FELIXSTOWE & Walton United eased into the second round of this season’s Suffolk Premier Cup
The Seasiders demolished lower-league Long Melford 8-1 in Wednesday’s first-round tie at Stoneylands.
The result was never in doubt after the visitors raced into a two-goal lead inside the opening ten minutes courtesy of Sam Ford.
The striker completed his hat-trick on the stroke of half-time and Jack Ainsley, who was a Premier Cup winner with Leiston last season, made it 4-0 after 5-2 minutes.
Ainsley added two more in quick succession after 72 and 74 minutes to complete his hat-trick, before Will Wingfield pulled one back from the penalty spot five minutes later following a foul.
The Bostik League North side added two more goals in the last five minutes via substitute Miles Powell and Joe Francis, who is pictured above crossing for Powell to score the seventh. Photograph courtesy of Stan Baston.
It was a tough evening for Long Melford, who play a league lower than Felixstowe & Walton United in the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division and had lost 6-0 at home to Woodbridge Town on Saturday.
In Wednesday evening's other county cup tie Haverhill Rovers won 5-2 at Leiston in the Suffolk Boys' Under-18 Midweek Cup.
Suffolk Premier Cup First Round: Mildenhall Town 1 Stowmarket Town 4.
Suffolk Premier Cup First Round: Long Melford 1 Felixstowe & Walton Utd 4.
Suffolk Boys’ Under-18 Midweek Cup Second Round: Leiston 2 Haverhill Rovers 5..
Suffolk Boys’ Under-18 Midweek Cup Second Round: Felixstowe & Walton Utd v Woodbridge Town, Framlingham Town v Stowmarket Town, Kirkley & Pakefield v Beccles Town, Mildenhall Town v Waveney, Needham Market v Whitton Utd, Walsham-le-Willows v Sporting 87.