CLAYDON came close to causing an upset in the Days Sports Suffolk Senior Reserve Cup on Saturday.
The Macron SIL League A side drew 2-2 at Stowmarket Town, who won the competition in 2016-17 and have been runners-up in each of the last two seasons, before bowing out 4-2 on penalties.
There was no joy for either of the other SIL sides pitted against higher-division opposition, Capel Plough losing 7-0 at Beccles Town and East Bergholt United being beaten 4-1 by Woodbridge Town.
In the two all-SIL ties Old Newton United were 4-1 winners at Trimley Red Devils and Coplestonians were 5-3 winners in a penalty shoot-out following a 3-3 against Achilles.
The quarter-final draw for the Days Sports Suffolk Senior Reserve Cup (pictured above) will take place live on the Suffolk FA Twitter feed on Tuesday lunchtime at 12.30pm.
Natasha Thomas scored six times on her 100th appearance for the club as holders Ipswich Town won 17-0 at AFC Kesgrave in the second round of the HomeStore Suffolk Women’s Cup.
Needham Market, last season’s losing finalists, edged a close match at Bungay Town 2-1, while Henley Athletic, who only formed this season, are through to the last eight.
They won 4-3 on penalties following a 2-2 draw against Bury Town, who themselves only re-formed this season.
Brett Vale were 5-1 winners at home to Leiston St Margarets and Brantham Athletic 4-1 victors over Haverhill Rovers.
The draw for the quarter-finals will be broadcast simultaneously on the Suffolk FA Twitter feed and BBC Radio Suffolk at 2.40pm on Saturday, November 23rd.
Days Sports Suffolk Senior Reserve Cup Second Round: Beccles Town 7 Capel Plough 0, Coplestonians 3 Achilles 3 – Coplestonians won 5-3 on pens, East Bergholt Utd 1 Woodbridge Town 4, Lakenheath v Cornard Utd Res – postponed due to waterlogged pitch, Stowmarket Town 2 Claydon 2 – Stowmarket Town won 4-3 on pens, Trimley Red Devils 1 Old Newton Utd 4.
HomeStore Self Storage Suffolk Women’s Cup Second Round: AFC Kesgrave 0 Ipswich Town 17, Brantham Athletic 4 Haverhill Rovers 1, Brett Vale 5 Leiston St Margarets 1, Bungay Town 1 Needham Market 2, Haverhill Rovers Development v Beccles Town – match postponed due to waterlogged pitch, Henley Athletic 2 Bury Town 2 – Henley Athletic won 4-3 on pens, University of Suffolk v Needham Market Res – Away Win Walkover.
Crown Imperial Suffolk Boys’ Under-14 Cup Second Round: Whitton United EJA 3 Beccles Town Hornets 2.
Crown Imperial Suffolk Boys’ Under-16 Cup Second Round: Lowestoft Town EJA 2 Stowmarket Town EJA 4, Stowupland Falcons Yellows v AFC Sudbury EJA – Away Win Walkover.
Suffolk Veterans’ Cup First Round: Stowupland Falcons 3 Lowestoft Town 1.