Brandon begin cup bid with home tie
BRANDON Town will begin their bid to make it third time lucky in the Suffolk Junior Cup with a home tie in the first round against Sporting 87.
After losing in the semi-finals in each of the last two seasons, Brandon will be aiming to go one better this time around.
Brandon lost 4-1 to AFC Kesgrave in their semi-final tie last season, after losing 2-1 to eventual winners Bacton United 89 in the last four in the 2016-17 season.
Last season’s winners AFC Kesgrave have a bye in the first round while Trimley Red Devils, who they defeated 3-2 in the final at Portman Road, will be playing in this season’s Suffolk Senior Cup.
The players of AFC Kesgrave (yerllow shirts) and Trimley Red Devils (blue shirts) are pictured walking out at Portman Road before last season’s final.
Suffolk Junior Cup First-Round Draw: Bildeston Rangers v Coddenham Athletic, Somersham v Stonham Aspal, Walsham-le-Willows A v Bacton Utd 89, Barham Athletic v AFC Yourshirts, Ipswich Valley Rangers v Bramford Road Old Boys, Ufford Sports v Kirton Athletic, Wickham Market v Ipswich Athletic, Brandon Town v Sporting 87, Tuddenham 08 v Clare Town, First & Last v Kirkley & Pakefield U23, Mutford & Wrentham v Oulton Broad, Southwold Town v Beccles Caxton.
Byes: Haverhill Rovers A, Cockfield Utd, Exning Utd, Hundon, Tacket Street BBOB, Saxmundham Sports, Ransomes Sports, Stanton, Shotley, Woolverstone Utd, Spexhall Huntsman & Hounds, Stanford, Bures Utd, Kesgrave Kestrels, Stowupland Falcons, Old Newton Utd, Mendlesham, AFC Kesgrave, Brantham Athletic A, Halesworth Town.
Ties to be played on Saturday, September 15th, kick-offs 2.30pm.