The Norfolk County Cup Finals so far!
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 90 minutes.
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.