Junior Cup Sporting 87 Carlton Colville Nov 2021

SIL sides are on the march in Junior Cup

SPORTING 87 and Melton United were the big winners in the Suffolk Junior Cup.

SPORTING 87 and Melton United were the big winners in the Parkers Pitches Suffolk Junior Cup on Saturday.

Bury St Edmunds-based Sporting 87 made light work of their Lowestoft visitors Carlton Colville with a 9-1 victory. Sporting 87 skipper Jared LeBon is pictured scoring above.

Fellow Macron SIL side Melton United were 6-1 winners away to another Lowestoft side Waveney ‘A’, while near-neighbours Wickham Market won 3-0 at home to Wenhaston United.

Mutford & Wrentham, last season’s runners-up, are through to the last eight after a 4-2 victory over Saxmundham Sports., while Cockfield United also found the net four times to oust Somersham.

The day’s other tie saw Cavendish got through 5-4 on penalties after a goalless draw at Elmswell, who lost 4-3 to Melton United in the 2019-20 McDonald’s Primary Cup Final.

The draw for the quarter-finals will be announced via the Suffolk FA Twitter feed on Monday, December 6th at 3pm.

Macron SIL Senior Division leaders Claydon knocked Cornard United out of the CNet Training Suffolk Senior Cup.

They became the second SIL side to defeat Thurlow Nunn League Division One South opponents in this season’s first round and will now host Henley Athletic in the second round on Saturday.

The remaining second-round Suffolk Senior Reserve Cup tie between Lakenheath Reserves and Bungay Town Reserves was postponed.

The wet weekend weather account for three second round ties in the Best Badges Suffolk Veterans’ Cup, while three more were settled by penalty shoot-outs.

Capel Plough, Coplestonians and Occold all advanced after coming out on top from the spot against Thurlow, Kesgrave Kestrels and Ipswich Vale Exiles Reserves respectively.

Ipswich Vale Exiles’ first team went down 8-2 at AFC Hoxne , while the only other tie settled inside 90 minutes resulted in a 4-2 win for Hadleigh United at Wickham Market.

The draw for the third round will be announced via the Suffolk FA Twitter feed at 4pm on Monday.


Weekend Results



CNet Training Suffolk Senior Cup First Round: Claydon 3 Cornard Utd 0.

Parkers Pitches Suffolk Junior Cup Third Round: Cockfield Utd 4 Somersham 1, Elmswell 0 Cavendish 0 – Cavendish won 5-4 on pens, Mutford & Wrentham 4 Saxmundham Sports 2, Sporting 87 9 Carlton Colville Town 1, Thurston v Tattingstone Utd – match postponed, Waveney ‘A’ 1 Melton Utd 6, Wickham Market 3 Wenhaston Utd 0.

Suffolk Senior Reserve Cup Second Round: Lakenheath Res v Bungay Town Res – match postponed.



Best Badges Suffolk Veterans’ Cup Second Round: AFC Hoxne 8 Ipswich Vale Exiles 2, AFC Kesgrave v Bungay Town – Home Walkover Win, Beccles Caxton v Trimley Sports & Social Club – Home Walkover Win, BOCA Norman Warriors v Waveney Athletic – match postponed, Bury Town v Bury Town Res – match postponed, Cockfield Utd v Walsham-le-Willows – match postponed, Coplestonians 3 Kesgrave Kestrels 3 – Coplestonians won 3-1 on pens, Cornard Utd v Martlesham Old Boys – Home Walkover Win, Ipswich Revolution v Henley Athletic – Home Walkover Win, Lavenham v Spexhall Huntsman & Hounds – Away Walkover Win, Mendlesham v Lowestoft Town – Away Walkover Win, Occold 3 Ipswich Vale Exiles Res 3 – Occold won 4-3 on pens, St Clements Hospital v Whitton Utd – Away Walkover Win, Thurlow 2 Capel Plough – Capel Plough won 5-3 on pens, Wickham Market 2 Hadleigh Utd 4, Woodbridge Town v ETC Lowestoft – Home Walkover Win.

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