IT IS five seasons ago that Witnesham Wasps played out a memorable Suffolk Primary Cup Final against Adhara.
The match ended 4-4 after extra time before Adhara clinched the cup courtesy of a 5-4 win in a penalty shoot-out.
Witnesham Wasps have not appeared in a final since, but have the opportunity to take the first step towards doing so on Saturday.
The Touchline SIL Division Three side, who currently occupy fourth place in the table, entertain Saxmundham Sports in the first round of this season’s competition.
Their visitors sit second from bottom of Division One and without a point from their opening four games.
That is one of six first-round Primary Cup ties and there are a further five in the first round of this season’s Days Sports Suffolk Senior Reserve Cup.
Of the ten sides in action, Leiston St Margarets Reserves progressed furthest in the competition last season, before losing 3-2 in the quarter-finals to eventual runners-up Stowmarket Town.
Sunday sees the start of this season’s Crown Imperial Girls’ Cups runs by Suffolk FA with matches in the Under-12 and Under-16 competitions.
There are also one match apiece in the Crown Imperial Boys’ Under-14 Cup and the Suffolk Boys’ Under-18 Sunday Cup.
Action is pictured above from last season’s Suffolk Primary Cup Final at Portman Road in which Bures United (blue shirts) beat AFC YourShirts (red & black striped shirts) 2-0 at Portman Road.
Suffolk Primary Cup First Round: Chantry Grasshoppers v Felixstowe Rangers, Cockfield Utd Res v East Bergholt A, Hope Church v AFC Kesgrave Res, Kirkley & Pakefield B v Roman Hill, Walsham-le-Willows B v AFC Sudbury A, Witnesham Wasps v Saxmundham Sports Res.
Days Sports Suffolk Senior Reserve Cup First Round: Benhall St Mary Res v Walsham-le-Willows Res, Cornard Utd Res v Henley Athletic Res, Leiston St Margarets Res v Capel Plough Res, Long Melford Res v East Bergholt Utd Res, Westerfield Utd Res v Beccles Town Res.
Crown Imperial Girls’ Under-12 Cup First Round: Cornard Dynamos v Haverhill Rovers, Waveney Foxes v Ipswich Valley Rangers Blue.
Crown Imperial Girls’ Under-16 Cup First Round: AFC Kesgrave v Waveney Lionesses, Bury Town Rams v Capel Plough, Kirkley & Pakefield Sapphires v Ipswich Valley Rangers, Waveney Under-15 Foxes v Waveney Leopards.
Crown Imperial Boys’ Under-14 Cup First Round: Waveney Panthers v Haverhill Town (1pm).
Suffolk Boys’ Under-18 Sunday Cup First Round: Haverhill Town v Bury Town Saints.