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Big wins in Junior Cup opening round

THERE were some high-scoring games in the first round of the Suffolk Junior Cup.

THERE were some high-scoring games in the first round of this season’s Total Football Suffolk Junior Cup.

Sporting 87, last season’s losing semi-finalists, won 8-0 away to Suffolk Punch Haverhill, while Hundon were 8-2 winners at home to Stoke by Nayland.

Lowestoft-based First & Last defeated Tacket Street BBOB 7-1, while two teams netted six on the road – Wickham Market won 6-0 at Thurston and Somersham 6-1 at Ipswich Athletic.

AFC Kesgrave, winners of this competition two seasons ago, bowed out at the first hurdle, beaten 3-1 at Barham Athletic.

Seven-times Suffolk Senior Cup winners Grundisburgh, whose 38-year stay in the Senior Division of the SIL ended last season, went down 3-2 at home to Sudbury Sports Academy.

Pictured above are Kirkley & Pakefield Under-23s (royal blue shirts) versus Spexhall Huntsman & Hounds (navy blue shirts) in a league game earlier this season. The two teams met in Saturday's first round, with Spexhall Huntsman & Hounds winning 1-0.

The second-round draw will be announced live via the Suffolk FA Twitter feed on Wednesday at 12.30pm.

Washam-le-Willows, last season’s winners of the Days Sports Suffolk Senior Reserve Cup, are out of this season’s competition.

They lost 1-0 at home to Beccles Town, who will be joined in round two by last season’s runners-up Stowmarket Town, 8-0 winners at home to Waveney.

The three ties in the first round of the Crown Imperial Girls’ Under-13 Cup saw holders Ipswich Valley Rangers go out 3-2 at Felixstowe & Walton United.

There were also wins for Kesgrave Kestrels and Ipswich Exiles.


Weekend Results



Total Football Suffolk Junior Cup First Round: AFC Yourshirts 3 Carlton Colville Town 3 – YourShirts won 3-2 on pens, Barham Athletic 3 AFC Kesgrave 1, Bungay Town v Coddenham Athletic – Away Win Walkover, Cockfield Utd 5 Mutford & Wrentham 2, Exning Utd 2 Brandon Town 1, First & Last 7 Tacket Street BBOB 1, Grundisburgh 2 Sudbury Sports Academy 3, Hearts of Oak v Kirton Athletic – Away Win Walkover, Hundon 8 Stoke by Nayland 2, Ipswich Athletic 1 Somersham 6,  Kirkley & Pakefield Under-23 0 Spexhall Huntsman & Hounds 1, Mendlesham 1 Tattingstone Utd 3, Redgrave Rangers 1 Bures Utd 3,  Saxmundham Sports 2 Woolverstone Utd 1, Southwold Town 5 Redwood Utd 0, Stonham Aspal 1 Ufford Sports 3, Stowupland Falcons 2 Stanton 3, Suffolk Punch Haverhill 0 Sporting 87 8, Thurston 0 Wickham Market 6.

Days Sports Suffolk Senior Reserve Cup First Round: Stowmarket Town Res 8 Waveney Res 0, Walsham-le-Willows Res 0 Beccles Town Res 1.



Crown Imperial Suffolk Girls’ Under-13 Cup First Round: Brandon Town Community 0 Ipswich Exiles 3, Felixstowe & Walton Utd 3 Ipswich Valley Rangers 2, Kesgrave Kestrels 8 Capel Plough 0.

Suffolk Veterans' Cup First Round: Martlesham Old Boys v Old Times – Away Win Walkover.

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