BRANDON Town Community have been knocked out of this season’s Rushmere Golf Club Suffolk Sunday Cup.
Last season’s runners-up were beaten 3-0 at AFC Bergholt in the second round of on Sunday.
The Bury & District Sunday League side lost 4-3 in a penalty shoot-out to Gym United following a 2-2 draw at Bury Town FC in the delayed 2019-20 final that was played in September.
But their interest in this season’s competition came to an end along with that of fellow BDSL side Wetherden, who went down 3-2 at home to Ipswich Sunday Football League visitors Felixstowe Harpers United.
Holders Whitton United were 4-1 winners in the first round of the Best Badges Suffolk Veterans’ Cup against AFC Kesgrave, after the match was switched to Whitton United.
Paul Cudworth, the Whitton United goalkeeper, is pictured above tipping the ball to safety during last season’s 3-0 victory against Woodbridge Town in the delayed final at Hadleigh United FC. Photograph by Paul Voller.
Cornard United won Sunday’s other tie to go ahead, defeating AFC Hoxne, the 2017-18 runners-up, 5-1.
Several matches in the second round of the McDonald’s Suffolk Primary Cup fell victim to either the wet weather and postponements due to COVID-19 reasons.
Of the 18 ties that did go ahead only one went to a penalty shoot-out – Corton knocking out Southwold Town Reserves 4-3 on spot kicks after a 1-1 draw.
Elsewhere there were big wins for Sporting 87 Reserves, Grundisburgh Reserves, Waveney AFC, Stage and Hope Church, who all scored five or more goals.
McDonald’s Suffolk Primary Cup Second Round: AFC Kesgrave Res 4 Cockfield Utd Res 1, AFC Oulton v Wortham – Home Walkover Win, Aldeburgh Town 4 Beccles Town ‘A’ 1, Bacton Utd Res 2 Witnesham Wasps 4, Bramford Utd v Old Newton Utd ‘A’ – postponed, Brantham Athletic ‘A’ 2 AFC Wanderers 1, Bury Town Rams 1 Sporting 87 Res 16, Clare Town Res v Great Blakenham Chequers – postponed, Claydon ‘A’ 1 Leiston ‘A’ 3, Corton 1 Southwold Town Res 1 – Corton won 4-3 on pens, East Bergholt United ‘A’ v Barton Mills – postponed, Hope Church 5 Spexhall Huntsman & Hounds 0, Hundon Res v Elmswell Res – postponed, Ipswich Exiles v Wenhaston Utd Res – postponed, Kedington 1 Laxfield 3, Kessingland 1 Grundisburgh Res 11, Motts County Pirates 1 West Row Gunners 4, Normanston Magpies v Coddenham Athletic Res – postponed, Occold 2 FC Whitehorse 3, Saxmundham Sports Res 2 Framlingham Town ‘A’ 4, Somersham Res v Kesgrave Kestrels – postponed, Stage 6 Crusaders 1, Stonham Aspal Res v Kirton Athletic – postponed, Stowupland Falcons Res 3 Coplestonians ‘A’ 2, Thurlow v Lakenheath Casuals Res – Home win Walkover, Unity 1 Woolverstone Utd Res 0, Walsham-le-Willows ‘B’ 3 Bardwell Sports 2, Waveney AFC 8 Hawthorn Utd 1.
Rushmere Golf Club Suffolk Sunday Cup Second Round: AFC Bergholt 3 Brandon Town Community 0, Wetherden 2 Felixstowe Harpers Utd 3.
Veo Suffolk Sunday Shield Second Round: Bury Bowl v Gipping Gnats – postponed.
Best Badges Suffolk Veterans’ Cup First Round: AFC Kesgrave 1 Whitton Utd 4 – played at Whitton Utd, Cornard Utd 5 AFC Hoxne 1, Ipswich Park v Beccles Caxton – Home Walkover Win, Waveney Athletic v Woodbridge Town – postponed.