The FDC will play host to
the second Norfolk Senior Cup Semi-Final between Thetford Town and Mattishall to
see who will play Dereham Town at Carrow Road on Tuesday 30th April. Thetford
Town play in the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division whilst their opponents
Mattishall are the lowest ranked team left in the competition as they play in
the Anglian Combination Premier Division.
Thetford Town haven't
enjoyed any recent success in this competition with their last triumph coming
all the way back in 1991 as they beat St Andrews 4-3. Their last final came
back in 2012 as they lost out to Gorleston 2-0. The club have reached the final
four times with success in two. They will see this as a great opportunity
against lower league opposition to reach their fifth Norfolk Senior Cup Final.
Thetford Town are having a mixed season as they are currently mid table but
since the turn of the year have started to pick up a few wins to move up the
table. They beat a strong Wymondham Town team in the Quarter Final in a repeat
of last year’s Quarter Final 5-0 to set up tonight’s tie.
Mattishall are previous
winners in this competition with their solitary victory coming back in 2010 as
they beat Norwich United on penalties. Mattishall are also experiencing a mixed
season as they sit 9th in the Anglian Combination Premier Division but do have five
games in hand on the teams above them due to their cup exploits. The club have
beaten higher league opposition in every round as they have beaten Anglian
Combination Premier Division high flyers Long Stratton, Thurlow Nunn First
Division North side Norwich CBS and Norfolk Senior Cup holders Norwich United.
Let's hope for another
Thetford Town vs Mattishall
The FDC, Field of Dreams
Kick off 7:30pm
Adults £5; Concessions £3