BY SATURDAY night four clubs will be 90 minutes away from an appearance in the final of this season’s Total Football Suffolk Junior Cup.
The first of this season’s four quarter-finals is taking place at the King’s Marsh Stadium on Friday night as Sudbury Sports face Sporting 87, kick-off 7.45pm.
Both sides were in good goalscoring form in the last round, AFC Sudbury scoring eleven times without reply against Barham Athletic and Sporting 87 beating Bures United 5-3
The remaining three ties are the following afternoon, with an intriguing match-up between Bramford Road Old Boys, who sit third in Division Two of the Macron SIL, and Stanton, who are eighth in Division One.
Bramford were 2-1 winners at last season’s runners-up Bacton United 89 in round three, while visitors Stanton have progressed via penalties in each of the previous two rounds.
Ransomes Sports, leaders of SIL Division One, will be favourites to defeat AFC YourShirts, who are currently fourth in Division Two.
Likewise, Halesworth Town, who are second behind Ransomes Sports, will be fancied to dispose of Somersham, who are bottom of Division Two.
The semi-final draw will be filmed and broadcast live on next week’s BBC Radio Suffolk Thursday Night Sports Social programme from 8.30pm onwards.
Players from Bacton United 89 are pictured above receiving their runners-up medal from Keith Norton, Chairman of the Macron SIL, after last season’s 4-2 loss to Bildeston Rangers in the final at Portman Road.
There’s a busy day of action in store the following day, with the quarter finals of the Suffolk Sunday Shield plus last-eight ties in the Crown Imperial Suffolk Boys’ Cups and Plate competitions as well as the Suffolk Boys’ Under-18 Cup.
The semi-final draw for the Suffolk Sunday Cup will be filmed and broadcast live on next week’s BBC Radio Suffolk Thursday Night Sports Social programme from 8.30pm onwards.
The semi-final draws for the Crown Imperial Suffolk Boys’ Cups and Plate competitions will be announced via the Suffolk FA Twitter feed from 12.30pm on Monday.
Total Football Suffolk Junior Cup Quarter Final: Sudbury Sports v Sporting 87 (7.45pm).
Total Football Suffolk Junior Cup Quarter-Finals: Bramford Road Old Boys v Stanton (2pm), Ransomes Sports v AFC Yourshirts (2pm), Somersham v Halesworth Town (2pm).
Kick-offs 10.30am unless stated:
Suffolk Sunday Shield Quarter-Finals: Baltic Utd v The Exchange, Great Blakenham Chequers v Haverhill & Hove Albion, Rushmere & Diamonds v Hardwick, Sizewell Argyle v Bungay Town.
Crown Imperial Suffolk Boys’ Under-12 Cup Quarter-Finals: Haverhill Rovers White v Brandon Town Community Rovers, Lakenheath v Stowupland Falcons (11.30am), Stowmarket Town Hornets v Kirkley & Pakefield Dragons. Ransomes Sports receive a walkover into the semi -finals.
Crown Imperial Suffolk Boys’ Under-13 Cup Quarter-Finals: Bury Town EJA v Needham Market EJA, Haverhill Rovers EJA v Bury Town Colts, Stowmarket Town EJA v Kirkley & Pakefield Royals, Waveney Pumas v Leiston EJA.
Crown Imperial Suffolk Boys’ Under-14 Cup Quarter-Finals: Haverhill Rovers EJA v Long Melford Colts, Stowmarket Town EJA v Whitton Utd EJA, Stowupland Falcons v Needham Market EJA Blue, Woodbridge Town EJA v Kirkley & Pakefield Cobra.
Crown Imperial Suffolk Boys’ Under-15 Cup Quarter-Finals: AFC Sudbury EJA v Leiston EJA, Bury Town Rams v Bury Town EJA, Ipswich Valley Rangers v Stowmarket Town, Mildenhall Town v Needham Market EJA.
Crown Imperial Suffolk Boys’ Under-16 Cup Quarter-Finals: Cornard Dynamos Blue v Needham Market EJA, Felixstowe & Walton Utd v Bury Town EJA, Stowmarket Town EJA v Waveney Panthers, Walsham-le-Willows EJA v AFC Sudbury EJA.
Suffolk Boys’ Under-18 Cup Quarter-Finals: Cornard Utd v Ipswich Valley Rangers Blue, Stowupland Falcons v Framlingham Town Knights. Clare Town Lions & Claydon receive walkover victories into the semi-finals.
Crown Imperial Suffolk Boys’ Under-13 Plate Quarter Finals: Beccles Town Hornets v Capel Plough, Cornard Dynamos Blue v Lakenheath, Long Melford Colts v Moreton Hall, Stowupland Falcons v Waveney Tigers.
Crown Imperial Suffolk Boys’ Under-14 Plate Quarter-Finals: Capel Plough Cobras v Haverhill Rovers Black, Haverhill Rovers Red v Beccles Town, Moreton Hall Dynamo v Haverhill Rovers Blue, Whitton United v Moreton Hall Athletic.
Crown Imperial Suffolk Boys’ Under-15 Plate Quarter-Finals: Haverhill Rovers White v Beccles Caxton (12 noon). Brandon Town Community, Cornard Dynamo Blue and Kirkley & Pakefield Wildcats all receive walkover victories into the semi-finals.
Crown Imperial Suffolk Boys’ Under-16 Plate Quarter-Finals: Kirkley & Pakefield Kings v Mildenhall Town (12 noon), Waveney Meerkats v Ipswich Exiles White. Bury Town I&DL and Kirkley & Pakefield Panthers both receive walkover victories into the semi-finals.