Suffolk Senior Cup


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.

Suffolk Senior Cup
Founded1885
RegionSuffolk
Most successful club(s)Ipswich Town (16 titles)

The cup was first played during the 1885–86 season,[1] and was initially known as the Suffolk Challenge Cup.

Past finals


Season Winners Score Runners–up Attendance
1885–86Woodbridge Association2–2Ipswich Town
ReplayWoodbridge Association0–0Ipswich Town
Second replayWoodbridge Association3–1Ipswich Town
1886–87Ipswich Town2–1Ipswich School1,000
1887–88Long Melford2–2Woodbridge
ReplayLong Melford1–0Woodbridge
1888–89Ipswich Town4–0Newmarket Town3,000
1889–90Ipswich Town4–1Long Melford
1890–91Framlingham College4–0Stowmarket
1891–92Beccles College5–1Leiston
1892–93Beccles Caxton2–0Framlingham College
1893–94Framlingham College3–1Ipswich Middle School
1894–95Long Melford2–1Saxmundham
1895–96Ipswich Town2–0Beccles Caxton1,500
1896–97Beccles Caxton1–0Leiston
1897–98Beccles Caxton2–0Kirkley
1898–99Beccles Caxton0–0Kirkley
ReplayBeccles Caxton2–2Kirkley
Second replayBeccles Caxton2–1Kirkley
1899–00Ipswich Town5–1Beccles College2,000
1900–01Kirkley3–0Ipswich Town
1901–02Kirkley6–0Haverhill Rovers
1902–03Lowestoft Town2–0Kirkley
1903–04Ipswich Town3–2Leiston2,700
1904–05Ipswich Town2–0Lowetsoft Town2,000
1905–06Ipswich Town6–1Haverhill Rovers1,500
1906–07Ipswich Town2–1Bury St Edmunds4,000
1907–08Ipswich Town3–0Bury Alexandra2,500
1908–09Long Melford2–2Bury Town
ReplayLong Melford1–0Bury Town
1909–10Cambridge Town0–0Stowmarket
ReplayCambridge Town3–0Stowmarket
1910–11Suffolk District Asylum2–2Bury Town
ReplaySuffolk District Asylum1–0Bury Town
1911–12Ipswich Town2–1Haverhill Rovers3,100
1912–13Ipswich Town2–1All Saints United1,800
1913–14Ipswich Town1–1Ipswich YMCA
ReplayIpswich Town3–0Ipswich YMCA
1919–20Beccles Town5–1Haverhill Rovers3,000[2]
1920–21Long Melford1–0Bury Town
1921–22Beccles TownIpswich GER
ReplayBeccles Town3–2Ipswich GER
1922–23Lowestoft Town2–0Stowmarket Town
1923–24Lowestoft Town3–1Beccles Town
1924–25Kirkley1–0Brantham Athletic
1925–26Lowestoft Town2–1RAF Martlesham Heath
1926–27Brantham Athletic3–0Lowestoft Town8,903
1927–28Ipswich Town2–0HMS Ganges11,669
1928–29Ipswich Town5–0Woodbridge Town8,349
1929–30Ipswich Town6–0Sudbury Town8,858
1930–31Stowmarket Town3–1Sudbury Town
1931–32Lowestoft Town3–2Stowmarket Town
1932–33Stowmarket Town5–2Kirkley4,500
1933–34Stowmarket Town3–0Bury Town
1934–35Newmarket Town3–1Kirkley
1935–36Lowestoft Town4–1Ipswich Town
1936–37Bury Town2–0Sudbury Town
1937–38Bury Town3–1Ipswich Town Reserves
1938–39Bury Town4–0RAF Mildenhall
1945–46Bury Town4–2 (2–0, 2–2)Newmarket Town
1946–47Lowestoft Town3–0Bungay Town
1947–48Lowestoft Town3–1Whitton United
1948–49Lowestoft Town5–0Leiston
1949–50Bungay Town2–0Lowestoft Town
1950–51Stowmarket Town2–0Sudbury Town10,867
1951–52Stowmarket Town2–2Bury Town
ReplayStowmarket Town4–1Bury Town
1952–53Long Melford1–1Sudbury Town
ReplayLong Melford1–0Sudbury Town
1953–54Long Melford2–0Sudbury Town
1954–55Long Melford2–0Ipswich Town Reserves
1955–56Lowestoft Town2–1Long Melford
1956–57Sudbury Town3–1Bury Town
1957–58Stowmarket Town2–0Newmarket Town
1958–59Whitton United3–0Bungay Town
1959–60Brantham Athletic1–1Christchurch Athletic
ReplayBrantham Athletic3–2Christchurch Athletic
1960–61Bungay Town4–4Orwell Works
ReplayBungay Town1–0Orwell Works
1961–62Stowmarket Town2–0Brantham Athletic
1962–63Whitton United3–0Bungay Town
1963–64Grundisburgh1–1Felixstowe Town
ReplayGrundisburgh3–1Felixstowe Town
1964–65Stowmarket Town4–0Orwell Works
1965–66Oulton Broad1–1Leiston
ReplayOulton Broad2–1Leiston
1966–67Felixstowe Town3–2Oulton Broad
1967–68ICI4–0Electricity Supply
1968–69Hadleigh United3–2Westerfield United
1969–70Waterside Works1–0Long Melford
1970–71Crane Sports3–1Needham Market
1971–72Hadleigh United1–0ICI
1972–73Heath Row3–2Birds Eye
1973–74Crane Sports1–0Heath Row Rushmere YAC
1974–75Felixstowe Town3–2Nicholians Locomotive
1975–76Brantham Athletic2–1Hadleigh United
1976–77Nicholians Locomotive2–1Hadleigh United
1977–78Woodbridge Town2–1Crane Sports
1978–79Ransomes3–0Sudbury Wanderers
1979–80Nicholians Locomotive0–0Needham Market
ReplayNicholians Locomotive3–2Needham Market
1980–81Ransomes1–0Westerfield
1981–82Crane Sports1–0Wickham Market
1982–83Hadleigh United4–1Crane Sports
1983–84Crane Sports2–1Ipswich United
1984–85Bury Town reserves1–0Westerfield United
1985–86Westerfield United4–1Leiston
1986–87Sudbury Town reserves3–0Ipswich United
1987–88Grundisburgh2–0Haughley United
1988–89Cornard United1–0Sudbury Wanderers
1989–90Needham Market1–0Grundisburgh
1990–91Sudbury Wanderers5–1BT Research
1991–92Whitton United2–0Long Melford
1992–93Woodbridge Town5–2Stonham Aspal
1993–94Woodbridge Town4–0Saxmundham Sports
1994–95Grundisburgh2–0Whitton United
1995–96Grundisburgh3–0Framlingham Town
1996–97Haverhill Rovers4–1Ipswich Wanderers
1997–98Grundisburgh2–1Stonham Aspal
1998–99Walton United1–0Needham Market
1999–00Grundisburgh3–1Needham Market
2000–01Kirkley3–1Ipswich Athletic
2001–02Kirkley4–3Haverhill Rovers
2002–03Long Melford5–0Stanton1,200+
2003–04Hadleigh United2–2Long Melford
Hadleigh United win 7–6 on penalties
2004–05Needham Market2–1Walsham–le–Willows
2005–06Walsham-le-Willows4–3Capel Plough
2006–07Stowmarket Town2–1Grundisburgh
2007–08Grundisburgh3–2Hadleigh United
2008–09Beccles Town1–0Crane Sports1,103
2009–10Team Bury2–0Capel Plough856
2010–11Whitton United1–0Lakenheath1,177
2011–12Whitton United2–1Long Melford864
2012–13Ipswich Wanderers1–1Whitton United1,045
Ipswich Wanderers win 3–2 on penalties
2013-14Whitton United1–0Ipswich Wanderers421[3]
2014–15Lakenheath7–0Ipswich Valley Rangers307[4]
2015–16Waveney3–2Haughley United
2016–17Achilles2–1Crane Sports1,190[5]
2017–18Woodbridge Town3–0Bungay Town987[6]
2018–19Achilles4–3Cornard United768

References


  1. "Suffolk FA Cups' History". Suffolk FA. Retrieved 1 July 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  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