Thetford Town and Cringleford, both of the Leathes Prior Norfolk FA Veterans Football League, go head to head this Friday in the Norfolk Veterans Cup Final at the FDC.
Cringleford are currently competing for the title in the Norfolk Veterans Premier Division. This means that a potential league and Cup double is on the cards for the side.
Their Cup run began with a 5-0 win at home to Horsford United Veterans. They then received a walkover in the second round, taking them straight to the Quarter Finals. A good 5-1 win away at Wealden FC Veterans meant that Cringleford would face title challenge rivals Quebec in the semi-final. After a brilliant 3-3 match between the two sides, the game went to extra time where Cringleford were able to find an extra gear, cruising to a 7-3 victory and booking their place in the final at The Field of Dreams.
Likewise Thetford Town are having a very good season and are too fighting for the Title in Division 2 of the Norfolk Veterans league. This therefore means that Thetford Town Veterans will also be looking to do the league and Cup double providing they maintain their exception form in the remaining weeks of the season.
Thetford began their 2016/17 Cup journey with a 1-0 away win at Norton Athletic Veterans. In the second round, they then travelled to Attleborough running out as 2-1 victors. Town then received a home tie in the Quarter Finals against Mulbarton, this time securing a 4-2 win continuing their magnificent Cup run. Their last Cup game before a potential Final at The Field of Dreams was a semi-final away to Tavern Old Boys FC, who were fighting for the Premier division title at the time. Thetford however looked like a Premier Division side and booked their place in the final with a 3-1 win.
NORFOLK VETERANS CUP: Thetford Town vs Cringleford – Friday 21 April 2017 7:30PM KO.
Tickets for the Norfolk Veterans Cup Final will be priced at £5 for adults and £3 for concessions.