Burton, Dearsley shine in cup finals
BRANDON Burton and Steve Dearsley both shone on ‘Suffolk Super Sunday’ at Needham Market FC.
Taverners goalkeeper Burton saved three penalties and Dearsley scored four goals for Woodbridge Town Veterans as their sides both won county cup competitions.
There was a first win in the Best Badges Suffolk Sunday Cup Final for Moreton Hall Youth Ferals who were up against fellow Premier Logos Bury & District League side Mellis
Callum Dongray’s powerful 81st minute header from James Buckmaster’s left-wing corner saw the Ferals win 1-0 and condemn their opponents to a fifth final loss.
Taverners celebrate winning the Best Badges Suffolk Sunday Trophy. Main photograph: Moreton Hall Youth Ferals after winning the Best Badges Suffolk Sunday Cup. Main photograph: Paul Voller
The Best Badges Suffolk Sunday Trophy Final, which was also played in the morning but on the adjoining 3G pitch, ended 2-2 between AFC Dragonfly and Taverners.
Josh Marks scored twice for AFC Dragonfly, while Christian Burrup and Tom Brooks were on target for Taverners, who had a goal from a free-kick disallowed five minutes from time.
However, goalkeeper Burton saved AFC Dragonfly’s first three penalties and also got his hand to the fourth, as Taverners won 3-1 in the subsequent shoot-out.
It was a day to forget for Haverhill Rovers in the final of the Best Badges Suffolk Veterans’ Cup in the afternoon match on the main pitch.
Rovers found themselves 2-0 down after just eight minutes to goals from Darren Harper and Dearsley. Tom Childs made it three from the spot, before Mark Lovell pulled one back.
Woodbridge Town celebrate winning the Best Badges Suffolk Veterans’ Cup for a third time. Photograph: Paul Voller
Worse was to follow for Rovers as keeper Mark Hardy conceded a second penalty and received a second yellow card, before Childs converted from the spot, and Dearsley added a fifth in first-half injury time.
Goals from Adam Glencastle and two more for Dearsley wrapped up a comprehensive 8-1 success for the Woodpeckers as they claimed the cup for a third time.
Twelve months after winning the Suffolk Sunday Trophy, Bacton United 89 won the Best Badges Suffolk Sunday Shield for the first time.
The BDSL side beat Ipswich Sunday Football League opponents Rushmere & Diamonds 2-0 courtesy of two second-half goals from Harley Jordan-Smith and Jordan Roles.
Bacton United 89, winners of the Best Badges Suffolk Sunday Shield.
Super Sunday Results
‘Super Sunday’ at Needham Market FC:
Best Badges Suffolk Sunday Cup Final: Moreton Hall Youth Ferals 1 Mellis 0.
Best Badges Suffolk Sunday Trophy Final: AFC Dragonfly 2 Taverners 2 – Taverners won 3-1 on pens.
Best Badges Suffolk Veterans’ Cup Final: Woodbridge Town 8 Haverhill Rovers 1.
Best Badges Suffolk Sunday Shield Final: Bacton Utd 89 2 Rushmere & Diamonds 0.