Goals Galore in Junior Cup ties
THERE were goals galore in the first round of this season’s Suffolk Junior Cup.
A total of 60 goals were scored in just ten ties on Saturday – an average of six per game – with Bramford Road Old Boys leading the way. They won 10-1 at Ipswich Valley Rangers.
Bildeston Rangers also had their shooting boots on, finding the net eight times in an 8-1 victory over Coddenham Athletic.
Brandon Town, losing semi-finalists in each of the last two seasons, bowed out at the first hurdle, beaten 5-2 at home by Sporting 87.
Bacton United 89, winners of the competition in 2017 and losing semi-finalists last season, also hit five, winning 5-1 away to Walsham-le-Willows A.
AFC YourShirts, runners-up in each of the last two seasons in the Suffolk Primary Cup, made a winning start in their first Suffolk Junior Cup tie, edging past Barham Athletic 4-3.
AFC YourShirts (red & black shirts) are pictured in action against Bures United (blue shirts) in last season’s Suffolk Primary Cup Final at Portman Road which Bures won 2-0.
Three ties ended all square after 90 minutes and were settled by penalty shoot-outs, with Southwold Town, Stonham Aspal and Tuddenham 08 all going through.
The draw for the second round will be announced on the Suffolk FA Twitter feed at 12.30pm on Tuesday.
The first round matches in the Crown Imperial Boys Cups were disrupted by the wet weather on Sunday, with ten ties postponed due to waterlogged pitches.
In the Crown Imperial Boys’ Under-18 Cup the most eye-catching scoreline was a 7-7 draw between Mildenhall Town and Bury Town, with Bury Town winning 6-5 on penalties.
Woodbridge Town also required spot kicks to book their place in the second round, winning 4-3 against West Row following a 3-3 draw.
The draw for the second round of the Crown Imperial Boys’ Cup will now not take place until after the postponed matches have been played on October 7th.
Suffolk Junior Cup First Round: Barham Athletic 3 AFC Yourshirts 4, Bildeston Rangers 8 Coddenham Athletic 1, Brandon Town 2 Sporting 87 5, Ipswich Valley Rangers 1 Bramford Road Old Boys 10, Mutford & Wrentham 4 Oulton Broad 3, Somersham 1 Stonham Aspal 1 – Stonham Aspal won 4-3 on pens, Southwold Town 1 Beccles Caxton 1 – Southwold Town won 4-1 on pens, Tuddenham 08 2 Clare Town 2 – Tuddenham 08 won 5-3 on pens , Walsham-le-Willows A 1 Bacton Utd 89 5, Wickham Market 4 Ipswich Athletic 1.
Days Sports Suffolk Senior Reserve Cup First Round: Bramford Utd Res 1 Waveney Res 3.
Crown Imperial Boys’ Under-12 Cup First Round: AFC Sudbury v Capel Plough Away Win Walkover, Beccles Town Hornets 1 Waveney Tigers 4, Bury Town Bulldogs 0 Moreton Hall Youth 5, Bury Town Rams 7 Lakenheath 1, Cornard Dynamos Yellows v Cornard Dynamos Blues – postponed, DAFA 0 Footstars 7, Haverhill Rovers Black v Haverhill Rovers White – Away Win Walkover, Haverhill Rovers Blue 7 Brandon Town Community 0, Haverhill Rovers Red 0 Bury Town Colts 9, Ipswich Exiles White 0 Whitton Utd 5, Kirkley & Pakefield Knights v Waveney Pumas – postponed, Kirkley & Pakefield Monarchs v Stowupland Falcons – postponed, Kirkley & Pakefield Royals v Kirkley & Pakefield Dukes – postponed, Sole Bay Utd 0 Ipswich Valley Rangers 9, Stowmarket Town Bees 0 Stowmarket Town Hornets 3, Walsham-le-Willows 1 Elmswell 3.
Crown Imperial Boys’ Under-13 Cup Second Round: Bungay Town Black Dogs 6 Waveney Thundercats 0, Capel Plough Cobras 0 Long Melford Colts 4, Clare Town Lions 3 Saxmundham Sports 1, Haverhill Rovers Black 0 Haverhill Rovers Blue 5, Haverhill Rovers EJA 15 Lakenheath 1, Kirkley & Pakefield Cobra v Whitton Utd SYFL – postponed, Kirkley & Pakefield Viper 1 Footstars 4, Moreton Hall Youth Athletic 1 Bury Town Colts 2, Moreton Hall Youth Dynamos v Brandon Town Community – postponed, Ransomes Sports v Woodbridge Town – Away Win Walkover, Red Lodge v Mildenhall Town JPL – Home Win Walkover, Sole Bay Utd v Whitton Utd EJA – Away Win Walkover, Stowmarket Town Hornets 2 AFC Sudbury EJA 13, Stowmarket Town Youth v Needham Market Blue EJA - postponed, Stowupland Falcons 0 AFC Sudbury ISYL – AFC Sudbury won 4-3 on pens, Walsham-le-Willows 0 Needham Market EJA 7.
Crown Imperial Boys’ Under-14 Cup First Round: Brandon Town Community 2 Kirkley & Pakefield Wildcats 0, Bury Town Rams 0 Haverhill Rovers White 9, Cornard Dynamos Blues v AFC Sudbury EJA – postponed, Elmswell v Needham Market – Away Win Walkover, Mildenhall Town v Bury Town Colts – postponed, Stowmarket Town Hornets 6 AFC Sudbury Falcons 0.
Crown Imperial Boys’ Under-15 Cup First Round: AFC Sudbury 8 Walsham-le-Willows Warriors 0, Brandon Town Community 0 Haverhill Rovers White 9, Cornard Dynamos Red v Needham Market – Away Win Walkover, Felixstowe & Walton Utd 7 Kirkley & Pakefield Panthers 1, Mildenhall Town v Walsham-le-Willows EJA – Away Win Walkover, Moreton Hall Black Panthers 3 Stowmarket Town 11, Saxmundham Sports 1 Waveney Lions 1 – Waveney Lions won 4-2 on pens, Trimley Red Dare Devils v Whitton Utd SYFL – Home Win Walkover, Waveney Jaguars 20 Chantry Grasshoppers 2, Waveney Meerkats 3 Kirkley & Pakefield Kings 2.
Crown Imperial Boys’ Under-16 Cup First Round: AFC Sudbury v Red Lodge – Home Win Walkover, Bardwell Sports Thunder 2 Kedington 2 – Bardwell Sports Thunder won 4-1 on pens, Kirkley & Pakefield Comet v Wickham Market – postponed, Stowmarket Town 5 Brandon Town Community 1, Whitton Utd 0 Leiston 6.
Crown Imperial Boys’ Under-18 Cup First Round: Claydon v Elmswell – Home Win Walkover, Ipswich Valley Rangers White 4 Ipswich Valley Rangers Blue 0, Mildenhall Town 7 Bury Town 7 – Bury Town won 6-5 on pens, Woodbridge Town 3 West Row 3 – Woodbridge Town won 4-3 on pens.