THERE’S some tasty ties in the first round of the Parkers Pitches Suffolk Junior Cup on Saturday.
Bardwell Sports, last season’s winners of the McDonald’s Suffolk Primary Cup, entertain former SIL Senior Division side Stanton.
Kesgrave Kestrels, who lost to Bardwell Sports in that final, welcome Woolverstone United, who won promotion to Division One of the Macron SIL for the first time last season.
Grundisburgh, the seven-times winners of the CNet Training Suffolk Senior Cup now playing in SIL Division One, have home advantage against SIL Division Two leaders Thurston.
Last season’s losing semi-finalists Cavendish host Bramford United, winners of the McDonald’s Suffolk Primary Cup in the 2020-21 season.
Tattingstone United, who also reached the final four last season before bowing out to Stowupland Falcons, take on Clare Town.
Holders Stowupland Falcons, who will be bidding to become the first team since Walsham-le-Willows (1987-88, 1988-89 & 1989-90) to make it three straight wins in the competition, start their defence at home to Wenhaston United.
Stowupland Falcons (yellow shirts) are pictured above in action against Mutford & Wrentham in last season’s final at Colchester United FC which they won 1-0.
Ipswich Athletic, the 2014-15 winners, entertain Kessingland, who play in Division One of the Lowestoft & District League.
Sunday sees the first round of the Girls’ Youth Cups following the return of the Boys’ competitions post-Covid last weekend.
The first match in this season’s CNet Training Suffolk Senior Cup was played on Tuesday evening with Kirkley & Pakefield Reserves recording a 3-0 victory at home to Macron SIL Senior Division side Benhall St Mary.
The remainder of the first-round ties are scheduled for next weekend.
CNet Training Suffolk Senior Cup First Round: Kirkley & Pakfield Res 3 Benhall St Mary 0.
Kick-offs 2pm unless stated:
Parkers Pitches Suffolk Junior Cup First Round: Bardwell Sports v Stanton, Bungay Town U23 v Great Blakenham Chequers, Cavendish v Bramford Utd (2.30pm), Exning v Cockfield Utd, Grundisburgh v Thurston, Ipswich Athletic v Kessingland, Kesgrave Kestrels v Woolverstone Utd, Stowupland Falcons v Wenhaston Utd, Tattingstone v Clare Town, Thurlow v Bacton Utd 89, 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 v Stowupland Falcons.
Suffolk Girls’ Under-13 Cup First Round: Haverhill Rovers Black v Brantham Athletic, Framlingham Town v Coplestonians.
Suffolk Girls’ Under-14 Cup First-Round: Felixstowe & Walton Utd v Stowupland Falcons, Debenham v Bacton Utd 89, Brantham Athletic Athletic v Ipswich Valley Rangers Whites, Cornard Dynamos v Brantham Athletic Imps, Ipswich Valley Rangers Blues v Beccles Town, Needham Market Phoenix v Ipswich Vale Exiles, Coplestonians v Woodbridge Town.
Suffolk Girls’ Under-15 Cup: Group A – Bury Town v Haverhill Rovers. Group B – Needham Market v Saxmundham.
Suffolk Girls’ Under-16 Cup First-Round: Haverhill Rovers v Capel Plough, Kesgrave Kestrels v Waveney Foxes.