DOWNHAM BOOK SENIOR CUP FINAL DATE WITH NORWICH UNITED
Downham Town booked their place at Carrow Road by beating Wymondham Town by 3 goals to nil in the Norfolk Senior Cup semi-final on Tuesday evening.
Downham will now face
Norwich United at Carrow Road on Monday 30th April, kick off 7:30pm
With just less than 5 minutes played Downham won a free-kick
just inside the Wymondham half on the left. Matt Bussens launched the ball into
the box where it was met by a commanding header from the Downham captain, Jono
Sykes. He headed the ball past the stranded Alex
Attfield and into the back of the net to give Downham the lead.
After conceding the early goal, Wymondham became lively and
began to create more chances. Charlie Blake came close with a header from 10
yards out after some nice wing play from Daniel Mace.
Minutes later the Wymondham number 9, Liam Moriaty, blazed a
half volley over the bar after a poor headed clearance from Pritchard. The
lower ranked side were definitely on top but unable to convert any of
their chances as half time was approaching.
Against the run of play Downham countered with great pace
down the right side. Attfield in the Wymondham goal ensured that his team
were still in the contest at half time due to a brilliant reaction save down to
Half Time 1-1
In the second minute of the second half Wymondham came very
close when a corner was whipped into
the front post and the Downham defence didn't deal with it, the goal mouth scramble saw was ended by Matt Capes
in the Downham net who managed to keep the ball from crossing the line.
Attfield continued to make great saves as Downham started to
gain authority in the match as the fitness of the higher
ranked side was starting to tell.
After a period of constant Downham pressure Ben Baxter-Hunt
dropped his shoulder to cut inside from the left about 20 yards out. He then
bent the ball into the opposite top corner to give his side a 2-0 lead.
With Wymondham needing two goals just to take the game to
extra time they pushed men forward enabling the game to open up and possession started changing hands frequently.
With just under 15 minutes to go a long throw in from the
right allowed Pritchard to plant a header into the bottom corner and give the home side a 3-0 lead which they kept till the final whistle.
Full Time 3-1