With the John Savage Cup having been won by Firside Athletic last Friday, check out how the other County Cup finalists reached this stage.
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.
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 41stminute. 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.
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.
Wymondham Town FC were comfortable winners over Sprowston FC as they scored all 7 of the goals in the match. Wymondham reached 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, was a much closer affair with Acle triumphing 2-1 at full time. Acle will therefore be looking to get revenge for last years semi-final defeat to Wymondham in this years final.
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.