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Impressive wins for away teams in cup

THERE were some impressive away wins in the Suffolk Senior Reserve Cup on Saturday.

THERE were some impressive away wins in the Portable Space Suffolk Senior Reserve Cup First Round on Saturday.

Holders Walsham-le-Willows Reserves were 5-1 winners at Henley Athletic Reserves, while last season’s runners-up Stowmarket Town Reserves triumphed 6-2 at Framlingham Town Reserves.

Hadleigh United Reserves, the 2014-15 winners, won 5-0 at Brandon Town Reserves.

There were three-goal margin of victories for both Westerfield United Reserves (4-1 winners at Benhall St Mary Reserves) and Haughley United Reserves (3-0 at Wickham Market Reserves).

Long Melford Reserves, losing semi-finalists last season, edged out 2019-20 and 2020-21 winners Woodbridge Town 2-1.

The 2019-20 and 2020-21 runners-up Beccles Town won 3-1 at Ipswich Wanderers Under-23s. Wanderers (blue shirts) are pictured on the attacking against Beccles Town (white shirts) in their tie at Humber Doucy Lane. Photograph: Ian Smillie.

There is one remaining first-round tie to be played on Tuesday evening when Whitton Utd Reserves host Leiston St Margaret Reserves.

The draw for the second round will be made before then on Tuesday lunchtime at 1pm.

The last remaining first-round match in this season's CNet Training Suffolk Senior Cup saw East Bergholt United gain a modicum of revenge against Leiston Reserves, who beast them on penalties in last season's semi-final.

After a 2-2 draw it was East Bergholt United who came out on top in the penalty shoot-out, winning 5-4. They will now host Framlingham Town in round two.

AFC Sudbury’s victory over Brantham Athletic on Sunday has set up a repeat of last season’s final in the MH Goals Suffolk Women’s Cup.

The holders will travel to Needham Market, who they defeated 3-1 last season at Colchester United FC to win the cup for the second time.

In Sunday’s other remaining first-round tie Haverhill Rovers were comfortable winners against Ipswich Valley Rangers and will now be away to East Bergholt United.

Moreton Hall Ferals, losing finalists last season, were 12-1 winners against Bedricks Worth in the Best Badges Suffolk Sunday Cup Second Round the following day.

The draw for the quarter-finals will be announced on Tuesday lunchtime at 1pm.

Bacton United 89, who were last season’s Suffolk Sunday Trophy winners, won 5-0 at home to Crafted Athletic in round two of the Best Badges Suffolk Sunday Shield.

The quarter-final draw will be made on Wednesday lunchtime at 1pm.

There were goals galore in the second round of the Best Badges Suffolk Sunday Trophy – 13 of them coming in one tie as West Suffolk Wolves overcame Haverhill Town 8-5.

Three teams scored seven times – Dragonfly (7-1 at home to Brett Vale), Shotley Rose (7-1 at Wincanton) and Thetford Wanderers (7-0 at Thurston).

The third-round draw will be announced on Friday lunchtime at 1pm.


Weekend Results



CNet Training Suffolk Senior Cup First Round: Leiston Res 2 East Bergholt Utd 2 - East Bergholt Utd won 5-4 on pens.

Portable Space Suffolk Senior Reserve Cup First Round: Benhall St Mary Res 1 Westerfield Utd Res 4, Brandon Town Res 0 Hadleigh Utd Res 5, Claydon Res 3 Bildeston Rangers Res 1, East Bergholt Utd Res 1 Sporting 87 Res 0, Framlingham Town Res 2 Stowmarket Town Res 6, Halesworth Town Res v Old Newton Utd Res – Home Win Walkover, Henley Athletic Res 1 Walsham-le-Willows Res 5, Ipswich Vale Exiles Res v Bungay Town Res – Away Win Walkover, Ipswich Wanderers U23s 1 Beccles Town Res 3, Long Melford Res 2 Woodbridge Town Res 1, Trimley Red Devils Res 2 Coplestonians Res 1, Waveney Res 3 Ransomes Sports Res 3 – Ransomes Sports Res won 5-4 on pens, Wickham Market Res 0 Haughley Utd Res 3.



Best Badges Suffolk Sunday Cup Second Round: AFC Bergholt 0 Trimley Raiders 3, Barrow 5 Lark Rovers 3, Elmswell 2 Fat Cat 1, Laxfield Utd v Borussia Martlesham – Away Win Walkover, Moreton Hall Ferals 12 Bedricks Worth 1, Playford 5 Leiston St Margarets 3, Portman Rovers 6 Baltic Utd 1, The Golden Eagles 1 Mellis 3.

Best Badges Suffolk Sunday Shield Second Round: Bacton Utd 89 5 Crafted Athletic 0, Bury Bowl 0 Elmsett Utd 1, Bury Town Bisons 3 Lakenheath 2, Eastern Electricity Old Boys 0 AFC Claydon 2, Prince of Wales 2 Westbourne Warriors 3, Rushmere & Diamonds 2 Gainsborough Utd 0, Stoke-By-Clare 4 AFC Lattice Barn 2, Wamil Wasps 3 Moreton Hall 96 1.

Best Badges Suffolk Sunday Trophy Second Round: Bedfield Utd 4 Eye Saints 0, Clapgate Lane 5 AFC Melford 2, Dragonfly 7 Brett Vale 1, Foxhall Utd 2 Red Star 2 – Foxhall Utd won 4-3 on pens, Haverhill Town 5 West Suffolk Wolves 8, Ipswich Elite 1 Taverners 4, Martlesham Old Boys 3 Rattlesden 1, Northam Celtic 0 Palgrave 1, Panthers v Stanton – Home Win Walkover, Risby Greens v AFC Elmswell – Home Win Walkover, Spectre Leisure 0 Coldham Hall 2, Stowmarket Utd 2 Phoenix 2 – Phoenix won 4-2 on pens, Stowupland Falcons 1 Chantry Phoenix 1 – Stowupland Falcons won 5-4 on pens, Trinity 0 Brickmakers Arms 4, Thurston 0 Thetford Wanderers 7, Wincanton 1 Shotley Rose 7.

MH Goals Suffolk Women’s Cup First Round: Haverhill Rovers 13 Ipswich Valley Rangers 0, Brantham Athletic 0 AFC Sudbury 19.


Midweek Fixture



Portable Space Suffolk Senior Reserve Cup First Round: Whitton Utd Res v Leiston St Margaret Res (7.45pm).


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