BORUSSIA Martlesham are hoping to celebrate their tenth anniversary with a good run in this season’s FA Sunday Cup.
The Ipswich Sunday Football League Premier Division side are Suffolk’s sole representatives in this season’s national competition.
Suffolk side Gym United reached the final in the 2017-18 season before losing 2-0 after extra time to Hardwick Social at Sheffield United’s Bramall Lane ground.
This is the third time Borussia Martlesham have entered the competition – and already they have progressed further than on the two previous occasions without kicking a ball!
They lost in the first round in 2018 and then last season went out in the first round on penalties to eventual winners Baiteze Squad from London.
After receiving a bye in this season’s first round Borussia Martlesham host Strafford Arms from Potters Bar in the second round at Woodbridge Town FC on Sunday.
Max Wilding, who is assistant manager and founder of the club, said of entering the competition: “It gives us an opportunity to play teams from other leagues and it’s a chance for us to test ourselves against the best Sunday teams in England.
“It would mean a lot to us to have a good run in this season’s competition, we’re in our 10th season now so it would be good to mark it with a good run in the National Cup amongst other things.
“It’s also a great chance to drive Sunday morning football in Suffolk,” added Wilding, who admitted that they didn’t know too much about this weekend’s opponents.
“We know that they got to the Hertfordshire County Cup Final last year and have been promoted to their Premier Division,” he added.
The match is being hosted by Woodbridge Town FC on their main pitch with a 1pm kick-off and entrance is £3 for adults and £2 for concessions.
As the match is being played on Remembrance Sunday, Borussia Martlesham will have poppies on their shirts and be holding a minute’s silence prior to kick-off.