Thanks to David Meeson and Tony Robinson for the following.
SUFFOLK SENIOR CUP, SIL & MORRISON FREIGHT CUP
It was a highly successful day for the SIL in the Suffolk Senior Cup with five of their sides progressing through to the Quarter-Finals including outstanding results for East Bergholt and Henley who had away wins at Thurlow Nunn Division One (North) opposition.
Bergholt knocked out holders Framlingham 2-1. The Greens went into a two goal lead through an own goal and a Ben Prime deflected strike. Max Willett pulled a goal back for the Castlemen but some heroic defending and great goalkeeping from Jamie Scrivener saw Bergholt progress.
Henley came back from 3-0 down to win 4-3 at Cornard. The home side took early control through strikes from Harry Seal, Louie Arnold and a Mark Storey own goal. Henley fought back with George Ablitt and Stephen Cole netting. George Ablitt was then sent off but Henley could not be stopped and Liam Ablitt equalised before substitute Clark Bruce grabbed the winner.
Haughley are also into the Quarter-Finals with a 3-2 win over Kirkley and Pakefield Reserves while Trimley Red Devils beat Beccles 4-2.
In an all SIL affair a hat-trick from Jonny Linard helped Coplestonians to a 3-2 win at Stowupland for whom Baxter Smith and Matt Chaplin netted.
Claydon took an early lead through Dylan Buxton at Leiston Under 23s but Emile Dozzell equalised before Mackenzie Travis netted the winner for Leiston in injury-time.
AFC Sudbury Reserves are also through having beaten Haverhill Rovers on penalties after the game finished 3-3 while Bungay make up the last eight after defeating Waveney 3-0.
In the SIL Senior Division Halesworth remain top after a thumping 8-1 win over Old Newton. Kaiden Goldspink scored five with Pat Summerfield, Callum Read and Ollie Collings also on target for the home side.
Isaac Keinzley, Lesal Thompson and Ashley Blow were on the scoresheet for Tattingstone in their 3-2 win at Leiston St Margarets.
Ransomes returned to winning ways as Kieran Double, Mo Fike and Neil Calver netted to help them beat Sporting 87 3-1 while Wickham Market defeated bottom side Westerfield 5-0.
There were a couple of important games in Division One. Leaders Thurston were held to a 1-1 draw by Stanton for the second time this season. Kaine Fryer scored for the Bluesocks.
Saxmundham are in second as a goal from Will Stebbings ended Somersham’s unbeaten league record.
There was also action in the Morrison Freight Cup. AFC Kesgrave won 9-0 at Bardwell with Mahmoud Nabard hitting a hat-trick.
Bacton United went even bigger defeating Stonham Aspal 12-0. Josh Buckles netted five and there was also a hat-trick for Harley Jordan-Smith.
A rejuvenated Wenhaston caused a surprise by winning 3-2 at Cockfield while Ipswich Wanderers Development also won at higher Division opponents as they beat Achilles 3-0.
Grundisburgh beat Capel Plough 2-1 while Woolverstone progressed after beating Ipswich Athletic 5-2.
In Division Two Elmswell won 2-0 at Great Blakenham, Coplestonians Reserves remain in second after a 3-2 win over Needham Market Phoenix and Sporting 87 Reserves beat Claydon Reserves 2-0.
COPS JOY AS JACKPOT JONNY HITS THE SPOT!
Suffolk FA Cup 2nd round
Stowupland Falcon 2 Coplestonians 3
The game got off to a flying start as the home side forced Roan Tucker into an early save and then hit the post. Cops responded and Jonny Linard fired just past the post. However, Jonny Linard was not to be denied and his long range shot from the left gave the Stowupland keeper no chance and Cops the lead. Cops gained some control and Brad Sayer burst forward to go close. However, it was that man Jonny Linard again who put Cops further ahead when his shot found the net via the post.
Cops were in command but a penalty on 38 minutes for an apparent shirt pull really gave the home side a lift as Baxter Smith found the net with a powerful spot kick. Tucker had to be quick off his line to deny an equaliser but the home side notched another in time added on. A well struck corner was acrobatically volleyed home by Matt Chaplin to make it 2-2 at half time.
After the break Cops played well against the wind as Jack Severy found Linard but he just failed to control the ball; there were shouts for a penalty but the Referee rightly waved away the appeals. Cops were on top at this stage and Lewis Owen was unlucky not to head home following Ronnie Wright’s shot. Wright did have the ball in the net but it was ruled off-side. A superb ball from Owen sent Jonny Linard clear on 73 minutes and Cops striker made no mistake to notch his hattrick and give Cops the victory.
There were still chances at both ends but Cops held on to reach the third round.
MOTM: Jonny Linard (sponsored by JWL Sports Therapy)
SIL Division 2
Needham Market Phoenix 2 Coplestonians Reserves 3
Cops were looking to maintain their good early season form and went into the break 1-0 up. Stefan Mallet saw his penalty saved but he reacted well to give Cops the lead. In the second half Ty Read chipped the keeper as he latched onto a defensive error and then Henry Staples gave Cops a 3-0 lead with a header from a James Harris corner. Credit to the home side who fought back with two goals but Cops saw the game out to make it 5 wins out of 5 matches and secure second place in the league table.
MOTM: Connor MacKay (sponsored by Wolfe Powell)
SIL Division 4
Coplestonians Development FC 2 Cockfield Res 1.
In a very tight match Cops came out winners. The first half was edged by Cops having more of the attacking play, but defences were on top resulting in a half time score of 0 – 0. The second half continued in the same vein and after a spell of sustained pressure Cockfield took the lead direct from a corner, being a constant threat from quality delivery from inswinging corners from both sides.
The response was excellent and Cops equalised when a deep cross from the right was headed home by Dan Ramsey at the far post from an acute angle. Cockfield applied pressure, but the most incisive football was played by Cops, keeping possession and creating opportunities. A good move saw the ball headed back across the goal and Ethan Ambler headed the winner. He came close to adding a third after a mazy run and his shot cleared the bar. At all times the group showed great commitment and resilience to win against experienced opposition. This win puts Cops joint top of the Division 4 table.
Congratulations to those senior clubs who defeated higher league opposition to reach the next round of the Suffolk Senior Cup
Wickham Market v Westerfield
Wright covered well when Duka threatened and then Gosling fired wide. Scott’s ball to Allum was a touch too heavy and at the other end Button’s fierce shot thundered into the side netting. Duka’s shot was deflected behind by Scott before Guedes fired just past the upright. Smy fired wide and Haslam saw his shot cannon off the crossbar. Guedes shot was well saved by Burn and at the other end a good ball from Smy just failed to find Hurren. Howe found himself in a promising position but slipped just before he was about to shoot. Hurren could have given the visitors the lead but be scuffed his shot and Bolsover made an easy save.
Halftime; Wickham Marked 0, Westerfield 0
BUTTON gave Wickham an early lead in the second half, his free kick drifting in just under the bar with Burn losing the flight of the ball in the sun. Prentice almost equalised immediately but his header bounced back off the bar and Wickham scrambled the ball away. Guedes shot was parried into the path of GOSLING who picked his spot from close range. Guedes hooked over but Wickham increased their lead shortly after when DUKA curled in via the far upright. A minute later DUKA cut inside and fired in as Westerfield looked at sixes and sevens defensively. A corner from Davison was headed in by DUKA to complete a ten minute hat trick. Haslam again hit the bar and at the other end Smy broke through and forced a good save from Bolsover. Burn managed to turn a shot from Haslam to safety and Allen fired over as Wickham ran out comfortable winners.
Full Time; Wickham Market 5, Westerfield 0
Josh Button (46)
Ian Gosling (49)
Yani Duka (59, 60 & 68)
Miguel Guedes (Wickham Market)
Luke Scott (Westerfield)