FIFTY-SIX sides will be under starter’s orders for the second round of the McDonald’s Suffolk Primary Cup this weekend.
After the first round saw just three ties played, the vast majority of entrants will get their first taste of action in this season’s competition on Saturday.
The Suffolk Primary Cup traditionally attracts more entries than any other county cup competition, and this season is no different.
Who will follow in the footsteps of AFC Sudbury A and Old Newton United Reserves, last season’s finalists, is anyone’s guess at this stage of the competition, but the picture will become clearer on Saturday night.
Action is pictured above from last season’s final between AFC Sudbury A (red shirts) and Old Newton United Reserves (yellow shirts) which AFC Sudbury A won 4-2 at Portman Road.
The third-round draw will be announced via the Suffolk FA Twitter feed next Tuesday lunchtime at 12.30pm.
There is one outstanding second round tie in the Total Football Suffolk Junior Cup to be resolved on Saturday.
Wickham Market and Sudbury Sports Academy were locked at 2-2 when the match was abandoned due to an injury to the match official. The winners will be at home to Barham Athletic in the third round.
The second round of this season’s Suffolk Veterans’ Cup is taking place this weekend.
The tie between Bury Town and Black Boy is scheduled for Friday evening, kick-off 7.45pm, with the remaining ties starting at 2pm on Sunday afternoon.
Four former winners of the competition – Bury Town, Stowupland Falcons, Whitton United and Woodbridge Town – are among the 30 teams in action this weekend.
Whitton are, of course, the current holders and should progress at home to Ipswich Phoenix, while Woodbridge Town, the team they defeated 5-1 in last season’s final, take on Old Times.
The third-round draw will be announced via the Suffolk FA Twitter feed next Wednesday lunchtime at 12.30pm.
Suffolk Veterans’ Cup Second Round: Bury Town v Black Boy (7.45pm).
Kick-offs 2pm unless stated:
McDonald’s Suffolk Primary Cup Second Round: AFC Kesgrave Res v AFC Oulton, Bardwell Sports v Clare Town Res – Home Walkover Win, Barton Mills v Bacton Utd 89 Res, Brandon Town Res v Old Newton Utd A, Brantham Athletic A v West Row Gunners, Carlton Colville Town Res v Witnesham Wasps, Cavendish v Cockfield Utd Res, Coddenham Athletic Res v Ipswich Exiles, FC Whitehorse v Grundisburgh Res, Halesworth Town Res v Mendlesham Res – Home Walkover Win, Hawthorn Utd v Elmswell, Hope Church v Somersham Res, Hundon Res v East Bergholt Utd A, Ipswich Valley Rangers v Framlingham Town A, Kirkley & Pakefield B v Ransomes Sports Res, Kirton Athletic Res v Redgrave Rangers Res, Leiston A v Coplestonians A, Melton Utd v Gunton, Occold v Bury Town Rams, Southwold Town Res v Kesgrave Kestrels, Sporting 87 Res v Lakenheath Casuals, Stage v Saxmundham Sports Res, Stowmarket Town A v Stowupland Falcons Res, Thurlow v Stonham Aspal Res – Home win Walkover, Ufford Sports Res v Claydon A, Walsham-le-Willows B v Beccles Town A, Walton Wanderers v AFC Waveney, Wenhaston Utd Res v Ipswich Athletic Res, Whitton Utd SC v Tacket Street BBOB, Wickham Market Res v Spexhall Huntsman & Hounds Res – being played at Spexhall, Wickhambrook v Kedington, Wortham v Needham Market B – Home Win Walkover.
Total Football Suffolk Junior Cup Second Round: Wickham Market v Sudbury Sports Academy.
Kick-offs 2pm unless stated:
Suffolk Veterans’ Cup Second Round: Coplestonians v Capel Plough, Beccles Caxton v Felixstowe Falcons, ETC Lowestoft v Witnesham Wasps, AFC Thurlow v Somersham, Woodbridge Town v Old Times, FC Railway v Kesgrave Kestrels, Hadleigh Utd v Suffolk Police – Home Walkover Win, Trimley Sports & Social Club v Cockfield Utd, Chantry Phoenix v AFC Hoxne, Bungay Town v Stowupland Falcons, Coplestonians Res v Spexhall Huntsman & Hounds, Walsham-le-Willows v Mendlesham, Waveney Athletic v BOCA Norman Warriors, Romeo Done v Barham Athletic, Whitton Utd v Ipswich Phoenix.