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Semi-finalists are due to be decided

TEN adult men’s cup semi-finalists should be decided on Sunday morning.

TEN adult men’s cup semi-finalists should be decided on Sunday morning.

It’s the quarter-finals across three different competitions, all sponsored by Best Badges Ltd.

East meets West in each of the four ties in the Best Badges Suffolk Sunday Cup.

Bury & District Sunday League teams Mellis and Moreton Hall Ferals have home advantage as do Ipswich Sunday Football League sides Borussia Martlesham and Portman Rovers.

Mellis entertain Trimley Raiders and Moreton Hall Ferals, last season’s losing finalists, are at home to Playford.

Borussia Martlesham, fresh from reaching the quarter-finals of the national FA Sunday Cup, host Barrow, while Portman Rovers welcome Elmswell Athletic. Borussia Martlesham (yellow shirts) are pictured shaking hands with opponents VIP International prior to last Sunday’s tie which they won 3-2. Photograph: Stefan Peck

Conversely, in the Best Badges Suffolk Sunday Shield there are two all-West and two all-East ties.

Stoke-by-Clare take on Wamil Wasps in a re-run of the 2020-21 Suffolk Sunday Trophy Final, which Wamil Wasps won 2-0 at AFC Sudbury. Meanwhile, Bacton United 89 face Bury Town Bisons.

On the other side of the county, ISFL Division One sides Westbourne Warriors and Elmsett United go head-to-head as do AFC Claydon and Rushmere & Diamonds.

There are two Best Badges Suffolk Sunday Trophy Quarter-Finals on Sunday.

AFC Dragonly have already secured their spot in the final four courtesy of last Sunday’s 2-1 success against Foxhall United, while Taverners take on Bedfield a week on Sunday.

Stowupland Falcons and Coldham Hall, who both play in Division Four of the BDSL, face each other, guaranteeing a second representative from West Suffolk.

Panthers, who top Division Three of the ISFL with 12 wins from 12 completed fixtures, can ensure at least one representative from the east if they can overcome West Suffolk Wolves.

There’s also two delayed matches in the third round of the Best Badges Suffolk Veterans’ Cup.

A quarter-final visit to last season’s losing finalists Lowestoft Town lies in store for the winners of the tie between Foxhall Town and Mildenhall.

Ipswich Revolution and Aldeburgh Town will be playing for the right to visit Haverhill Rovers in the last eight.

There are also eight Suffolk Boys’ Under-12s Cup Third Round ties on Sunday morning plus first round Plate matches for Boys at U14, U15 and U16 level.

The previous day sees the penultimate match in the second round of this season’s Portable Space Suffolk Senior Reserve Cup as Haughley United Reserves host Whitton United Reserves. Claydon Reserves await the winners in the quarter-finals.

There’s also one second-round and one third-round match in the McDonald’s Suffolk Primary Cup.

Kirton Athletic Reserves welcome Unity in their delayed second-round meeting, with the winners at home to Brantham Athletic ‘A’ in the third round.

Somersham Reserves and AFC Whitton, meanwhile, will both be bidding to become the first team to book their place in this season’s quarter-finals when they clash in the third round.


Midweek Result



Portable Space Suffolk Senior Reserve Cup Second Round: Lakenheath Res 1 Stowmarket Town Res 3.


Weekend Fixtures



Portable Space Suffolk Senior Reserve Cup Second Round: Haughley Utd Res v Whitton Utd Res (2pm).

McDonald’s Suffolk Primary Cup Second Round: Kirton Athletic Res v Unity (2pm).

McDonald’s Suffolk Primary Cup Third Round: Somersham Res v AFC Whitton (2pm).



Kick-offs 10.30am unless stated:

Best Badges Suffolk Sunday Cup Quarter-Finals: Borussia Martlesham v Barrow, Mellis v Trimley Raiders, Moreton Hall Ferals v Playford, Portman Rovers v Elmswell Athletic.

Best Badges Suffolk Sunday Shield Quarter-Finals: AFC Claydon v Rushmere & Diamonds, Bacton Utd 89 v Bury Town Bisons, Stoke-by-Clare v Wamil Wasps, Westbourne v Elmsett Utd.

Best Badges Suffolk Sunday Trophy Quarter-Finals: Panthers v West Suffolk Wolves, Stowupland Falcons v Coldham Hall.

Best Badges Suffolk Veterans’ Cup Third Round: Foxhall Town v Mildenhall Town (2pm), Ipswich Revolution v Aldeburgh (2pm).

Suffolk Boys’ Under-12s Cup Third Round: AFC Sudbury Blue v Cornard Dynamos Blue, Brandon Town Community v AFC Sudbury Yellows, Bury Town Colts v Haverhill Rovers Red, Felixstowe & Walton Utd v Woodbridge Town White, Haverhill Rovers White v Moreton Hall Raiders, Ipswich Valley Rangers v Halesworth Town, Kirkley & Pakefield Royals v Haughley Utd, Long Melford Colts v Stowmarket Town.

Suffolk Boys’ Under-16s Plate First Round: Stowupland Falcons v Moreton Hall.

Suffolk Boys’ Under-15s Plate First Round: Moreton Hall v Haverhill Rovers Blue, Ransomes Sports v Walsham-le-Willows Wolves, Red Lodge v Haverhill Rovers White.

Suffolk Boys’ Under-14s Plate First Round: Beccles Caxton v Beccles Town Wasps, Beccles Town Bees v Walsham-le-Willows Warriors, Haverhill Rovers Green v Bury Town Colts, Moreton Hall v Haughley Utd Blacks.

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