The Isthmian League and Southern League kicked off their new seasons this afternoon, with SUffolk’s leading clubs Leiston, Needham Market, Lowestoft, Bury, Sudbury and Felixstowe & NWalton United all in action.
Needham Market and Lowestoft Town will contest the Suffolk Premier Cup Final, after the Marketmen beat local rivals Stowmarket Town 4-1 and the Trawler Boys secured a 2-0 win over Bury Town, both semi-finals played last night.
Bury Town fans had a taste of Carlos Edwards in action for their side last season, and now the 41-year-old ex-Ipswich Town star is set to play a bigger part in the Blues’ 2020-21 campaign after signing full-time for the Ram Meadow club.
Westerfield United finished last season on minus one point at the bottom of the Suffolk & Ipswich League, Senior Division. But on Saturday - and still in the same division - they won a league match for the first time in 16 months.
AFC Sudbury boss Mark Morsley felt “gutted” after learning of the postponement of tonight’s scheduled FA Cup extra preliminary round tie at Burton Park Wanderers, due to a home player testing positive for Covid-19, even though his side have consequently progressed into the next round. Likewise, Walsham le Willows have also been forced to withdraw from the FA Cup, for the same reason. ahead of tonight’s match at Newmarket Town.