Semi-final carrot awaiting winners
THE carrot of a CNet Training Suffolk Senior Cup semi-final versus Bungay Town is dangling in front of two Reserve teams.
Leiston Reserves and Brantham Athletic Reserves were due to meet a fortnight ago, but heavy rain put paid to the fixture as the Victory Road pitch was left waterlogged.
Since then, Bungay have booked their first appearance in the final four since 1970 courtesy of a 4-2 win at Lakenheath last Saturday, and the semi-final draw has taken place.
With holders Achilles drawn against Woodbridge Town in the other semi-final, a tie against Bungay awaits the winners of Saturday afternoon’s match.
A similar scenario applies regards the Days Sports Suffolk Senior Reserve Cup quarter-final match involving Whitton United and Mildenhall Town.
The two teams face off at King George V ground in Ipswich on Saturday afternoon, knowing the victory will earn them the opportunity to lock horns with holders Stowmarket Town in the semi-finals.
Sunday sees 22 group games scheduled in the Crown Imperial Girls’ Cups from Under-12 through to Under-16s and two Crown Imperial Boys’ Under-12 Cup ties.
It is quarter-final day in the Vitavia Suffolk Veterans’ Cup, with the pick of the ties the visit of holders Woodbridge Town to Whitton United.
Bury Town, winners in both 2015 and 2016, are also in action in Ipswich, away to Westbourne Warriors.
Woodbridge Town (black & white striped shirts) are pictured above in action against Bury Town (blue shirts) in last season’s Veterans' Cup Final at AFC Sudbury which the Woodpeckers won 1-0.
CNet Training Suffolk Senior Cup Quarter-Final: Leiston Res v Brantham Athletic Res (3pm).
Days Sports Suffolk Senior Reserve Cup Quarter Final: Whitton Utd Res v Mildenhall Town Res (2pm).
Kick-offs 10.30am unless stated:
Crown Imperial Girls’ Cups
Under-12s - Group A: Ipswich Valley Rangers White v Coplestonians U11’s, Coplestonians v Waveney Cougars. Group B: Kirkley & Pakefield v Capel Plough, Beccles Town v Brandon Town. Group C: Ipswich Valley Rangers Blue v Stowupland Falcons.
Under-13s - Group A: Walsham-le-Willows v Bungay Town, Capel Plough v Beccles Town. Group B: Bungay Town Black Dogs v Whitton Utd. Group C: Waveney Lionesses v Ipswich Valley Rangers. Group D: Stowupland Falcons v Long Melford Colts.
Under-15s - Group A: Kesgrave Kestrels v Waveney Foxes U14s. Group B: Waveney Leopards v Ipswich Valley Rangers, Kirkley & Pakefield Sapphires v AFC Kesgrave. Group C: Newmarket Town v Haverhill Rovers, Felixstowe & Walton United v Bury Town Rams. Group D: Coplestonians v Capel Plough.
Under-16s – Group A: Stowupland Falcons v Ipswich Valley Rangers, Kirkley & Pakefield Diamonds v East Bergholt Utd. Group B: Thurston v Coplestonians, Belstead United v Haverhill Rovers.
Crown Imperial Boys’ Under-12 Cup Quarter-Finals: Kirkley & Pakefield Cobras v Haverill Rovers White, Stowupland Falcons v Haverhill Rovers Blue.
Vitavia Suffolk Veterans’ Cup Quarter-Finals: Bungay Town v AFC Hoxne (2pm), Whitton Utd v Woodbridge Town (2pm), Old Times v Barham Athletic (2pm), Westbourne Warriors v Bury Town (2pm).