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Good away days for pair in Primary Cup

TWO teams won 6-2 away in the Suffolk Primary Cup Second Round on Saturday.

TWO teams won 6-2 away from home in the McDonald’s Suffolk Primary Cup Second Round on Saturday.

Coddenham were 6-2 winners at West Row Gunners – the same scoreline by which Southwold Town defeated Ipswich-based hosts Hope Church. Southwold’s Kieran Cliff (No.11, yellow & black striped shirt) is pictured above scoring one of his side’s goals. Photograph: Daryl Butcher

However, the biggest winners among the ten ties that took place were Claydon ‘A’ who beat Bramford United Reserves 8-1.

A single goal was sufficient to settle the outcome of two matches – Coplestonians ‘A’ overcoming Kesgrave Kestrels and Laxfield advancing at the expense of Mendlesham.

Only one tie was decided by a penalty shoot-out – Brantham Athletic ‘A’ going through 6-5 following a 1-1 draw at Needham Phoenix.

The third-round draw will be announced on Thursday, December 15th after the remaining six scheduled game have taken place this Saturday.

There was no shortage of goals in the third round of this season’s Best Badges Suffolk Sunday Trophy – 43 in eight ties at an average of 5.375 per game.

Bedfield led the way, hitting double figures away to Ipswich opponents Phoenix, while AFC Dragonfly netted seven times for the second round in a row, this time at home to The Brickmakers Arms.

Felixstowe-based The Panthers and West Suffolk Wolves both scored five times as they booked their place in Thursday’s quarter-final draw.

This will be broadcast on BBC Radio Suffolk’s Non-League Hour between 8pm and 9pm and filmed to run simultaneously on the Suffolk FA Twitter feed.

Mildenhall Town defeated Kedington 4-1 in their Best Badges Suffolk Veterans’ Cup second-round tie postponed from the previous weekend.

The two outstanding ties matches have both been scheduled for January 15th 2023.


Weekend Results



McDonald’s Suffolk Primary Cup Second Round: AFC Whitton v Grundisburgh Res – Home Win Walkover, Assington Stanley 2 Crusaders 1, Claydon ‘A’ 8 Bramford Utd Res 1, Gipping Gnats 4 East Bergholt Utd ‘A’ 1, Hope Church 2 Southwold Town 6, Kesgrave Kestrels 0 Coplestonians ‘A’ 1, Mendlesham 0 Laxfield 1, Needham Market Phoenix 1 Brantham Athletic ‘A’ – Brantham Athletic ‘A’ won 6-5 on pens, Stowupland Falcons Res 2 Redgrave Rangers 4, West Row Gunners 2 Coddenham 6.



Best Badges Suffolk Sunday Trophy Third Round: AFC Dragonfly 7 The Brickmakers Arms 1, Foxhall Utd 3 Clapgate Lane 0, Phoenix 0 Bedfield 10, Risby Greens 1 Coldham Hall 3, Stowupland Falcons 3 Thetford Wanderers 1, Taverners 1 Shotley Rose 0, The Panthers 5 Martlesham Old Boys 2, West Suffolk Wolves 5 Palgrave Wanderers 1.

Best Badges Suffolk Veterans’ Cup Second Round: Mildenhall Town 4 Kedington 1.

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