Suffolk Senior Cup

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Suffolk Senior Cup
County Flag of Suffolk.svg
Founded1885
Region Suffolk
Most successful club(s) Ipswich Town (16 titles)

The Suffolk Senior Cup is the second level football cup competition organised by the Suffolk FA after the Suffolk Premier Cup. It is currently open to Suffolk–based clubs competing in Eastern Counties League Division One and the top divisions of the Suffolk & Ipswich League, the Essex & Suffolk Border League, the Anglian Combination and the Cambridgeshire League.

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History

The cup was first played during the 1885–86 season, and was initially known as the Suffolk Football Association Challenge Cup. [1] During the 1899–90 season the competition was renamed Suffolk County Senior Cup when a Junior Cup was also introduced. In 1907 the Suffolk Football Association split, with one affiliating to the Football Association and the other to the Amateur Football Association, with both new organisations running a competition called the Suffolk Senior Cup. The AFA-affiliated organisation continued to use the original trophy, and the FA-affiliated one using a new trophy. The two reunited in 1914 when the AFA affiliated to the Football Association. [1]

The competition was temporarily halted during World War I before it resumed in 1919, using the trophy that the FA-affiliated organisation had used. The original trophy was returned in 1921, with the newer trophy then being used for the Minor Cup competition. [1] The Suffolk Senior Cup was interrupted again during World War II, resuming in 1945. In 1956 a new competition, the Suffolk Premier Cup was introduced for clubs in the Eastern Counties League and leagues above, with the Senior Cup becoming a secondary competition for clubs below the Eastern Counties League. [1]

Past finals

SeasonWinnersScoreRunners–upAttendance
1885–86 Woodbridge Association 2–2 Ipswich Town
Replay Woodbridge Association 0–0 Ipswich Town
Second replay Woodbridge Association 3–1 Ipswich Town
1886–87 Ipswich Town 2–1 Ipswich School 1,000
1887–88 Long Melford 2–2 Woodbridge
Replay Long Melford 1–0 Woodbridge
1888–89 Ipswich Town 4–0 Newmarket Town 3,000
1889–90 Ipswich Town 4–1 Long Melford
1890–91Framlingham College4–0 Stowmarket
1891–92Beccles College5–1 Leiston
1892–93Beccles Caxton2–0 Framlingham College
1893–94 Framlingham College 3–1Ipswich Middle School
1894–95 Long Melford 2–1 Saxmundham
1895–96 Ipswich Town 2–0Beccles Caxton1,500
1896–97Beccles Caxton1–0 Leiston
1897–98Beccles Caxton2–0 Kirkley
1898–99Beccles Caxton0–0 Kirkley
ReplayBeccles Caxton2–2 Kirkley
Second replayBeccles Caxton2–1 Kirkley
1899–00 Ipswich Town 5–1Beccles College2,000
1900–01 Kirkley 3–0 Ipswich Town
1901–02 Kirkley 6–0 Haverhill Rovers
1902–03 Lowestoft Town 2–0 Kirkley
1903–04 Ipswich Town 3–2 Leiston 2,700
1904–05 Ipswich Town 2–0 Lowetsoft Town 2,000
1905–06 Ipswich Town 6–1 Haverhill Rovers 1,500
1906–07 Ipswich Town 2–1Bury St Edmunds4,000
1907–08 Ipswich Town 3–0Bury Alexandra2,500
1908–09 Long Melford 2–2 Bury Town
Replay Long Melford 1–0 Bury Town
1909–10 Cambridge Town 0–0 Stowmarket
Replay Cambridge Town 3–0 Stowmarket
1910–11Suffolk District Asylum2–2 Bury Town
ReplaySuffolk District Asylum1–0 Bury Town
1911–12 Ipswich Town 2–1 Haverhill Rovers 3,100
1912–13 Ipswich Town 2–1All Saints United1,800
1913–14 Ipswich Town 1–1Ipswich YMCA
Replay Ipswich Town 3–0Ipswich YMCA
1919–20 Beccles Town 5–1 Haverhill Rovers 3,000 [2]
1920–21 Long Melford 1–0 Bury Town
1921–22 Beccles Town Ipswich GER
Replay Beccles Town 3–2Ipswich GER
1922–23 Lowestoft Town 2–0 Stowmarket Town
1923–24 Lowestoft Town 3–1 Beccles Town
1924–25 Kirkley 1–0 Brantham Athletic
1925–26 Lowestoft Town 2–1 RAF Martlesham Heath
1926–27 Brantham Athletic 3–0 Lowestoft Town 8,903
1927–28 Ipswich Town 2–0 HMS Ganges 11,669
1928–29 Ipswich Town 5–0 Woodbridge Town 8,349
1929–30 Ipswich Town 6–0 Sudbury Town 8,858
1930–31 Stowmarket Town 3–1 Sudbury Town
1931–32 Lowestoft Town 3–2 Stowmarket Town
1932–33 Stowmarket Town 5–2 Kirkley 4,500
1933–34 Stowmarket Town 3–0 Bury Town
1934–35 Newmarket Town 3–1 Kirkley
1935–36 Lowestoft Town 4–1 Ipswich Town
1936–37 Bury Town 2–0 Sudbury Town
1937–38 Bury Town 3–1 Ipswich Town Reserves
1938–39 Bury Town 4–0 RAF Mildenhall
1945–46 Bury Town 4–2 (2–0, 2–2) Newmarket Town
1946–47 Lowestoft Town 3–0 Bungay Town
1947–48 Lowestoft Town 3–1 Whitton United
1948–49 Lowestoft Town 5–0 Leiston
1949–50 Bungay Town 2–0 Lowestoft Town
1950–51 Stowmarket Town 2–0 Sudbury Town 10,867
1951–52 Stowmarket Town 2–2 Bury Town
Replay Stowmarket Town 4–1 Bury Town
1952–53 Long Melford 1–1 Sudbury Town
Replay Long Melford 1–0 Sudbury Town
1953–54 Long Melford 2–0 Sudbury Town
1954–55 Long Melford 2–0 Ipswich Town Reserves
1955–56 Lowestoft Town 2–1 Long Melford
1956–57 Sudbury Town 3–1 Bury Town
1957–58 Stowmarket Town 2–0 Newmarket Town
1958–59 Whitton United 3–0 Bungay Town
1959–60 Brantham Athletic 1–1Christchurch Athletic
Replay Brantham Athletic 3–2Christchurch Athletic
1960–61 Bungay Town 4–4 Orwell Works
Replay Bungay Town 1–0 Orwell Works
1961–62 Stowmarket Town 2–0 Brantham Athletic
1962–63 Whitton United 3–0 Bungay Town
1963–64Grundisburgh1–1 Felixstowe Town
ReplayGrundisburgh3–1 Felixstowe Town
1964–65 Stowmarket Town 4–0 Orwell Works
1965–66Oulton Broad1–1 Leiston
ReplayOulton Broad2–1 Leiston
1966–67 Felixstowe Town 3–2Oulton Broad
1967–68ICI4–0Electricity Supply
1968–69 Hadleigh United 3–2Westerfield United
1969–70Waterside Works1–0 Long Melford
1970–71 Crane Sports 3–1 Needham Market
1971–72 Hadleigh United 1–0ICI
1972–73Heath Row3–2Birds Eye
1973–74 Crane Sports 1–0Heath Row Rushmere YAC
1974–75 Felixstowe Town 3–2Nicholians Locomotive
1975–76 Brantham Athletic 2–1 Hadleigh United
1976–77Nicholians Locomotive2–1 Hadleigh United
1977–78 Woodbridge Town 2–1 Crane Sports
1978–79 Ransomes 3–0 Sudbury Wanderers
1979–80Nicholians Locomotive0–0 Needham Market
ReplayNicholians Locomotive3–2 Needham Market
1980–81 Ransomes 1–0Westerfield
1981–82 Crane Sports 1–0Wickham Market
1982–83 Hadleigh United 4–1Crane Sports
1983–84 Crane Sports 2–1Ipswich United
1984–85 Bury Town reserves1–0Westerfield United
1985–86Westerfield United4–1 Leiston
1986–87 Sudbury Town reserves3–0Ipswich United
1987–88Grundisburgh2–0Haughley United
1988–89 Cornard United 1–0 Sudbury Wanderers
1989–90 Needham Market 1–0Grundisburgh
1990–91 Sudbury Wanderers 5–1BT Research
1991–92 Whitton United 2–0 Long Melford
1992–93 Woodbridge Town 5–2Stonham Aspal
1993–94 Woodbridge Town 4–0Saxmundham Sports
1994–95Grundisburgh2–0 Whitton United
1995–96Grundisburgh3–0 Framlingham Town
1996–97 Haverhill Rovers 4–1 Ipswich Wanderers
1997–98Grundisburgh2–1Stonham Aspal
1998–99 Walton United 1–0 Needham Market
1999–00Grundisburgh3–1 Needham Market
2000–01 Kirkley 3–1Ipswich Athletic
2001–02 Kirkley 4–3 Haverhill Rovers
2002–03 Long Melford 5–0Stanton1,200+
2003–04 Hadleigh United 2–2 Long Melford
Hadleigh United win 7–6 on penalties
2004–05 Needham Market 2–1 Walsham–le–Willows
2005–06 Walsham-le-Willows 4–3Capel Plough
2006–07 Stowmarket Town 2–1Grundisburgh
2007–08Grundisburgh3–2 Hadleigh United
2008–09 Beccles Town 1–0 Crane Sports 1,103
2009–10 Team Bury 2–0Capel Plough856
2010–11 Whitton United 1–0 Lakenheath 1,177
2011–12 Whitton United 2–1 Long Melford 864
2012–13 Ipswich Wanderers 1–1 Whitton United 1,045
Ipswich Wanderers win 3–2 on penalties
2013-14 Whitton United 1–0 Ipswich Wanderers 421 [3]
2014–15 Lakenheath 7–0Ipswich Valley Rangers307 [4]
2015–16Waveney3–2Haughley United
2016–17 Achilles 2–1 Crane Sports 1,190 [5]
2017–18 Woodbridge Town 3–0 Bungay Town 987 [6]
2018–19 Achilles 4–3 Cornard United 768
2019–20 Ipswich Wanderers 1–0Coplestonians

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 "Senior Cup". Suffolk FA. Retrieved 2021-06-24.
  2. Suffolk Senior Cup Final Eastern Daily Press, 6 April 1920
  3. REPORT & GALLERY: Whitton United defeat Ipswich Wanderers 1-0 in Suffolk FA Senior Cup Final Green 'Un, 5 May 2014
  4. Gallery: Lakenheath lift Suffolk Senior Cup with big win over Ipswich Valley Rangers Green 'Un, 12 May 2015
  5. Moving cup finals out of Suffolk proved a great success East Anglian Daily Times, 25 May 2017
  6. Woodbridge Town lift Suffolk Senior Cup East Anglian Daily Times, 11 May 2018