AFC Sudbury aim for a hat-trick of wins
AFC SUDBURY will be bidding to complete a hat-trick of successes in the Suffolk Boys’ Under-18 Midweek Cup on Monday.
They face Bury Town in the final at Colchester United’s Weston Homes Community Stadium, kick-off 4pm.
AFC Sudbury have won the competition in each of the last two seasons – defeating Stowmarket Town 4-1 in the 2015-16 season and Walsham-le-Willows 5-2 in last year’s final.
AFC Sudbury (yellow shirts) are pictured above on the attack during last season’s final against Walsham-le-Willows (red shirts) at Colchester United FC.
A 3-1 semi-final victory over Kirkley & Pakefield at Woodbridge Town FC saw AFC Sudbury book their place in the final for a third year in a row.
Opponents Bury Town beat Leiston 6-5 in a penalty shoot-out after the two teams had drawn 1-1 in their last-four tie at Whitton United FC.
Both teams play in the South Division of the Thurlow Nunn Youth League, with AFC Sudbury retaining the title they won last season and Bury looking likely to finish as runners-up.
It will be Bury Town’s first appearance in the final of the Suffolk Boys’ Under-18 Midweek Cup/Sunday Cup, the competition having been split into two at the start of the 2014-15 season.
Woodbridge Town were the inaugural winners of the Suffolk Boys’ Under-18 Midweek Cup, defeating Newmarket Town 4-0 in the final.
Admission to Monday’s final is £4 for adults and £2 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 HomeStore Self Storage Suffolk Women’s Cup Final between AFC Sudbury and Ipswich Town, which kicks off at 12 noon, can also watch for free the Suffolk Boys’ Under-18 Midweek Cup Final.
A souvenir programme, priced £1, will be on sale.