THE first of this season’s Best Badges Suffolk Sunday Trophy Quarter-Finals is this weekend.
AFC Dragonfly host Foxhall United on Sunday morning for a place in the final four of the competition.
After winning 5-2 at Bury Wanderers, AFC Dragonfly have recorded back-to-back 7-1 home victories in the Sunday Trophy this season versus Brett Vale and Brickmakers Arms.
Foxhall United, on the other hand, had a bye in the first round before edging past Red Star UK 4-3 on penalties following a 2-2 draw after 90 minutes and then beating Clapgate Lane 3-0.
There are fixtures in five different competitions across the weekend, starting with two ties in the second round of the Portable Space Suffolk Senior Reserve Cup on Saturday afternoon.
Lakenheath Reserves host Stowmarket Town Reserves and Trimley Red Devils Reserves take on Cornard United Reserves.
Of the four teams only Stowmarket Town Reserves, who won the competition in 2016-17 and have been runners-up on three occasions, have appeared in the final.
Action is pictured above from last season’s final in which Stowmarket Town Reserves (white shirts) lost 1-0 to Walsham-le-Willows Reserves (red & yellow striped shirts) at Bury Town FC.
Bungay Town have booked their place in the last eight after overcoming hosts Halesworth Town 6-5 on penalties following a 2-2 draw on Wednesday evening.
On Sunday afternoon attention turns to the third round of the Best Badges Suffolk Veterans’ Cup.
Haverhill Rovers and Bury Town Reserves, who were originally due to meet last Friday night, have reverted back to a Sunday afternoon kick-off.
Also in the west of the county Walsham-le-Willows will meet Lowestoft Town, last season’s runners-up, while in the east, Ipswich Magpies entertain Trimley Sports & Social Club.
With Whitton United, who had won the competition in each of the last four seasons, knocked out last weekend by AFC Sudbury, the door is now open for a new name to appear on the cup.
Only Woodbridge Town, winners in 2016-17 and again the following season, remain of teams to lift the cup since the 2013-14 season when Haverhill Rovers defeated Capel Plough 2-1 in the final.
The only other side still involved this season to have previously tasted success in the competition are 2010-11 winners Stowupland Falcons.
They will host Woodbridge Town in the third round if they overcome Ipswich Vale Exiles Reserves in their delayed round two tie which is now scheduled for February 12th.
There’s also a solitary fixture in the Suffolk Girls’ Under-12 Cup Second Round and two group games in the Suffolk Girls’ Under-15 Cup scheduled for Sunday morning.
Portable Space Suffolk Senior Reserve Cup Second Round: Halesworth Town Res 2 Bungay Town Res 2 – Bungay Town Res won 6-5 on pens.
Portable Space Suffolk Senior Reserve Cup Second Round: Lakenheath Res v Stowmarket Town Res (1.30pm), Trimley Red Devils Res v Cornard Utd Res (1.30pm).
Best Badges Suffolk Sunday Trophy Quarter-Final: AFC Dragonfly v Foxhall Utd (10.30am).
Suffolk Girls’ Under-12 Cup Second Round: Saxmundham Sports v Waveney Lionesses (10.30am).
Suffolk Girls’ Under-15 Cup Group Stage: Coplestonians v Needham Market (10.30am), Thurston v Bury Town (10.30am).
Best Badges Suffolk Veterans’ Cup Third Round: Haverhill Rovers v Bury Town Res (1.30pm), Ipswich Magpies v Trimley Sports & Social Club (1.30pm), Walsham-le-Willows v Lowestoft Town (2pm).