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Tattingstone one win from Cup Final

TATTINGSTONE United are one win away from a first Suffolk Junior Cup Final appearance.

TATTINGSTONE United are one win away from a first Parkers Pitches Suffolk Junior Cup final appearance.

They are through to the last four after defeating fellow Macron SIL Division One side Sporting 87 3-1 on penalties following a 1-1 draw at the Victory Ground in Bury St Edmunds on Saturday.

The three other sides to reach the semi-final stage have all previously appeared in the final once before.

Mutford & Wrentham, who were runners-up to Stowupland Falcons in last season’s final, are within striking distance of a return after they also required spot kicks to decide the outcome of their tie.

The home team, who play in Division Four of the Fosters Solicitors Anglian Combination, won 5-4 on penalties following a 1-1 draw with Cockfield United.

Stowupland Falcons lost their grip on the cup when they went down 3-0 at home to Wickham Market, whose only previous Suffolk Junior Cup Final appearance came as far back as the 1937-38 season. Wickham Market (navy blue shirts) are pictured above putting pressure on the Stowupland Falcons (yellow shirts) goal.

The semi-final line-up is completed by Essex & Suffolk Border League Division One outfit Cavendish, who edged past Melton United of the SIL 1-0.

The draw for the semi-finals will be broadcast on BBC Radio Suffolk’s Non-League Hour next Thursday between 8pm and 9pm.

A repeat of last season’s Suffolk Sunday Cup Final between Ipswich Sunday Football League sides Kitchener Taverners and AFC Bergholt remains a possibility following Sunday’s quarter-finals.

AFC Bergholt scored the only goal of the game to oust Premier Logos Bury & District Sunday League side Howards, while Kitchener Taverners put six past Elmsett United without reply.

The BDSL will be represented by both Barrow, 1-0 winners against Borussia Martlesham, and Moreton Hall Ferals.

Moreton Hall 96 also progressed to the last four of a county cup competition, after they won 3-1 on penalties following a 2-2 draw in the Veo Suffolk Sunday Shield against last season’s runners-up Gainsborough United.

Leiston Orient, who won the Suffolk Sunday Shield in the 2016-17 season, moved a step closer to another final appearance thanks to a 4-1 victory over Westbourne Warriors.

Great Blakenham were 6-2 winners at home to Bungay Town to make it three ISFL sides in the final four, Laxfield United’s place having already been confirmed.

There will be two sides from both the BDSL and the ISFL in the semi-finals of this season’s Suffolk Sunday Trophy.

Chantry Phoenix, who defeated Tollgate 3-1, and fellow Division Three side AFC Claydon, who netted six times without reply at Martlesham Old Boys, will represent the ISFL.

BDSL sides Bacton United, 3-1 winners at Eye Saints, and Thurston, who had a 4-2 success at Cherrytree, make up the quartet.

The semi-finals draws for all three Sunday competitions will be broadcast on BBC Radio Suffolk’s Non-League Hour next Thursday between 8pm and 9pm.


Weekend Results



Parkers Pitches Suffolk Junior Cup Quarter-Finals: Cavendish 1 Melton Utd 0, Mutford & Wrentham 1 Cockfield Utd 1 – Mutford & Wrentham won 5-4 on pens, Sporting 87 1 Tattingstone Utd 1 – Tattingstone Utd won 3-1 on pens, Stowupland Falcons 0 Wickham Market 3.



Suffolk Sunday Cup Quarter-Finals: AFC Bergholt 1 Howards 0, Barrow 1 Borussia Martlesham 0, Elmsett Utd 0 Kitchener Taverners 6, Pauls v Moreton Hall Ferals – Away Win Walkover.

Veo Suffolk Sunday Shield Quarter-Finals: Great Blakenham 6 Bungay Town 2, Laxfield Utd v Hardy – Home win Walkover, Leiston Orient 4 Westbourne Warriors 1, Moreton Hall 96 2 Gainsborough Utd 2 – Moreton Hall won 3-1 on pens.

Suffolk Sunday Trophy Quarter-Finals: Chantry Phoenix 3 Tollgate 1, Cherrytree 2 Thurston 4, Eye Saints 1 Bacton Utd 3, Martlesham Old Boys 0 AFC Claydon 6.

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