TWO sides defeated higher-league opposition to reach the semi-finals of this season’s Total Football Suffolk Junior Cup.
Macron SIL Division Two sides Bramford Road Old Boys and AFC YourShirts beat Division One opponents Stanton and Ransomes Sports respectively on Saturday.
BROB, who had already knocked out at last season’s runners-up Bacton United 89, put five past Stanton without reply.
AFC YourShirts won 5-4 on penalties at Division One leaders Ransomes Sports following a 1-1 draw.
Halesworth Town, who are second behind Ransomes Sports in Division One, were 6-1 winners away to Somersham.
The previous evening Sudbury Sports were the first side to book their semi-final spot thanks to a 4-1 victory over Sporting 87, last season's losing semi-finalists, on Friday night.
AFC Sudbury players are pictured above celebrating one of their goals. Photograph by Steve Screech.
The semi-final draw will be filmed and broadcast live on BBC Radio Suffolk’s Thursday Night Sports Social programme from 8.30pm onwards.
All of Sunday’s scheduled quarter-finals in the Suffolk Sunday Shield and Crown Imperial Boys’ Cups and Plate competitions as well as the Suffolk Boys’ Under-18 Cup were postponed due to the high winds.
Suffolk FA took the decision on Saturday morning to make a blanket postponement of all Sunday’s fixtures.
Adrian Moye, Suffolk FA County Cups Competitions Manager, said: “The decision to postpone all of yesterday’s county cup games was made in response to the Amber weather warning. With it being quarter-finals some clubs would be travelling longer distances than normal and road conditions such as the possibility of fallen trees etc all conspired to make it an easy and safe decision to postpone games.
“Had we not called games off and people got to the matches and back safely the spectacle of a county cup quarter-final would have been farcical with the strong winds.
“All the Youth county cup matches postponed yesterday will now take place Sunday, March 1st as the next two weekends are school holidays and with parents taking children on holiday, it’s not good to expect county cup games to go ahead when some players may not be there through no fault of their own.
“As for the Suffolk Sunday Shield Quarter-Finals they will now take place on Sunday, March 8th.”
The semi-final draw for the Suffolk Sunday Cup will be filmed and broadcast live on BBC Radio Suffolk Thursday Night Sports Social programme from 8.30pm onwards.
However, the semi-final draws for the Crown Imperial Suffolk Boys’ Cups and Plate competitions, which were due to be announced via the Suffolk FA Twitter feed at 12.30pm on Monday, have been postponed until after March 1st.
Total Football Suffolk Junior Cup Quarter Final: Sudbury Sports 4 Sporting 87 1.
Total Football Suffolk Junior Cup Quarter Final: Bramford Road Old Boys 5 Stanton 0, Ransomes Sports 1 AFC Yourshirts 1 – AFC YourShirts won 5-4 on pens, Somersham 1 Halesworth Town 6.
All scheduled ties listed below were postponed:
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, 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. 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, Waveney Meerkats v Ipswich Exiles White. Bury Town I&DL and Kirkley & Pakefield Panthers both receive walkover victories into the semi-finals.