Ipswich Sunday Football League Team of the Season 2015/2016

Goal Brothers


The term "Goal Brothers" was coined by Neal Goldsmith to represent the goal scoring connection between James Holland and his brother Stu Goldsmith. The idea being that both players score regularly in the same game, however back in 2011/2012, as Playford exited the County Cup at the hands of Kelsale both players struck ending a 575 day or 33 game drought.

Despite it being the reappearance for the first time since March 2010, the "Goal Brother" pheonomenom is a more regular occurance than people may think, being seen on no less than 18 occasions before and one since.

The pick of these being when they grabbed two apiece agaisnt Aquarius in 2006/2007 or when they scored all five against John Bull Rangers also in 2006/2007.

Their most prolific period was the 2007/2008 promotion season when Goldsmith and Holland scored in the same match on 7 occasions.

True Goal Brothers

There have been 18 instances of true "Goal Brother" games.

Goldsmith (3)

The first was only two games into Playford's first season. It would also prove to be Playford's only win of the season, 4-0 against Finningham Fliers. Dan and Neal Goldsmith two of the scorers.

Over a year later, both goals of the game against Aldeburgh Associates were grabbed by Dan and Neal.

The third was on 29 February 2004 when Stu Goldsmith and Simon Goldsmith both scored against Stowmarket Lions. Stu had scored two as Playford romped into an 8-1 lead before Simon Goldsmith brought himself on from the substitute bench and added a 9th.

Jones (6)

Six occasions belong to the Jones brothers, Chris and Rich have both been on the scoresheet in four wins and one defeat.

  1. Rich Jones' first goal was a long range effort assisted by Chris against Rust & Kemp. Chris would score a tap in from a corner a short while later as Playford ran out 4-2 winners. Match View
  2. The second occasion was probably the most impressive. Both Chris and Rich had been left on the bench as temporary manager Simon Goldsmith (Mark Lillistone was unavailable) tried an experimntal 3-5-2 formation. Playford rapidly slid into 3-0 deficit before a nasty injury to Simon Fisk forced them into changes. Simon Goldsmith accompanied Fisk to hospital and the Jones brothers replaced the pair. With these changes and the formation changed back to the familiar 4-4-2 Playford were soon in control of the match, scoring 5 without reply, including one each for the Jones brothers.
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  3. Against E.ON in 2007, Chris scoring late after coming on as a substitute. Rich earning man of the match for his goal and performance. Match View
  4. The Jones' scored both of Playford's goals in a 7-2 defeat by Atec. Rich scored from the penalty spot in the first half and Chris scored a late second. Match View
  5. A 3-2 victory over Worlingworth in 2011. Rich scored from the penalty spot before Chris added a brace. Match View
  6. Chris scored a last minute header against Shotley Rose Reserves, after Rich had already scored twice.

Daniels (5)

More goal-brother occasions involve two different combinations of the Daniels' brothers

Kieran and Jordan Daniels both scoring in three games:

  1. In the romp against Drum & Monkey on the final day of the 2011/2012 season.
  2. In an end-to-end encounter with Chantry Phoenix
  3. A 7-0 walk in the park against Gladstone Arms.

Kieran and Christian Daniels both scoring in the high scoring affair with Pauls in 2013 and again in November against Cockfield United.

Bingham (10)

The newest and most prolific brotherly pairing adds the Bingham's to the list. Rob and Nick both scored against:

  1. Shotley Rose Reserves
  2. Sizewell Sports & Social in the cup.
  3. The Lattice Barn, in which Rob scored the 1,000 Playford goal.
  4. Murray Rangers, Nick scored the equaliser to preserve Playford's unbeaten league run (16 games).
  5. Felixstowe Athletic.
  6. Wetherden.
  7. Wetherden.
  8. Wetherden, taking their total to 6 for the season against Wetherden.
  9. Selkirk.
  10. Stage Security, scored two a-piece in a 6-2 victory.