THE FOCUS will be on the Suffolk Senior Reserve Cup First Round on Saturday.
The 22 teams taking part will be looking to follow in the footsteps of Hadleigh United Reserves and Lakenheath Reserves, who both booked their places in the second round last weekend.
There are several ties where Macron SIL clubs will be aiming to progess at the expensed of higher-league Thurlow Nunn League clubs.
These include Achilles Reserves v Stowmarket Reserves, Capel Plough Reserves at Cornard United Reserves, Halesworth Town Reserves who travel to Framlingham Town Reserves, Henley Athletic Reserves who visit Walsham-le-Willows Reserves and Trimley Red Devils who travel to Whitton United Reserves.
Anglian Combination Division Three side Beccles Town Reserves will be hoping to make it third time lucky in this season’s competition, after losing to Woodbridge Town in each of the last two finals. They are at home to Coplestonians Reserves.
Beccles Town Reserves are pictured above equalising through Callum Grimmer (not in photograph) in last season’s final against Woodbridge Town Reserves. The Woodpeckers went on to win 2-1 in the final played at Bungay Town FC. Photograph: Paul Voller.
The one remaining first-round tie in the Parkers Pitches Suffolk Junior Cup is also taking place on Saturday as Witnesham Wasps entertain AFC Kesgrave.
There’s second-round action in the three adult men’s Sunday cups the following day.
Bury St Edmunds-based Howards are already assured of a quarter-final berth in the Suffolk Sunday Cup, after scheduled opponents Brandon Town Community folded.
There are seven ties scheduled in the Veo Suffolk Sunday Shield and 16 in the Suffolk Sunday Trophy.
Kick-offs 2.30pm unless stated:
Parkers Pitches Suffolk Junior Cup First Round: Witnesham Wasps v AFC Kesgrave.
Suffolk Senior Reserve Cup First Round: Achilles Res v Stowmarket Town Res, Beccles Town Res v Coplestonians Res, Claydon Res v Brandon Town Res, Cornard Utd Res v Capel Plough Res, East Bergholt Utd Res v Westerfield Utd Res, Framlingham Town Res v Halesworth Town Res, Ipswich Vale Exiles Res v Benhall St Mary Res, Old Newton Utd Res v Waveney Res, Ransomes Sports Res v Bildeston Rangers Res, Walsham-le-Willows Res v Henley Athletic Res, Whitton Utd Res v Trimley Red Devils Res.
McDonald’s Suffolk Primary Cup First Round: Clare Town v Great Blakenham Chequers.
Kick-offs 10.30am unless stated:
Suffolk Sunday Cup Second Round: Barrow v Occold, Howards v Brandon Town Community – Home Win Walkover, Kitchener Taverners v Trimley Raiders, Mellis v Borussia Martlesham, Moreton Hall Ferals v Holbrook Swan, Pauls v Felixstowe Harpers Utd, Portman Rovers v AFC Bergholt, Smiler v Elmsett Utd.
Veo Suffolk Sunday Shield Second Round: Baltic Utd v Leiston Orient, Eastern Electricity Old Boys v Bungay Town, Gainsborough Utd v Stoke By Clare, Hardy v Bardwell Sports, Lakenheath v Great Blakenham Chequers, Laxfield Utd v Taverners, The Feathers v Westbourne Warriors.
Suffolk Sunday Trophy Second Round: Bacton Utd 89 v West Suffolk Wolves, Brickmakers Arms v Chantry Phoenix, Coldham Hall v Athletico Once, Eye Saints v Bury Utd, Great Barton v Chedburgh, Ipswich Elite v Trinity, Melford Swan v Martlesham Old Boys, Northam Celtic v Ipswich Pythons, Phoenix v Cherrytree, Real Suffolk v The Margaret Catchpole, Risby Green v Bury Town Bisons, Thetford Wanderers v Rattlesden, Thurston v Playford Res, Tollgate v Panthers, Wamil Wasps v Bury Wanderers, Wickham Wanderers v AFC Claydon.