AFC Chelmondiston win Suffolk Sunday Cup

AFC Chelmondiston celebrate after winning the Suffolk FA Sunday Cup on penalties against Mellis

AFC Chelmondiston celebrate after winning the Suffolk FA Sunday Cup on penalties against Mellis - Credit: Archant

AFC Chelmondiston made amends for finishing runners-up 12 months ago as they lifted this season’s Suffolk FA Sunday Cup.

The Ipswich Sunday Football League Premier Division champions won 7-6 on penalties against Bury & District Sunday League side Mellis following a 3-3 draw after extra time.

Ethan Clarke gave AFC Chelmondiston the lead but three goals either side of the interval – two from Will Goulding and one from Harry Rolingson – put Mellis 3-1 ahead.

Carl Matthews and Reumel Codrington drew AFC Chelmondiston level to force extra time, before keeper John Houchill saved two penalties to seal their win.

It was a fitting occasion to mark the first of seven Suffolk FA county cup finals to be staged at Colchester United’s Weston Homes Community Stadium over nine days.

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