The initial round of the Suffolk Cup & Plate was completed last Tuesday, when Sudbury thrashed Felixstowe B 4 – 0. The draw has now been made for the next round. Because of the number of teams playing, several byes are necessary. The aim, of course, is to get four teams into the semi-finals of both sections.
The 11 teams and their sections are as follows:
Cup – Bury St Edmunds E; Saxmundham A; Felixstowe A; Ipswich B; Sudbury and Manningtree A
Plate – Bury St Edmunds D; Ipswich F; Saxmundham B; Manningtree B and Felixstowe B
So, to decide the semi-final line-ups, two matches are needed in the Cup and one match in the Plate. These are as follows:
Cup – Saxmundham A v Manningtree A (to be played on Tuesday 15 December); and Ipswich B v Bury St Edmunds E (on Tuesday 22 December). Felixstowe A and Sudbury both receive a bye.
Plate – Ipswich F v Felixstowe B (on Tuesday 22 December). Bury St Edmunds D, Saxmundham B and Manningtree B are straight through to the semis.