Cup draws - Suffolk Junior Cup and Suffolk Senior Reserve Cup
- Credit: Archant
Holders Bacton United 89 will begin their defence of the Suffolk Junior Cup away to fellow Touchline SIL side Sproughton Sports, writes Nick Garnham.
Bacton beat Oulton Broad 3-2 after extra-time in last season’s final at Colchester United’s Weston Home Community Stadium.
Ryan Owens’ side, who play in Division One, will be firm favourites to progress in the first-round tie against their Division Three opponents.
Suffolk Junior Cup First Round Draw: AFC Kesgrave v Kesgrave Kestrels (tie to be played on Saturday, September 16th 2017)
Claydon v Stonham Aspal, Sproughton Sports v Bacton Utd 89, Old Newton v Cockfield Utd, Stowupland Falcons v Somersham, Mendlesham v Barham Athletic, Ipswich Valley Rangers v Ufford Sports, Wickham Market v Witnesham Wasps, Ipswich Athletic v Chantry Grasshoppers, Trimley Athletic v Tacket Street, Mildenhall Utd v Tuddenham 08, Exning Utd v Red Lodge, Southwold Town v Carlton Coleville Town, Kirkley & Pakefield ‘A’ v Stanford, Hearts of Oak v Halesworth Town, Barsham v First & Last, Mutford & Wrentham v Oxford Arms (above ties to be played on Saturday, September 23rd 2017)
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Sporting 87 v Clare Town (tie to be played on Saturday, September 30th 2017)
Byes: Barton Willows, Beccles Caxton, Brandon Town, Bildeston Rangers, Bramford Road Old Boys, Cedars Park, Coddenham Athletic, Shotley, Stanton, Trimley Red Devils, Saxmundham Sports, Oulton Broad, Spexhall Huntsmen and Hounds & The Crown.
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- Meanwhile, all four of last season’s semi-finalists have been handed home draws in the first round of this season’s Days Sports Suffolk Senior Reserve Cup.
Stowmarket Town, who defeated Woodbridge Town 2-1 in the final at Colchester United’s Weston Home Community Stadium, will be at home to Lakenheath.
Woodbridge have a derby at home to Leiston St Margarets, while losing semi-finalists Achilles and Hadleigh United have home tie against Capel Plough and Waveney respectively.
Days Sports Suffolk Senior Reserve Cup First Round draw: Bramford United Res v Wenhaston Utd Res, Felixstowe & Walton Utd Res v Walsham-le-Willows Res, Newmarket Town Res v East Bergholt Utd Res, Ransomes Sports Res v Henley Athletic Res, Stowmarket Town Res v Lakenheath Res (all above ties to be played on Saturday, September 30th, kick-offs 2.30pm).
Mildenhall Town Res v Bungay Town Res, Westerfield Utd Res v AFC Hoxne Res, Framlingham Town Res v Crane Sports Res, Coplestonians Res v Haverhill Rovers Res, Woodbridge Town Res v Leiston St Margarets Res, Ipswich Wanderes Res v Long Melford Res, Achilles Res v Capel Plough Res, Benhall St Mary Res v Whitton Utd Res, Beccles Town Res v Haughley Utd Res, Hadleigh Utd Res v Waveney Res (all above ties to be played on Saturday, October 7th 2017).
Bye: Hundon Res.