THERE are some mouthwatering all-Suffolk ties in this season’s FA cup competitions.
Two all-Suffolk ties await in the Emirates FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round – Hadleigh United v Mildenhall Town and Lakenheath v Bury Town – on Saturday, August 6th.
There are home draws for six other Suffolk sides – Brantham Athletic, Haverhill Rovers, Ipswich Wanderers, Kirkley & Pakefield, Walsham-le-Willows and Whitton United.
In the preliminary round two weeks later there will be a repeat of last season’s tie between AFC Sudbury and Stowmarket Town.
AFC Sudbury won 1-0 after a replay before going on to reach the First Round Proper where they landed a plum draw at home to League Two side Colchester United.
Two Suffolk sides will meet in the first qualifying round of this season’s Isuzu FA Trophy.
Bury Town have been drawn at home to Stowmarket Town in the opening round of the newly-branded competition on Saturday, September 10th.
There will be away ties for two other Suffolk sides involved – AFC Sudbury are at Ashford United and Lowestoft Town at Basildon United – while Felixstowe & Walton United will welcome Sussex side Burgess Hill Town.
There is only one all-Suffolk clash in the first qualifying round of the Isuzu FA Vase as Cornard United host Haverhill Rovers.
Framlingham Town have an attractive home tie versus higher-league Norwich United, while both Brantham Athletic and Whitton United will also have home advantage.
If newly-promoted Ipswich Wanderers can get past Baldock Town they will be away again at fellow Suffolk side Long Melford.
Three Suffolk sides – Brantham Athletic, Hadleigh United and Whitton United - have home draws in the extra preliminary round of the FA Youth Cup in the week commencing August 15th.
AFC Sudbury are away to Soham Town Rangers, and if they win that tie they will be on the road again in the preliminary round at Ipswich Wanderers.