Suffolk FA Premier Cup Final
Blues v Bury Town
Wednesday, May 9th 2018
Kick Off 7.30pm
Ipswich Town FC, Portman Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 2DA
Concessions £5 (including Under 16’s)
Pre School children (accompanied with Adult) £1
Souvenir Matchday Programme £1
Car Parks around the ground
Game 57. The final game of the Blues season. After the play off heartbreak against Dulwich Hamlet on Thursday the Blues will be looking to end the season on a high and to secure some silverware, something that has eluded them since the 2011/2012 season. They will also be looking to end a barren run in this competition namely four defeats in four finals, the first coming in only their second season in the competition, the 2005/2006 season. The Blues will be looking to become only one of eleven winners of this tournament in its 60th season, it was first played in the 1958/59 season. It won’t be easy as Bury share the most wins (13) of this famous trophy along with Lowestoft Town and Sudbury Town.
The West Suffolk side completed their regular season back on 28 April, finishing ninth in the Bostik Division One (North) one League below ourselves. As stated previously, Bury have a fine record in this competition winning the trophy 13 times, the last being against Felixstowe & Walton United in 2014.
While the Blues narrowly defeated Mildenhall Town 2-1 (Ainsley and Brothers), Ipswich Town XI 2-1 (Henderson and Jefford) and Kirkley & Pakefield 3-1 (Finch (2) and Reed) to reach the Final, Bury Town have also recorded narrow victories, needing penalties to see off Newmarket Town in the opening round and holders Needham Market in the Semi Finals. Sandwiched in between was a 3-1 Quarter Final win at Brantham Athletic.
The Blues first entered this competition in October 2004 in their first season at Step Five and as well as appearing in four finals, have also featured in several Semi Final matches. The most recent Final appearance was in 2016, a 3-1 defeat against Lowestoft Town at Portman Road. The Blues will be without the cup tied Darren Mills in an otherwise full strength squad.
Updated 21:33 - 8 May 2018 by LFC Media