LAKENHEATH knocked out holders Achilles in the first round of this season’s CNet Training Suffolk Senior Cup.
Second-half goals from Shaun Avis and Ryan Weaver saw Achilles suffer just their second defeat in the competition in the last four seasons.
Henley Athletic, the side Achilles defeated on penalties in last season’s semi-final, came from 3-1 down to beat Haverhill Borough 4-3 to book their place in the second-round draw.
Ipswich Wanderers left it late to knock out lower league Claydon, scoring twice in the last five minutes to win 2-1.
A good-sized crowd gathered at Bildeston Rangers, who were playing their first-ever tie in the Suffolk Senior Cup against Ipswich Town, who have entered their under-18s into the competition for the first time.
Action from the match is pictured above with Bildeston (red & black quartered shirts) in possession against Ipswich Town Under-18s (blue & white shirts) at Consent Lane.
A well-taken Harley Curtis goal just after half time saw Ipswich Town Under-18s defeat the home team 1-0.
Harrison Bacon scored four times as Leiston Reserves ran out 8-1 winners at home to Bramford United, while Needham Market Reserves netted five times in the first half as they defeated Leiston St Margarets 5-0.
Ipswich Wanderers' skipper Rhys Barber (blue shirt, no.6) is pictured above heading home their 92nd minute winner against Claydon on Friday night. Photograph: Paul Voller
Old Newton United, playing their first match in the competition for several seasons, won 3-1 at home to Waveney, the 2015-16 winners.
The draw for the second round will be broadcast on BBC Radio Suffolk from 5.30pm this Saturday.
Suffolk Boys’ Sunday Cup Under-18 holders Bacton United 89 have been knocked out of this season’s competition.
They lost 4-3 on penalties away to Framlingham Town Knights following a 2-2 draw.
In the Crown Imperial Suffolk Boys’ Under-14 Cup holders Needham Market, who defeated AFC Sudbury in last season’s final, beat the same opponents 3-2 in this season’s first round.
The draws for the second-round matches of all the boys’ county cup competitions will be announced via the Suffolk FA Twitter feed this week as follows:
Tuesday: 12.30pm – Boys’ U12 Cup; 5pm – Boys’ U13 Cup
Wednesday: 12.30pm – Boys’ U14 Cup
Thursday: 12.30pm – Boys’ U16 Cup
Both the Boys' Under-15 Cup and Boys' Under-18 Cup will not have a second-round draw. Winning teams will go forward to the quarter-final draw to be held in the New Year
CNet Training Suffolk Senior Cup First Round: Ipswich Wanderers 2 Claydon 1.
CNet Training Suffolk Senior Cup First Round: Achilles 0 Lakenheath 2, AFC Sudbury Res 4 Felixstowe & Walton Utd Res 2, Benhall St Mary 2 Bourne Vale Utd 5 – played at Bourne Vale, Bungay Town 0 Framlingham Town 3, Capel Plough 0 Cornard Utd 3, Coplestonians 5 Beccles Town 2, Crane Sports 2 East Bergholt Utd 0, Debenham LC 0 Brantham Athletic Res 0 – Debenham LC won 4-2 on pens, Henley Athletic 4 Haverhill Borough 3, Ipswich Town Under-18s 1 Bildeston Rangers 0 – played at Bildeston Rangers, Leiston Res 8 Bramford Utd 1, Needham Market Res 5 Leiston St Margarets 0, Old Newton Utd 3 Waveney 1, Trimley Red Devils 4 Westerfield Utd 1.
Crown Imperial Boys’ Under-12 Cup First Round: Brandon Town CFC 2 Capel Plough Panthers 2 – Brandon Town CFC won 3-2 on pens, Bungay Town 7 Stowmarket Town Wasps 1, Haverhill Rovers White 10 Long Melford White 0, Ransomes Sports 14 Kirkley & Pakefield Royals 0.
Crown Imperial Boys’ Under-13 Cup First Round: AFC Sudbury EJA 23 Brandon Town Community 0, Beccles Town 1 Waveney Pumas 7, Bury Town Bulldogs 1 Lakenheath 7, Bury Town Colts 15 Stowmarket Town Bees 0, Bury Town EJA 6 Moreton Hall Youth 2, Capel Plough 4 Whitton Utd 1, Cornard Dynamos Blue 3 Holbrook Hornets 2, Footstars 6 Kirkley & Pakefield Dukes 1, Haverhill Rovers Black 0 Haverhill Rovers EJA 14, Haverhill Rovers Red 1 Needham Market EJA 16, Kesgrave Kestrels v Stowmarket Town EJA – Away Win Walkover, Kirkley & Pakefield 5 Stowupland Falcons 1, Long Melford Colts 1 Waveney Tigers 5, Lowestoft Town EJA 3 Leiston EJA 6.
Crown Imperial Boys’ Under-14 Cup First Round: AFC Sudbury EJA 2 Needham Market EJA 3, Brandon Town CFC 5 Bury Town EJA 4, Bury Town Colts 3 Long Melford Colts 3 – Long Melford won 4-2 on pens, Capel Plough Cobras 0 Moreton Hall Athletic 5, Haverhill Rovers EJA 6 Haverhill Rovers Blue 2, Haverhill Rovers Red 0 Moreton Hall Dynamo 6, Stowmarket Town EJA 23 Haverhill Rovers Black 0, Whitton Utd 2 Footstars 0.
Crown Imperial Boys’ Under-15 Cup First Round: Beccles Caxton 0 Needham Market EJA 13, Bourne Vale v Leiston EJA – Away Win Walkover, Brandon Town CFC 1 Bury Town Rams 11, Bury Town EJA v Cornard Utd – Home Win Walkover, Cornard Dynamos Blue 3 Stowmarket Town 3 – Stowmarket Town won 4-3 on pens, Holbrook Hornets v AFC Sudbury EJA – Away Win Walkover, Kirkley & Pakefield Wildcats 1 Ipswich Valley Rangers 11, Mildenhall Town 8 Haverhill Rovers White 1.
Crown Imperial Boys’ Under-16 Cup First Round: Lowestoft Town EJA 8 Kirkley & Pakefield Kings 1.
Suffolk Boys’ Under-18 Sunday Cup First Round: Clare Town Lions 2 Stanton 0, Framlingham Town Knights 2 Bacton Utd 89 2 – Framlingham Town Knights won 4-3 on pens, Stowupland Falcons 5 Stowmarket Town Wasps 0.