Kirton Ath Res yel Unity red Primary Cup Jan 2023

Whitton's grip on Veterans' Cup over

AFC Sudbury have ended Whitton United’s stranglehold on the Suffolk Veterans’ Cup.

AFC Sudbury have ended Whitton United’s stranglehold on the Best Badges Suffolk Veterans’ Cup.

The Yellow won Sunday’s third round tie 3-0 at the MEL Group Stadium to bring to an end the visitors’ dominance of the competition.

Whitton United had won the cup in each of the past four seasons and had not lost since a 3-1 defeat to Woodbridge Town in the quarter-finals of the competition in the 2017-18 season.

The match was the only one of the six scheduled third-round ties and one second-round tie to go ahead on Sunday due to the freezing weather conditions.

Indeed, only four of 24 planned matches went ahead across the weekend – and one of those was abandoned.

The solitary McDonald’s Suffolk Primary Cup Second Round tie played on Saturday between Kirton Athletic Reserves and Unity was cut short after 40 minutes due to a player injury. Kirton Athletic Reserves (yellow & black striped shirts) are pictured above putting pressure on the Unity (red shirts) goal.

Only two of the six planned second-round matches in the Portable Space Suffolk Senior Reserve Cup went ahead on Saturday.

Both matches resulted in away wins – Claydon Reserves won 4-1 at East Bergholt United Reserves and Ransomes Sports Reserves were 5-1 winners at Westerfield United Reserves.

All ten first-round Suffolk Boys’ Plate matches were postponed.


Weekend Results



Best Badges Suffolk Veterans’ Cup Third Round: Haverhill Rovers v Bury Town Res – postponed.



Portable Space Suffolk Senior Reserve Cup Second Round: East Bergholt Utd Res 1 Claydon Res 4, Halesworth Town Res v Bungay Town Res – postponed, Haughley Utd Res v Whitton Utd Res – postponed, Trimley Red Devils Res v Cornard Utd Res – postponed, Westerfield Utd Res 1 Ransomes Sports Res 5.

McDonald’s Suffolk Primary Cup Second Round: Kirton Athletic Res v Unity – match abandoned due to player injury.



Suffolk Boys’ Under-13 Plate First Round: Corton Youth Cobras v Capel Plough – postponed.

Suffolk Boys’ Under-14 Plate First Round: Beccles Caxton v Beccles Town Wasps – postponed, Beccles Town Bees v Walsham-le-Willows Warriors – postponed, Cornard Dynamos v Wickham Market Knights White – postponed, Haverhill Rovers Green v Bury Town Colts – postponed, Moreton Hall v Haughley Utd Blacks – postponed.

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

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

Best Badges Suffolk Veterans’ Cup Second Round: Stowupland Falcons v Ipswich Vale Exiles Res – postponed.

Best Badges Suffolk Veterans’ Cup Third Round: AFC Sudbury 3 Whitton Utd 0, Foxhall Town v Mildenhall Town – postponed, Ipswich Magpies v Trimley Sports & Social Club Res – postponed, Ipswich Revolution v Aldeburgh – postponed, Ipswich Wanderers v ETC Lowestoft – postponed, Stowupland Falcons or Ipswich Vale Exiles Res v Woodbridge Town – postponed, Walsham-le-Willows v Lowestoft Town – postponed.

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