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Past winners all progress in cup

THREE recent past winners all made progress in the Suffolk Junior Cup on Saturday.

THREE recent past winners all made progress in the Parkers Pitches Suffolk Junior Cup on Saturday.

Bacton United 89, Ipswich Athletic and holders Stowupland Falcons all won their first-round ties.

Ipswich Athletic, the 2014-15 winners, overcame Kessingland 3-2, while 2016-17 winners Bacton United 89 emerged victorious 2-1 at Thurlow.

Stowupland Falcons started their defence of the trophy with a 2-0 home win over Wenhaston United.

Stanton hit double-figures at Bardwell Sports, while Cockfield United, Great Blakenham Chequers and Tattingstone United also had good wins.

Cavendish, last season’s losing semi-finalists, beat Bramford United by the only goal of the game, and Kesgrave Kestrels saw off Woolverstone United 3-1.

Kestrels opening goal was an own goal from Woolverstone defender Declan Lee, who then equalised with a fine header from a corner pictured above, but the home team scored twice more to go through. Photograph: Ian Smillie.

The following day saw the first-round matches in this season’s Suffolk Girls’ Youth Cups.


Weekend Results



Parkers Pitches Suffolk Junior Cup First Round: Bardwell Sports 0 Stanton 13, Bungay Town U23 0 Great Blakenham Chequers 5, Cavendish 1 Bramford Utd 0, Exning 2 Cockfield Utd 6, Grundisburgh 1 Thurston 3, Ipswich Athletic 3 Kessingland 2, Kesgrave Kestrels 3 Woolverstone Utd 1, Stowupland Falcons 2 Wenhaston Utd 0, Tattingstone Utd 6 Clare Town 0, Thurlow 1 Bacton Utd 89 2, Waveney ‘A’ v FC Whitehorse – Home Win Walkover, Witnesham Wasps v AFC Oulton – Away Win Walkover.



Suffolk Girls’ Under-12 Cup First Round: Haverhill Rovers 3 Stowupland Falcons 0.

Suffolk Girls’ Under-13 Cup First Round: Haverhill Rovers Black 3 Brantham Athletic 0, Framlingham Town 1 Coplestonians 2.

Suffolk Girls’ Under-14 Cup First Round: Felixstowe & Walton Utd v Stowupland Falcons – Away Win Walkover, Debenham 8 Bacton Utd 89 2, Brantham Athletic Athletic 2 Ipswich Valley Rangers Whites 6, Cornard Dynamos 12 Brantham Athletic Imps 1, Ipswich Valley Rangers Blues 0 Beccles Town 7, Needham Market Phoenix v Ipswich Vale Exiles – Home Win Walkover, Coplestonians 0 Woodbridge Town 10.

Suffolk Girls’ Under-15 Cup: Group A – Bury Town 0 Haverhill Rovers 3. Group B – Needham Market 0 Saxmundham 7.

Suffolk Girls’ Under-16 Cup First Round: Haverhill Rovers 0 Capel Plough 0 – Haverhill Rovers won 5-4 on pens, Kesgrave Kestrels 2 Waveney Foxes 3.

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