Ipswich bidding for fourth win in a row
AFC SUDBURY stand between Ipswich Town and a fourth successive victory in the HomeStore Self Storage Suffolk Women’s Cup.
The two teams meet in the final at the Weston Homes Community Stadium, home of Colchester United FC, in the final on Monday, kick-off 12 noon.
Ipswich have actually won the cup five times in the last six seasons – and the only team to break that sequence was AFC Sudbury, who beat Brandon Town 5-0 in the 2013-14 final.
AFC Sudbury knocked out Ipswich Town at the semi-final stage that season, winning 3-2.
Ipswich Town, who are challenging for promotion from the FA Women’s Premier League South East Division One, will start favourites against opponents who play in the East Region Women’s Premier League.
Both teams had big wins in this season’s semi-finals – Ipswich Town defeated Ipswich Wanderers 7-0 at Ransomes Sports Ground, while AFC Sudbury were 5-0 winners against Leiston St Margarets at Whitton United FC.
Ipswich have won the last three finals without conceding a goal while scoring 15 times, defeating AFC Sudbury 2-0 in 2014-15, Kirkley & Pakefield 8-0 in 2015-16 and Lowestoft Town 5-0 last season.
Players from Ipswich Town (blue shirts) and Lowestoft Town (white shirts) are pictured above shaking hands before last season’s Suffolk Women’s Cup Final.
Members of the Suffolk FA Advanced Coaching Centre and Girls’ Development Centre, which are both sponsored by HomeStore Self Storage, have been given free tickets to attend the game.
Admission to Monday’s final is £5 for adults and £3 for concessions which applies to OAPS and children aged under-16.
Pre-school children accompanied by an adult will be admitted for £1.
Anyone attending the final can also watch for free the Suffolk Boys’ Under-18 Midweek Cup Final, which kicks off afterwards at 4pm, between AFC Sudbury and Bury Town.A souvenir programme, priced £1, will be on sale.