TWO more 2020-21 county cup competitions get under way with a full programme of fixtures this weekend.
Saturday sees the start of the Total Football Suffolk Junior Cup with 14 first-round ties scheduled.
Both Melton United and Elmswell, who contested the delayed 2019-20 McDonald’s Suffolk Primary Cup Final last week, are among those involved following their promotion from Division Three of the Macron SIL last season.
Melton, who emerged 4-3 winners in the final at Stowmarket Town FC, entertain Bacton United 89, the 2016-17 winners and 2018-19 runners-up.
Elmswell, meanwhile, are on the road, away to Somersham. Elmswell’s Kieran Waller (black & white striped shirt) is pictured above opening the scoring in the final. Photograph: Paul Voller.
There is one Suffolk Senior Reserve Cup tie – Walsham-le-Willows Reserves v Capel Plough Reserves – scheduled for Saturday afternoon.
A total of 38 teams will be involved in the first round of the Suffolk Veterans’ Cup that kicks-off on Sunday afternoon.
Neither Whitton United nor Woodbridge Town, who will meet in the re-arranged final a week on Sunday, are involved, but 2014-15 and 2015-16 winners Bury Town travel to AFC Thurlow.
Needham Market, meanwhile, host Chantry Grasshoppers in the first round of the HomeStore Self Storage Suffolk Women’s Cup on Sunday.
Total Football Suffolk Junior Cup First Round: AFC Kesgrave v Hawthorn Utd, AFC Yourshirts v Grundisburgh, Bedricks Worth v Sporting 87, Brandon Town v Walsham-le-Willows ‘A’, Exning Utd v Hundon, Haverhill Rovers ‘A’ v Stanton, Melton Utd v Bacton Utd, Puddlebrook v Clare Town, Redgrave Rangers H v W Tacket Street BBOB, Somersham v Elmswell, Southwold Town v Beccles Caxton, Tattingstone United v Barham Athletic, Wenhaston Utd v Ipswich Athletic, Woolverstone Utd v Kirkley & Pakefield U23.
Suffolk Senior Reserve Cup First Round: Walsham-le-Willows Res v Capel Plough Res.
Suffolk Veterans’ Cup First Round: AFC Thurlow v Bury Town, Barham Athletic v Mendlesham, Coplestonians v Spexhall Huntsman & Hounds, Cornard Utd v AFC Hoxne, ETC Lowestoft v Taydal Old Boys, FC Railway v Bramford Road Old Boys, Felixstowe Falcons v Achilles, Hadleigh Utd v Great Blakenham Chequers, Henley Athletic v Somersham, Ipswich Park v Beccles Caxton, Kesgrave Kestrels v Wickham Market, Lakenheath Casuals v Bury Town Res, Lavenham v Capel Plough, Romeo Done v Chantry Phoenix, Sole Bay Utd v Trimley Sports and Social Club, St Clements Hospital v BOCA Norman Warriors, Stoke By Nayland v Cockfield Utd, Suffolk Police v Aldeburgh Town, Waveney v Martlesham Old Boys.
HomeStore Self Storage Suffolk Women’s Cup First Round: Needham Market v Chantry Grasshoppers.