Touchline SIL teams up for the cup in last 16 of Bob Coleman

There promises to be goals galore between the last 32 teams of the Bob Coleman Cup tomorrow.

With the so-called ‘big-boys’ of the Touchline Senior Division now entering the competition, things really have the potential to heat up.

Game of the day ultimately sees Senior league-leaders Achilles host closest challengers Grundisburgh in what is a warm-up match for their mouth-watering top-of-the-table league clash next weekend.

A prestigious cup with a large amount of popularity throughout the Touchline Suffolk and Ipswich Football League ranks, there will be plenty of chances for some ‘cupsets’ come 1.30 tomorrow afternoon as the underdogs of the competition look to surprise their higher-ranked opponents.

And none more so in that respect than the fixture between Felixstowe Harpers, third place in the Senior league, and Division One leaders Henley Athletic - who have a 100% league record as things stand.


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Wickham Market could also come unstuck as they host Bramford United, second place in Division One. East Bergholt United will also have to be warned against complacency as they travel to Division Two high-flyers Benhall St Mary.

Division Two’s Bacton United will also fancy their chances against a Leiston St Margarets side who were thumped 8-0 at home to Grundisburgh last week.

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Meanwhile, holders of the competition Crane Sports take on another side from Division Two in Cedars Park with the match being played at Greshams.

And if that wasn’t enough, there are also local derbies as Haughley host Old Newton United and Trimley Red Devils take on Trimley Athletic.

Division Four’s Witnesham Wasps are certainly a team to look out for after already progressing into the semi-finals of the Suffolk Premier Cup as well as forming a strong league campaign.

They will look forward to pitting their wits against Senior side Coplestonians.

In the games other ties, Ipswich Athletic play Framlingham Town, Ipswich Exiles host Bildeston Rangers while Ipswich Valley Rangers entertain Westerfield United in a 11.30 KO.

Division Two strugglers Bartons travel to Melton St Audrys, Ransome Sports take on Stanton while Capel Plough visit Wenhaston United in an all Senior Division affair.

One team already through to the fourth round are AFC Crowley who beat St Johns 2-0 on December 14.

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