Three county cup victories for IVR
IPSWICH Valley Rangers won three titles at the Crown Imperial Youth Cup Finals Day.
They were successful in the Boys’ Under-12 Cup Final, defeating Kirkley & Pakefield 3-2 on penalties – the only final not to be settled in normal time – following a 1-1 draw.
IVR also won the Girls’ Under-13 Cup Final, M’Leah Wright scoring six times in their 13-1 victory over East Bergholt United, and the Girls’ Under-14 Cup Final, winning 3-0 versus Waveney Lionesses.
Ipswich Valley Rangers score their second goal in their 3-0 victory over Waveney Lionesses in the Girls' Under-14 Cup Final.
They were among a total of ten Youth Cup finals organised by Suffolk FA which were held at the Ipswich Town Training Centre at Playford Road with the help of Ipswich Wanderers FC on Sunday.
There were two county cups apiece for AFC Sudbury and Needham Market, Needham edging the three head-to-head finals two-to-one, although it was AFC Sudbury won lifted the Boys’ Under-15 Minor Cup after a thrilling final ended 5-4 in their favour. The main image shows AFC Sudbury celebrating with the Minor Cup.
Needham Market celebrate scoring their second goal in the Boys' Under-16 Cup Final against AFC Sudbury.
AFC Sudbury also claimed the Boys’ Under-13 Cup thanks to a 5-1 success in the final against Whitton United.
Bacton United 89, whose first team play in the KBB NEFF Suffolk Junior Cup Final at Portman Road on Tuesday evening, beat Bury Town Saints 2-1 in the Boys’ Under-18 Cup Final.
Bacton United 89 celebrate after winning the Boys' Under-18 Cup Final against Bury Town Saints.
Stowupland Falcons, who won last season’s Girls’ Under-15 Cup, took home the Girls’ Under-16 Cup after a narrow 2-1 triumph versus Capel Plough.
Just a week after refereeing the SSE Women’s FA Cup Final in front of 43,264 spectators at Wembley, Suffolk official Abi Byrne was an assistant referee for the final.
Suffolk official Abi Byrne running the line at the Girls' Under-16 Cup Final between Capel Plough and Stowupland Falcons.
The cups and medals were presented by Roger Peck, on behalf of Youth Cup competition sponsors Crown Imperial.
Crown Imperial Boys' Under-12 Cup Final: Ipswich Valley Rangers Blue 1 Kirkley & Pakefield Royals 1 - Ipswich Valley Rangers won 3-2 on pens.
Crown Imperial Boys’ Under-13 Cup Final: AFC Sudbury 5 Whitton United 1.
Crown Imperial Boys’ Under-14 Cup Final: AFC Sudbury 0 Needham Market 1.
Crown Imperial Boys’ Under-15 Cup Final: AFC Sudbury 5 Needham Market 4.
Crown Imperial Boys’ Under-16 Cup Final: AFC Sudbury 3 Needham Market 4.
Suffolk Boys’ Under-18 Cup Final: Bacton United 2 Bury Town Saints 1.
Girls’ Under-12 Cup Final: Waveney 2 Haverhill Rovers 0.
Girls’ Under-13 Cup Final: Ipswich Valley Rangers 13 East Bergholt United 1.
Girls’ Under-14 Cup Final: Waveney 0 Ipswich Valley Rangers 3.
Girls’ Under-16 Cup Final: Capel Plough 1 Stowupland Falcons 2.