Sunday Shield Final Ipswich Thistle Raydon Ravens April 2018 1

Douglas stars as Thistle lift Shield

CAMILLO Douglas scored twice as Ipswich Thistle lifted the Suffolk Sunday Shield.

CAMILLO Douglas scored twice as Ipswich Thistle lifted the Anglian Radio Kids’ Trust Suffolk Sunday Shield for the first time.

The right-winger tormented the Raydon Ravens’ defence as he produced a man-of-the-match display in their 3-2 win in the first of three finals on ‘Super Sunday’ at AFC Sudbury.

His stand-out performance came almost ten years to the day that Douglas was a member of the Suffolk FA Under-18s side that won the FA County Youth Cup.

Thistle dominated the opening exchanges against their fellow Ipswich Sunday Football League side, and could have been ahead before Douglas intercepted a loose pass and jinked past a defender before sending a low shot beyond Rhys Davies in the 19th minute.

However, their lead lasted just two minutes, Nick Middlebrook shooting across John Houchill and inside the far post after a corner was cleared to him just outside the penalty area.

Ravens got their noses in front four minutes before the break, Shaun Webb getting clear of his marker to head home at the near post from Alex Street’s corner.

Thistle restored parity after 53 minutes, Carl Matthews’ corner being headed firmly down and into the net by James Buckle.

They went in front just four minutes later, Douglas and Buckle playing a neat one-two before Douglas buried his shot firmly between Davies and his near post.

Darius Laws dropped a free-kick onto the top of the Ravens crossbar and Charlie Martin’s shot rebounded off Davies and the post and stayed out as Thistle closed out victory.

The Shield and medals were presented by Suffolk FA Life Member Gordon Rayner and Dave Busby, Chairman of the Anglian Radio Trust, sponsors of the competition.


The Teams

Ipswich Thistle: John Houchill, Kevin Morrison, Lewis Burrett, Ashwell Chuck, Craig Hearsum, Camillo Douglas, James Buckle, Josh Folkes, Charlie Martin, Carl Matthews, Valdo Tavares. Used subs: Darius Laws, Luke Slater, Matt Page Loert Duro, Gavin Roberts.

Raydon Ravens: Rhys Davies, Matthew Taylor, James Walsom, Billy Brooks, Ed Milner, Shaun Webb, Chris French, Alex Street, Tom Sunderland, Nick Middlebook, Scott Cooke. Used subs: Ollie Rhodes, Adam Moyes, Richard Muldowney, Andy French.

Referee: Liam Chinery.


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