Senior Cup Henley red Cornard blue Oct 2020 5

Holders are knocked out by East Bergholt

EAST Bergholt United knocked holders Framlingham Town out of the Suffolk Senior Cup.

EAST Bergholt United produced the shock of the round as they knocked holders Framlingham Town out of the CNet Training Suffolk Senior Cup.

The Macron SIL Senior Division side won 2-1 at Badingham Road in Saturday’s second-round tie to reach this season’s quarter-finals.

Framlingham had beaten East Bergholt 3-1 away at the same stage en route to winning the competition for the first-time last season.

But East Bergholt turned the tables thanks to a battling performance, leading at half-time through an own goal, before Ben Prime made it 2-0 in the second period.

Framlingham pulled one back through Max Willett, but the visitors, with 18-year-old Jamie Scrivener making some key saves, hung on.

East Bergholt manager Steve Jay said: “We have been playing 4-3-3 but we know they play 3-5-2, so we set up formation to combat that so they wouldn’t overload us in midfield and we largely nullified them in the first half.

“In the second half it was backs-to-the-wall and our keeper made some great saves. He has done ever so well for us since joining us from Brantham Reserves.

“It was nice to see everyone, including our substitutes, dig in when we were under the cosh and see the game out.”

Jay, who said the hospitality from their hosts was first-class, is not concerned about who East Bergholt will face in the next round.

“You have to beat what is put in front of you if you want to get to the next round,” he said.

There was a dramatic comeback from Henley Athletic, who also travelled to Thurlow Nunn League opposition.

Cornard United raced into a three-goal lead inside the opening half-an-hour, before Henley pulled one back before the break.

Henley made it 3-2 before going down to ten men following a straight red card and then scored twice in the final 15 minutes, with Clark Bruce’s solo effort proving to be the winner.

Action is pictured above from when Henley Athletic (red shirts) played Cornard United (blue shirts) in the 2020-21 competition, Henley winning the second-round meeting 3-1. Photograph: Amy Gilson.

There will be five SIL sides in the last eight – Haughley United defeated Kirkley & Pakefield Reserves 3-2, Trimley Red Devils beast Beccles Town 4-2 and Coplestonians were 3-2 winners in the all-SIL tie at Stowupland Falcons.

Leiston Under-23s narrowly defeated a sixth SIL side, Claydon 2-1, while Bungay Town came out on top in the north Suffolk clash at Waveney, winning 3-0.

Haverhill Rovers and AFC Sudbury Reserves shared six goals, and it was last season’s runners-up AFC Sudbury Reserves who won the penalty shoot-out 6-5, after also progressing on penalties in the first round.

The draw for the quarter-finals will be broadcast on BBC Radio Suffolk between 6pm and 7pm on Friday.

There were goals galore in the three adult men’s Best Badges Suffolk Sunday cup competitions – 69 in eight Sunday Cup ties, 59 in seven Sunday Shield matches and 88 in 16 Sunday Trophy games!

Both Borussia Martlesham and Godolphin, who last week exited the national FA Sunday Cup, progressed to the quarter-finals of the Sunday Cup, albeit Godolphin required penalties to put out Holbrook Swan.

Holders Moreton Hall Ferals were involved in one of four ties that yielded ten or more goals, winning 9-2 at Fat Cat.

Five sides scored six or more goals in the Sunday Shield, Moreton Hall 96 and Thetford Wanderers leading the way.

The meeting between last season’s Sunday Trophy semi-finalists remarkably resulted in another 2-2 draw between West Suffolk Wolves and Taverners, who this time won 7-6 in the shoot-out after triumphing 4-3 last season.


Weekend Results



CNet Training Suffolk Senior Cup Second Round: Cornard Utd 3 Henley Athletic 4, Framlingham Town 1 East Bergholt Utd 2, Haughley Utd 3 Kirkley & Pakefield Res 2, Haverhill Rovers 3 AFC Sudbury Res 3 – AFC Sudbury Res won 6-5 on pens, Leiston U23s 2 Claydon 1, Stowupland Falcons 2 Coplestonians 3, Trimley Red Devils 4 Beccles Town 2, Waveney 0 Bungay Town 3.



Best Badges Suffolk Sunday Cup Second Round: AFC Bergholt 4 Ipswich Galaxy 1, AFC Claydon 1 Borussia Martlesham 16, Bourne Vale Utd 7 Elmswell Athletic 5, Bungay Town 2 Baltic Utd 4, Fat Cat 2 Moreton Hall Ferals 9, Holbrook Swan 2 Godolphin 2 – Godolphin won 4-2 on pens, Kitchener Taverners 4 Occold 0, The Golden Hind 3 Bacton Utd 89 7.

Best Badges Suffolk Sunday Shield Second Round: Bedfield Utd 14 Clapgate Lane 1, Moreton Hall 96 11 Prince of Wales 2, Real Suffolk 6 The Gold Eagles 0, Red Star 4 Bury Bowl 4 – Bury Bowl won 5-4 on pens, The Golden Hind Res 0 Shotley Rose 6, The Panthers 0 Thetford Wanderers 9, West Suffolk Wolves 2 Taverners 2 – Taverners won 7-6 on pens.

Best Badges Suffolk Sunday Shield Second Round: AFC Cedars 0 Haverhill Ex-Servicemen’s Club 3, Bury Titans 5 Stowmarket Utd 1, Bury Utd 2 Melford Swan 0, Bury Wanderers 1 Barton Mills 4, Chedburgh 6 SC Harling 0, Eye Saints 5 Stanton 1, Gardeners Arms 7 Ipswich Athletic 0, Inter Morton Hall 1 AFC Dragonfly 2, Landguard Rovers 0 Martlesham Old Boys 2, Phoenix 2 Rattlesden 3, Risby Greens 9 Palgrave 1, Spectre Leisure 2 Coldham Hall 2 – Spectre Leisure won 4-2 on pens, Stowupland Falcons 8 Claydon Athletic 3, Thurston 7 Taverners Res 3, Trinity 3 Northam Celtic 1, Wincanton 2 Brett Vale 2 – Wincanton won 4-3 on pens.

Videndum Suffolk Girls’ Youth Cup First Round: Woodbridge Town 0 Ipswich Vale Exiles Reds 1.

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