TWO county cup ties were decided by sudden-death penalty shoot-outs at the weekend.
Beccles Town Reserves beat Long Melford Reserves 8-7 on penalties following a 1-1 draw in the Portable Space Suffolk Senior Reserve Cup on Saturday.
Then in the MH Goals Suffolk Women’s Cup on Sunday, AFC Kesgrave held higher-league East Bergholt United to a 4-4 draw, before East Bergholt progressed 9-8 on spot kicks.
Bungay Town and Brett Vale are also through to the final four of the MH Goals Suffolk Women’s Cup after away wins.
Brett Vale beat fellow Suffolk Girls’ & Women’s Football League Premier Division side Stowupland Falcons 2-0, while Bungay Town ran out 6-1 winners at Ipswich Vale Exiles. Bungay Town (sky blue shirts) are pictured above in action against Ipswich Vale Exiles (red & black striped shirts) during their tie.
The draw for the semi-finals will be announced simultaneously on BBC Radio Suffolk’s non-League Hour and the Suffolk FA Twitter feed between 8pm and 9pm on Thursday.
Two of the three outstanding second-round ties in the McDonald’s Suffolk Primary Cup went ahead on Saturday afternoon.
Both home teams scored five times to reach round three – Framlingham Town ‘A’ saw off Hawthorn United 5-2 and Wenhaston United Reserves were 5-1 winners against AFC Kesgrave Reserves.
Veo Suffolk Boys' Under-18 Midweek Cup Second Round: Cornard Utd v Beccles Town – postponed.
Portable Space Suffolk Senior Reserve Cup Second Round: Hadleigh Utd Res v Walsham-le-Willows Res – postponed, Long Melford Res 1 Beccles Town Res 1 – Beccles Town won 8-7 on pens.
McDonald’s Suffolk Primary Cup Second Round: Framlingham Town ‘A’ 5 Hawthorn Utd 2, Kirton Athletic Res v Unity – postponed, Wenhaston Utd Res 5 AFC Kesgrave Res 1.
Best Badges Suffolk Veterans’ Cup Second Round: Stowupland Falcons v Ipswich Vale Exiles – postponed, Trimley Sports & Social Club v Ipswich Park – Home Win Walkover.
MH Goals Suffolk Women’s Cup Quarter-Finals: AFC Kesgrave 4 East Bergholt Utd 4 – East Bergholt Utd won 9-8 on pens, Beccles Town v Needham Market – postponed, Ipswich Vale Exiles 1 Bungay Town 6, Stowupland Falcons 0 Brett Vale 2.