Leiston capable of seeing off holders

LOCAL SOCCER: There are a number of intriguing ties in the second round of the Suffolk Senior Cup tomorrow.Leiston have the toughest task as they meet up with a Kirkley side that has won this coveted trophy for the last two seasons.

LOCAL SOCCER

THERE are a number of intriguing ties in the second round of the Suffolk Senior Cup tomorrow.

Leiston have the toughest task as they meet up with a Kirkley side that has won this coveted trophy for the last two seasons.

The home team has a squad capable of giving their Lowestoft-based visitors a real run for their money and it should be 90 minutes really worth watching.

Another contest that could be memorable is the one at Bourne Vale Social Club, with 2001 finalists Ipswich Athletic locking horns with Metaltec SIL Senior Division champions Walsham-le-Willows.

Walsham player/manager Paul Smith has won virtually everything there is to win in East Anglian senior football, but the 42-year-old still hankers after his first Senior Cup winner's medal.

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Smith, who helped out his former Sudbury Town team mate Steve McGavin by 'guesting' for Harwich and Parkeston last week, will make sure his village side give everything.

Achilles face 'unknown' opposition in Cambridgeshire League Tuddenham Rovers, while Old Newton will be without suspended striker Nicky Zarkos at Bramford United.

Manager Trevor Wardlaw has just signed defenders Dean Folkard and Darren Scoulding, but they will not play tomorrow.

In the Jewson League, Premier Division Ipswich Wanderers and Woodbridge have home games, while Felixstowe and Walton United, Hadleigh and Needham Market are all at home in the First Division.

Felixstowe, who are one off the bottom of the table, will be keen for all three points against Godmanchester.

Louis Davey will be seeking his second senior goal for Needham against bottom club Warboys. He is the grandson of former Whitton United stalwart Derek Davey.

In the SIL East Bergholt can move to within two points of leaders Ipswich Athletic.

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