SIL sides to meet in cup semi-finals

TWO SIL sides meet in the semi-finals of the Suffolk Senior Cup on Friday.

CRANE Sports will meet fellow SIL side Coplestonians in the semi-finals for the CNet Training Suffolk Senior Cup on Friday .

The tie is taking place at Bloomfields, home of Needham Market FC, kick-off 7.45pm.

Coplestonians had a more than convincing 5-1 win in the quarter finals against Debenham LC to progress to the last four, before the competition was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Crane Sports defeated their higher-league opposition Leiston Reserves 3-0 in the quarter-finals.

Cranes narrowly missed out on winning the cup in the 2016-17 campaign, losing 2-1 to current holders Achilles in the final.

The second tie sees Henley Athletic face 2012-13 winners Ipswich Wanderers at Whitton United FC on Wednesday, September 16th, kick-off 7.45pm.

Henley came from behind, with a second-half goal, to secure their place in the semi-finals with a 2-1 win over Ipswich Town Under-18s.

Ipswich Wanderers, meanwhile, beat SIL side Old Newton United 1-0 at their home ground.

In accordance with The FA's return to football guidance, the semi-finals will have limited crowds. Tickets can be purchased here

Henley Athletic (red shirts) are pictured above in action against Ipswich Under 18s (blue shirts) in their 2019-20 quarter-final tie.