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Redgrave stand in Coddenham's way

CODDENHAM Athletic will try to make it back-to-back Suffolk Primary Cup Finals.

CODDENHAM Athletic will be trying to make it back-to-back McDonald’s Suffolk Primary Cup Finals on Friday.

The Macron SIL Division Four leaders face Division Three side Redgrave Rangers in the first of this season’s semi-finals at Walsham-le-Willows FC, kick-off 7.45pm.

The Cod Army lifted the trophy for the first time last season, winning 4-3 in a penalty shoot-out following a 2-2 draw with Gipping Gnats at Colchester United FC.

Their defence of the cup started in unconvincing fashion, requiring penalties to progress past Sporting 87 ‘A’ in the first round and then against Brantham Athletic Development in round two.

They followed that with a 3-1 victory over Kesgrave Kestrels Reserves, before beating Thurston Reserves 3-0 in the quarter-finals.

However, they take on a Redgrave Rangers side who currently occupy second spot in the league above them and are on course for promotion to Division Two.

Redgrave Rangers are also previous winners of the competition, edging out Salvation Army 1-0 in the 2008-09 final.

They started this season’s competition with a 4-1 win at home to AFC Kesgrave Reserves and followed that with a 7-0 success over Thurlow Reserves.

A third home draw in a row saw Cockfield United Reserves defeated 2-0 in round three, before there came a 3-1 win at Occold in the last eight.

The winners will meet either Cavendish or Ipswich Vale Exiles, who play their last-four tie a week on Saturday, in the final which will take place at Colchester United FC on Tuesday, April 30th, kick-off 7.30pm.

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Redgrave Rangers (red & black striped shirts) are pictured in action above in their home match versus AFC Kesgrave Reserves (blue & red striped shirts) last month.

On Sunday the spotlight falls on the semi-finals of the Portable Space Suffolk Mixed Youth Cups, with ties taking place across all six competitions.

In the Under-18 competition Redgrave Rangers will be aiming to make it a double semi-final winning weekend as they entertain Coldham Hall.

Long Melford entertain Cornard Dynamos Yellow in a local derby in the other semi-final.

The semi-finals are also taking place in the Suffolk Youth U13 & U14 Plate competitions.


Weekend Fixtures



McDonald’s Suffolk Primary Cup Semi-Final: Coddenham Athletic v Redgrave Rangers at Walsham-le-Willows FC (7.45pm).



Kick-offs 10.30am unless stated:

Portable Space Suffolk Mixed Under-12 Cup Semi-Finals: Uplands Utd v Wickham Market Navy, Woodbridge Town Black v Waveney Lions.

Portable Space Suffolk Mixed Under-13 Cup Semi-Finals: Bury Town EJA v Leiston EJA, Needham Market EJA v Beccles Town Wasps.

Portable Space Suffolk Mixed Under-14 Cup Semi-Finals: Ipswich Wanderers EJA v Bury Town EJA, Needham Market EJA v AFC Sudbury EJA.

Portable Space Suffolk Mixed Under-15 Cup Semi-Finals: AFC Sudbury Yellow EJA v Needham Market EJA (4.30pm), Bury Town EJA v AFC Sudbury Blue EJA (12.30pm).

Portable Space Suffolk Mixed Under-16 Cup Semi-Finals: AFC Sudbury Yellow EJA v Bury Town EJA (10am), Haverhill Rovers EJA v Ipswich Wanderers EJA.

Portable Space Suffolk Mixed Under-18 Cup Semi-Finals: Long Melford v Cornard Dynamos Yellow, Redgrave Rangers v Coldham Hall.

Suffolk Under-13 Plate Semi-Finals: Kirkley & Pakefield Cavaliers v Moreton Hall Blues, Needham Market Phoenix Red v Bungay Town Black Dogs.

Suffolk Under-14 Plate Semi-Finals: Kesgrave Kestrels v Walsham-le-Willows Warriors, Maritime v Corton Cobras.

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