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Corton into cup quarter-finals

PUBLISHED: 07:00 12 December 2008 | UPDATED: 21:59 05 July 2010

Corton 2, Ransome Sports 1

CORTON continued to re-write the clubs history books as they marched into the last eight of the Suffolk Senior Cup.

They convincingly beat their Ipswich opponents Ransome Sports thanks to a brace by Elliot Dawes, but in all honesty the score could have been much more.

Corton 2, Ransome Sports 1

CORTON continued to re-write the clubs history books as they marched into the last eight of the Suffolk Senior Cup.

They convincingly beat their Ipswich opponents Ransome Sports thanks to a brace by Elliot Dawes, but in all honesty the score could have been much more.

Corton now face an intriguing away tie against Ridgeons League Division One outfit Brantham Athletic in January.

After two weeks of successive call-offs of this fixture, the game was finally deemed playable at the playing field.

The pitch was some what saturated so made it a difficult playing surface for both sides.

However, Corton adapted to the conditions much better and started the game brightly.

Brown and Salmon dominated the middle of the park while Bloomfield and French enjoyed great success when attacking the Sports full backs.

Corton should have taken the lead after ten minutes.

After good hold up play by Wilkinson the ball broke free to Dawes who rounded the keeper and shot goalwards after adjusting to shoot on his stronger left foot.

However, his effort was cleared off the line by the covering defender and away to safety.

Ryan Bloomfield then had a great chance.

Stuart Bloomfield's deep cross to the far post found Ryan in acres of space but he sent a blistering volley over the bar when he actually had time to bring the ball down and shoot.

Shortly after Bloomfield's missed opportunity Corton finally took the lead.

Starting from the back, Corton mounted an attack down the left.

French picked up the ball and passed into Dawes feet and all in one motion he turned and shot brilliantly across the keeper.

If Corton had taken their chances they could have easily gone in at the break four goals to the good but they had to settle for the single goal advantage as the half-time whistle sounded.

Corton started the second half in the same manner as the first, dominating their opponents.

It was no surprise when Corton extended their lead with Dawes again the goal scorer.

This time he received the ball from Ryan Bloomfield and rammed a fierce shot that gave the keeper no time to react and doubled the home side's advantage.

Soon after he should have completed his hat trick when his pace took him round the keeper but he could only fire his effort over the bar when he seemed certain to score Corton's third.

Ransomes got back into the game with ten minutes to play.

Their right winger drove forward into the box and was brought down by the unfortunate Salmon.

The Ransomes player then slotted the resultant penalty high into the roof of the net giving Thacker no chance.

Inevitably, Ransomes pressed for an equaliser to take the game into extra time but found the Corton backline too difficult to breach.

With Ransomes over committing players forward Corton nearly capitalised as Baxter and Brown almost went clean through on goal, but nonetheless, Corton had done enough to take the victory and claim their place in the last eight of the county's biggest cup competition.

And despite Brantham playing league football at several levels higher than Corton, the village side will no doubt fancy their chances of causing an upset.

Corton have already comprehensively disposed of Athletic's Ridgeons League Division One rivals Ipswich Wanderers in an earlier round of the competition in north Suffolk, and will be hoping to do the same in the quarter-finals

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Tomorrow, Corton travel to Wymondham Town in the quarter finals of the Mummery cup, with a 1.30pm kick off.

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