EAST Bergholt United’s place in the semi-finals of this season’s CNet Training Suffolk Senior Cup has been confirmed.
The Macron SIL side will face Leiston Reserves in the last four after Needham Market Reserves decided against appealing the charge of fielding an ineligible player in their quarter-final.
The tie on January 22nd against East Bergholt United at Bloomfields ended 2-2 after 90 minutes, with Needham winning the subsequent penalty shoot-out 5-4.
Action from the match is pictured above as East Bergholt United goalkeeper Sam Colver saves at the feet of Needham Market’s Archie Exworth (red shirt, No.4) on the 3G pitch at Bloomfields. Photograph: Paul Voller.
Needham contested the original allegation, but this was rejected. In line with County Cup Rules, this decision was subject to an appeal period which has now passed.
The semi-final between East Bergholt United and Leiston Reserves will take place on Saturday, March 19th at Woodbridge Town FC, kick-off 2.30pm.
The other semi-final between Ipswich Wanderers and Old Newton United will take place at Stowmarket Town FC on Tuesday, March 22nd, kick-off 7.45pm.
Meanwhile, Needham Market’s scheduled Turners Hyundai Suffolk Premier Cup tie versus Walsham-le-Willows on Wednesday evening has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.
With more rain and high winds forecast for later on Wednesday, the pitch would not have been able to recover in time.
The tie, along with the five other second-round fixtures to be postponed on Tuesday, will be re-scheduled in due course.