The Wensum Print Sunday Junior Cup
The first County Cup Final
this season was the Wensum Print Sunday Junior Cup Final which was hosted at
theFDC on Friday 22 March. The match was the only final so far to go into
extra-time with the score being 2-2 between Watton United and Silver Fox after
Watton took the lead in the
first half of the game via Daniel Reeve however this was cancelled out by a
James Smith goal shortly after the break. Two more goals saw Silver Fox go
ahead for the first time through Craig Boyles, only for Ben Lemmon to nab an
equaliser with ten minutes remaining to go.
After Watton managed to
defend a string of Silver Fox chances in the first half of extra time, they
might have gone ahead early in the second when John Maslin struck the crossbar.
However it was Craig Boyles who, with a minute remaining, found the net for the
second time in the evening to see Silver Fox win the cup. A full match report
can be found here.
The Norfolk Primary Cup
On Friday 29 March Gayton
United Reserves faced Celt Rangers in the Final of the Norfolk Primary Cup.
Gayton United started the better and took the lead early on via Ateko Opaluwa,
however Rangers reacted well and set the scores level when Chad Pillar rose
high at the back post to head home.
The east coast outfit seized
control of the game thereafter and Pillar then set up Carter for his first,
followed by Rorie Burnett adding to the tally. On the stroke of half time
United put some doubts back into the minds of the Celt players and fans when
Opaluwa finished well to reduce the deficit to 3-2, however early in the second
half Carter got his second of the night ensure Rangers regained control of the
game. In the final minutes a through ball found its way to Adam Thompson
and the Celt number 9 made no mistake with his finish to make it 5-2. A
full match report can be found here.
The John Savage Cup Final
Old Catton Juniors became
the 2019 John Savage Cup winners on Friday 5 April after edging out Taverham
1-0 at the FDC.
In a fiercely fought final
between two highly rated U16 teams, the fixture was a tight affair. However a
moment of quality from Old Catton saw Spencer Cawcutt score the only goal of
the game to clinch the cup for the home side on the night. A full match report
can be found here.