TWELVE teams start out this weekend on the road to possible Parkers Pitches Suffolk Junior Cup glory this season.
There are six first-round ties scheduled for Saturday afternoon, featuring three teams to have reached the final of the McDonald’s Suffolk Primary Cup in recent seasons.
Elmswell, who were the 2019-20 runners-up, are away to Capel Plough.
Bardwell Sports and Kesgrave Kestrels, who met in the 2021-22 final, both have home ties – Bardwell Sports take on Stanton, while Kesgrave Kestrels entertain Stonham Aspal.
Kesgrave Kestrels (blue & white striped shirts) are pictured above in action versus Bardwell Sports (maroon shirts) in the 2021-22 McDonald’s Suffolk Primary Cup Final at Colchester United FC.
The one outstanding tie in both the CNet Training Suffolk Senior Cup and the Suffolk Senior Reserve Cup are also on Saturday afternoon.
Leiston Under-23s host Brandon Town in the Suffolk Senior Cup, with the winners at home to Claydon in round two, while Bury Town U23s are at home to Brantham Athletic U23s in the Suffolk Senior Reserve Cup.
The last remaining match in the first round of the Best Badges Suffolk Veterans’ Cup sees Moulton host Haverhill Rovers on Sunday afternoon.
Haverhill Rovers reached the final last season for the first time since winning the competition in the2013-14 season only to lose heavily to Woodbridge Town and so will be anxious to make up for that disappointment this time around.
Earlier in the day the Videndum Girls’ Youth Cups get under way with the first rounds of this season’s U12, U13, U14, U15 and U16 competitions.
Kick-offs 2pm unless stated:
CNet Training Suffolk Snior Cup First Round: Leiston U23s v Brandon Town.
Parkers Pitches Suffolk Junior Cup First Round: Bardwell Sports v Stanton, Capel Plough v Elmswell, Hundon v Exning, Kesgrave Kestrels v Stonham Aspal, Thurlow v Needham Market Phoenix, Wenhaston Utd v Great Blakenham Chequers.
Suffolk Senior Reserve Cup First Round: Bury Town U23s v Brantham Athletic U23s.
Kick-offs 10.30am unless stated:
Portable Space Suffolk Mixed Under-18 Cup First Round: Haverhill Rovers v Redgrave Rangers.
Videndum Suffolk Girls’ Under-12 Cup First Round: Haverhill Rovers v Capel Plough, Woodbridge Town v Waveney Foxes.
Videndum Suffolk Girls’ Under-13 Cup First Round: Coplestonians v Kesgrave Kestrels, Felixstowe & Walton Utd Youth v Waveney Lionesses, Ipswich Valley Rangers v Kirkley & Pakefield Diamonds, Kesgrave Kestrels Blue v Ipswich Vale Exiles Blacks, Needham Market v Haverhill Rovers, Saxmundham Sports v Waveney Wildcats, Stowupland Falcons v Debenham LC Youth, Woodbridge Town v Ipswich Vale Exiles Blue.
Videndum Suffolk Girls’ Under-14 Cup First Round: Claydon v Brantham Athletic.
Videndum Suffolk Girls’ Under-15 Cup First Round: Beccles Town v Ipswich Vale Exiles, Cornard Dynamos v Brantham Athletic Imps, Debenham LC Youth v Brantham Athletic Development, Ipswich Valley Rangers Blue v Saxmudham Sports, Ipswich Valley Rangers White v Waveney Wildcats, Stowupland Falcons v Needham Market Phoenix, Waveney Foxes v Coplestonians, Woodbridge Town v Felixstowe & Walton Utd – Home Walkover Win.
Videndum Suffolk Girls’ Under-16 Cup: Group A – Western: Haverhill Rovers v Bury Town; Group B – Eastern Ipswich Town Foundation v Coplestonians, Saxmundham Sports v Waveney Lionesses.
Best Badges Suffolk Veterans’ Cup First Round: Moulton v Haverhill Rovers (2pm).