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County Cup Semi-Final Reviews

The County Cup Finalists are now known in 8 of the 9 County Cup Competitions 

With the County Cups starting this Friday with the John Savage Cup, check out how the finalists got to this stage.

John Savage Cup

Firside Athletic reached back to back finals as they beat Lakeford Rangers 3-0. Tom Pipe, Owen Woodhouse and Luke Middleton were all on the scoresheet as the Norfolk Combined Youth League side made it the clubs fourth County Cup Final in 6 years. Attleborough Town scored a 90th minute winner thanks to Asa McGeachy as they beat Gorleston 1-0. Attleborough have now reached their third consecutive final with this team reaching back to back finals having lost in the Stuart Dracup Cup Final last season.

Stuart Dracup Cup

Costessey Sports have reached the final of the Stuart Dracup Cup for the very first time after beating Norwich United Youth 4-2. Costessey were 2-0 up after 10 minutes but were pegged back by Norwich United before half time to 2-2. Costessey then scored twice in the second half and defended resolutely to see out the win and reach the final. In the second semi-final, Dereham Town booked their place in the final with a 3-0 victory against St Andrews. The goals came from Fletcher Pemberton, Hayden Noyes and Cameron Graveling.

Junior Cup

East Harling have reached the Junior Cup final for the second time in three years as they beat Fakenham Town Reserves 2-0. Charlie Webb scored a goal in each half to see his team through to the final who will be looking to lift the trophy for the very first time. Dussindale Rovers travelled to Poringland Wanderers in the second semi-final in what was decided by a single goal. Duncan Whitlam scored the only goal of the game which sent Dussindale Rovers through to the final for the first time in the clubs history.

Primary Cup

Celt Rangers produced an accomplished performance as they beat AFC Walpole 4-1. Celt Rangers took the lead in the 25th minute through Chad Pillar before Luke Wyatt equalised for AFC Walpole in the 41st minute. Just as it looked like it was going to be honours even at half time, Chad Pillar scored a header to make it 2-1 to Celt Rangers. Walpole started the second half well but Celt Rangers extend their lead to 3-1 before Rhys Butler added a fourth to complete the scoring. Gayton United Reserves scored a penalty in extra time to reach the final as they beat Tugas United 1-0. Corey Brady scored the decisive goal from the penalty spot in the 24thminute of extra time which booked Gayton’s place in the Primary Cup final.

Sunday Junior Cup

Aylsham reached the Sunday Junior Cup final in emphatic style as they thumped Qube by 8 goals to 0. Aylsham lead 3-0 at half time with the third goal an absolute screamer from Dale Gedge who volleyed in from 25 yards out. The goals were shared out in the second half with Aylsham fully deserving their victory as they will now face Silver Fox in the final. Silver Fox reached the final after beating Shouldham by 6 goals to 2. Ryan Tebble scored a hattrick with Craig Boyles grabbing a brace and James Smith completing the scoring.

Sunday Senior Cup

Windmill reached the final for the second consecutive season as they were on the right side of a 7 goal thriller by winning 4-3. Windmill started the better team and went ahead 2-0 before Chilvers clawed their way back to get back to level terms. Windmill then went 4-2 in front before Chilvers were awarded a penalty which was saved.  Chilvers did make it 4-3 in the dying minutes but Windmill held out to reach the final for the fourth time. Acle Rangers reached the final since 2000 as they beat Horsford 4-1. Horsford scored a consolation in the closing minutes through Danilo Campoli but Acle were too strong and will now face holders Windmill in the final in April.

Veterans Cup

Cringleford FC reached the final for the second consecutive season as they won convincingly over Quebec FC by a score line of 4-1. The goal scorers on the day for Cringleford were Huckerby, Gill, Hallam and Metcalf. Horsford Veterans FC won their semi-final against Thetford Town FC by a score line of 3-0. They will be looking to reclaim the cup which they last owned in the 2015-16 season after beating Quebec Veterans 2-1 to claim the title.

Women’s Cup

Wymondham Town FC were comfortable winners over Sprowston FC as they scored all 7 of the goals in the match. Wymondham reach the final having conceded only one goal in all previous rounds and scoring 33. The second semi-final, between King’s Lynn Town FC and Acle United FC, is still to be played after having been postponed last weekend. Both remaining semi-finalists will want to book their place against Wymondham in the final at The Field of Dreams on Friday 27th April.