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Woodbridge Town exited the league Cup but more than matched the league champions


Alfie Stronge was recalled by AFC Sudbury for their play-off matches so Gary Rose deputised in goal as the Woodpeckers were defeated on penalties.


Anton Clarke's accurate cross was headed goalwards by Jamie Eaton-Collins but Rose saved well after 10 minutes. Eaton-Collins effort was blocked by Kelsey Trotter after 12 minutes. The home side took the lead after 15 minutes when Kris Rose headed home. Andy Crowe's effort was on target for the visitors after 26 minutes and from Joel Glover's cross, Josh Folkes headed over the bar after 36 minutes.


Trotter's lob was off target after 53 minutes and Rose again denied Eaton-Collins after 55 minutes. The Woodpeckers equalised after 65 minutes when from Sean Rea's cross Crowe's shot beat home keeper Craig Brand. Two minutes later and the visitors took the lead with another neat finish from Crowe. Joel Glover equalised for the Champions after 73 minutes again from a corner and Luke Taylor cleared off the line after a Teon Leggett lob. Taylor cleared off the line for a second time after 80 minutes but after 90 minutes 2-2.


Armani Schaar and Trotter converted their penalties but Wanderers were victorious 4-2 on penalties. A cruel way to exit the League Cup but another superb effort from the Weakened Woodpeckers.


Brand, Coehlo, Clarke, Glover, Paine, Rose (Capt), Folkes, Madley, Eaton-Collins, Maycock, Leggett, Subs: Andrews, Dier, Cumningham, Marsh.


Rose, Rea (Capt), Mason Sinclair, Southgate, Barber, Panich, Wiggins, Crowe, Trotter, Bolt, Schaar, Subs: Taylor for Panich 50 Mins, Unused: Mundawarara, Stannard, Osborne, Webber (GK).


Referee: Lee Markwick, Assistants: Daniel Keeble, Kevin Forde.


Att: 104


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