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It’s been another busy year for Suffolk FA. In the first of a two-part feature we look back on the highlights of the last 12 months – from January to June

Mark Morsley

The surging Capel Plough have a chance to make it eight wins in a row in the SIL Senior Division this weekend.

Achilles boss Luke Hillyard is expecting quite a reaction from his side after they crashed to a heavy 1-5 defeat at Bramford United in the SIL Senior Division last Saturday.

Ipswich

It’s been a tough start to the season for reigning Suffolk & Ipswich League champions Henley Athletic.

Felixstowe Harpers first-team boss Peter Gorham is hoping his side can keep themselves in the top four by Christmas.

SIL Senior Division leaders Felixstowe Harpers United put their unbeaten run on the line on Saturday when they make a tough-looking trip to Wenhaston United.

Felixstowe Harpers manager Peter Gorham admitted he had to be ruthless during the summer if his team were to challenge for the top spots in the SIL Senior Division.

Ipswich

Coplestonians edged a tight game at home to Grundisburgh, 1-0, in the SIL Senior Division on Saturday.

Early leaders, Achilles may be without a game tomorrow, but manager Luke Hillyard will be leaving no stone unturned as he chases cup success and an elusive SIL Senior Division title.

Woodbridge Town

Large engineering works in Ipswich have employed thousands of people - now many of the companies have gone, writes David Kindred.

Holders Bacton United 89 will begin their defence of the Suffolk Junior Cup away to fellow Touchline SIL side Sproughton Sports, writes Nick Garnham.

Stowmarket Town

Hadleigh United host a team well known to Suffolk non-league fans, in the FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round on Saturday.

NICK GARNHAM looks at the success of the Suffolk FA County Cup Finals in his latest Live Football, Love Football column.

Sudbury

Henley Athletic defender Arran Sheppard admitted that it was nice to ‘finally get over the line’ when the club won the SIL Senior Division on Saturday.

Joint Henley Athletic bosses Sean Brown and Chris Rogers were glad to shake off the club’s reputation as ‘bottlers’ on Saturday.

Henley Athletic created history on Saturday by winning the SIL Senior Division.

Matty Ryland made it third time lucky at Portman Road yesterday.

Ipswich Town

Crane Sports manager Iain Radnor didn’t have many complaints on the outcome of the 2017 Suffolk Senior Cup final.

Sudbury

Achilles boss Luke Hillyard was ‘over the moon’ after his team lifted the 2017 Suffolk Senior Cup this afternoon.

Suffolk Senior Cup Final

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Achilles lifted the 2017 Suffolk Senior Cup at Portman Road this afternoon after defeating Crane Sports 2-1.

Ipswich Town

Achilles manager Luke Hillyard wants to win the Suffolk Senior Cup for the club’s long-serving chairman, Dave Morgan, on Sunday.

Woodbridge Town

A lifelong Ipswich Town fan is to jet off on a 1,000-mile round trip from Madrid to Portman Road and back again to make sure he sees his oldest son play in a cup final.

Sudbury

Leaders Henley Athletic came from two goals down to take the points, 3-2, after a fiery game at Capel Plough, which saw six cautions and a sending off.

Henley Athletic joint-manager Sean Brown hopes his side can wrap up their first-ever Senior Division championship win, before hosting title rivals Crane Sports on the final day of the season.

Suffolk Senior Cup semi-final

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The Touchline SIL is guaranteed its first winner in the Suffolk FA Senior Cup, sponsored by CNet Training, since the 2007-08 season.

Leaders Henley Athletic are without a game in the SIL Senior Division tomorrow, while second-placed Crane Sports replay their abandoned Suffolk Senior Cup semi-final with Haverhill Borough, at The Millfield.

With Mildenhall Town without a game but sitting on a nine-point cushion, one of the chasing pack could have a difficult afternoon at Humber Doucy Lane when Ipswich Wanderers host Gorleston.

Woodbridge Town

A “horrendous” collision between three players in the Suffolk Senior Cup semi final has seen two footballers rushed to hospital by ambulance.

West Suffolk Hospital

Liam Hillyard scored a brace, including a stunning second goal, as Achilles saw off SIL Senior Division rivals Capel Plough, 2-0, to book their place in the final of the Suffolk Senior Cup, on Friday night.

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