BURY TOWN and LEISTON have already earned more than £12,000 apiece in prize money alone, from this season’s FA Cup. Football writer CARL MARSTON talks to Bury chairman Russell Ward about the financial boost of the current cup run
This has already been an exciting start to the season for many of our Suffolk clubs, as football writer Carl Marston can testify from his frequent press box visits. In addition, below is all the best from tonight’s local action.
Bury Town and Leiston both progressed through to the third qualifying round of the FA Cup, after wins over Waltham Abbey and Leighton Town respectively this afternoon, although Brantham Athletic bowed out at home to Aveley.
We are only a few weeks into an already unusual season, but already non-league matches have been abandoned or postponed for a host of bizarre reasons. From lingering fog to unwell referees; from COVID-19 concerns to tree damage. And that’s only within Suffolk, within the last few days!
Bury Town chairman, Russell Ward, has revealed that the club would consider refusing to re-play last night’s abandoned Isthmian League match, if it was decided that the original result could not stand.