THE winners of three of Saturday’s eight Suffolk Junior Cup third round ties were settled on penalties.
Halesworth Town, Mutford & Wrentham and Shotley all reached the quarter-finals after emerging victorious in shoot-outs.
Southwold Town and Halesworth Town were deadlocked at 1-1 before Halesworth won the subsequent shoot-out 4-3.
Ransomes Sports and Mutford & Wrentham also finished 1-1 after 90 minutes, before the visitors won 5-4 on penalties. Steve Morris (red shirt, second right) is pictured above scoring the opening goal for Ransomes Sports. Photograph courtesy of Daryl Butcher.
It was goalless between AFC YourShirts, runners-up in the Suffolk Primary Cup in each of the last two seasons, and Shotley, who also went through 5-4 on penatlies.
Holders AFC Kesgrave kept on course to retain the trophy they won at Portman Road last May thanks to a 3-0 victory over Hundon, while Sporting 87 were 2-0 winners at Wickham Market.
The other three matches were all settled by a single goal – the clash between the top two sides in Division One of the Touchline SIL ending 3-2 in favour of Bildeston Rangers against Old Newton United.
There were also narrow wins for both Bacton United 89, the 2017 winners, who won 2-1 at Kesgrave Kestrels and Tacket Street BBOB, who won by the same margin at Woolverstone United.
Monarchs, last season’s losing finalists, are through to the quarter-finals of this season’s Suffolk Sunday Trophy, following a 3-2 wins versus The Kings Arms. They will now be away to Haverhill & Hove Albion.
There were two big wins in the third round of the Suffolk Veterans’ Cup on Sunday afternoon.
ETC Lowestoft defeated visitors Trimley Sports & Social Club 14-1, while Whitton United, whose side included ex-Ipswich Town defender Titus Bramble, beat Taydal Old Boys 10-0.
Two ties went to penalties – Walsham-le-Willows edged past Barham Athletic 10-9 after a goalless draw and two-times former winners Bury Town bowed out 5-4 on penalties to Capel Plough after they had shared four goals.
AFC Hoxnes, last season’s runners-up, defeated Old Times 3-2 to reach the last eight and Westbourne’s long trip to Lowestoft Town was a successful one, resulting in a 2-1 win.
Suffolk Junior Cup Third Round: AFC Kesgrave 3 Hundon 0, AFC YourShirts 0 Shotley 0 – Shotley won 5-4 on pens, Bildeston Rangers 3 Old Newton Utd 2, Kesgrave Kestrels 1 Bacton Utd 89 2, Ransomes Sports 1 Mutford & Wrentham – Mutford & Wrentham won 5-4 on pens, Southwold Town 1 Halesworth Town 1 – Halesworth Town won 4-3 on pens, Wickham Market 0 Sporting 87 2, Woolverstone Utd 1 Tacket Street Old Boys 2.
Suffolk Sunday Trophy Third Round: Monarchs 3 The Kings Arms 2.
Suffolk Veterans’ Cup Third Round: AFC Hoxne 3 Old Times 2, Bury Town 2 Capel Plough 2 – Capel Plough won 5-4 on pens, ETC Lowestoft 14 Trimley Sports & Social Club 1, Lowestoft Town 1 Westbourne 2, Suffolk Police v Woodbridge Town – Away Win Walkover, Taydal Old Boys 0 Whitton Utd 10, Trimley Sports & Social Club Res v Coplestonians – Away Win Walkover, Walsham-le-Willows 0 Barham Athletic 0 – Walsham-le-Willows won 10-9 on pens.