BOTH last season’s finalists will sit out the first round of this season’s Parkers Pitches Suffolk Junior Cup.
Holders AFC Kesgrave and Mutford & Wrentham, who they defeated 3-1 in the final, are among 26 teams to receive a bye in round one of this season’s competition.
Stanton, who went out at the quarter-final stage last season to AFC Kesgrave, will be away to Bardwell Sports in one of six first-round ties.
Parkers Pitches Suffolk Junior Cup First-Round Draw: Capel Plough v Elmswell, Wenhaston Utd v Great Blakenham Chequers, Bardwell Sports v Stanton, Kesgrave Kestrels v Stonham Aspal, Hundon v Exning Utd, Thurlow v Needham Market Phoenix.
Byes: AFC Oulton, Achilles, AFC Kesgrave, Bacton Utd 89, Beccles Caxton, Benhall St Mary, Bramford Road Old Boys, Bungay Town U23s, Carlton Colville Town, Clare Town, Cockfield Utd, Grundisburgh, Ipswich Athletic, Kessingland, Kirkley & Pakefield U23s, Kirton Athletic, Lakenheath Casuals, Mutford & Wrentham, Saxmundham Sports, Somersham, Spexhall Huntsman & Hounds, Southwold, Thurston, Tuddenham Rovers, Waveney ‘A’, Woolverstone Utd.
Ties to be played on Saturday, September 30th 2023, kick-offs 2pm.