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Three Junior Cup ties go to penalties

THREE of Saturday’s eight Suffolk Junior Cup third round ties were settled on penalties.

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.


Weekend Results



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.

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