BUNGAY Town are just one win away from their first appearance in a Suffolk Senior Cup Final for 55 years.
The club have not played in a Senior Cup Final since they lost 3-0 to Whitton United in the 1962-63 season.
The current day Bungay side defeated Lakenheath 4-2 on Saturday to reach the semi-finals of this season’s CNet Training Suffolk Senior Cup.
The Hadley & Ottaway Anglian Combination Division One outfit led 3-1 at the interval, and although their hosts pulled one back early in the second period, Bungay scored again to secure their place in the last four.
The home team were reduced to ten men in the second half and had a second player sent off after the final whistle to compound their misery.
Lakenheath (yellow & green shirts) are pictured on the attack against Bungay Town (sky blue shirts) during Saturday’s tie at The Pit.
Bungay join holders Achilles and Woodbridge Town in the hat for the semi-final draw, where either Leiston Reserves or Brantham Athletic Reserves who meet on Saturday, will complete the line-up.
It was a good day for the Anglian Combination League as Division Two side Brandon Town beat Stanton 4-2 on penalties following a 2-2 draw to seal their semi-final spot in the Suffolk Junior Cup.
Brandon will now face another Touchline SIL Division One side in AFC Kesgrave in the last four.
Felixstowe & Walton United, Haverhill Rovers and Stowmarket Town all progressed to the semi-finals of the Days Sports Suffolk Senior Reserve Cup.
Stowmarket, the holders, needed a last-gasp penalty to knock-out Leiston St Margarets 3-2. Whitton United and Mildenhall Town meet on Saturday to decide the last semi-final spot.
The semi-final draw will be announced on Tuesday.
Both last season’s finalists have made it through to the final four of this season’s Suffolk Primary Cup on a day when the four quarter-final ties yielded 23 goals.
Holders Bures United enjoyed a comfortable passage, courtesy of a 5-1 win at Cedars Park, but the highest scorers of the day were St Edmunds 1965, who were 8-2 winners at home to Bedricks Worth.
AFC Yourshirts, runners-up last season, eased past Brantham Athletic Reserves 3-0, while Trimley Sports & Social Club won 5-4 on penalties following a 2-2 draw at Barham Athletic Reserves.
The semi-final draw will take place on Wednesday.
Moreton Hall Youth Ferals completed the semi-final line-up in the Anglian Radio Kids’ Trust Suffolk Sunday Shield courtesy of a 3-0 win at Greshams. They will now face Ipswich Thistle.
Ipswich Wanderers scored a last-minute equaliser at Newmarket Town to level their HomeStore Self Storage Suffolk Women’s Cup Quarter-Final tie at 3-3 before winning 6-5 on penalties.
Holders Ipswich Town won 7-1 against Bungay Town, while there were also home wins for AFC Sudbury and Leiston St Margarets, who will find out their semi-final opponents on Wednesday.
Days Sports Suffolk Senior Reserve Cup Quarter-Final: Haverhill Rovers Res 3 Newmarket Town Res 1.
CNet Training Suffolk Senior Cup Quarter Final: Lakenheath 2 Bungay Town 4.
Suffolk Junior Cup Quarter-Final: Brandon Town 2 Stanton 2 – Brandon Town won 4-2 on pens.
Days Sports Suffolk Senior Reserve Cup Quarter-Finals: Leiston St Margarets Res 2 Stowmarket Town Res 3, Felixstowe & Walton Utd Res 2 AFC Hoxne Res 1.
Suffolk Primary Cup Quarter Finals: St Edmunds 1965 8 Bedricks Worth 2, Barham Athletic Res 2 Trimley Sports & Social Club 2 – Trimley Sports & Social Club won 5-4 on pens, Cedars Park Res 1 Bures Utd 5, AFC Yourshirts 3 Brantham Athletic Res 0.
Anglian Radio Kids' Trust Suffolk Sunday Shield Quarter-Final: Greshams 0 Moreton Hall Youth Ferals 3.
HomeStore Self Storage Suffolk Women’s Cup Quarter-Finals: Newmarket Town 3 Ipswich Wanderers 3 – Ipswich Wanderers won 6-5 on pens, AFC Sudbury 2 Ipswich Town Development 0, Ipswich Town 7 Bungay Town 1, Leiston St Margarets 5 Brantham Athletic 2.