SUFFOLK County Cup action returns this weekend with the first of this season’s quarter-finals.
The spotlight falls on the Suffolk Sunday Cup with the stand-out tie between the holders Kitchener Taverners and Tostock Pirates, the 2016 winners.
Taverners currently top the Premier Division of the Ipswich Sunday Football League, while Tostock lead the way in Division One of the Bury & District Sunday League.
There’s also a tasty tie as Felixstowe Harpers, fifth in the ISFL, entertain Gym United, second in the BDSL and winners of this competition in both 2014 and 2015.
The third match-up is an all-BDSL affair as Horringer Social Club (3rd) face Howards (4th), while the fourth and final quarter-final sees Mellis take on Borussia Martlesham.
Mellis, four times runners-up in the Suffolk Sunday Cup including in each of the last two seasons, will be at home against the second-placed ISFL side.
Action from last season’s final at Needham Market FC is pictured above as Mellis (blue shirts) defend a corner against Kitchener Taverners, who won 4-1.
A total of 22 quarter-final ties are scheduled across six Youth competitions – 20 in the Crown Imperial Boys’ Youth Cups from Under-12 to Under-16s and also two in the Suffolk Boys’ Under-18 Sunday Cup.
Kick-offs 10.30am unless otherwise stated:
Suffolk Sunday Cup Quarter-Finals: Kitchener Taverners v Tostock Pirates, Felixstowe Harpers v Gym Utd, Horringer Social Club v Howards, Mellis v Borussia Martlesham.
Suffolk Sunday Shield Quarter-Final: Fusilier v Occold.
Crown Imperial Suffolk Boys’ Under-12 Cup Quarter-Finals: Elmswell v Kirkley & Pakefield Royals, Ipswich Valley Rangers Blue v Haverhill Rovers White, Moreton Hall v Bury Town Colts, Waveney Tigers v Footstars.
Crown Imperial Suffolk Boys’ Under-13 Cup Quarter-Finals: AFC Sudbury v AFC Sudbury EJA (12 noon), Haverhill Rovers EJA v Stowmarket Town EJA, Moreton Hall Dynamo v Haverhill Rovers Blue, Whitton Utd EJA v Woodbridge Town EJA.
Crown Imperial Suffolk Boys’ Under-14 Cup Quarter-Finals: AFC Sudbury EJA v Bury Town Colts (2pm), Brandon Town Community v Haverhill Rovers White, Stowmarket Town v Needham Market EJA, Waveney Panthers V Leiston.
Crown Imperial Suffolk Boys’ Under-15 Cup Quarter-Finals: AFC Sudbury EJA v Haverhill Rovers EJA (10am), Felixstowe & Walton Utd v Needham Market EJA, Waveney Panthers v Stowmarket Town EJA, Wickhambrook v Trimley Red Dare Devils.
Crown Imperial Suffolk Boys’ Under-16 Cup Quarter-Finals: AFC Sudbury Youth v Cornard Dynamos Blue, Leiston EJA v Needham Market EJA Blue, Needham Market EJA Green v Kirkley & Pakefield Wildcats, Stanton v AFC Sudbury EJA.
Suffolk Boys’ Under-18 Sunday Cup Quarter-Finals: Bury Town EJA v Bury Town Saints – Away win Walkover, Claydon v Ipswich Valley Rangers White, Ipswich Wanderers v Woodbridge Town EJA – Home Win Walkover, Thurston v Bacton Utd.