Whitton United regained local bragging rights with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Wanderers in the Ipswich derby.
The visitors started brightly in what was largely a scrappy first half, with Laughlin just failing to get on the end of a Garrett corner on 10 minutes. At the other end, Williams couldn’t convert his chance for Whitton after being put through by Hyde.
Whitton took the lead on 40 minutes, when Inglis corner was flicked on by Hyde across goal, leaving Crane to fire home from close range. Wanderers were reduced shortly to ten men shortly after, as Douglas was dismissed for lashing out. The hosts doubled their advantage just before the interval as a crisp passing move ended with Williams scoring from inside the area.
The hosts made the game safe on 50 minutes, when Olly Brown’s strike from the edge of the area went in off the inside of the post. Wanderers tried to show resilience despite the man disadvantage, although Whitton’s defensive duo of Hyde and Shade kept the visitors at bay.
Wanderers came close to netting a late consolation in the last minute, but Golding shot tamely.
Team: Reid, Welton (on Ross), Francis, Myhill, Horsfall, Hall, Read, Bird (on Rea), Laughlin, Douglas, Garrett (on Golding)
Not Used: Froud, Beal