WANDERERS
Wednesday 9th January 2013
Woodbridge Town reserves found themselves three
behind at half time to a resurgent Ipswich Wanderers and never
Woodbridge took the lead after only 3 minutes when
Aaron Greenwood's cross was headed home by former
Wanderer Jonathan Russell. Wanderers equalised after
14 minutes when Lee Willcox' penalty was well saved
by Chris Norris but he reacted to the rebound first
to shoot home after a foul by Marko Makris.
Russell's shot after 24 minutes was tipped over by
Chris Ryan and Max Hutchings' effort was also tipped
over. Wanderers took the lead after 34 minutes when
Ben Sparrow's header was met by Jack Green and he
made no mistake. The away team made it 3-1 after 39
minutes when Baden Holmes shot from the edge of the
area beat Norris. Wanderers increased their lead
after 42 minutes when Sparrow pounced on a defensive
mistake to make it 4-1.
Wanderers threatened more goals and came close again
when Holmes' shot was well saved by Norris. The
Woodpeckers made it 4-2 after 62 minutes when
substitute Mark Ray was upended inside the penalty
area and he stepped up to easily beat Ryan.
Wanderers made the game safe after 75 minutes when
Sparrow's cross was met by Ben Golding who left
Norris with no chance. Woodbridge didn't give up and
Greenwood's cross after 80 minutes found Armani
Scharr to sweep the ball home. Woodbridge attacked
in search of a fourth goal and were nearly punished
in the last minute when Substitute James Storey's
shot was headed off the line.
WOODBRIDGE TOWN RES 11
STOWMARKET TOWN RES 0
Saturday 1st December 2012
With the first team's match at
Haverhill postponed Woodbridge fielded three players with first
and dominated against a Stowmarket team which
started the game with only 10 men.
Woodbridge came close after 2 minutes when Ryan
Keeble's cross was headed over by James Hubbard. He
made amends a minute later to shoot home after a
cross by Marco Makris. James Churchill made it two
with a thunderous shot to leave Stowmarket keeper
Alex Muckle with no chance after 7 minutes.
Woodbridge made it 3-0 after 11 minutes when Alex
Gemmell's cross was again met by Churchill who made
no mistake. After 18 minutes Max Hutchings' cross
was met by Paul Berry but his shot was cleared off
the line. Churchill was brought down inside the
penalty area after 21 minutes but Ryan Coote's
penalty was brilliantly saved by Muckle. Chuchill
completed his hatrick after 27 minutes to make it
4-0 with a superb effort past Muckle. He then scored
his fourth after 40 minutes when a quick Berry free
kick found him unmarked. Hubbard's shot was well
saved by Muckle as Woodbridge attacked at will. The
Woodpeckers made it 6-0 after 43 minutes with
another superb goal from Ryan Keeble.
Aaron Greenwood made it seven with his first touch
after 46 minutes from the edge of the penalty area.
Three minutes later it was 8-0 when Hubbard's header
hit the bar but Coote headed the rebound home. After
52 minutes Churchill scored his fifth goal and
Woodbridge Town's ninth with a thunderous shot past
Muckle. Woodbridge made it double figures after 80
minutes when Keeble's cross was met by George
Cooper. Keeble made it 11 ater 87 minutes when he
pounced on a loose ball and but for Muckle the
scoreline could have been much more.
WOODBRIDGE TOWN RES 3
BRANTHAM ATHLETIC RES 2
Saturday 17th November 2012
The Reserves welcomed Brantham Athletic to Notcutts
Park this week for the 3rd round of the Suffolk Senior Reserve
Brantham started the brightest with several chances
on the Woodbridge goal in the first few minutes with
a couple of good saves from keeper Norris. On 20
minutes Cole struck a sweet kick from the left and
put it in the back of the net. 1-0 Brantham had a
good chance of equalising on 23 mins but the ball
went straight across the goal. Woodbridge could of
made it 2-0 on 31 mins when Holmes hit the post from
4yds out. HT 1-0
The second half started with Brantham scoring the
equaliser Norris saved the shot but a messy
encounter saw the ball cross the line . 1-1 Both
teams had chances in the 2nd half with shots going
wide and over.
Extra time started and Greggor (home from Uni) saw a
shot saved on 94 mins and sent a strike just past
the right post on 95 min. Breakthrough came in the
97 min when a strong run from Keeble in the middle
of the park gave Schaar the opportunity to strike
the ball into the right side of the net. 2-1 .
Schaar was again on hand to make it 3-1 for
Woodbridge on 100mins.
The 2nd half of exta time started with both teams
having chances. Brantham scored on 119 mins to make
it 3-2 giving a very exciting finish to the game
with the inevitable penalties if they should
equalise. Thankfully Woodbridge managed to hold onto
their lead and safely go through to the next round
where we have been drawn at home to Ipswich
Wanderers Reserves in January.
Squad: Norris, Moss, Langfield, Cooper, Gemmel,
Keeble, Cole, Coote, Greggor, Schaar, Holmes Subs:
Makris, Ebanks and Brown
WOODBRIDGE TOWN RES 4
HADLEIGH UNITED RES 2
Saturday 3rd November 2012
Woodbridge Town fought back from
two goals down after only 18 minutes to win this top of the
Hadleigh started brightly and came close after 4
minutes when Kyle Cassell's effort went just wide.
The visitors took the lead after 15 minutes when
Cassell headed in Toby Pool's corner. They made it
2-0 after 18 minutes when Cassell converted a
through ball to give Woodbridge keeper Spink no
chance. After 23 minutes the dangerous Cassell
nearly made it 3 but his shot failed to trouble
Spink with the first half an hour being dominated by
the away team. The Woodbridge fightback began after
31 minutes when Max Hutchings' shot was on target
and after 35 minutes Aaron Greenwood's dribble and
shot ended with Hadleigh defender Reece
Booth deflecting the ball into his own net. On the
stroke of half time the Woodpeckers equalised when
Ryan Keeble's run and shot was saved by Hadleigh
keeper Daniel Heath with Jonathan Fryatt on hand to
strike the rebound home.
After 47 minutes Woodbridge came close again when
Greenwood's corner was met by Craig Stuart but his
header hit the bar. Stuart's shot after 52 minutes
was saved by the keeper with the resulting rebound
by Greenwood saved again. A minute later Louis
Crisp's shot went over the bar as Woodbridge pressed
for a third goal. Fryatt's shot on the hour was on
target and his effort was wide after 62 minutes.
Hadleigh came close to taking the lead after 70
minutes when Spink blocked two Hadleigh efforts at
goal. A minute later Woodbridge took the lead
when Greenwood's pinpoint cross was met by Fryatt
who easily beat Heath. After 82 minutes the home
team made the game safe when Ryan Coote's long range
effort was pushed onto the post and Fryatt was on
hand to score his eighth goal in his last three
games. He came close to adding to his tally after 84
and 90 minutes and Woodbridge deservedly picked up
the three points.
SQUAD: Spink, Moss, Langfield, Cooper, Makris,
Keeble, Cole, Coote, Greenwood, Schaar, Fryatt,
Crisp and Ebanks.
DISS TOWN RESERVES 1 WOODBRIDGE TOWN RESERVES
The Reserves travelled up the A140
to our hosts Diss Town today. With blue sky, rainbows, hail
stones and rain it was a game of 2 halves.
brightly and on 3 minutes Greenwoods cross was fired
over the bar by Coote. On 8 minutes we passed the
ball from the back across the pitch and found Schaar
just outside the 18 yard box who fired home. 0-1 .
On 14 minutes the Diss keeper pulled off a double
save. We had a lot of chances in the first half with
at least 10 shots on target unfortunately we kept
firing them straight at the keeper. With half time
approaching we lost concentration and allowed Diss
to score on 45 minutes. 1-1. Half Time.
After a good team talk from Karl and Danny we came
out with a positive attitude. Our next four strikes
at the Diss goal resulted in the ball going in the
net. Greenwood made it 1-2 with a great shot across
the goal going in at the far post. On 53 minutes
Fryatt cheekily chipped the keeper to make it 1-3.
On 56 minutes Keeble found space and struck the ball
well. 1-4 In the 59 minute Fryatts shot went over
the bar. Crisp replaced Schaar on the hour. On 71
minutes the sun went in and the hailstones came down
along with the rain. This didn't deter us and two
minutes later Fryatt found space on the by line and
passed the ball back to the oncoming Keeble who
fired the ball in the net for his second of the
afternoon. 1-5 Two minutes later the on fire Fryatt
shot a superb volley into the right hand corner for
his second. 1-6. On 76 minutes Ebanks came on for
Cooper. Fryatt scored his hat-trick on the 79 minute
to make it 1-7. Not to be out done in the 84 minute
Coote saw a gap from 20 yards out and fired home.
1-8. The impressive Spink in goal pulled off good
saves in the 86 and 89 minute to keep the score at
Next week we look forward to Hadleigh United
Reserves visit to Notcutts Park.
SQUAD: Spink, Moss, Langfield, Cooper, Makris,
Keeble, Cole, Coote, Greenwood, Schaar, Fryatt,
Crisp and Ebanks.
WOODBRIDGE TOWN RESERVES
0 IPSWICH WANDERERS RESERVES 1
A much changed Ipswich Wanderers
stole the three points two minutes from the end.
dribble and shot net over the bar after 5 minutes as
the home team dominated the early stages. Wanderers
replied after 16 minutes when Stephan Garrett's shot
was well saved by Woodbridge keeper Chris Norris.
After 22 minutes Fryatt's shot was parried by
Wanderers keeper Chris Ryan and the rebound went
wide from Aaron Greenwood. The dangerous Garrett's
shot was off target after 31 minutes for Wanderers.
His free kick was over the bar after 46 minutes for
the away team and Ryan Coote's effort after 52
minutes was also over the bar. Greenwood's pass was
met by Jack Callis but his curling shot was also off
target. Garrett's shot after 58 minutes was well
saved by Norris with both sides evenly matched.
Woodbridge came close after 63 minutes when Ryan
Keeble's shot was pushed onto the post by man of the
match Ryan. After 65 minutes Fryatt's shot was saved
with the keeper also saving the rebound at point
blank range. Fryatt came close again after 81
minutes but he was again denied by Ryan. Harry
Cole's shot after 82 minutes tested Ryan but the
away keeper refused to be beaten. Niall Hobson's
cross was met by Garrett after 85 minutes for the
visitors but his effort failed to trouble Norris.
Wanderers sealed the ponts after 88 minutes when
Garrett's cross was met by Hobson who easily beat
Suffolk Senior Reserve Cup
WOODBRIDGE TOWN RESERVES 6 BECCLES
An impressive performance by the
in-form reserves overwhelmed Beccles.
Andy Baldock came close in the first minute when his
efforts were saved by Beccles keeper Joe Wicks.
After 3 minutes his corner was headed wide by
Jonathan Fryatt. After 12 minutes the first of many
mazy runs by Aaron Greenwood resulted in him being
fouled inside the penalty area. Baldock stepped up
to score his seventh goal in eight games.
Greenwood's shot was saved by Wicks after 18 minutes
but a minute later it was 2-0 as Baldock's cross was
swept home by Fryatt. The visitors replied after 20
minutes when Paul Wells' shot went wide. After 38
minutes left back Marco Makris' 40 yard lob beat the
keeper but hit the post. Baldock's header went wide
and his lob went over shortly afterwards after 41
minutes, however after 43 minutes the always
dangerous Greenwood's cross was met by Ryan Keeble
to make it 3-0
Greenwood's cross after 46 minutes was met by Ryan Coote
but his shot missed the target. After 52 minutes the
Woodpeckers made it 4 when Fryatt's pass to Coote
gave Beccles keeper Wicks no chance. Baldock's cross
after 59 minutes was met by Joe Langfield who made
no mistake to make it 5. Harry Cole's shot was
pushed over and Baldock's cross was met by Keeble
whose header was again well saved. Cole's shot hit
the post after 78 minutes as Woodbridge dominated.
Fryatt came close again after 80 minutes when his
shot was well saved by Wicks but sent the rebound
over the bar. After 82 minutes Beccles were awarded
a penalty when Woodpeckers keeper Chris Norris
upended a Beccles attacker, he then saved Lee
Parsons' penalty to keep the visitors score blank.
Greenwood then made it 6-0, starting on the half way
line, his dribble and shot easily beat Wicks. After
88 minutes Fryatt's shot was cleared off the line
and Baldock's shot was wide and in the last seconds
Coote's header went over the bar, a double figure
win would have been a fair result.
WOODBRIDGE TOWN RESERVES
3 LONG MELFORD RESERVES 2
Woodbridge Reserves returned to
winning ways this week with a 3-2 win at Newmarket Town.
Woodbridge Res welcomed Long Melford Res to Notcutts
Park on Saturday and again got a deserved 3 points.
Woodbridge were slow to start and on the 7th
minute Long Melford scored from a dubious free kick.
0-1 We started to pass the ball better and on the
23rd minute we equalised when Fryatt put
the ball through to Baldock who crossed to Keeble,
who busted a gut to get into the box and put the
ball in the back of the net. 1-1. With a lapse of
concentration Long Melford went up the other end and
scored just a minute later. 1-2 On the 33rd
minute Ray pounced onto a loose ball, showed good
strength to hold of the defender and tuck it away
nicely. 2-2 Just 3 minutes later Fryatt made a good
run down the pitch and Baldock picked up the
pieces, skipped past his man and beat the keeper at
his near post. 3-2. On 40 minutes Coote replaced
Crisp HT 3-2
The second half saw chances at both ends with both
keepers pulling off good saves. Greenwood replaced
Fryatt on 62 minutes and Slinn replaced Makris on 75
minutes. Not one of Woodbridges better performances
but we managed to secure all 3 points and get our 5th
win of the season.
host Beccles Town Res in the Suffolk Senior Reserve
Cup on Saturday 13th October.
Team: Sills, Garwood, Moss, Langfield, Makris,
Crisp, Keeble, Callis, Fryatt, Baldock, Ray Subs:
Coote, Greenwood, Slinn and Spink
NEWMARKET TOWN RESERVES 2 WOODBRIDGE TOWN RESERVES
Woodbridge Reserves returned to
winning ways this week with a 3-2 win at Newmarket Town.
With a few regular
reserve team players unavailable this week Manager
Karl had to call upon some players from the u17's,
with debuts from Jordan Castaldo, Luke Boggis and
Armani Schaar. Also making his debut was Denholm
Woodbridge started brightly and scored on 2 minutes
when Keeble passed to Baldock who shot with a sweet
left footed strike into the back of the net. 0-1
Woodbridge moved the ball around well but Newmarket
kept pressing. On the 43rd minute with Woodbridge
unable to clear the ball Newmarket equalised. 1-1
Just before the stroke of half time Baldock played a
ball through to Fryatt who passed to Churchill to
tap home. HT 1-2
The start of the 2nd half saw us compose ourselves a
bit more and on 52 minutes Fryatt put a ball through
to Churchill to get his 2nd of the game. 1-3. On 56
minutes Baldock's shot was headed off the line and
on 59 minutes Fryatt was brought down in the box but
was denied the penalty. We continued to battle hard
and soaked up the pressure from all areas on the
pitch from Newmarket with Norris pulling off 2 good
saves. In the 88th minute Newmarket made it 2-3 with
a powerful strike. Woodbridge held on and collected
all 3 points.
Team: Norris, Castaldo, Moss, Langfield, Makro,
Keeble, Crisp, Fryatt, Garwood, Baldock, Churchill.
Subs: Schaar, Holmes, Boggis
WOODBRIDGE TOWN RESERVES 1
BRANTHAM ATHLETIC RESERVES 3
Saturday afternoon saw us welcome
Brantham Athletic Res to Notcutts Park.
The first 15 minutes
saw us have a lot of possession but we could not put
the ball in the back of the net. Greenwood and
Fryatt both had chances. Brantham came into the game
and the first half was pretty even. HT 0-0.
Brantham came out the stronger for the 2nd half and
scored within the first couple of minutes. 0-1. On
55 minutes Keeble struck the ball well and hit the
post. On 60 minutes Woodbridge equalised with
Baldock's shot coming off a Brantham's players
thigh. 1-1. Woodbridge went through a stage of
defending well. On the 80th minute Brantham came
through the Woodbridge midfield and defence and
scored. 1-2. Then they finished on the 90th minute
with a good strike to make the final score 1-3.
After such a good start to the season it was
disappointing to lose the game but I am sure Karl
and Danny will get the side back on track for our
visit to Newmarket next week.
TEAM: Sills, Callis,
Langfield, Moss, Makris, Cole, Greenwood, Coote,
Keeble, Baldock, Fryatt, Crisp, Dunnett, Norris,
HALSTEAD TOWN RESERVES 1 WOODBRIDGE TOWN RESERVES 4
This week saw us travel to
Halstead. Manager Karl Pike was back from two weeks away and
Danny joined him in the dugout.
Team: Norris, Callis,
Langfield, Cooper, Moss, Crisp, Coote, Greggor,
Greenwood, Baldock, Fryatt, Dunnett, Makris
We started the game well and moved the ball really
quickly which made it hard for Halstead to win the
ball back. On 17 mins we won a free kick 30 yards
out and Coote stepped up with his Ronaldo like run
up and found the top right corner. 0-1. Chances from
Greenwood, Baldock and Fryatt all came close to
making it 0-2. Minutes later Langfield saw Baldock
peel of his marker and played a superb through ball
for Baldock to run onto, one on one with the keeper
Baldock composed himself and passed it into the
bottom corner. 0-2.
Three minutes later Greggor's corner was headed home
by the unmarked Callis. 0-3. Halstead's front two
were decent players and caused us problems with
their strength but Callis, Langfield, Cooper and
Moss dealt with them well. Against the run of play
slack marking allowed a Halstead midfielder to run
in and make it 1-3.
In the second half Halstead came out all guns
blazing and started to close us down quicker.
However we were too quick for them and they started
to get frustrated. Tackles were flying in and by the
end of the game they had picked up 2 reds and 4
yellows. Woodbridge didn't retaliate to the bad
tackles and carried on playing football. Makris made
his debut and came on for Crisp and didn't put a
foot wrong. Dunnett came on for Fryatt and came
close a few times.
Halstead started playing route one football and
hoped for the best. Out of nowhere a Halstead player
hit one top corner giving Norris no chance. 2-3. In
the 89th minute and Woodbridge won a penalty when
Dunnett was taken down inside the box.. Coote
stepped up but unlike his earlier free kick the
keeper got his big toe to it. Woodbridge held on to
another well deserved win.
A special mention for Adrian Callis who risked his
life in retrieving a ball kicked into netting behind
the goal during the warm up.
IPSWICH WANDERERS RES 1 WOODBRIDGE TOWN RESERVES 4
Woodbridge Reserves shine in the
sun. With last weeks impressive 4-1 win it was yet again the
same scoreline this week.
Langfield, Stuart, Hutchings, Callis, Greggor, Coote,
Crisp, Greenwood, Churchill, Jackson, Baldock,
With it being really hot both teams found it hard to
find any sort of rhythm and we found that counter
attacking football would work best.
the first half we broke on the counter attack with
Callis finding Crisp in acres of space down the
right. Crisp drove to the by line and pulled it back
nicely for midfielder Coote to finish it clinically
as if he was a striker.
We had defended well and as Langfield pointed out at
half time that we had 'weathered the storm' for a
while in the first half. We knew that if we moved
the ball quicker there was going to be goals for us.
Within 2 mins of kick off Greenwood was released
down the right and had time to pick out a cross
which picked out Baldock on the edge of the box who
hit it first time into the top corner.
10 mins later Baldock turned his defender and
clipped a lovely ball over the top for Greenwood to
run onto. Clear of the defence Greenwood smashed it
into the top left corner for 3-0. We were
controlling the game now and a cheeky one-two
between Fryatt and Baldock split the defence and
Fryatt's effort was too powerful for the goalie and
hit the back of the net.
Wanderers grabbed a late consolation goal, but it
wasn't enough as Woodbridge dominated the second
half and were deserved winners.
WOODBRIDGE TOWN RESERVES 4
SAFFRON WALDEN RESERVES 1
Our young reserves were keen to
put behind them the disappointment of the previous week.
where a lack of
fitness told with Sudbury coming from behind to grab
all 3 points; but entertaining a Saffron Walden team
that hit nine past their opponents the previous
week, was going to be a tough task.
With the 2 Daniels,
Messrs Ebanks and Frost covering for manager Karl
Pike, our lads started well and played some really
good quick football that was pulling the 3 man
defense of our opposition around and into wider
areas which created some good gaps for our
midfielders to drive forwards and support our
breakthrough from a sweetly struck left footed
freekick which saw the visiting keeper clutching
thin air from the foot of Baldock about 20yards out
settled us down and we could have built further on
that lead had it not been for 2 occasions when our
forward was brought down when advancing down onto
action was taken against either culprit and to rub
salt into the wound from a disputed free-kick they
equalised when one long ball was flicked on for the
striker to finish with some ease.
Saffren had 2 other
opportunities that half to take a lead with 16year
old Jack Spurling pulling off a great doublesave to
keep us level, before we deservedly retook the lead
with Greggor supplying Fryatt who laid off for the
advancing Crisp to curl a lovely shot around the
keeper into the far corner.
The 2nd half saw
Woodbridge still on top and thankfully not tiring
this week and after a couple of decent chances going
begging aswell as claims for a penalty turned away,
Fryatt slammed the third into the top right hand
corner on the run as he raced away after a nice
through ball picked his run superbly. The game was
wrapped up by another sweetly struck free-kick; this
time from Coote with some arguing as to whether it
was better hit with the dip on it than Baldock’s
Something for the
pair to argue about in the coming weeks none the