For the first time in many, many years, there are more than two clubs competing in this season’s Norfolk & Suffolk Cup (Suffolk section). Manningtree have joined in the fray, and will play both Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds.
To date, only one match has been played, when Bury St Edmunds and Manningtree drew 3 – 3, with the former club winning on board count.
Ipswich entertain Manningtree next week, on 24 January, whilst Bury St Edmunds will play Ipswich at home on 16 February.
Bury St Edmunds have won the Suffolk section for the past three years and have faced Norfolk Champions Broadland each time. Bury won in 2014 and 2016, whilst Broadland triumphed in 2015.