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The Peckers knocked Norwich out of the FA Cup to set up a home tie with Gorleston FC


Overall, it was a mixed weekend for Suffolk sides in the Extra Preliminary Round of the FA Cup.

Newmarket got things off to a great start on Friday night with a 2-1 win at Thetford in front of a big crowd of approaching 400 spectators. Jordan Foster volleyed home the winner after Josh Lee had put the Jockeys ahead. Cameron King grabbed Thetford's goal.

A brace from Mark Ray helped Woodbridge come back from Norfolk with a 2-0 success over Norwich United. Woodbridge will host Gorleston in the next round with the Greens progressing having beaten Heacham 4-1.

Mildenhall are also through as they saw off visitors Soham 2-0. Tanner Call and Jonny Kaye were on the mark for 'Hall. They will have a local derby against Lakenheath in the Preliminary Round if 'Heath can beat Godmanchester in a replay. Sam Hawley and Jamie Smith netted for 'Heath in a 2-2 draw between the two sides at The Pit.

Bury Town came from behind to beat Biggleswade United 3-1 helped by two goals from Cemal Ramadan. There was also success for Kirkley and Pakefield where Jake Conway's goal just after half-time was enough to defeat Downham..

Brantham earned a replay as they came back from Buckhurst Hill with a very creditable 1-1 draw. Ollie Godbold scored for the Imps.

However, there were heavy defeats for Long Melford and Walsham. Melford lost 6-0 at Wellingborough and Walsham went down 4-1 to Dereham on Friday night.

Two ties failed to finish due to incessant heavy rain. Ipswich Wanderers were 1-0 down to Histon when the game was abandoned early in the first half and the game between Hadleigh and Cambridge City reached half-time with the visitors leading 3-0 before not resuming.

Mulbarton progressed with a 2-1 win over Sheringham while both Ely and Fakenham earned replays against Eynesbury and St Neots respectively. Harleston, competing in the FA Cup for the first time, went down 3-1 at home to Kempston Rovers.

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