SIX county cup semi-finals are to be held on the same day.
The semi-finals of the CNet Training Suffolk Senior Cup, the Total Football Suffolk Junior Cup and the Portable Space Suffolk Senior Reserve Cup will all take place on Saturday, May 22nd.
Details of the ties are as follows:
CNet Training Suffolk Senior Cup
Bildeston Rangers v Ipswich Wanderers
Venue: Claydon FC
Framlingham Town v Lakenheath
Venue: AFC Sudbury
Total Football Suffolk Junior Cup
Stowupland Falcons v Sporting 87
Venue: Old Newton United FC
Mutford & Wrentham v Brandon Town
Venue: Bacton United 89 FC
Portable Space Suffolk Senior Reserve Cup
Framlingham Town Res v Beccles Town Res
Venue: Bungay Town FC
Woodbridge Town Res v Trimley Red Devils Res
Venue: Needham Market FC 3G
The date and venues for the McDonald’s Suffolk Primary Cup Semi-Finals will be announced following this weekend’s quarter-final ties.
Suffolk FA can now confirm that club grounds will be used for all of this season’s county cup finals.
Richard Neal, Chief Executive of Suffolk FA, said: “On March 9th, we announced our intention to complete the 2020-21 Suffolk County Cups which we had already begun, either by the end of the current season or the start of the next.
“Indeed, whilst we were not able to offer any promises over how many and which finals might be included, there was hope at that stage of playing some of the Finals in front of spectators at Portman Road towards the end of May, depending on government guidance and a number of other factors falling into place.
“There have been a number of changes at Ipswich Town FC since those positive discussions were being held. A change of ownership has led to amendments to the Portman Road pitch renovation plans and therefore the Stadium was not available to host any 2020-21 Suffolk County Cup Finals; a great shame as having the opportunity to host even a limited number of Finals as we have done in previous years would have offered a significant silver lining to a season of dark clouds.
“We are working on a schedule of concluding the county cup competitions but with Finals being played at local grounds. Whilst I appreciate the chance of playing at Portman Road may have provided special motivation for players and club officials alike, the prospect of holding a county trophy aloft is still very close.”
The date and venues for three of those finals can now be confirmed.
AFC Sudbury are to host both the Rushmere Golf Club Suffolk Sunday Cup Final and the HomeStore Self Storage Suffolk Women’s Cup Final on Sunday, May 30th.
The Sunday Cup Final will kick-off at 2pm, with the Women’s Cup Final following at 5pm.
The Portable Space Suffolk Senior Reserve Cup Final will be played at Bungay Town FC on Saturday, May 29th with a 2.30pm kick off.
Following release of the Stage 3 Return to Football guidance on May 11th, confirming spectators will be permitted to attend all matches, ticket details for all the above matches will be announced shortly.
Action is pictured above from the CNet Training Suffolk Senior Cup Quarter-Final tie last Saturday between Trimley Red Devils (red shirts) and Bildeston Rangers (blue shirts) as Trimley's Ryan Chidlow sees his shot clear the visitors' crossbar.