Woolverstone start Primary Cup bid
SIX teams will this weekend take the first tentative steps towards a possible final appearance in this season’s newly-named McDonald’s Suffolk Primary Cup.
Three first-round ties are scheduled for Saturday afternoon in the competition that traditionally attracts the highest number of entries among the Saturday adult county cup competitions.
Woolverstone United reached the quarter-finals of last season’s competition, before being soundly beaten 5-0 by Old Newton United Reserves. They travel to Hope Church.
The draw for the second round will be announced via the Suffolk FA Twitter feed on Tuesday at 12.30pm.
Sunday sees second-round action in the Suffolk Sunday Cup, Shield and Trophy.
With holders Gym United already guaranteed a place in the last eight following the withdrawal of Rushmere Lions, Kitchener Taverners and Mellis will go head-to-head in a repeat of the 2017-18 final.
Kitcheners won 4-1 on that occasion at Needham Market FC, and the Ipswich Sunday Football League leaders will be looking for a repeat against their Bury & District Sunday League opponents, who currently occupy bottom sport in Division One.
The draw for the quarter-final will be broadcast live via the Suffolk FA Twitter feed at 12.30pm on Wednesday.
In the Suffolk Sunday Shield Leiston Orient, the 2016-17 winners, are on the road at Bungay Town, who won the competition in both 2012-13 and 2013-14.
The third-round draw will be announced via the Suffolk FA Twitter feed at 12.30pm on Thursday.
Bardwell Sports, winners of the Suffolk Sunday Trophy in 2017-18, host Chedburgh in the second round of this season’s competition.
The draw for the third round will be announced via the Suffolk FA Twitter feed at 12.30pm on Friday.
Action is pictured above from last season's Suffolk Primary Cup Final as AFC Sudbury A (red shirts) celebrate one of their goals in their 4-2 victory over Old Newton United Reserves (yellow shirts) at Portman Road.
McDonald’s Suffolk Primary Cup First Round: Hope Church v Woolverstone Utd Res, Kesgrave Kestrels v Mutford & Wrentham Res, Stanton Res v Stowupland Falcons Res.
Suffolk Sunday Cup Second Round: AFC Bergholt v Borussia Martlesham, Holbrook Swan v Howards, Horringer v Brandon Community, Rushmere Lions v Gym Utd – Away Win Walkover, Kitchener Taverners v Mellis, Moreton Hall 96 v Pin Mill Pirates, Portman Rovers v Pauls, Tostock Pirates v Wetherden.
Suffolk Sunday Shield Second Round: Belchamp v Baltic Utd, Bungay Town v Leiston Orient, Bury Bowl v Hardwick, Eastern Electricity Old Boys v Rosary Con Club, FC Monarchs v Taverners, Godolphin v Vikings, Great Blakenham Chequers v Honington – Home Walkover Win, Haverhill & Hove Albion v Barrow, Laxfield Utd v Occold, Prince of Wales v Melford Working Men’s Club, Rushmere & Diamonds v Eastbury, Shotley Rose v Playford, Sizewell Argyle v Martlesham Old Boys, The Exchange v Lakenheath, The Feathers v Elmsett Utd, Trimley Raiders v Boleyn.
Suffolk Sunday Trophy Second Round: Abbotts 07 v West Suffolk Wolves, AFC Claydon v Wickham Wanderers, Bardwell Sports v Chedburgh, Breda v JB Sap Utd, Bury Wanderers v AFC Thurston, Cherrytree v Great Blakenham Chequers Res, Crafted Athletic v The Feathers Res, Elmswell Athletic v Coldham Hall, Eye Saints v Gainsborough Uted, Hardy FC v Rosary Con Res, Ipswich Elite v Kesgrave Kestrels, Playford Res v Ipswich Pythons, Stowmarket Utd v Chantry Phoenix, Thrasher Utd v Rattlesden, Thurston v Smiler, Trinity v Phoenix.