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Waveney well beaten by holders Achilles in Suffolk Senior Cup

PUBLISHED: 08:56 20 October 2017

Goalmouth action from Saturday's Suffolk Senior Cup match between Waveney and Achilles, which the Ipswich side won 6-0. Turn inside for a report. Picture: Steve Wood

Goalmouth action from Saturday's Suffolk Senior Cup match between Waveney and Achilles, which the Ipswich side won 6-0. Turn inside for a report. Picture: Steve Wood

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Waveney's hopes of gaining revenge against Achilles was quickly extinguished as the current Suffolk Senior Cup holders had too much class for the former winners.

Waveney went in to the game with some confidence after a good performance last week against Bradenham Wanderers but their visitors from Ipswich never looked back after grabbing an early lead.

A well taken free-kick on 20 minutes was dispatched to make the task even harder for the home side.

Waveney did respond after the break, with Nelson Carinhas coming on. For 20 minutes they dominated proceedings but without testing the Achilles keeper. There was some good approach play but a lack of confidence from the strikers as they failed to make the most of being on top.

More frustration came on 70 minutes as Achilles broke at speed and made it 3-0 with their first venture into Waveney’s half since the break.

With the game over as a contest Waveney should have managed it better but Achilles were gifted a fourth as Sam Clabburn’s kick went straight to Grimwood who outpaced the Waveney defenders and poked over the goalkeeper.

Waveney lost their discipline and Achilles helped themselves to two more goals with some clinical finishing.

Waveney did come close to a consolation when Adam Taylor headed a pinpoint cross from Hough on to the bar deep into injury time - but it finished 6-0 to the visitors. Achilles are a very good side, probably the best at their level in Ipswich, and on this performance will fancy going all the way to Portman Road again.

The home side’s man-of-the-match was Carl Burgess.

Waveney must now aim to bounce back from this setback as they only have a good league finish in the Premier Division of the Anglian Combination to play for now. They are currently seventh in with 11 points from eight matches.

Next up for Waveney tomorrow is a home game against fifth-place Long Stratton (2pm at Saturn Close).

Waveney: Sam Clabburn, Chris Bond, Ryan Bloomfield, Daniel Tacon (Andrew Hammersley 72), Owen French, Johnny Jarvis, Carl Burgess, Tom Sansom (Nelson Carinhas 46), Michael Tacon (Adam Taylor 63), Tom Mawford, Bradley Hough. Unused subs: Michael King and James Bergin.

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