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Albion bid to erase painful memory

THE 2019-20 Suffolk Sunday Shield and Sunday Trophy will both be decided this weekend.

HAVERHILL & Hove Albion will this weekend bid to erase the painful memory of their appearance in the last ‘Super Sunday’ to take place.

They lost 6-0 in the 2018-19 Suffolk Sunday Trophy Final to Lavenham at Needham Market FC.

They will return there on Sunday to face Rushmere & Diamonds in the delayed 2019-20 Suffolk Sunday Shield Final, kick-off 10am on the 3G pitch at Bloomfields.

Haverhill & Hove Albion will be playing in Division One of the Treadfirst Sudbury & Haverhill District Sunday Football League when their season starts.

Rushmere & Diamonds, meanwhile, will be playing in Division Two of the Ipswich Sunday Football League.

Both sides had emphatic wins in their semi-final ties that took place in mid-March just before the country went into lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Haverhill & Hove Albion were 7-0 victors over Sizewell Argyle at Ransomes Sports FC, while Rushmere & Diamonds defeated Baltic United 3-0 at Old Newton United FC.

The match will be followed by the 2019-20 Suffolk Sunday Trophy Final which will be an all-Ipswich Sunday Football League affair between Hardy and Thrasher United.

Hardy, who play in ISFL Division Two, required a late winner to defeat Smiler from Division One of the Bury & District Sunday League 2-1 at Bourne Vale Sports Club in their semi-final.

Players from Hardy are pictured above celebrating the winning goal.

Thrasher United, meanwhile, won 4-2 at Old United FC against fellow ISFL Division Three side Chantry Phoenix.

The final on the 3G pitch at Bloomfields will kick-off at 12.45pm.

This will be followed by the culmination to ‘Super Sunday’ on the main pitch with the HomeStore Self Storage Women’s Cup Final between Brettvale and Ipswich Town, kick-off 3pm.

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