Ipswich Wanderers chairman looking forward to Suffolk FA Senior Cup reunion with Whitton United at Portman Road

Craig Jennings has been in fine form for Wanderers recently

Craig Jennings has been in fine form for Wanderers recently - Credit: Ashley Pickering

Following his side’s recent progression into the Suffolk FA Senior Cup final as well as continued league success, Ipswich Wanderers have a very proud chairman in Terry Fenwick.

Wanderers smashed AFC Sudbury reserves 5-1 in Thurlow Nunn First Division action on Wednesday evening to keep up with the pace at the top of the table, 10 days after progressing into the final of a competition Wanderers hold in high regard.

The Ipswich-based side battled their way back from 1-0 down to win 3-2 against Touchline SIL side Achilles in the semi-finals of the Senior Cup a fortnight ago to set-up a Portman Road reunion with Whitton United in the final, with the date still to be confirmed.

Remi Garrett, Craig Jennings and Luke Read scored to give chairman Fenwick the result he wanted.

“It was a fantastic result,” exclaimed Fenwick.


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“We were 1-0 down at half-time and after Glenn gave them a talking too at the interval, we responded with three very good goals.

“Achilles gave us a good fight but we managed to get there in the end, and with Whitton in the final as well, it’s the final everyone wanted here.

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“It promises to be another great final and hopefully it will go our away again.

“We’re now eagerly awaiting when the final will be, but first of all we have some very important league games coming up.

“I think we have six away games on the bounce coming up so that’ll be tough but we’re ready for what’s to come, more than ready in fact.”

Indeed, no game is arguably more important than this weekend’s fixture for Wanderers, as they host fellow high-flyers Great Yarmouth Town at the Doucy.

“It’s a very important game,” added Fenwick.

“I think they have a lad called Forbes who is the top goalscorer in the league, while we have the second top goalscorer in Remi (Garrett) so it promises to be the battle of the big goalscorers.

“Remi has been on absolute fire lately, as has CJ (Garrett’s striker partner Craig Jennings).

“Remi got a hat-trick on Wednesday and CJ grabbed two, they’re great to watch together and have played a huge part in our season.

“In fact, I think everyone at the club has, from the players, to the sponsors, to the committee, to the management.

“We’re having a great season so far and full credit must go to Glenn and the rest of the management team for turning us around.”

Wanderers currently sit in fifth position as things stand but a win on Saturday would be a big boost as they continue to hunt down the top three promotion places.

And with several games in hand on their fellow front-runners, Wanderers just might be on the right track to achieve that.

“Would we like to get promotion? Of course we would,” said Fenwick.

“It’s very tight at the top of the table though and every time I look at it, it gets tighter.

“I think it’ll go down to the wire, down to the very last game of the season.

“All the lads are ready for it though and I’m very proud of what’s gone on so far, but we’ve got to keep on going and see where it takes us.

“Promotion is important and I know I’ve said it before but I cannot wait for the Senior Cup final – it’s a great day for family and friends galore.”

Following Saturday’s fixture, Wanderers travel to Saffron Walden on Tuesday evening.

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