SIX sides this weekend start out on the CNet Training Suffolk Senior Cup trail which could lead to a possible Portman Road final appearance.
Among them are Brantham Athletic Reserves, who reached last season’s semi-final, before being humbled 7-1 by eventual runners-up Bungay Town. Woodbridge Town (black & white striped shirts) are pictured on the attack in last season’s final against Bungay Town (red shirts) at Portman Road. Woodbridge won 3-0.
Brantham Athletic Reserves, currently bottom of the Essex & Suffolk Border League Premier Division, entertain Thurlow Nunn League Division One side Debenham LC on Saturday.
AFC Sudbury Reserves, who also play in the Thurlow Nunn League, have home advantage against Touchline SIL side East Bergholt United.
Danny Laws’ side will be bidding to avoid a repeat of last season’s cup exit – a 3-0 reverse on their own 3G pitch to another SIL Senior Division side in Capel Plough.
Kirkley & Pakefield Reserves lost 4-2 on penalties at Hundon following a 1-1 in last season’s second round, but will be hoping to progress at home to Wenhaston United.
Saturday is also Non-League Day - held to coincide with the international break - and the start of Suffolk FA's Love Football, Live Football Week, a week-long celebration of grassroots football in the county.
It’s second-round day in the Suffolk Sunday Cup, Anglian Radio Kids’ Trust Suffolk Sunday Shield and Suffolk Sunday Trophy.
The pick of the ties in the Sunday Cup sees Ipswich Sunday Football League heavyweights East Bergholt entertain Kitchener Taverners.
East Bergholt currently occupy second spot in the Premier Division – one place and one point ahead of Kitchener Taverners, who are the Sunday Cup holders.
Suffolk Premier Cup First Round: Mildenhall Town 1 Stowmarket Town 4.
Suffolk Premier Cup First Round: Long Melford 1 Felixstowe & Walton Utd 8.
Suffolk Boys’ Under-18 Midweek Cup Second Round: Leiston 2 Haverhill 5.
Suffolk Boys’ Under-18 Midweek Cup Second Round: Felixstowe & Walton Utd 2 Woodbridge Town 2 – Felixstowe & Walton Utd won 5-4 on pens, Framlingham Town 3 Stowmarket Town 0, Kirkley & Pakefield 1 Beccles Town 0, Mildenhall Town 7 Waveney 1, Needham Market 4 Whitton Utd 1, Walsham-le-Willows 3 Sporting 87 1.
CNet Training Suffolk Senior Cup First Round: AFC Sudbury Res v East Bergholt Utd (3pm), Brantham Athletic Res v Debenham LC (3pm), Kirkley & Pakefield Res v Wenhaston Utd (2.30pm).
Suffolk Sunday Cup Second Round: AFC Bergholt v Kitchener Taverners, Bury Bowl v Felixstowe Harpers, Gym Utd v Boxford Rovers, Horringer Social Club v Brandon Town Community, Howards v Whelnetham, Ipswich Thistle v Borussia Martlesham, Mellis v Leiston Orient, Tostock Pirates v Portman Rovers.
Anglian Radio Kids’ Trust Suffolk Sunday Shield Second Round: Amboed Utd v Laxfield Utd, Bungay Town v The Feathers, Coldham Hall v Godolphin, Elmsett Utd v Boleyn, Felixstowe Rangers Res v Walton Wanderers, Fusilier v Beck Row, Greshams v Capel Plough, Ixworth Pykkerell v Moreton Hall Youth, Martlesham Old Boys v Occold, Pauls Athletic v Wetherden, Playford v Claydon 07, Rosary v Lakenheath, Sizewell Argyle v Bucklesham, Taverners v Ipswich Rangers, Waveney v Holbrook Swan, Westbourne Warriors v Pakenham.
Suffolk Sunday Trophy Second Round: AFC Claydon v Lavenham, AFC Elmswell v Thurston, Bardwell Sports v Playford Res, Breda v Chantry Phoenix, Eastbury Eagles v Kesgrave Kestrels, Eye Saints Youth v Abbotts 07, Great Barton v Trinity, Haverhill & Hove Albion v Rattlesden, Northam Celtic v Assington, Phoenix v Monarchs, Stoke by Clare v Belchamp, Stowmarket Utd v Wickham Wanderers, Suffolk Spartans v Hardy, The Exchange v Great Blakenham Chequers Res, The Kings Arms v Rushmere & Diamonds Res, Thrasher Utd v Elmswell Youth.