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Hope Church upset Gnats in Primary Cup

EXACTLY half of Saturday’s Suffolk Primary Cup ties went ahead after Friday’s flooding.

HOPE Church knocked out last season’s losing finalists Gipping Gnats in the first round of this season’s McDonald’s Suffolk Primary Cup on Saturday.

Gipping Gnats lost 2-1 at their Macron SIL Division Four opponents, who play a league below them, in one of ten ties that survived the weather.

AFC Oulton Reserves had an impressive 8-2 win at Elmswell Reserves, while Cavendish saw off Lakenheath Casuals 7-3.

Benhall St Mary and Laxfield both enjoyed 6-1 home victories versus Wenhaston United Reserves and Stowupland Falcons ‘A’ respectively.

Hopton & Hawthorn United went through 7-6 on penalties after a 2-2 draw at Oulton United, while Kesgrave Kestrels Reserves edged Normanston Magpies 4-3. Jay Seeley-Hanson (partly hidden) scores the decisive penalty kick on the hour mark. Photograph: Ian Smillie

The ten ties that were called off will now take place this coming Saturday afternoon.

In the only match scheduled on Sunday, Stoke by Clare were 8-1 winners at Foxhall United in the outstanding Best Badges Suffolk Sunday Shield Second Round to set up a quarter-final tie away to Taverners.

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Lowestoft Town (orange shirts) in possession versus Sporting 87 (white shirts) during the Trawlerboys' 6-0 victory in the Veo Under-18 Midweek Cup. Photograph: Shirley Whitlow

Six of last week’s eight scheduled Veo Under-18 Midweek Cup First Round ties went ahead, with wins for five of the home teams. The only side to buck that trend were Needham Market, last season’s runners-up, who won 6-3 at Kirkley & Pakfield AFC Royals.

Lowestoft Town also hit their opponents for six, winning 6-0 against Sporting 87.

Framlingham Town are set to host holders AFC Sudbury on Tuesday, with the Stowmarket Town v Hadleigh United and Ipswich Wanderers v Cornard United ties now earmarked for Thursday, November 9th.


Midweek & Weekend Results



Veo Suffolk U18 Midweek Cup First Round: Haverhill Borough 2 Mildenhall Town 0.



Veo Suffolk U18 Midweek Cup First Round: Lowestoft Town 6 Sporting 87 0.



Veo Suffolk U18 Midweek Cup First Round: Brantham Athletic 5 Woodbridge Town 3, Ipswich Wanderers v Cornard Utd – postponed, Kirkley & Pakefield AFC Royals 3 Needham Market 6, Stowmarket Town v Hadleigh Utd – postponed, Whitton Utd 3 Bungay Town 2, Walsham-le-Willows 2 Felixstowe & Walton Utd 1.



McDonald’s Suffolk Primary Cup First Round: Assington Stanley v Ipswich Vale Exiles – postponed, Bacton Utd 89 Res v Mendlesham – postponed, Beccles Town ‘A’ 4 Spexhall Huntsman & Hounds Res 2, Benhall St Mary Res 6 Wenhaston Utd Res 1, Carlton Colville Town Development v Grundisburgh Res – postponed, Capel Plough Res v Bramford Utd – postponed, Cavendish 7 Lakenheath Casuals 3, East Bergholt Utd ‘A’ 3 Royal Oak 1, Elmswell Res 2 AFC Oulton Res 8, FC Waveney v Occold – postponed, Framlingham Town ‘A’ v Hadleigh Brettsiders – postponed, Haverhill Town v Somersham Res – postponed, Hope Church 2 Gipping Gnats 1, Kesgrave Kestrels Res 4 Normanston Magpies 3, Laxfield 6 Stowupland Falcons ’A’ 1, Oulton Utd 2 Hopton & Hawthorn Utd 2 – Oulton United won 7-6 on pens, Redgrave Rangers v AFC Kesgrave Res - postponed, Samuels v Thurston Res – postponed, Saxmundham Sports Res 0 Cockfield Utd Res 3, Sporting 87 ‘A’ v Coddenham Athletic – postponed, Walsham-le-Willows ‘A’ v Pakefield Dynamos – Away Win Walkover.



Best Badges Suffolk Sunday Shield Second Round: Foxhall Utd 1 Stoke by Clare 8.


Midweek Fixture



Veo Suffolk Under-18 Midweek Cup First Round: Framlingham Town v AFC Sudbury.


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