Suffolk FA forced to find new locations for county cup finals

Felixstowe and Walton United will face Bury Town in the Suffolk Premier Cup Final at Sudbury

Felixstowe and Walton United will face Bury Town in the Suffolk Premier Cup Final at Sudbury - Credit: Archant

Four of this season’s county cup finals will now not be staged at Portman Road, Suffolk FA announced today.

Ipswich Town’s possible involvement in the end-of-season play-offs has meant that finding suitable dates has proved impossible for the four scheduled finals.

Suffolk FA chief executive Laura Smith said: “It is with the regret of both ourselves and Ipswich Town Football Club that for many good reasons we will be unable to stage our normal four county cup finals at Portman Road this season as anticipated.

“With the club poised to reach the play-offs at the end of the season and followed very closely with staging the Barry Manilow concert, it has been impossible to firm up dates for the four games we would normally play at Portman Road.

“In fairness to all concerned, not least the participating clubs and match officials, and to stop the uncertainty this is causing, it has now become necessary for alternative arrangements to be put in place.”

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The four finals will now be played as follows:

- Tuesday, April 29th,

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Suffolk FA Premier Cup final sponsored by Ransomes Jacobsen: Bury Town v Felixstowe & Walton United at AFC Sudbury, kick-off 7.30pm.

- Thursday, May 1st,

Suffolk FA Women’s Cup final: Brandon Town Ladies v AFC Sudbury Ladies, at Bury Town FC, kick-off 7.30pm.

- Monday, May 5th,

Suffolk FA Junior Cup final sponsored by CNet Training: Claydon v Oulton Broad, at TBC, kick-off 11am.

- Monday, May 5th,

Suffolk FA Senior Cup final sponsored by Queensway: Whitton United v Ipswich Wanderers, at Hadleigh United FC, kick-off 3pm.

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