FLEXIBILTY will be key to completing this season’s county cup competitions.
That’s the message from Suffolk FA to clubs in response to concern as to whether the county cups should continue once ‘non-elite’ football resumes after lockdown.
Suffolk FA Chief Executive Richard Neal acknowledged that the Turners Hyundai Suffolk Premier Cup and CNet Training Suffolk Senior Cups faced the greatest pressures on league schedules being completed and expectation of the participating teams.
However, he said: “Essentially, ‘flexibility’ will continue to be the motto of this most unstable of all seasons.
“Whilst we may no longer have neat, designated round dates for every cup competition this season, which is undoubtedly easier to plan and manage, if we flexibly and collaboratively tip-toe our way forward on all fronts, allowing leagues an extended period to get some matches under their belts over Christmas/Winter, we can review in February/March and give ourselves the best chance of completing all of this season’s remaining competitions.”
Whitton United goalkeeper Paul Cudworth is pictured above making a fine save in the delayed 2019-20 Suffolk Veterans' Cup Final in which Whitton defeated Woodbridge Town 3-0 last month at Hadleigh United FC to retain the trophy. Photograph: Paul Voller