HAVERHILL Borough edged a nine-goal thriller against Capel Plough to reach the quarter-finals of this season’s CNet Training Suffolk Senior Cup.
A topsy-turvy second round tie at The New Croft on Saturday saw Borough take a two-goal lead, only for Capel to turn the match on its head and lead 3-2 at half time.
Borough scored three times in the second period before Sean Gunn completed his hat-trick for the visitors, although to no avail.
Borough, like Capel losing semi-finalists in 2017, will now wait to see who they will meet in this season’s quarter-finals. The remaining seven ties take place this coming weekend.
Stowmarket Town served notice of their intention on Saturday to reach a third successive Days Sports Suffolk Senior Reserve Cup Final. They won 8-2 at Cornard United.
Touchline SIL League B leaders Haughley United pulled off a fine 3-1 win over Whitton United of the Thurlow Nunn Reserve League.
SIL League A side Trimley Red Devils also enjoyed a good win, beating Bungay Town 6-1 and Waveney were 5-1 winners at home to Lakenheath.
Striker Shane Murphy is pictured above completing his hat-trick for Hadleigh United (red shirts) in their 3-2 win at Westerfield United (blue shirts) on Saturday.
Fusilier again displayed their firepower with a 9-1 victory over Taverners in the third round of the Anglian Radio Kids’ Trust Suffolk Sunday Shield.
The Lowestoft-based side found the net 13 times at Carlton Colville Town in the first round, before receiving a walkover win in round two.
That ten-goal aggregate was matched by Elmsett United’s 6-4 victory over Wetherden and Holbrook Swan’s win by the same margin against Sizewell Argyle.
Lavenham, runners-up in the Suffolk Sunday Trophy in 2017, were 5-0 winners at Eastbury Eagles in Sunday’s third round.
Haverhill & Hove Albion also netted five times, hosts Breda scoring a lone reply, while holders Bardwell Sports beat Thurston 4-0 to book their place in this season’s quarter-finals.
CNet Training Suffolk Senior Cup Second Round: Haverhill Borough 5 Capel Plough 4.
Days Sports Suffolk Senior Reserve Cup Second Round: Cornard Utd 2 Stowmarket Town 8, Haughley Utd 3 Whitton Utd 1, Long Melford 3 Mildenhall Town 0, Trimley Red Devils 6 Bungay Town 1, Waveney 5 Lakenheath 1, Westerfield Utd 2 Hadleigh Res 3.
Anglian Radio Kids’ Trust Suffolk Sunday Shield Third Round: Amboed Utd v Ixworth Pykkerell – Home Walkover, Elmsett Utd 6 Wetherden 4, Fusilier 9 Taverners 1, Godolphin 0 Occold 5, Holbrook Swan 6 Sizewell Argyle 4, Playford 0 Capel Plough 0 – Capel Plough won 4-2 on pens, Walton Wanderers 3 Bungay Town 1, Westbourne Warriors 2 Rosary 1.
Suffolk Sunday Trophy Third Round: Abbotts 07 1 Stoke By Clare 2, Assington 3 Elmswell Youth 1, Bradwell Sports 4 Thurston 0, Breda 1 Haverhill & Hove Albion 5, Eastbury Eagles 0 Lavenham 5, Great Blakenham Chequers Res 2 Great Barton 0, Hardy v Wickham Wanderers – Home Walkover Win, Monarchs v The Kings Arms – Match Abandoned.