A medal double for Sam Cloke at Suffolk cup finals ‘Super Sunday’

Woodbridge Town celebrate with the Suffolk FA Veterans’ Cup after their last-gasp win against Bury T

Woodbridge Town celebrate with the Suffolk FA Veterans Cup after their last-gasp win against Bury Town in the final at AFC Sudbury - Credit: Archant

Sam Cloke collected not one but two winners’ medals at ‘Super Sunday’ as this season’s Suffolk FA county cup finals started at AFC Sudbury.

Leiston Orient hold aloft the Suffolk FA Sunday Shield after their 3-0 victory over Rushmere Lions i

Leiston Orient hold aloft the Suffolk FA Sunday Shield after their 3-0 victory over Rushmere Lions in the final at AFC Sudbury - Credit: Archant

The 42-year-old was a member of the Leiston Orient side that won the Sunday Shield and also turned out in the first-half for Woodbridge Town, who were victorious in the Veterans’ Cup.

Added to that, he played for Leiston St Margarets in their 1-0 victory over Haughley United in the Senior Division of the Touchline SIL on Saturday!

The day, which was the first time that three adult cup finals had been held at one venue on the same day, proved to be a successful one for both Suffolk FA and host club AFC Sudbury.

The sun shone which ensured a good-sized crowd for most of the day and the 3G pitch at the Wardale Williams Stadium ensured an excellent playing surface throughout the day.

Haverhill Borough celebrate winning the Suffolk FA Sunday Trophy following their 5-4 victory after e

Haverhill Borough celebrate winning the Suffolk FA Sunday Trophy following their 5-4 victory after extra time over Lavenham in the final at AFC Sudbury. - Credit: Archant


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Haverhill Borough emerged as the winners of the Sunday Trophy following a nine-goal thriller against fellow Sudbury & Haverhill District Sunday League Division Three side Lavenham.

Borough won 5-4 after extra time, after trailing 3-2 with just seconds remaining of the regulation 90 minutes before equalising.

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The result was tough on Scott Sloots, who scored a hat-trick for Lavenham, but their indiscipline cost them dear as they had two men sent off.

The outcome of the Suffolk FA Sunday Shield was much more clear-cut, Leiston Orient coasting to a 3-0 victory over Rushmere Lions in an all-Ipswich Sunday Football League affair.

Leiston Orient were 2-0 up inside half-an-hour and never looked like letting their grip on the game slip. They added a third goal just after the hour mark to wrap up a comfortable victory.

The final of the Suffolk FA Veterans’ Cup was, as expected, a closely-contested encounter between Norfolk & Suffolk Veterans’ League rivals Bury Town and Woodbridge Town.

Bury had beaten Woodbridge in the final in each of the last two seasons, but were denied a hat-trick of triumphs as Gavin Jennings headed home a 90th-minute winner to seal a 1-0 success.

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