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Redgrave on course for double-double

REDGRAVE Rangers on course for a double-double after reaching the Suffolk Primary Cup Final.

REDGRAVE Rangers are on course for a double-double after reaching this season’s McDonald’s Suffolk Primary Cup Final.

The Macron SIL Division Three side defeated Division Four Coddenham Athletic, who were the holders, 4-2 in their semi-final at Walsham-le-Willows FC on Friday night.

Redgrave currently occupy second place in the league and now have a chance to complete a league and cup double as they did last season.

They will have to wait and see who they face in the final at Colchester United FC on Tuesday, April 30th as Cavendish take on Ipswich Vale Exiles on Saturday.

Kairon Hines put Redgrave ahead following a free-kick in the 24th minute only for Coddenham to equalise just three minutes later and then turn the match on its head by taking the lead after 34 minutes.

However, Redgrave restored parity within four minutes, substitute Mitch Gooderham setting up Phil Myles, whose shot from the edge of the area went in off the underside of the crossbar.

Redgrave got their noses in front again after 69 minutes when a powerful 30-yard free-kick deflected into the path of Hines who calmly placed the ball past the keeper.

The outcome was settled five minutes later when Artur Leszczynski’s whipped free kick beat the two-man wall and deceived the keeper.

Manager Jordan Balls, who is standing down at the end of the season, said afterwards: “After a very long season the hard work and the time the lads and the managers give every single week, this is what they deserve.

“We had a cup and league win last year and for the chance to replicate that this year would be amazing. To have over 200 spectators watching was such a great advert for local football and the voices from them made it feel like we were playing with 12 men sometimes.

“For a small village club to be able to attract some of the best local players because of big cup games and challenging for promotion must show that what Redgrave are doing on and off the pitch are the right things.

“This year is the first year as a club that we now have an Under-18s side who plays on Sundays and to have those lads there watching and cheering on the first team is great to see with Joe White (an under-18 and first-team player) coming on at the age of 16 and putting in a performance to be proud of.

“The last time Redgrave got to a county cup final was over 10 years ago so to replicate it this year as well as challenging for promotion and also the Reserves challenging for promotion, means all the hard work which people are doing behind the scenes makes it feel so worthwhile.”

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Redgrave Rangers made it a double semi-final winning weekend for the club in the Portable Space Suffolk Mixed Under-18 Cup.

They defeated Coldham Hall 12-0 and will now meet Long Melford in the final after their 3-1 victory over Cornard Dynamos Yellow.

Twelve months on from meeting in a dramatic under-14 final, which went to a penalty shoot-out, AFC Sudbury EJA Yellow and Blue sides will meet in this season’s Portable Space Suffolk Under-15 Cup Final.

They both had 4-0 successes on Sunday - the Yellows seeing off Needham Market EJA and the Blues Bury Town EJA.

Needham Market EJA gained a measure of revenge in their Portable Space Suffolk Mixed Under-14 Cup Semi-Final, beating AFC Sudbury 4-3 on penalties following a 2-2 draw.

In the final they will play Bury Town EJA, who won 2-0 at Ipswich Wanderers.

In the Portable Space Suffolk Mixed Under-16 Cup Haverhill Rovers EJA reached the final courtesy of a 5-0 win at home to Ipswich Wanderers EJA.

The Haverhill Rovers side comprises the same players as those that have reached this season’s Veo Suffolk U18 Midweek Cup Final versus Bury Town.

Leiston EJA beat Bury Town EJA 3-1 in last season’s Suffolk Mixed Under-13 Cup Final but Bury avenged that result with a 3-2 win in this season’s semi-final.

They will meet Needham Market EJA, who beat Beccles Town Wasps 18-0, in the final.

This season’s Suffolk Youth Cup Finals will take place at The New Croft in Haverhill on Sunday, May 12th.


Weekend Results



McDonald’s Suffolk Primary Cup Semi-Final: Coddenham Athletic 2 Redgrave Rangers 4.



Portable Space Suffolk Mixed Under-12 Cup Semi-Finals: Uplands Utd 0 Wickham Market Navy 1, Woodbridge Town Black 2 Waveney Lions 0.

Portable Space Suffolk Mixed Under-13 Cup Semi-Finals: Bury Town EJA 3 Leiston EJA 2, Needham Market EJA 18 Beccles Town Wasps 0.

Portable Space Suffolk Mixed Under-14 Cup Semi-Finals: Ipswich Wanderers EJA 0 Bury Town EJA 2, Needham Market EJA 2 AFC Sudbury EJA 2 - Needham Market won 4-3 on pens.

Portable Space Suffolk Mixed Under-15 Cup Semi-Finals: AFC Sudbury Yellow EJA 4 Needham Market EJA 0, Bury Town EJA 0 AFC Sudbury Blue EJA 4.

Portable Space Suffolk Mixed Under-16 Cup Semi-Finals: AFC Sudbury Yellow EJA 2 Bury Town EJA 1, Haverhill Rovers EJA 5 Ipswich Wanderers EJA 0.

Portable Space Suffolk Mixed Under-18 Cup Semi-Finals: Long Melford 3 Cornard Dynamos Yellow 1, Redgrave Rangers 12 Coldham Hall 0.

Suffolk Under-13 Plate Semi-Finals: Kirkley & Pakefield Cavaliers 3 Moreton Hall Blues 0, Needham Market Phoenix Red 2 Bungay Town Black Dogs 1.

Suffolk Under-14 Plate Semi-Finals: Kesgrave Kestrels 1 Walsham-le-Willows Warriors 0, Maritime 16 Corton Cobras 1.

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