Suffolk FA Under-18s secured a well-fought 2-0 victory over their Hertfordshire FA counterparts at The County Ground in Letchworth.
Goals from Hadleigh United’s George Mrozek and AFC Sudbury’s James Axcell ensured three points that sent Suffolk to the summit of the East Anglian Counties Championship alongside Essex FA.
Suffolk were indebted to Haverhill Rovers goalkeeper James Philp for saving a penalty in the first minute, before an improved second-half display saw Mrozek (64 minutes) and substitute Axcell (66 minutes) wrapped up victory.
Suffolk FA: James Philp (Haverhill Rovers), Ryan Yallop (Bury Town), William Gardner (Bury Town), James Baughurst (AFC Sudbury), Tyler French (AFC Sudbury), Stefano Mallardo (AFC Sudbury), Luke Mallett (Braintree Town), Wayne Blackman (AFC Sudbury), Cruise Nyadzayo (Lowestoft Town), Ollie Dunlop (AFC Sudbury), George Mrozek (Hadleigh Utd). Used subs: Dan Knight (Hadleigh Utd), James Axcell (AFC Sudbury), Rhys Shulver (Haverhill Rovers). Unused sub: Lawrence Healey (Haverhill Rovers).