Saxmundham Sports Club, Carlton Rd, Saxmundham IP17 1AT

The First team hosted division 2 strugglers Somersham in the Junior Cup with high hopes of progressing to the quarter finals.

The game started slowly with the players getting used to a new formation. Somersham played a high line and we fell into the trap of going long to catch them out rather than playing through midfield. This lead to a period of “you attack, we attack” and little structure to the game.

We did create some chances but poor finishing meant we could not get the opening goal. We then got caught and found ourselves 0-1 down and that is how the half ended.

We started the second half quickly and soon scored the equaliser through Tom Mower who slotted past the keeper having broken the offside trap 1-1.

However we did not push on and soon found ourselves behind again after failing to clear a corner 1-2.

Somersham gave us a great opportunity to claw our way back into the match having two players sin binned, one being the keeper, meaning we were playing against 9 men for a period of time. However we failed to create any chances and instead they kept catching us on the break and almost increased their lead.

Pricey made some changes in personnel and shape and we finally started to get the ball down and play, but unfortunately it was too little too late and Somersham held on for the win.

Overall it was a very disappointing performance, probably our worst of the season, as we miss the chance to go deep into the cup. We now need to put this behind us as we have two key league matches before Xmas, the first of which is away to Thurston next week.