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Three hat-tricks in cup quarter-finals!

THERE was a goal spree in the quarter-finals of the Suffolk Junior Cup.

THERE was a goal spree in the quarter-finals of this season’s Parkers Pitches Suffolk Junior Cup.

Saturday’s four ties produced a total of 26 goals including three hat-tricks!

Cockfield United reached the final four for the first time in 15 years thanks to a 7-0 victory at Central & South Norfolk League Division One side Lakenheath Casuals, with Alfie Bullett scoring three times.

Brandon Salisbury also netted a treble as Thurston saw off Cavendish, last season’s losing semi-finalists, 6-2.

Mutford & Wrentham were 5-3 winners at Stowupland Falcons in a tie which was a repeat of the last two finals in this competition.

The Anglian Combination side led 3-0 at one point only for their hosts to pull it back to 3-3.

Mutford regained the lead before Harley Thompson completed his hat-trick in the closing stages to put Mutford through and gain some measure of revenge for their two final losses.

AFC Kesgrave, the 2017-18 winners, complete the semi-final line-up, edging a close match at fellow Macron SIL Division One side Stanton 2-1. Stanton (red shirts) are pictured above in action against Ipswich Athletic (green & black striped shirts) in the previous round of this season's competition.

The draw for the semi-finals will be broadcast on BBC Radio Suffolk’s Non-League Hour on Thursday between 8pm and 9pm.


Weekend Results



Parkers Pitches Suffolk Junior Cup Quarter-Finals: Lakenheath Casuals 0 Cockfield Utd 7, Stanton 1 AFC Kesgrave 2, Stowupland Falcons 3 Mutford & Wrentham 5, Thurston 6 Cavendish 2.

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